Application of Genomic Advances in Healthcare


Macrogen in collaboration with Prof John Chambers, LKC School of Medicine, warmly invite you to a 1-day scientific conference "Application of Genomics Advances in Healthcare", on Monday Mar 18, from 9 am to 6 pm, at the Ong Tiong Tat & Irene Tan Liang Kheng Auditorium, 4th floor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore.

International speakers from USA, Finland, Germany, Thailand and Singapore will share their knowledge and experiences on how genomics can be applied to populations, pathways and to people.

4 CME Points will be awarded by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) to medical practitioners.

Conference is free, but registration is required.

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Agenda Speaker
8 - 9 AM Registration
9 - 10:40 AM 1. Global Initiatives of Precision Medicine
Welcoming Remarks John Chambers
Achieving Impact of Precision Medicine Locally, Nationally, and Internationally Geoffrey Ginsburg
Genomics Thailand: Implementing Genomic Medicine in Thailand's Healthcare System Manop Pithukpakorn
BRIDGES: Bringing Research Innovations for the diagnosis of Genetics DIagnoses in Singapore Saumya Shekhar Jamuar
Morning Tea break
11:15 AM - 12:55 PM 2. Emerging tools and technologies
Growing a Data Biosphere in Asia David Glazer
Clinical implementation of genomics - Perspective from NUH Tai E-Shyong
Challenges in application of whole-genome bisulfite sequencing in precision medicine Marie Loh
The human microbiome – can we afford to ignore it? Niranjan Nagarajan
2 - 3:20 PM 3. Advances in Genomics
Polygenic risks and their impact on health behaviour in Finland Samuli Ripatti
Insights from diversity: the GenomeAsia 100K consortium Hie Lim Kim
Low pass sequencing for genomic profiling Arthur Gilly
Afternoon Tea
3:50 - 5:15 PM 4: Translation to the Clinic
Clinical cancer genomics in Singapore: is there a role for extended testing? Joanne Ngeow
The SG100K project John Chambers
(Epi)Genomic Precision Medicine in Asian Populations Patrick Tan


  • Prof Geoffrey GinsburgDirector, Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine, Duke University, USA
  • Prof Samuli RipattiResearch Group Leader, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, Finland
  • Dr Saumya Jamuar, Senior Consultant, Genetics Service, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
  • Dr Manop Pitakpakorn, Division of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • David Glazer, Engineering Director, Verily Life Sciences.  Founder of Google Genomics. USA.
  • Assoc Prof Joanne Ngeow, Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology, Head, NCCS Cancer Genetics Service, National Cancer Centre Singapore
  • Assoc Prof Niranjan Nagarajan, Senior Group Leader & Associate Director, Computational and Systems Biology, Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR; Associate Professor, Computer Science, NUS
  • Asst Prof Kim Hie Lim, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dr Marie Loh, Principal Investigator, Translational Laboratory in Genetic Medicine (TLGM), A*STAR, Singapore
  • Dr Arthur Gilly, Head of Analytics, Institute of Translational Genomics, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany
  • Prof Tai E Shyong, Senior Consultant, Division of Endocrinology, National University Hospital; Associate Professor, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders Programme, Duke-NUS, Singapore 
  • Prof Patrick Tan, Director, SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine (PRISM); Deputy Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council, A*STAR, Singapore
  • Prof John Chambers, Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore


The official hotel for this conference is the Oasia Hotel Novena.
The conference rate is SGD210++/night including breakfast and internet.
Email for the booking form which must be submitted before 28 Feb 2019.

An alternative hotel is the Courtyard Singapore Novena.

Both hotels are connected to LKC Medicine via linkbridge through the shopping centre and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.


Organized in partnership with Prof John Chambers, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University.


This event is partly funded by a grant from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency.