TLL 20th ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM

20 and 21 July 2023

Level 1 Auditorium

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

1 Research Link, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117604

Life in a Changing Environment

Expand your Knowledge

We live in a world that is constantly changing. In order to thrive, living things respond and adapt to various types of changes at multiple levels, ranging from cellular to organismic. This symposium aims to bring together leading scientists from diverse fields to share their latest research on stress, environmental and dietary responses, aging, cellular homeostasis and host-bacterial/pathogen interactions in health and diseases. This meeting will provide a platform for diverse researchers to exchange ideas and forge meaningful collaborations to understand how life thrives in a changing environment.

Cellular Mechanisms During Stress Responses

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Adaptation and Homeostasis in Plants and Animals

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Host-Associated Microbes in Health and Disease


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Host Response to Diseases: From Diagnosis to Disease Prevention and Control

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Event Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Prof Rong Li

Mechanobiology Institute (MBI)

National University of Singapore 🇸🇬
Johns Hopkins University 🇺🇸

Prof Linfa Wang

Duke-NUS Medical School

National University of Singapore 🇸🇬

Speakers

Andrew Barnes

Prof Andrew Barnes

The University of Queensland

🇦🇺 Australia

Dr Chan Seow Neng

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited

🇸🇬 Singapore

Dr Chen Cheng-Yen

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited

🇸🇬 Singapore

Dr Cheong Shen-Yi, Ian

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited

🇸🇬 Singapore

Dr Lau On Sun

National University of Singapore

🇸🇬 Singapore

A/Prof Lei Lei

University of Missouri School of Medicine

🇺🇸 United States of America

Dr Asaf Levy

The Hebrew University of Jereusalem

🇮🇱 Israel

Dr Meng Tao

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited

🇸🇬 Singapore

Ms Mu Baicong

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited

🇸🇬 Singapore

Prof Ryusuke Niwa

University of Tsukuba

🇯🇵 Japan

Dr Ong Chin Tong

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited

🇸🇬 Singapore

Dr Phua Siew Cheng

National University of Singapore

🇸🇬 Singapore

Dr Qiao Yuan

Nanyang Technological University

🇸🇬 Singapore

A/Prof Federico Rey

University of Wisconsin - Madison

🇺🇸 United States of America

Dr Shen Lisha

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited

🇸🇬 Singapore

Dr Shen Qing

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited

🇸🇬 Singapore

Ms Soh Zhi Yu Melissa

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited

🇸🇬 Singapore

Dr Kai Sen Tan

National University of Singapore

🇸🇬 Singapore

Dr Tan Cheong Huat, Wilson

Environmental Health Institute National Environment Agency

🇸🇬 Singapore

A/Prof Guillaume Thibault

National Technological University

🇸🇬 Singapore

Dr Yin Zhongchao

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Limited

🇸🇬 Singapore

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Event Schedule

8:30 am - 9:15 am TLL Lobby

Registration

9:15 am - 9:30 am TLL Auditorium

Introduction and Welcome Speech

9:30 am - 10:30 am TLL Auditorium

Opening Keynote Speech: Cellular and Genetic Mechanisms of Stress Adaptation

Prof Rong Li (NUS/JHU)

10:30 am - 11:00 am TLL Lobby

Morning Tea Break & Poster Presentation

11:00 am - 11:35 am TLL Auditorium

The Unfolded Protein Response Reverses the Effects of Glucose on Lifespan in C. elegans

A/Prof Guillaume Thibault (NTU)

11:35 am - 12:10 pm TLL Auditorium

Primary Cilium: The Cell’s Elusive Antenna in Sensing the Signaling Environment

Dr Phua Siew Cheng (NUS)

12:10 pm - 12:45 pm TLL Auditorium

Illuminating Bacterial Peptidoglycan at the Bacterial-Fungal Crosstalk

Dr Qiao Yuan (NTU)

12:45 pm - 1:05 pm TLL Auditorium

Regulatory Mechanisms of Plasma Membrane Remodeling During Acute Hypoosmotic Cell Expansion

Ms Mu Baicong (TLL)

1:05 pm - 2:35 pm TLL Lobby

Lunch & Poster Presentation

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm TLL Auditorium

Gut Hormone-Mediated Germline Stem Cell Increase in Response to Nutrition and Mating in Drosophila

