CSI Open House 2016

On 30th September, CSI Singapore hosted the annual Open House and opened its doors to tertiary students. These students who came from varied backgrounds – from Junior College students to current NTU and NUS undergraduates and graduates – have a common interest in cancer science and the PhD programs we offer.

They were warmly welcomed by the Director of CSI Singapore, Prof Daniel Tenen followed by the Chair of Graduate Programme Academic Committee, Prof Peter Lobie and Chair of CSI Graduate Students Society, Mr Patrick Jaynes. Prof Lobie provided the participants with an informative and succinct introductory overview of the Graduate Program available in CSI Singapore. The audience was excited by a short video presentation by Mr Jaynes which featured the life of a CSI PhD student.

Participants were led on laboratory tours, hands on laboratory demonstrations and inspiring presentations by some of our Principal Investigators (PIs).

CSI is proud to be part of the nation’s efforts in cultivating young minds towards advances in biomedical research. We hope that the CSI Open House has given these participants a clearer understanding of cancer research, and inspired them to pursue their interests in science and medicine.


Prof Daniel Tenen, Director of CSI Singapore, giving a warm welcome to the students


An intrigued participant observing the specimen in the test tube during laboratory demonstration


Dr Dennis Kappei, Special Fellow, giving a presentation in a small group setting


The participants were led on a laboratory tour


From left to right: Dr Takaomi Sanda, Dr Melissa J. Fullwood and Dr Dennis Kappei, CSI Pre-Graduate Committee