Current Council Members​

President

A/Prof Chu Jang Hann, Justin
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
National University Health System,


Professional Interests:
Dengue virus, human Enterovirus 71 and Chikungunya viruses are used as the viral models to decipher the interplay of essential host and viral factors required for the replication of these medically important RNA viruses. Knowledge gained from these investigations will facilitate formulation of effective vaccine or therapeutic intervention against these viral infections and possibly other pathogenic positive-strand RNA viruses. Bio-imaging platform technologies are also been developed for imaging of virus-host interactions as well as high content screening.

Vice President

Dr SHAM Lok To, Chris
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore

Professional Interests:
Bacterial cell envelope biogenesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae

Honorary Secretary

Dr Dave Ow Siak Wei
Senior Staff Scientist & Group Leader (Microbial Cells)
Bioprocessing Technology Institute, A*STAR
E-mail: dave_ow@bti.a-star.edu.sg

Professional interests:
Elucidation of metabolic and cellular signaling networks using system-based “omics” and mass spectrometry , synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, microbial fermentation

Assistant Secretary

Ms Lim Chai Yen
Assistant Manager
School of Chemical & Life Sciences
Nanyang Polytechnic

Treasurer

Dr Mok Chee Keng
Research Fellow, Head of Science and Service Support Team,
Biosafety Level 3 Core Facility,
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
NUHS, National University of Singapore

Treasurer-Elect

Dr Leong Wai Fook
Manager
SingHealth Clinical Pharmacology,
Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd

Professional interest:
Pharmacogenetics and drug level monitoring to maximise drug efficacy and minimize adverse reactions

SSMB Fellow

A/Prof Lee Yuan Kun
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
5 Science Drive 2
Singapore 117597

Professional Interests:
Microbe-host interaction, probiotics, microbial fermentation, enzyme technology, photosynthetic algal biotechnology

Auditors

Ms Tety Parman

Lecturer (Diploma of Food Science & Nutrition)
School of Chemical & Life Sciences
Nanyang Polytechnic

Auditors

Dr Ho Phui San
Associate Lecturer
Republic Polytechnic

Professional Interests:
Microbiology and Viral Diagnostic

Auditors-Elect

Dr Ng Hui Ping Daphne
Science Communication Lead
Nanyang Technological University

Professional interest:
Science communication, Applications of microbiology in biotechnology, Sustainable development

Auditors-Elect

Ms Leong May Ling
Laboratory Technologist
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore

Professional interests:
Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Yeast & Fungi

Council Member

Mr Benson Chua Yen Leong
Laboratory Executive
Immunology Programme c/o Prof Kemeny's Lab,
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
National University of Singapore,

Professional Interests:
Cloning of T cells to establish a CD4 T cell receptor asthma mouse model

Council Member

A/Prof Zhang Yong Liang
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National University of Singapore

Professional interests:
Signal transduction pathways in innate and adaptive immunity.

Council Member

Mrs Phoon Meng Chee
Retired
Former Senior Laboratory Manager
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore

Professional Interests:
Viral Diagnostic and Vaccine development.

Council Member

Ms Hsu Jung Pu Angel
Research Fellow
IIDE Research Unit
Communicable Disease Centre
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Professional Interest:
Host and Pathogen interaction (Viral), Infectious disease, Immunology, Public health

Council Member

Mrs Elissa Chan
Director
Chokim Scientific (S) Pte Ltd
48 Toh Guan Road East
#08-148 Enterprise Hub
Singapore 608586
Tel; 65154896 Fax: 65154897
http://www.chokimscientific.com

Professional Interests:
Keeping abreast of trends and technologies in the microbiological field.

Council Member

Dr Ng Yi Kai
Scientific Officer
National Public Health Laboratory,
National Centre for Infectious Diseases

Council Member

A/Prof Pablo Bifani
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore

Council Member

Bintou Ahidjo, PhD MPH
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore

Professional Interests:
Novel strategies for the detection and treatment of mycobacterial diseases such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and risk group 3 pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2.

Council Member

Professor Stephen Pointing
Associate Professor
Professor, Yale-NUS College and Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

Professional Interests:
Ecology of microorganisms in extreme environments