Making a Mark for Women in Science (Part 1): Structural Biologist Chinmayi Prasanna

Making a Mark for Women in Science (Part 1): Structural Biologist Chinmayi Prasanna

Making a mark for Women in Science: In the spirit of International Women’s Day held recently in March, we meet some of the recipients of the 2020 Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (WiEST) Conference Grant. First up is NTU School of Biological Sciences PhD student Chinmayi Prasanna. She shares with us how she got to where she is now, and her views on women in science.

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Say no to transplant rejection

During organ transplantation, the donor organ is almost always recognised as foreign by the recipient’s immune system. When organ rejection is cell-mediated, it can be treated with steroids. Alloantibody-mediated organ rejection, however, often leads to transplantation failure.

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The Big Question: NTU’s Richard Sugrue on SARS-CoV-2 Challenges

Richard Sugrue is an Associate Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research focuses on the biology of RNA viruses. In particular, his lab is trying to understand, at the molecular level, the role that host-cell factors play during specific stages of the virus replication cycle, such as virus replication and assembly.

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