No

Date

Event

Title of talk

January 2015

1

30 Jan 2015

CSCR General meeting 1

2

4th UTAR SCiP and 1st UTAR-UST 2015 Joint Symposium Committee Meeting

February 2015

3

9 Feb 2015

Post-graduate programme – Work Completion Seminar

Ms Nalini Devi Verusingam

Development and Characterization of Induce Pluripotent Stem Cells (IPSCs) Derived From Human Oral Squamous Carcinoma Cell (OSCC)

4

26 Feb 2015

Post-graduate programme - Directed Reading

Mr. Vimalan Rengganaten

Induction of Cancer Stem Cell Properties in Colon Cancer Cells by Defined Factors [PLoS ONE (2014), 9 (7),  e101735]

5

Ms. Erica Choong Pei Feng

Cancer cell reprogramming : Implications & Challenges

March 2015

6

12 Mar 2015

Post-graduate programme - Directed Reading

Mr. Tan Yoke Tsung

Characterization of shed medicinal leech mucus reveals a diverse microbiodata [Frontiers in Microbiology (2015), 5(757),  pp. 1-10]

7

Mr. Vimalan Rengganaten

Chemoresistance in cancer

8

27 Mar 2015

4th UTAR SCiP and 1st UTAR-UST 2015 Joint Symposium Committee Meeting

April 2015

9

9 Apr 2015

Post-graduate programme – Proposal Defense

Mr. Vimalan Rengganaten

Expression of selected ABC transporter proteins in the established chemo-resistant colorectal cancer stem cells

10

Mr. Tan Yoke Tsung

Microbial 16S Metagenomic Diversity of Malaysian Raw and Post-harvest Edible Bird Nest (EBN)

11

Post-graduate programme - Directed Reading

Ms. Erica Choong Pei Feng

Elite model for the generation of induced pluripotent  cancer cells (iPCs) [PLoS ONE (2013), 8(2),  e56702]

12

10 April 2015

Post-graduate  programme  – Work Completion Seminar

Mr Lim Sheng Jye

In Vitro Hair Follicle Cloning Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Derived from Hair Follicle Keratinocytes of Plucked Human Hair

13

23 April 2015

Post-graduate  programme  - Directed Reading

Ms. Norlaily Mohd Ali

Infiltrating bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells increase prostate cancer stem cell population and metastatic ability via secreting cytokines to suppress androgen receptor signaling[Oncogene (2013), pp. 1-11]

14

Ms. Boo Lily

Sulforaphane (SF) a Dietary Component of Broccoli/Broccoli Sprouts, Inhibits Breast Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs)[Clinical Cancer Research (2010), 16(9), pp. 2580- 2590]

May 2015

15

14 May 2015

Post-graduate  programme  - Directed Reading

Mr. Tan Yoke Tsung

Impact of Next Generation Sequencing Techniques in Food Microbiology

Post-graduate  programme – Proposal Defense

16

Ms. Erica Choong Pei Feng

Elucidation of DNA damage response pathways and functional efficiency of DNA repair genes associated with reprogrammed osteosarcoma cell lines

17

15 May 2015

4th UTAR SCiP and 1st UTAR-UST 2015 Joint Symposium Committee Meeting

18

28 May 2015

Post-graduate  programme  - Directed Reading

Ms Boo Lily

Spheroid 3D Cancer Models in Tumor Biology

19

Ms. Norlaily Mohd Ali

Exosomes, circulating miRNAs in cancer

June 2015

20

11 June 2015

Post-graduate  programme  – Proposal Defense

Ms. Boo Lily

Establishment, phenotypic and molecular profiling of stem cell-like spheroid cultures in breast cancer cell lines

21

Ms. Norlaily Mohd Ali

Exosomal and cellular miRNAs profiling of osteosarcoma-derived CSC-like population (CD133+) under the influence of BM-MSCs co-culture environment

22

25 June 2015

Post-graduate  programme  - Directed Reading

Ms. Erica Choong Pei Feng

DNA repair mechanisms and cancer

July 2015

23

9 July 2015

4th UTAR SCiP and 1st UTAR-UST 2015 Joint Symposium Committee Meeting

24

15 July 2015

CSCR Talk

Dr. Martyna Adamowicz-Brice
Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College, London, UK

Title: System analysis reveals a non-coding RNA regulatory network in cardiac development and repair

25

29 July 2015

4th UTAR SCiP and 1st UTAR-UST 2015 Joint Symposium Committee Meeting

August 2015

25

3 - 4 Aug 2015

4th UTAR SCiP and 1st UTAR-UST Joint Symposium on Stem Cell Research

27

6 Aug 2015

Post-graduate programme - viva

Ms. Chiew Men Yee

Development and Characterization of AML-M5-derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs)

28

27 Aug 2015

CSCR General meeting 2

September 2015

29

10 Sept 2015

Post-graduate programme - Directed Reading

Ms. Boo Lily

Chemoresistance in cancer stem cells & strategies to overcome resistance

30

Ms. Norlaily Mohd Ali

Co-culture:system for modeling tumor microenvironment in vitro.

