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Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology

Date: 23rd May 2017
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-1
Speaker: Prof. Mingguang
Chairperson: Prof Ecosse Lamoureux

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The Essence of Entrepreneurship

Date: 13th March 2017
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Venue: SNEC Level 4, Auditorium
Speaker: Mr Ramgopal Rao
Chairperson: Dr Danny Belkin

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Licensing Patents and Trade Secrets:
Legal Issues and Recent Developments

Date: 14th December 2016
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-2
Speaker: Dr Andrew Serafini
Chairperson: Dr Danny Belkin

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Application of SRCD in lifescience research

Date: 2nd November 2016
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-2
Speaker: Dr Rohanah Hussain
Chairperson: Dr Lakshminarayanan

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Rethinking diagnostics: NGS of immune repertoire for biomarker discoveries

Date: 14th October 2016
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-3
Speaker: Dr Jian Han
Chairperson: Dr Jay Ji-Ye Wei

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Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy

Date: 5th October 2016
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-2
Speaker: Dr Thomas Hohman
Chairperson: Dr Jay Ji-Ye Wei

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An integrated approach to preventing pathological myopia

Date: 28th September 2016
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-2
Speaker: Prof Ian Morgan
Chairperson: Prof Saw Seang Mei

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A public health approach to the prevention of myopia

Date: 28th September 2016
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-2
Speaker: Prof Kathryn Rose
Chairperson: Prof Saw Seang Mei

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Ischemic conditioning as a potential therapeutic strategy for protecting the heart and other organs against acute ischemia/reperfusion injury

Date: 14th September 2016
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-1
Speaker: Prof Derek Hausenloy
Chairperson: Dr Raj Patil

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Intellectual Property Protection & Commercialization: Putting Patents To Work

Date: 24th August 2016
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-2
Speaker: Dr Andrew Serafini
Chairperson: Dr Danny Belkin

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Use of Next-Generation Sequencing in the Investigation and Diagnosis of Mendelian Inherited Diseases

Date: 1st June 2016
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-3
Speaker: Dr Richard Allcock
Chairperson: A/Prof Cheng Ching-Yu

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Therapeutic Targeting of LRG1 in Ocular Disease

Date: 23rd March 2016
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-1
Speaker: Prof John Greenwood

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The Complement System and AMD Pathogenesis

Date: 23rd March 2016
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-1
Speaker: Prof Stephen Moss

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Ocular Drug Development: Repurposing Strategy and Life Cycle Management

Date: 29th January 2016
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6, The Academia, AC-6-3
Speaker: Dr Ni Jinsong, Cloudbreak Therapeutics, LLC

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The Joslin Medalist Study-Identification Of Retinal Protective Factor In Patients With Extreme Duration of Diabetes

Date: 14th January 2016
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Level 7, The Academia, AC-7-1
Speaker: Dr George L King, Joslin Diabetes Center

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High Fat Diet Induced NHP Diabetic Metabolic Disease Model Development and Characterization

Date: 23rd December 2015
Time: 10.00am – 11.00am
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia, AC-6-1
Speaker: Dr Tony Wang, Kunming Biomedical International

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Ophthalmic Pharmaceuticals – From Laboratory to Patient

Date: 9th December 2015
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia, AC-6-3
Speaker: Dr Gary D. Novack, University of California, Davis
Chairperson: Prof Roger Beuerman

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Inhibition of bacterial quorum-sensing and development of an anti-microbial contact lens surface

Date: 27th October 2015
Time: 11.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Level 1, The Academia, L1-S2
Speaker: Prof Mark Willcox & Prof Naresh Kumar, University of New South Wales
Chairperson: Prof Roger Beuerman

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Making Microfluidic Tools Available to Clinical Researches—Fabrication and Applications

Date: 30th September 2015
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia, AC-6-2
Speaker: Dr. Michinao Hashimoto
Chairperson: Dr Lakshminarayanan Rajamani

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Emerging concepts in the pathogenesis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy

