The CSI-AIRs (Advances In Research) is a monthly meeting that provides a platform for CSI students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research in progress to their peers.
The CSI-AIRs, held in an informal setting, have helped students and postdoctoral fellows to gain feedback from their fellow students and peers on how they can improve their early and/or mid-stage projects. These meetings also encouraged the young researchers to foster collaborations with other lab teams, beyond those made by their PIs. Undergraduate students who are attached to CSI labs have particularly found this forum beneficial. They expressed that the meetings are instrumental in helping the final year undergraduates prepare for their Final Year Projects and examinations.
During the last meeting, Research Fellow Dr John Lalith Charles Richard, shared about his research project on the identification of adaptive responses to PI3K inhibitors in breast cancer. His work shed light on a number of factors that might be involved in modulating the PI3K inhibitor sensitivity or resistance and further research could develop more effective and combinatorial approaches to cancer therapy.
For those who are interested to participate in the CSI-AIRs, please contact Dr Edward Kai-Hua Chow at firstname.lastname@example.org.