Current Council Members​

President

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

Vice President

A/Prof Chu Jang Hann, Justin
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
National University Health System,
MD4, 5 Science Drive 2, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117597

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.

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

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.

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
LEONG Wai Fook, PhD
Manager
SingHealth Clinical Pharmacology,
Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd
Email: leongwaifook@gmail.com

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

Auditor

Chen John Yu-Shen
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore

Professional Interest:
Mobile genetic elements and bacterial pathogenesis

Auditor

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

Auditor-Elect

Dr Ng Hui Ping Daphne
Research Fellow
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nanyang Technological University

Professional interest:
Microalgal biotechnology, Environmental biotechnology, Metabolic engineering, Environmental microbiology, Sustainable development

Auditor-Elect

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

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,
28 Medical Drive,
Centre for Life Sciences #03-09
National University of Singapore, Singapore 117456
Professional Interest:
Cloning of T cells to establish a CD4 T cell receptor asthma mouse model

Council Member

Mr Kuek Kok Ti
Relation and Advertising Manager
Yakult ( Singapore ) Pte. Ltd.
7 Senoko Avenue, Singapore 758300
Tel: 67561033 Fax: 67561933
E-mail: yakult@pacific.net.sg

Professional interest:
General Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology

Council Member

Mrs Phoon Meng Chee
Laboratory Manager
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
5 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117597

Professional Interests:
Virology - Enteroviruses, Influenza and Dengue

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

Dr Ho Phui San
Academic Staff
School of Applied Science
Republic Polytechnic
9 Woodlands Ave 9
Singapore 738964

Professional Interest:
Viral Diagnostic and Vaccine development

Council Member

Dr Chua Rong Yuan Ray
Research Fellow
National University of Singapore

Professional interest:
Hospital acquired infections and anti-microbials

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

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

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 Kenneth Tan
Research Scientist
Bioinformatics institute, A*STAR

Professional Interest:
Phycology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology