Professor Malik Peiris, Dr Beatrice Nal and Ms Joanne Lo will present their results at the Internati

- International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Singapore, 8-11 December, 2009 - The Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, the Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative and Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases are joining forces to advance the research agenda to develop new tools to treat, prevent and control emerging infectious diseases. As part of this effort, they jointly sponsored this 4 day meeting that combined symposia on emerging infectious diseases and infectious disease modeling with the 4th Asia Dengue Research Network Meeting. The venue was the new Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School campus in Singapore. The program included invited presentation by global leaders in infectious diseases as well as presentations on the latest dengue research results.

Prof Malik Peiris delivered a lecture entitled “Pathogenesis of influenza” at Inaugural Symposium of the Duke-NUS Program In Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Two posters were presented in the Dengue Pathogenesis session: “Identification of Cellular Factors Involved in Egress of Dengue Virus Using a Cell Line that Stably Expresses Dengue Recombinant Subviral Particles”, by Dr Beatrice Nal and “Development of Dengue Recombinant Subviral Particles as a Tool to Study Dengue Virus Egress”, by Ms Joanne Lo.

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