Molecular Diagnostics & Genetics

27 March 2019

Suntec Singapore

Key topics:

  • Strategies for the prevention of genetic diseases
  • Next-Generation Sequencing in oncology
  • Whole Genome Sequencing – challenges
  • Understanding genetics in the laboratory

Benefits of attending:

  • Discuss test validation and verification in the molecular laboratory
  • Review molecular and non-molecular rapid diagnostic techniques and their applications for molecular diagnostics
  • Identify tests and equipment that are user-friendly, automated, and offer increased monitoring systems

10:00

Opening remarks

Dr Masafumi Inoue, Group Leader, Molecular Diagnostics, Experimental Therapeutics Centre, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore


Session 1

10:15

Challenges in genetic testing - current trends and issues

Dr Mohammed Naveed, Consultant Geneticist, Department of Paediatrics, Fujairah Hospital, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Fujairah, UAE


10:45

Genome editing: From bench to clinic

Dr Sumita Danda, Head, Department of Medical Genetics, Christian Medical College & Hospital Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India


11:15

Pathogen genomics

Dr Masafumi Inoue, Group Leader, Molecular Diagnostics, Experimental Therapeutics Centre, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore


11:45

Q&A


12:00

Lunch break and visit exhibition


Session 2

13:30

Molecular characterisation of other metabolic disorders

Dr Catherine Lynn Silao, Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, UP-PGH; National Institutes of Health, Manila, Philippines


14:00

Human monoclonal antibodies against influenza A viruses

Dr Seiya Yamayoshi, Virologist, Dr Kawaoka’s Lab, The Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


14:30

Molecular diagnostic platform for infectious diseases in Asia

Dr Joris R Delanghe, Professor, Clinical Chemistry, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium


15:00

Q&A


15:15

Coffee Break


Session 3

15:45

Application of nanotechnology to cancer therapy

A/Prof Zhong Xiao, Professor, Pathology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


16:15

Advances in cell and molecular diagnostics

Dr Marvin Lee, Professor, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand


16:45

Q&A


17:00

End of conference

Conference Chair:

Dr Masafumi Inoue, Group Leader, Molecular Diagnostics, Experimental Therapeutics Centre, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore


Speaker Faculty:

Dr Catherine Lynn Silao, Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, UP-PGH; National Institutes of Health, Manila, Philippines

Prof Hue Lan, Professor, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Dr Marvin Lee, Professor, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr Mohammed Naveed, Consultant Geneticist, Department of Paediatrics, Fujairah Hospital, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Fujairah, UAE

Dr Seiya Yamayoshi, Virologist, Dr Kawaoka’s Lab, The Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Dr Sumita Danda, Head, Department of Medical Genetics, Christian Medical College & Hospital Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

A/Prof Zhong Xiao, Professor, Pathology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong