Roger Foo is the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Professor of Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Director of the NUHS Cardiovascular Disease Translational Research Programme, Assistant Dean (Research), Head NUHS Clinician Scientist Academy, and Senior Consultant lead for 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. In 2003, he was awarded the Wellcome Trust Fellowship to pursue research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and returned to Cambridge in 2006 as a British Heart Foundation Fellow and Consultant Physician, before eventually returning to Singapore. His lab was the first to publish an epigenomic map of the failing human heart in 2012. More recently, they have published an in-depth analysis of the cardiac chromatin 3D organisation, and also reported the discovery of new long noncoding RNAs which regulate key cardiac gene expression, and cardiomyocyte cell states. The approach of the lab deep dives into the epigenome, using advanced technology including single cell transcriptomics and Crispr-genome editing to explore frontiers. Always seeking translational opportunities, Roger was also the first to apply Next Generation sequencing based genomics to the cardiac clinic at NUH, and established multiple research and commercial networks with collaborators locally and internationally.
Day 1, 12 October 2023 , Thursday, 1115 – 1135hrs
Session 2: 12 Oct 2023, Thurs, 1100 – 1230hrs
Track : Track 1D: ACSI: Journey from Clinicians to Scientists and Innovators (Garnet 214 - 215)
Topic : Shaping Clinician Scientists for The Future