Adeline Yong

Adeline Yong

PhD, Nanyang Technological University
adeline.yong[at]ntu.edu.sg

 



Adeline was born and raised in Singapore, and originally came to the Kline lab to complete her undergraduate Final Year Project in 2012. Adeline stayed in the lab as a research assistant after graduation, and in 2014 she entered the PhD program, which she was awarded in 2019.  In her spare time, Adeline loves travelling around the world to experience different culture and local delicacies. In her free time, she would spend time doing her favorite sports, which includes running, cycling and racket sports and solving puzzles. Adeline loves food and can recommend the best cafes to you!

Adeline’s PhD project aimed to understand factors involved in focal virulence factor assembly in Enterococcus faecalis. Her primary work focused on how E. faecalis HtrA monitors efficient pilus assembly. As a postdoc, Adeline is working on projects in collaboration with Mike Givskov and Alain Filloux, visiting professors at SCELSE NTU, to investigate the mechanistic basis of mixed species biofilm formation and infection.

1. The novel E. coli cell division protein, YtfB, plays a role in eukaryotic cell adhesion. Bottomley AL, Peterson E, Iosifidis G, Yong AMH, Hartley-Tassell LE, Ansari S, McKenzie C, Burke C, Duggin IG, Kline KA, Harry EJ: Scientific Reports (2020)
2. Combined Efficacy of an Antimicrobial Cationic Peptide Polymer with Conventional Antibiotics to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens. Thappeta KRV, Vikhe YS, Yong AMH, Chan-Park MB, Kline KA: ACS Infectious Diseases (2020)
3. Enterococcus faecalis modulates immune activation and slows healing during wound infection.
Chong KKL, Tay WH, Janela B, Yong MHA, Liew TH, Madden L, Keogh D, Barkham T, Ginhoux F, Becker D, Kline KA.; BioRxiv (2017)
4. Model systems for the study of Enterococcal colonization and infection. Goh HMS, Yong MHA, Chong KKL, Kline KA.; Virulence (2017)