Date: 17th August 2015
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia, AC-6-1
Speaker: Elia Duh
Chairperson: Dr Gavin Tan

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Functional Optical Coherence Tomography

Date: 16th July 2015
Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia, AC-6-2
Speaker: Professor Leopold Schmetterer
Chairperson: Dr Lakshminarayanan Rajamani

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The Patient-centered Impact of Vision Loss and Eye Diseases in Singapore: Current Evidence, Limitations and Future Research

Date: 19 March 2015
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Dr Eva Fenwick, University of Melbourne
Chairperson: Prof Ecosse Lamoureux

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Of Sight and Mind: Looking for Links Between Age-related Changes in Eye and Brain

Date: 18 March 2015
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Dr Heather E. Whitson, Duke University
Chairperson: Dr Carol Cheung

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“High Association: The Functional Role of LOXL1 in Exfoliation Syndrome and Glaucoma”

Date: 11 February 2015
Time: 1.30pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Prof Michael Hauser, Duke University

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“The Role of SIX6 in POAG: Identifying the First Common, Functional Risk Variant for Glaucoma”

Date: 11 February 2015
Time: 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Prof R. Rand Allingham, Duke University Eye Center

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“Can We Predict Who Will Develop High Myopia and Myopic Retinopathy?”

Date: 5 January 2015
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-1
Speaker: Prof Mingguang He, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University
Chairperson: Prof Saw Seang Mei

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Quantitative Biometry of the Eye Using Optical Coherence Tomography

Date: 10 December 2014
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-1
Speaker: Dr Anthony Kuo, Duke University
Chairperson: Prof Saw Seang Mei

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New Perspectives on Corneal Wound Healing and Graft Survival from Multi-modal X-ray Scattering

Date: 12 November 2014
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: A/Prof Craig Boote, Cardiff University
Chairperson: Dr Michael JA Girard

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Roles For The MEIS1 Homeodomain Protein And Its Partners In Eye Development

Date: 5 November 2014
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Prof Mark Featherstone, Nanyang Technological University
Chairperson: A/Prof Louis Tong

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Relations between Macular Structure & Function in Patients with Glaucoma & Future directions in the Treatment of Dry Eyes at SERI

Date: 21 October 2014
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Dr Anuradha Veerappan
Chairperson: Dr Shyam S. Chaurasia

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Novel Therapies for Diabetic Retinopathy: Past Insights, Present Care and Future Possibilities

Date: 25 September 2014
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Prof Lloyd Paul Aiello, Harvard Medical School
Chairperson: Prof Wong Tien Yin & Dr Shyam S. Chaurasia

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Nanofibers and Nanoparticles

Date: 24 September 2014
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Prof Seeram Ramakrishna, National University of Singapore
Chairperson: Dr Lakshminarayanan Rajamani

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Epigenetic View of Retina Studies

Date: 20 August 2014
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Chairperson: Dr Shyam S. Chaurasia & Dr. Xinyi Su

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Can We Measure Brain Function by Looking at Eye Movements? Networks, Not Nodes

Date: 14 August 2014
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Prof Owen White, University of Melbourne
Chairperson: Prof Dan Milea

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A Systemic/Synovial Microenvironmental Signature Is Relevant For Responsiveness To Anti-TNF Therapy In Arthritis

Date: 6 August 2014
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Prof Salvotore Albani, SingHealth Translational Immunology and Inflammation Centre
Chairperson: A/Prof. Jodhbir Mehta

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Oncogenic Ras Signaling

Date: 9 July 2014
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6, Discovery Tower, The Academia AC-6-2
Speaker: Prof Chris Counter, Duke University
Chairperson: Dr. Shyam S. Chaurasia & Dr Veluchamy A. Barathi

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Discover Droplet Digital™ PCR and Transform Your Research

Date: 4 June 2014
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Venue: Level 6, Tower Block, SNEC Building, SERI Conference Room
Speaker: Mr Richard Harrison, Bio-Rad Laboratories
Chairperson: A/Prof Eranga N Vithana

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