Dr Vincent TK CHOW
Dr Vincent TK Chow is a medical virologist and molecular biologist who graduated with MD, PhD, MBBS, MSc and FRCPath qualifications. He joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a Senior Tutor in 1984, and obtained his MSc in Medical Microbiology from University College London in 1986. He completed his PhD on the role of human papillomavirus types 16 and 18 in cervical and genital neoplasia in 1991 at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology. Since 1996, he established the Human Genome Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at NUS that has isolated and characterized several novel human genes and proteins. Currently, he serves as Associate Professor of Microbiology and Principal Investigator of the Host And Pathogen Interactivity Laboratory at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine NUS, and is a Faculty Fellow and Influenza Program Co-Leader of the Infectious Diseases IRG, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology.
Dr Chow previously served as President of the Asia-Pacific Society for Medical Virology, as well as Chair of the Virology Section of the International Society of Chemotherapy. He has published ~200 articles in international refereed journals, and has presented over 250 conference papers. He has received several awards and honors (including the Murex Virologist Award for Rapid Viral Diagnosis, the Chan Yow Cheong Oration at the 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Medical Virology, the Special Commendation Award from the National University of Singapore, and the American Society for Microbiology Plenary Lectureship at the 48th Conference of the Association of Microbiologists of India). His research interests in the past several years have focused on the molecular genetics and infectomics of influenza pneumonia and of hand, foot and mouth disease, specifically on the cellular, molecular, and viral pathogenesis of severe influenza and enterovirus 71 infections.