Conferences, conferences 2017

In February, Kishore attended the GRC on Antimicrobial Peptides, and was picked to give a talk at the associated GRS.

In July, Sumitra went to the GRS & GRC for Microbial Cell Adhesion in the US. She gave at talk at the GRS and was voted one of the two best presenters! Way to go Sumi!!!

Ling Ning and Adeline attended the IUMS meeting in Singapore in July. Ling Ning’s abstract was chosen for a talk (woohoo!) and Adeline won a student travel award!

In September, Wei Hong will attend the CSHL meeting on Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response in New York and Pei Yi will represent the Kline lab at The Great Wall meeting in Portugal!

And in October, Ling Ning will head to Atlanta for the ASM Conference on Cell-Cell Communication in Bacteria.


We are hiring postdocs!

Our campus on the edge of a jungle!
Our campus on the edge of the jungle!

Do you love bacteria? Does studying their pathogenic mechanisms motivate you? Does working in a multicultural, international, biofilm-focused research institute excite you?

If so, join us! We are hiring enthusiastic and motivated postdocs to study the host-pathogen interactions of Enterococcus faecalis.


Research Fellow (Post-doc) in Enterococcal Pathogenesis


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our research team at the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Science Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. This post will undertake research investigating polymicrobial human infections and aims to evaluate pathogenic mechanisms used by bacteria within the host. Our studies use a variety of approaches, ranging from in vitro biofilm studies to in vivo murine models, and employ technologies including super-resolution imaging, metagenomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. The work will be conducted within SCELSE, which has established a strong research platform for the investigation of functional microbial communities, in both environmental and infection contexts, with a specific focus on microbial biofilms.  The center is supported by its in house ‘omics, bioinformatics and systems biology capacities as well as a range of infection models and an in-house imaging facility.


The primary work undertaken in this position is to understand host-pathogen polymicrobial interactions, focusing on our model organism Enterococcus faecalis. In addition, the successful applicant will be encouraged to develop their own complementary research portfolio.


The successful candidate should hold a recent PhD in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, or related field. Specific expertise in cellular or animal models of infection, analysis and interpretation of omics data, and/or analysis of innate responses to infection are preferred. The successful candidate will also demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

Interested applicants should send a PDF containing the following materials to Kimberly Kline at kkline [at] The subject line should state “2016 Post-doctoral application”.

  1. Cover letter describing relevant experience, specific research interests in our lab, and career goals.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.