We were fortunate to have the valuable opportunity to attend a seminar by Prof. Ramnik Xavier at NUS. Prof. Xavier holds a
significant role as a core institute member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He not only serves as the director of the
Klarman Cell Observatory but also holds the positions of director for the Broad’s Immunology Program and co-director for the Broad’s
Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program.
The 1st Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting for YiRou was conducted today. Thanks to her hard work and Dayang’s assistance, she
was able to conclude the meeting smoothly.
Dr. Henning Seedorf, who serves as the Principal Investigator at Temasek Life Sciences, extended an invitation to Dr. Federico Rey
for the TLL 20th Anniversary Symposium. Interestingly, Henning and Federico had previously been colleagues in the lab of Prof.
Jeffrey Gordon at Washington University in St. Louis. Furthermore, during Kazu’s postdoctoral days at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, Federico had acted as his mentor.. It’s truly a remarkable series of connections. Both Henning and Kazu were
delighted to have the chance to reunite with Federico.
On July 21, 2023, we had the honor of hosting Professor Emad El-Omar, a distinguished figure in the field of Medicine and a Professor
at the St George and Sutherland Clinical Campuses, UNSW Australia. Professor El-Omar also holds the esteemed position of Director at
the UNSW Microbiome Research Centre at St George Hospital, and he serves as the Editor in Chief of the renowned journal “Gut.”
During his visit, we had the opportunity to showcase our Microbiome Centre and engage in a fruitful exchange of ideas and
discussions. The meeting was a valuable platform for sharing insights and expertise in the field.
Ms. Yujin Li and Ms. Niqesha Lau Yi-Sha, both undergraduate students of Biological Sciences and Psychology, have completed their
2-month research attachment in our lab. We wish them continued success and perseverance as they move forward.