Creating new synergies at the Singapore Ovarian Cancer Symposium 2014

Cancer experts across Singapore converged at the Centre for Translational Medicine at NUS for the Ovarian Cancer Symposium held on 27 June. The meeting was jointly organised by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the National University Hospital, National University Cancer Institute (NCIS) and Cancer Science Institute of Singapore. As one of the deadliest

New study published in Nature Genetics offers potential avenues for treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer

A team of scientists from Singapore describe the whole genomic landscape of this disease for the first time A team of scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore, National University Cancer Institute Singapore (NCIS) and National University Hospital Singapore (NUH), discovered a distinct mutational signature and

Methodological aspects of whole-genome bisulfite sequencing analysis (Brief Bioinform, May 2014)

The combination of DNA bisulfite treatment with high-throughput sequencing technologies has enabled investigation of genome-wide DNA methylation beyond CpG sites and CpG islands. These technologies have opened new avenues to understand the interplay between epigenetic events, chromatin plasticity and gene regulation. However, the processing, managing and mining of this huge volume of data require specialized

PhD student wins Educational Fellowship Award from EADV

Congratulations to Yap Wei Ney, PhD student from Dr Alan Prem Kumar’s lab, for receiving the Educational Fellowship Award from the European Academy of Dermatology Venereology (EADV). With the award she will attend the XV World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in Edinburgh, 3-6 September 2014. Title: Preclinical Evidence for γ-tocotrienol, a Natural Vitamin