Precision Medicine in Cardiovascular Sciences

 

Introduction:

SingHealth Duke-NUS Genomic Medicine Centre (SD GMC) cordially invites all to join its bi-monthly Genomic Medicine Seminar Series entitled, “Precision Medicine in Cardiovascular Sciences”, held virtually via Zoom on  27 July 2021, Tuesday at 1:00 pm. This webinar will be featuring guest speakers, Dr Chrishan Ramachandra and Dr Eric Lim Tien Siang.

Speaker’s Background: 

Dr Chrishan Ramachandra is an Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the National Heart Centre Singapore. He will be sharing his research entitled, “Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for precision medicine and drug discovery applications”. His research focuses on deriving patient-specific cardiomyocytes for studying the pathophysiology of heart failure, with the aim of identifying novel therapeutic targets to improve clinical outcomes.

He has generated patient-specific models for long QT syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, diabetic cardiomyopathy and heart failure, and with these models, identify novel therapies that have shown promise in the clinical setting.

Dr Eric Lim is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Cardiology at the National Heart Centre Singapore. His subspecialty interest is in electrophysiology and pacing. He also runs the inherited cardiac conditions (ICC) clinic at NHCS, which sees conditions such as familial hyperlipidaemia, Brugada syndrome and Long QT syndrome. Dr Lim would be sharing on the topic, “Genetics in Cardiology – Where are we now?”.

Hurry, get on board to find out about the benefits of Precision Medicine and its impact on Cardiovascular Sciences!