News

December 31, 2019 

Farewell to our FYP students Iswari and Zhen Xuan, wishing them all the best in their future endeavours. 


December 2, 2019 

A warm welcome to our new Post Doctoral Fellow, Zhang Tong!


September 30, 2019

Farewell and all the best to our Research Fellow, Shaun, on his new adventures. 

Thank you for your contributions to the lab!


September 17, 2019

The long and short of virus genomes

Short- and long-range interactions that give structure to virus genomes also influence virus replication and infectiousness.


May 27, 2019

Heartiest welcome to our new Post Doctoral Fellow, Zhang Yu!


April 27, 2019

Advances in Singapore's Zika and dengue fight

Scientists' success in mapping out structure of viruses crucial for developing treatments


April 24, 2019

A*STAR & Duke-NUS unveils the map to design treatment for dengue and zika viruses

Scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), together with scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School and A*STAR’s Bioinformatics Institute (BII), have mapped out the structures of four dengue and four Zika viruses. The research focuses on understanding the genetic materials and shapes of these viruses, as well as their corresponding functions. Through the identification of the common shapes and structures of the viruses, scientist will be able to design new drug treatments to target these areas.


March 29, 2019

Unveiling the mysteries of dengue and Zika genome organization 

Mosquito-borne infections are common and deadly in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. Estimates suggest up to 700 million infections and over 1 million deaths are caused by a variety of mosquito-borne viruses. Moreover, changes in climate are causing an expansion of the habitats of the mosquitos to the north and south and bringing an ever increasing number of people in contact with these diseases. One major class of mosquito-borne viruses are the Flaviviruses, which include dengue and Zika viruses. These viruses are positive strand RNA viruses which utilize their genomes for replication and translation. Studying the structure and function of these viruses genomes is key to understanding their pathogenicity.


March 8, 2019

26 Fantastic Female Scientists

In 2018, Wan was named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar in the Molecular Architecture of Life program. The program funds and supports researchers within five years of their first academic position by helping them build research networks and develop essential skills needed to become leaders in global research. Wan was recognized for her work on the role of RNA structures in human health and infectious diseases. Previously, Wan was elected as an EMBO Young Investigator in 2017 and received the L’Oréal Singapore for Women in Science National Fellowship in 2016. 


March 4, 2019

2019 Edition Of Asian Scientist 100 Announced

This year’s honorees have made significant contributions to diverse disciplines ranging from materials science to molecular biology and particle physics, with representatives from China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The list is by no means exhaustive but captures the essence of the region’s ingenuity and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 



WAN LAB 

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