Roger FOO National University of Singapore "Factors for cardiomyocyte cell states"
ABSTRACT The Foo lab has invested effort in understanding cardiomyocyte cell states of the differentiation and de-differentiation process. This talk will elaborate on factors which we have prioritised out of projects making use of transcriptomes and a genome-wide Crispr screen, using both pre-clinical cardiac models and iPS-cardiomyocytes.
BIO Roger is the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Professor of Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Director NUHS Cardiovascular Disease Translational Research Programme, Assistant Dean (Research), Head NUHS Clinician Scientist Academy, and Senior Consultant Cardiac Genetics, National University Heart Centre. He is a graduate of the Medical School at NUS, and spent 20 years abroad before returning to Singapore in 2013. His specialist training was undertaken at Kings College Hospital, London, and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He was an awardee of the Wellcome Trust Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and returned to Cambridge as a British Heart Foundation Fellow and Consultant Physician, before eventually returning to Singapore.