The NUS Centre for Cancer Research recently held its Functional Precision Medicine Asia Symposium on 14 November 2023, where researchers from institutions locally and across Asia gathered to showcase the growing field of functional precision medicine in Asia. Dr Shruti was part of the organizing committee for this symposium. She gave the opening address, and her mentor, Dr Anthony Letai, was invited to give the keynote address.
During the symposium, Dr Shruti's talk on "Individual Drug Action Identifies Clinically Relevant Combinations for Acute Myeloid Leukemia" received much positive feedback. She went on to chair a panel session later on during the symposium.
One of our members, Shaista, also presented her lightning talk on "Mitochondrial Functional Profiling Links Apoptotic Sensitivity to Treatment Outcomes Based on Age and Cell Lineage in Acute Leukemia". She would go on to win the award for Best Oral Presentation, adding to further to the lab's achievements and efforts in cancer research this year.
Thank you for your effort Dr Shruti, and Congratulations, Shaista!
Bhatt Lab goes to N2CR Symposium 2023
Frontiers in Cancer Science had recently held their 15th International Conference at the University Cultural Centre (UCC) from 6-8 November 2023. The Lab took the chance to attend the conference to gain valuable insight into cancer research from loval and international speakers.
Two of our members, Aarthi and Ahmed, had their posters accepted for the poster presentation. Aarthi's poster, titled "DFNA5 (GSDME) mediated pyroptosis is a driver for venetoclax and azacytidine synergy against myeloid leukemia" went on to win 3rd Prize in the Poster Presentation!
Congratulations Aarthi, for your achievement, and Well Done, both of you, for your work!
Bhatt Lab goes to FCS 2023
Our warmest congratulations to Dr Prasad Iyer for receiving the Teo Sok Yong and Goh Cheng Liang Childhood Cancer Grant by the KKH Children's Blood and Cancer Centre! With this grant, it is with hope that his work on Validating ex-vivo Bh3 profiling as a biomarker in identifying children with non-favourable risk Acute Myeloid Leukaemia may continue to change the many lives for families with children in our world today!
Dr Prasad is awarded a Childhood Cancer Grant
The 10th International MDM2 Workshop was held from October 15-18, 2023 in Tokyo, Japan.
Ahmed and Dr Shruti attended the workshop, and Ahmed's poster on "High-Throughput Drug Screening Identifies Novel Agents to Overcome Resistance to Venetoclax and Azacytidine in TP53 Mutated Leukemia" had impressed the evaluation committee and placed high hopes in our battle with leukemia resistance.
Ahmed wins 2nd Prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation
We were awarded the MOE Tier 2 Grant. Thank you to MOE for funding our work on identifying mechanisms of therapeutic resistance in TP53 mutant leukemia patients!
Bhatt Lab received the MOE Tier 2 Grant
Congratulations to our undergraduate student Nicole for being awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (OURP) from the National University of Singapore! Click here to view Nicole performing her experiments.
Lim Si En Nicole is awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Prize!
We like to welcome our new final year undergraduate students Shawn Koh, Ryan Jeremy Lim, Yoon Junho, Lukas Wan, Cheang Ke Xuan, Lim En Tong, Hoshea, Lin Weilin, Wong Mei Hsuan (FYP) and Daniel Tan Eng Ling (UROPS) who just joined us!
We welcome our new undergraduates!
The lab was awarded the Joint NCIS and NUS Centre for Cancer Research (NC2R) Seed Funding! Thank you to NC2R for funding our work on predicting BCL-2 dependence in AML patients!
Bhatt Lab received the Joint NCIS and NC2R Seed Funding!
Our new Research Assistant, Nur Fitri Shazwina, and Research Fellow, Dr. Preethi, have joined the lab.
Welcome, Nur Fitri Shazwina and Dr. Preethi!
We were awarded a grant under the Joint National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) and NUS Centre for Cancer Research (N2CR) Seed Funding Program for “Guiding venetoclax-based combination therapy in AML with BH3 profiling”. Thank you N2CR for funding our work!
Bhatt lab received N2CR Seed funding!
We would like to welcome our new final year undergraduate Pharmacy students Ling Jing Jie Daryll, Elisha Teh Jia Yu, Ng Shu Xuan, Tan Siew Wen, Kent Lim, Jeremy Tea (FYP) and Lim Si En Nicole (UROPS) that just joined us!
We welcome our new undergraduate!
We just got awarded with the William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation (WGFRF) COVID-19 Recovery Grant! Thank you to the William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation for funding our work!
Bhatt Lab was awarded with the WDFRF Covid-19 Recovery Grant!