Medical Microbiome Summer Workshop

03 Jul 2019

What happens when twelve students from the School of Chemical and Life Sciences raise their hands for a week of learning and hobnobbing with microbiome researchers and doctors?

The week of intense learning, eye-opening lectures, exposure to advanced technology in the laboratories, new friendships and fun, is best summed up by these participants.

“I was given the chance to work in their laboratory and to use advance technology such as the OmniLog that would detect a wide range of microorganism found in me! It was a really enjoyable 5 days that has taught me many skill sets that will be beneficial to me in future.”

Isabel Lim
Diploma in Biomedical Science (DBS) Current Year 3 student

“Guest Lecturers shared many insightful findings from their various studies which also opened the window for me to learn about the relevance of microbiome in life sciences.”

Quennie Ann Lacson
DBS Current Year 3 student

“The summer course opened my eyes to the world of Microbiome. It got me interested in what happens in our gut as the microbes can affect various parts of our bodies.”

Berlyn Chian Chian Huey
Diploma in Food Science & Technology Current Year 3 student

The objective of the Medical Microbiome Summer Workshop 2019 was to raise awareness and interest on the topic of medical microbiomes. Co-organized by Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, the workshop provided the students with an appreciation of the importance of co-existence of microbiomes in our human system.

All in all, the students found the five days, “insightful’, “fun” and “valuable learning” experience.

Medical Microbiome
Our 12 CLS students receiving their Certificate of Completion. On the extreme left is Dr Ch’ng Jun Hong (Senior Research Fellow, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology) and on the extreme right is A/Prof Alfred Kow (Vice-dean of Education at NUSMed).

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