Lab News

BUG Symposium 2022

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Bacterial Ultra Group (BUG), a symposium was held at the National University of Singapore. The 7 BUG PIs kicked off the symposium by sharing their BUG memories and research showcase.

Memories of BUG – Swaine Chen

BUG reflections – Yunn Hwen Gan

BUG encapsulation – Chris Sham

Exploring the gut microbiota-derived peptidoglycan fragments in host – Yuan Qiao

Genetic mobility redefined by the life cycles of bacteriophages and pathogenicity islands – John Chen

Adventures in (mostly) Enterococcal polymicrobial infections – Kimberly Kline

The BUG that sticks – Shu Sin Ch’ng

BUG group photo taken with all participants, including Bill Burkholder, who made a special virtual appearance.

Group shot with all the BUG PIs. Cheers to another 10 year of BUG!

Next was a seminar given by Christoph Tang about immune evasion by Neisseria meningitidis.

The BUG symposium ended with a poster session with 31 presenters from the BUG community.

Big thank you to the BUG symposium organizers for the successful event! Everyone had a great time exchanging scientific ideas and catching up.

Tri-lab party 2022

The Kline-Chen-Ch’ng lab held their final Tri-lab party in style on a yacht.

It was a first time on a yacht for many.

We bid farewell to sunny Singapore island.

It was all fun and laughter one the yacht anchored near Lazarus beach.

Beautiful sunset over the sea horizon.

Mandatory Kline lab group photo.

Not forgetting a full group photo with the Chen and Ch’ng lab!

Time flies and soon it was time to disembark from Sardinia yacht. We wish Swaine all the best for his future endeavour!

SCELSE 10th Year Anniversary Conference

This year, SCELSE celebrated 10 years of research excellence at Capella Singapore. Members of the Kline lab participated in this glamorous event and even Kim, who flew back specially for this!

Kim (top) and Haris (bottom) gave a wonderful talk at the conference.

Claudia posing beside her poster (spot her baby bump).

Ph.D students Casandra (top) and Jerome (bottom) also presented their projects at the conference.

Zeus explaining his poster to a curious audience.

Well done to all and kudos to the organizing committee for the successful celebration!

Welcome new undergrads for the 2022/23 academic year!

Xylon LEE, a Biomedical Science undergraduate, will be working with Claudia for his final year project.
Ann Don LOW, a year 3 SBS undergraduate, will be working with Chor Ming for 6 weeks under the BS9001 Research Experience module.
LIEW Jia Hui, a year 3 SBS undergraduate, will be working with Frederick for 6 weeks under the BS9001 Research Experience module.
Nikash Parasuraman, a Temasek Polytechnic FYP student, will be working with Haris from August-January.