The Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Medical School aims to pioneer the development and discovery of new and more effective methods for the treatment, prevention and control of new and emerging pathogens. The key outcome of the research will be the early identification of new pathogens, out of which new diagnostic tests, treatments and control strategies will be developed.
Functional genomic approaches (e.g., Genome-scale CRISPR knockout, Haploid Genetic Screen, Genome-wide RNAi) have continuously driven the discovery of new knowledge about many emerging and re-emerging viruses. Using functional genomics, we aim to uncover host factors essential for the infection and pathogenesis of RNA viruses. In particular, we study arthropod-borne and human respiratory RNA viruses that pose significant public health threats. The discovery and characterization of these host genes will shed light on the underlying molecular mechanisms of viral pathogenesis. Notably, our findings may contribute cellular targets for developing novel classes of antivirals, such as host-directed antiviral therapeutics.
A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Virology (Principal Investigator: Yaw Shin Ooi). The successful candidate will perform a variety of functions related to research under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or his designate:
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Apply here: https://careers.nus.edu.sg/DukeNUS/job/Outram-Park-Research-Fellow-%28OREIDOYS%29-Outr/4492744/