Past Events - Year 2021

SSMB-Pfizer “Connect with Industry” Workshop

SSMB-Pfizer Poster

We are pleased to inform that Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology (SSMB) is co-hosting with Pfizer Singapore a sharing session on career and industry experience. Please use the above QR code to register for the workshop.

One of the speaker, Mr. Peter Ong, graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He obtained the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Mid-Term Scholarship during his second year of undergraduate studies. After graduation, he completed his pre-registration training at SGH during which he was rotated to different departments including inpatient, outpatient, drug information as well as a short stint at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. He continued practicing at SGH for several years as a registered pharmacist. Currently, he is working in Medical Affairs for Pfizer Singapore and has been in the role for more than 3 years.

We look forward to meeting you.

International Vector-Borne Diseases Conference 2021

We are pleased to inform that International Vector-Borne Diseases Conference 2021, will take place on 16-18 November 2021, at:

MD1 – Tahir Foundation Building,
LT 37 Lecture Theatre Level 3, 12 Science Drive 2,
Singapore 117549

Due to traveling uncertainties linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference will be held in a hybrid format where overseas speakers and participants will attend virtually while local attendees will be on site.

Please refer to the attached flyer. You may also refer to the website of the organiser.

Please click on this registration link. Early bird registration ends 15 September 2021.

You are encouraged to submit your abstract and the submission deadline is 31 September 2021 and via this link.

Young Investigator Award for Researchers or Clinicians in the Asia-Pacific region about APCCMI 2021

We are pleased to announce the launch of Young Investigator Award for researchers or clinicians in the Asia-Pacific region. View the image as a webpage here.

You may find out more information about it here.

APCCMI Singapore 2021
18th Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiolgy and Infection

We are pleased to inform that APCCMI 2021, organised by Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore)  will take place on 11 – 13 November 2021, at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre and virtually online. Programme includes more COVID-19 symposia including clinical trials (UK Recovery and US NIH ACTIV trials), immunology (humoral and cellular immunity) and public health response.
Please refer to the latest Programme Overview via

Please click on this link to register

Please note that Abstract Submission is extended until 31 August 2021.

You are encouraged to submit your research as accepted abstracts will have a chance at presenting during the Asia Pacific Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infection – APCCMI 2021!

1. Antimicrobial Resistance
2. Antimicrobial Stewardship, Pharmacology & New Agents
3. Bacterial Infection & Disease
4. Diagnostic Microbiology
5. Fungal Infection & Disease
6. Genomics & Microbiome
7. Healthcare-associated & Nosocomial Infections, Infection Control
9. Immunology & Vaccinology
10. Parasitic Infection & Disease
11. Viral Infection & Disease
12. COVID-19
Submit your abstract today and join the fight for advancing research and improving the quality of life of our patients

Submit here.

48th Annual General Meeting of Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology

Please note that the 48th Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held on :

Date: 23 April 2021, 9.00 – 11.00am
Mode: Virtual Zoom meeting (Link will be provided upon registration at

9.00am – Talk by Dr Jason Kircos, Neogen Corporation USA
Soleris NG (Next Generation): Microbiology at the
speed of light
10.00am – Talk by A/Prof Lee Yuan Kun, Department of
Microbiology & Immunology/ Surgery, Yong Loo Lin
School of Medicine, NUS. How could I groom a gut
microbiome for health and wellness?
10.30apm – SSMB 48th Annual General Meeting (for SSMB members only)

Please click here to download the flyer.