December 2021 | Issue 57
With the emergence of the Omicron variant, scientists across the world are racing to understand its potential implications.
At LKCMedicine, our infectious disease experts continue to contribute significantly to COVID-19 research. At the same time, the School is staying on mission in realising its vision of Redefining Medicine and Transforming Healthcare.
In this issue, we put the spotlight on the impactful work by the LKCMedicine research community. We also celebrate the contributions and achievements of our faculty and staff at the recent Dean’s Awards and the prestigious Nanyang Awards.
As the year draws to a close, our Chief Operating Officer Dr Serene Ng shares her reflections on finding happiness around us and how we can experience joy every day.
Happy holidays and happy reading!
Up close with Assistant Professor Bernett Lee
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics Bernett Lee, who is also the Director of the Centre for Biomedical Informatics, shares his love for molecular biology and how data analytics could be used to improve healthcare.
Dean’s Awards 2021: Honouring extraordinary service and dedication
The annual Dean’s Awards and LKCMedicine Appreciation Day honour and recognise outstanding faculty and staff for their significant contributions towards excellence in the School.
Staying on mission
The School is staying on mission in realising its vision of Redefining Medicine and Transforming Healthcare. In this issue, we put the spotlight on the impactful work by the LKCMedicine research community.
Taking research to greater heights
The high impact work by our team of scientists has put Singapore on the world map. LKCMedicine continues to drive transformative research to bring medicine from bench to bedside.
Forging ahead with the next phase of growth
The School consolidates its 2025 strategic plan, including four proposed key thrusts, at its management retreat.
New study uncovers why chemotherapy fails for some lymphoma patients
A study led by Asst Prof Navin Verma reveals how mutations in a crucial gene called DDX3X are the key reason why some lymphoma patients do not respond to chemotherapy.
New hope for neurodegenerative diseases
Nanyang Assistant Professor Yasunori Saheki’s team discovers that a pair of proteins found in human cells can potentially reverse the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
Delving deeper into brain disorders
Brain Bank Singapore presses on with its mission to be a research repository for brain and spinal cord tissues and open up new research possibilities that will generate new knowledge of brain diseases.
Envisioning a brave new world of healthcare
Experts from LKCMedicine share their knowledge and insights at the Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress 2021.
From medical school to marriage
Alumni Dr Joey Wong and Dr Charmaine Lee recount their journey from meeting in medical school to preparing for their wedding.
Leading the way in medical education research
Two heads of school touch on the paths that led to their success as well as innovation and new horizons in medical education.
Phishing for thoughts
LKCMedicine Students’ Medical Society Publicity and Publications Committee shares tips and resources on protecting ourselves from phishing scams.