Program Schedule

 

Date: 9 – 11 September 2024

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

 

DAY 1 : 9 September 2024, 11:00AM – 5:30PM 

UNDERSTANDING THE AMR BURDEN                    

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

A/Prof. Yunn-Hwen Gan

Co-Director, Infectious Diseases Translational Research Program;

Assistant Dean, Equal Opportunities and Career Development

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

National University of Singapore


Prof. Liu Bin

Deputy President (Research and Technology)

Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor

National University of Singapore

 

Opening Keynote

Prof. Cynthia Whitchurch

Quadram Institute Bioscience

 

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

Chair: A/Prof Yunn-Hwen Gan

Co-Director, Infectious Diseases Translational Research Program;

Assistant Dean, Equal Opportunities and Career Development

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

National University of Singapore

 

Speakers:

Prof. David Paterson

Director, ADVANCE-ID

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

National University of Singapore


Prof. Direk Limmathurotsakul

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

Mahidol University, Thailand


A/Prof. Yann Boucher

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Singapore Center for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering

National University of Singapore

 

Session 2: Plasmid transmission and Evolution of Resistance

Chair: Prof. Gad Frankel

Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

 

Keynote:  Prof. Craig MacLean

Evolution and Microbiology

Director of Graduate Studies & Postgraduate Admissions Coordinator

Department of Biology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Speakers:

Dr. Olaya Rendueles

Microbial Ecology and Evolution Group

Laboratory of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (LMGM) UMR 5100 CNRS

Centre of Integrative Biology (CBI), Toulouse, France


Dr. Kelly Wyres

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow

Department of Infectious Diseases

Monash University, Australia


Selected Speakers and Flash Talks from posters

 

DAY 2 : 10 September 2024, 9:30AM – 6:00PM 

AMR CHALLENGES AND INNOVATIONS                 

 

Session 3: Industry Perspectives on AMR Solutions

Chair: A/Prof. Pablo Bifani

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Research Director, Translational Research Programme in Infectious Disease, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

 

Dr. Nimesh Poudyal

Research Scientist

International Vaccine Institute, South Korea

 

Dr. Maurizio Labbate 

Head of R&D

AusDiagnostics Pty Ltd, Australia 

 

Selected and Invited Speakers (TBC)

 

Session 4: Biofilms and Microbiome

Chair: Prof. Alain Filloux

Director, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE)

Professor, School of Biological Sciences

Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Director, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE)


Keynote Talk

Prof. Ellen Zechner

Institute of Molecular Biosciences

University of Graz, Graz, Austria


Prof. Inigo Lasa

Director of Navarrabiomed-Miguel Servet Foundation

Head of the Unit, Microbial Pathogenesis

Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain


Asst Prof. Qiao Yuan

School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB), Nanyang Technological University


Prof. Jean Marc Ghigo

Head of the Genetics of Biofilms Unit

Department of Microbiology, Institute Pasteur, Université Paris-Cité, Genetics of Biofilms Laboratory, France


Dr. Niranjan Nagarajan

Associate Director and Senior Group Leader

Genome Institute of Singapore and National University of Singapore


Selected Speakers from posters

 

Session 5: Early Career Talks

Chair:

Asst Prof. Chris Lok-To Sham 

Deparrtment of Microbiology and Immunology

 

Asst Prof. Jinki Yeom

Seoul National University 

 

Selected and invited early career researchers

 

DAY 3 : 11 September 2024, 9:00AM – 6:00PM 

AMR INNOVATIONS AND STRATEGIES                   

 

Session 6: Mechanisms of Drug Resistance

Chair: Prof. Mark Schembri

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, Australia

 

Keynote Talk

A/Prof. Bo Shopsin

Department of Medicine and Microbiology

Director, Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens Program

Associate Director, Research, Division of Infectious Diseases

Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Curriculum and Programming

NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA

 

Dr. Andrew M. Edwards

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

 

A/Prof. Hongbaek Cho

Department of Biological Sciences Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

 

Asst Prof. Liu Jia-feng

Centre of Infection Biology, School of Basic Medical Sciences

Tsinghua University, China

 

Session 7: Vaccines, Alternative Therapies, and Drug discovery

Chair: A/Prof. Eric Yap

Head of the Medical Genomics Laboratory at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

 

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dena Lyras

Monash University

 

Speakers:

Asst Prof. 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

 

A/Prof. Amy Cain

ARC Future Fellow

Macquarie University, Australia

 

Session 8:  Alternative Therapies and Drug discovery

Chair: Dr. Andrew Edwards

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

 

Speakers:

Prof. Mark Blaskovich

Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

 

Asst Prof. Catherine Ong

Infectious Diseases Translational Research Programme, Department of Medicine

National University Singapore

 

Asst Prof. John Chen

IDTRP, National University Singapore

 

Dr. Teo Teck Hui

Investigator

A*STAR Infectious Diseases Labs

 

A/Prof. Kevin Pethe

Nanyang Technological University

 

Closing

Closing Keynote

Prof. Wolf Dietrich-Hardt

Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

 

Poster and Speaker Awards Presentation


 

Closing Remarks and Future Directions

Prof. Alain Filloux

Director, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE)

Professor, School of Biological Sciences

Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Director, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE)

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