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GEM4/SMART Symposium On Infectious Diseases


  • Peter PREISER, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Mike KEMENY, National University of Singapore, Singapore


  • Vincent CHOW, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Gerhard GRUBER, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Laurent RENIA, SIgN, Singapore
  • Thomas DICK, Novartis Institute of Tropical Diseases, Singapore
  • Chwee Teck LIM, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Richard SUGRUE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


  • Peter PREISER
    Nanyang Technological University
    School of Biological Sciences
    60 Nanyang Drive
    Singapore 637551
    Tel: (65) 63162869, Fax: (65) 67913856

Scope of Symposium

This symposium aims to provide a platform for scientists in the area of infectious diseases to come together and share recent developments Special emphasis will be on new technologies in terms of detection, imaging, drug and vaccine delivery and structural approaches. Cross disciplinary interaction with the ICMAT meeting on materials will be emphasised. Furthermore, infectious diseases in relation to basic research as well as clinical aspects will be covered.

About GEM4

GEM4 has brought together researchers and professionals in major institutions across the globe with distinctly different, but complementary, expertise and facilities to address significant problems at the intersections of select topics of engineering, life sciences, technology, medicine and public health.

GEM4 creates new models for interactions across scientific disciplinary boundaries whereby problems spanning the range of fundamental science to clinical studies and public health can be addressed on a global scale through strategic international partnerships. Through initial focus areas in cell and molecular biomechanics, and environmental health, in the context of select human diseases, GEM4 creates a global forum for the definition and exploration of grand challenges and scientific studies, for the cross-fertilization of ideas among engineers, life scientists and medical professionals, and for the development of novel educational tools.


The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre is a major new research enterprise in Singapore established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore.

SMART, MIT’s first such research unit outside of Cambridge, MA, serves as an intellectual hub, allowing faculty, researchers and graduate students from MIT to collaborate with their academic and industrial counterparts from Singapore and the region in exciting new areas of science and technology.