31

Ms. Erica Choong Pei Feng

Single cell resolution in vivo imaging of DNA damage  following PARP inhibition [ Scientific Reports 5:10129,2014]

October 2015

32

22 Oct 2015

Post-graduate  programme - Directed Reading

Ms. Boo Lily

Assessing breast cancer cell lines as tumour models by comparison of mRNA expression profiles [Breast Cancer Research (2015), 17(1), pp. 114]

33

Ms. Norlaily Mohd Ali

Exosomes from bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells contain a microRNA that promotes dormancy in metastatic breast cancer cells [Science Signaling (2014), 7(332): ra63]

November 2015

34

27 Nov 2015

CSCR Journal Club

Dr. Lim Kian Lam

Generation of clinical-grade human induced pluripotent stem cells in Xeno-free conditions. [Stem Cell Research & Therapy (2015), 6(1), pp. 1-11]

35

CSCR General meeting 3

December 2015

36

7 Dec 2015

Post-graduate  programme  - Viva

Mr. Lim Sheng Jye

Generation and Characterisation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Derived From Human Hair Follicle Keratinocytes

37

18 Dec 2015

CSCR Journal Club

Ms. Michele Hiew Sook Yuin

Terminal differentiation and loss of tumorigenecity of human cancers via pluripotency based reprogramming [Oncogene (2013), 32(18), pp. 2249-2260]

Activities in 2014

 

Event organized such as conference, seminar, forum talks, and any other activities. (Please include pictures, video presentations, multimedia presentation, etc.)

 

 

Date

 

Activity

 

Venue

11 January 2013

 

CSCR General Meeting

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus

22 February 2013

 

CSCR Journal Club

Speaker: Ms Nurul Amira bt Buslima Title: Mulberry Leaf Extract Inhibits Cancer Cell Stemness in Neuroblastoma

Journal: Nutrition and Cancer, 2012, 64, 889-898

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus

1 March 2013

 

CSCR General Meeting

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus

29 March 2013

 

CSCR Journal Club

Speaker: Ms Lee Mei Wei   

Title: Human papillomavirus infection is inhibited by host autophagy in primary human keratinocytes

Journal: Virology, 2013, 437, 12-19

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus

26 April 2013

 

CSCR Journal Club

Speaker: Ms Norlaily Mohd Ali

Title: Hypoxia inhibits senescence and maintains mesenchymal stem cell properties through down-regulation of E2A-p21 by HIF-TWIST

Journal: Blood, 2011, 117, 459-469

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus

25 May 2013

 

UTAR Seminar on Recent Advances in Stem Cell Research 2013

Lecture Theatre 1, UTAR Sg Long Campus

25 July 2013

 

CSCR Journal Club

Speaker: Ms Nguyen Phan Nguyen Nhi Title: c-Myc modulates microRNA processing via the transciptional regulation of Drosha

Journal: Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 1942

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus

25 July 2013

 

CSCR General Meeting

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus

27 September 2013

 

CSCR Journal Club

Speaker: Ms Erica Choong Pei Fen   Title: Pluripotent Stem Cells Induced from Mouse Somatic Cells by Small molecule compounds

Journal: Science, 2013, 341, 651-654

 

Speaker: Ms Michelle Hiew Sook Yuin

Title: Up-regulation of microRNA-1290 impairs cytokinesis and affect the reprogramming of colon cancer cells

Journal: Cancer Letters, 2013, 329, 155-163

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus

25 October 2013

 

CSCR Journal Club

Speaker: Ms K. Shri Hymavathee   

Title: Human mesenchymal stem cell-replicative senescence and oxidative stress are closely linked to aneuploidy

Journal: Cell Death and Disease, 2013, e691

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus

2 December 2013

 

3rd UTAR Seminar on Stem Cell and iPSC Research (2013): Basic & Translational Aspects

Lecture Theatre 1, UTAR Sg Long Campus

13 December 2013

 

CSCR talk

Speaker: Professor Choo Kong Bung Title: Understanding regulation of gene expression: my life-long journey as a molecular biologist

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus

13 December 2013

 

CSCR General Meeting

FMHS Research Lab Seminar Room, UTAR Sg Long Campus