Scientific Programme


A/Prof David Lye
Director, Infectious Disease Research and Training Office, National Centre for Infectious Diseases;
Associate Professor,
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Associate Professor David LYE Chien Boon (MBBS, FRACP, FAMS, FRCP) graduated in medicine on the Dean’s List from the University of Melbourne in 1996 and completed specialty training in infectious diseases in Australia in 2004. He returned to Singapore to work at the Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in 2005.

He is currently senior consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, TTSH and associate professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore as well as Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. At TTSH, he founded and led the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme from 2009 to 2018. At the National Centre for Infectious Diseases,  Professor Lye is Director of the Infectious Disease Research and Training Office. He headed Singapore Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network from 2014 to 2020, and Training and Education Office, NCID from 2018 to 2020.

He is the current chair of the National Antimicrobial Stewardship Expert Panel. He is a member of National Antimicrobial Resistance Control Committee, One Health Antimicrobial Resistance Project Team and Expert Committee on COVID-19 Vaccination, Ministry of Health, Singapore.

Professor Lye has held more than SGD$10million in research grant as principal investigator to date. He has published more than 260 peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals such as NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Lancet Global Health as well as Science, Science Translational Medicine, Nature Biotechnology and Nature Communications.

He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Journal Global Antimicrobial Resistance. He was formerly an associate editor, BMC Infectious Diseases and Scientific Reports, and a member of the editorial board, JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance.

Professor Lye is President of the College of Physicians, Singapore and Society of Infectious Disease (Singapore). He is an advocate for HIV prevention as Vice President of Action for AIDS.
Internationally, he is secretary general, Asia Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection, and a member of executive committee, International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, and council of International Society of Infectious Diseases.

Professor Lye’s awards include: Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Yong Loo Lin School of
Medicine, National University of Singapore, 2016; National Healthcare Group Team Recognition
Award 2017, Silver, Hospital Acquired Infection Elimination Collaborative; Tan Tock Seng Hospital Milestone Award 2017, Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme; and NHG Research Awards, Outstanding Research Impact Award 2019 and 2020.

Programme Details

Day 1, 01 January 1970 , Thursday,
Block 2: What We Learnt from Covid-19?
Track : "LIVE" What We Learnt from COVID-19? : Plenary + Panel Discussion
Topic : Panel Discussion: New Models of Partnership in a Post-Covid World