Prof Ryusuke Niwa (TARA Center)

3:10 pm - 3:45 pm TLL Auditorium

Roles of Organelle Transport and Organization in Ovarian Reserve Formation and Maintenance

A/Prof Lei Lei (Mizzou)

3:45 pm - 4:05 pm TLL Auditorium

Stable Intronic Sequence RNAs Involves in Autoregulatory Feedback Loop

Dr Chan Seow Neng (TLL)

4:05 pm - 4:35 pm TLL Lobby

Afternoon Tea Break & Poster Presentation

4:35 pm - 5:10 pm TLL Auditorium

Environmental Control of Stomatal Formation

Dr Lau On Sun (NUS)

5:10 pm - 5:45 pm TLL Auditorium

N6-methyladenosine RNA Modification Controls Plant Development

Dr Shen Lisha (TLL)

5:45 pm - 6:05 pm TLL Auditorium

A Mitochondrial Regulon for Developmental Ferroptosis in Rice Blast

Dr Shen Qing (TLL)

6:05 pm - 7:35 pm TLL Lobby

Dinner

7:35 pm - 7:35 pm

End of Day 1

9:15 am - 9:50 am TLL Auditorium

Gut Bacterial Metabolism and Cardiometabolic Disease

Dr Federico E. Rey (UW-Madison)

9:50 am - 10:25 am TLL Auditorium

Wake-Up Calls for Clostridial Spores

Dr Cheong Shen-Yi, Ian (TLL)

10:25 am - 10:45 am TLL Auditorium

Microbiota of Wild and Farm Tropical Marine Fish

Ms Soh Zhi Yu Melissa (TLL)

10:45 am - 11:15 am TLL Lobby

Morning Tea Break & Poster Presentation

11:15 am - 11:50 am TLL Auditorium

Systematic Discovery of Antibacterial and Antifungal Bacterial Toxins

Dr Asaf Levy (HUJI)

11:50 am - 12:25 pm TLL Auditorium

TAL Effector-Dependent Executor-Like R Genes in Rice

Dr Yin Zhongchao (TLL)

12:25 pm - 12:45 pm TLL Lobby

Beneficial Mycobiota-Plant Interactions

Dr Chen Cheng-Yen (TLL)

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm TLL Auditorium

Lunch & Poster Presentation

2:15 pm - 2:50 pm TLL Auditorium

Evolutionary Genomics for Aquaculture Vaccine Decision Support

Prof Andrew Barnes (UQ)

2:50 pm - 3:25 pm TLL Auditorium

Airway Epithelial Responses to Respiratory Virus Infections

Dr Kai Sen Tan (NUS)

3:25 pm - 3:45 pm TLL Auditorium

Human Enterovirus A71 and an Antiviral Drug Brilliant Black BN

Dr Meng Tao (TLL)

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm TLL Lobby

Afternoon Tea Break & Poster Presentation

4:15 pm - 4:50 pm TLL Auditorium

Fighting Aedes aegypti with Male Wolbachia-Aedes aegypti

Dr Tan Cheong Huat, Wilson (NEA)

4:50 pm - 5:25 pm TLL Auditorium

Intron Retention in Ageing & Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr Ong Chin Tong (TLL)

5:25 pm - 6:25 pm TLL Auditorium

Closing Keynote Speech: Emerging Zoonotic Infectious Diseases and Virus-Host Interactions

Prof Linfa Wang (Duke-NUS)

6:25 pm - 6:25 pm

End of Day 2

Register by 30 June 2023 Event Registration

Getting there

Event Venue

 

Level 1 Auditorium

1 Research Link

National University of Singapore

Singapore 117604

Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory

1 Research Link, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117604

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What's next after registration?

Upon successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing the event QR codes. Kindly present the QR code on the day of event at the event booth for checking in.

Will there be food served?

Yes. Refreshments will be provided on the day of event. Kindly indicate your food preferences in the registration form.

Can I request to book hotel for my visit?

Yes. You may request for accommodation during your registration, and we will send you information on our corporate hotel rates. Please contact us at tll20@tll.org.sg if you do not receive the information.

How can I submit my poster/abstract?

Please submit your poster/abstract to tll20@tll.org.sg for review. Please use this template for your abstract submission and note that incomplete submissions will not be considered. No template is provided for poster submissions. Only successful applicants will be notified within 2 weeks from submission closing date.

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