Program Schedule

 

Date: 9 – 11 September 2024

Venue: Shaw Foundation Alumni House, National University of Singapore – Auditorium

 

DAY 1: UNDERSTANDING THE AMR BURDEN

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Gan Yunn Hwen

Co-Director, Infectious Diseases Translational Research Program;

Assistant Dean, Equal Opportunities and Career Development

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

National University of Singapore


Liu Bin

Deputy President (Research and Technology)

Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor

National University of Singapore

 

Opening Keynote

Cynthia Whitchurch

Professor, SCELSE

 

Session 1: The AMR Burden – Epidemiology, Population genetics, and Horizontal gene transfers

Chair: Gan Yunn Hwen

 

Speakers:

David Paterson

Director, ADVANCE-ID

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

National University of Singapore


Direk Limmathurotsakul

Head of Microbiology, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU)

Mahidol University, Thailand


Yann Boucher

Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

National University of Singapore

 

Session 2: Plasmid transmission and Evolution of Resistance

Chair: Gad Frankel

 

Keynote:  Craig MacLean

Professor of Evolution and Microbiology

Director of Graduate Studies & Postgraduate Admissions Coordinator

Department of Biology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Speakers:

Olaya Rendueles

Co-Chair of the French Society of Microbiology: Section Biodiversity & Evolution.

Group Leader, Pasteur Institute, France


Kelly Wyres

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow

Department of Infectious Diseases

Monash University, Australia


Selected Speakers and Flash Talks from posters

 

DAY 2: AMR CHALLENGES AND INNOVATIONS

 

Session 3: Industry Perspectives on AMR Solutions

Chair: Pablo Bifani

 

Nimesh Poudyal

Research Scientist

International Vaccine Institute, South Korea


Selected and Invited Speakers (TBC)

 

Session 4: Biofilms and Microbiome

Chair: Prof. Alain Filloux



Keynote Talk

Ellen Zechner

Institute of Molecular Biosciences

University of Graz Humboldtstrasse, Austria


Inigo Lasa

Director of Navarrabiomed-Miguel Servet Foundation

Head of the Unit, Microbial Pathogenesis

Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain


Qiao Yuan

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University


Jean Marc Ghigo

Head of the Genetics of Biofilms Unit

Department of Microbiology, Institute Pasteur, France


Niranjan Nagarajan

Associate Director and Group Leader

Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR Institute, Singapore


Selected Speakers from posters

 

Session 5: Early Career Talks

Chair: Chris Sham and Jinki Yeom


 

Selected and invited early career researchers

 

DAY 3: AMR INNOVATIONS AND STRATEGIES

 

Session 6: Mechanisms of Drug Resistance

Chair: Mark Schembri

 

Keynote Talk

Bo Shopsin

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Co-Director, Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens Program

Associate Director, Research, Division of Infectious Diseases

Director, Molecular Epidemiology

NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA

 

Andrew Edwards

Director of Postgraduate Education and Senior Lecturer

Department of Infectious Disease, Faculty of Medicine

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

 

Hongbaek Cho

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

 

Jiafeng Liu

Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences

Tsinghua University, China

 

Session 7: Vaccines, Alternative Therapies, and Drug discovery

Chair: Eric Yap

 

Keynote Speaker

Dena Lyras

Professor, Monash University

 

Speakers:

(Chris) Lok-To Sham

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology;

Research Director, Infectious Diseases Translational Research Programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine;

National University of Singapore

 

Amy Cain

ARC Future Fellow / Associate Professor,

ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Facilitated Advancement of Australia’s Bioactives (FAAB)

Macquarie University, Australia

 

Session 8:  Alternative Therapies and Drug discovery

Chair: Andrew Edwards

 

Speakers:

Mark Blaskovich

University of Queensland

 

Catherine Ong

Assistant Professor, IDTRP, National University Singapore

 

John Chen

Assistant Professor, IDTRP, National University Singapore

 

Teo Teck Hui

(A*STAR ID labs)

 

Kevin Pethe

Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University

 

Closing

Closing Keynote

Wolf Dietrich-Hardt

Professor, Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich

 

Poster and Speaker Awards Presentation


 

Closing Remarks and Future Directions

Alain Filloux

 

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