16.09.2017. 

Speakers 
Prof. Zee Upton 

Prof. Zee Upton is a biochemist by training, a tissue engineer, an inventor and an entrepreneur who is internationally renowned for her research in medical biology. Before moving to Singapore, she was a senior research leader and research manager at Queensland University of Technology in Australia, where she served as the Assistant Dean of Research in the faculty of health. She is the recipient of many awards including : inaugural 2013 Banksia Scientific Regenerative Medicine Award, 2011 Life Sciences Industry Queensland Excellence Award, 2010 Australian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Discovery Science Award, 2009 Women in Technology Biotech Outstanding Achievement Award and 2004 Queensland State Government “Smart Women – Smart State Award”. 

Dr Huili Guo 

Dr. Huili Guo graduated from the University of Cambridge with a B.A. degree in natural sciences. She then went on to receive a PhD in Biology from MIT. Her thesis research on microRNA mediated repression in mammalian systems was recognized by Faculty of 1000 which identifies the most significant articles in biomedical research publications. Dr. Guo has been an ambassador for the STEM programme run by the Singapore committee for  UN women since 2013. She is a recipient of the IMCB independent fellowship, the L’oreal Singapore for women in science national fellowship and the Young scientist awards.

Prof. Ong Soh Khim

Prof. Ong Soh Khim received her honours in mechanical engineering from the National University of Singapore where she continued to study, also obtaining her PhD from there. She is a teacher and into research in the area of manufacturing processes and technologies in the NUS manufacturing division. Dr. Ong was also appointed  a Nominated Member of Parliament by the President of Singapore in 2004 and she has been an active participant in voicing her opinions about women’s rights and the importance of more women in STEM. She is the recipient of many awards, Fellow from the International academy for production engineering, the Singapore youth award - Science and Technology category, to name a few.

Reshma Taneja 

She received her PhD at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. She did her Postdoctoral training in France after which she opened her own laboratory at the Mount Sinai school of Medicine in New York. She is currently an associate professor at NUS in the department of Physiology and has an interest in skeletal muscle biology with a focus on epigenetic mechanisms. She has many accolades to her name including the scholar award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and the Basil O’Connor award in the USA. She is also on the editorial board of several journals.

Eunice Tan

Dr Eunice Tan graduated with a Life Sciences degree from the National University of Singapore, where she also got her masters in Biology. Her honours project involved studying the paternity of highland moss using microsatellite markers. The project sparked her love for field biology and her Masters’ research studied the functional significance of web decorations of orb-weaving spiders in Yunnan, China and Singapore. For her doctoral research at the University of Melbourne, Dr Tan examined the evolution of colour patterns in Australian chrysomeline leaf beetles using a combination of phylogenetic comparative analyses and field experiments.

Dr Jennifer Sheridan 

Dr Sheridan graduated from the University of Chicago, where a teaching assistant first introduced her to the study of frogs in Southeast Asia. She then went on to study the links between health and reproductive success in tropical birds for her MS at the University of Miami. Thereafter, she completed her PhD at the University of California, San Diego, studying reproductive variation in Southeast Asian amphibians. Dr Sheridan taught biology at the University of California Santa Barbara, and a conservation field course in Namibia, Africa, prior to conducting post-doctoral research at the National University of Singapore, exploring long-term changes in amphibian communities and body size responses to climate change. Recently, Dr Sheridan trained in molecular phylogenetics and evolution with Dr Leslie Rissler at the University of Alabama and Dr Bryan Stuart at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Prof. Linda Kenney

Dr Kenney is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently a professor at the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS). After founding MBI-WIS (Mechanobiology Institute Women in Science) in 2013, She was profiled in the March edition of NUS News regarding her role as notable Women in Science at NUS.

Her laboratory studies two-component systems in bacteria that control gene expression at a single cell and nanometer level. She owns her own lab known as the Linda J. Kenney Lab, and has written several research papers and articles pertaining to her studies.

Timing
Exam Hall at UWCSEA Dover Campus 
1207 Dover Road, Singapore 139654
Venue 
Saturday, 16th September 2017, 10am to 2pm 
Jenny Koh

Jenny joined Amazon Web Services as the Senior Enterprise Account Lead for Singapore Commercial sector in June 2015. In this role, Jenny works with various enterprise technology executives to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their resources to their customers.

Jenny is also an active women leader advocate within Amazon, participating actively in all new employees’ onboard orientation program sharing and values being an Amazonian and is vocal in supporting new hire onboard and mentoring.

Prior to joining AWS, Jenny worked in the IT industry for over 16 years, the most recent roles in VMware and IBM, where she held leadership roles in sales, marketing and channels roles. In the 2 years tenure in VMware, Jenny held regional alliance lead role for ASEAN, engaging with diversity of regional partners (Cisco, IBM, HDS, EMC, NetApp) across ASEAN market and was instrumental in growing channel business via OEM partners three-fold.  In IBM, she held various leadership roles across her 10 year tenure. In the last 5 years in IBM, Jenny led product hardware portfolio lines in x86 Wintel and Integrated Converged Systems and grew the business over 30% during that period.

Jenny holds a Degree in Business Studies (Marketing) from Nanyang Technological University.

Dr. Hla Nu Phyu

Dr. Phyu is the Vice chairman for “Women in Engineering” of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She also serves as a Scientist of Agency for Science technology and Research. She is very experienced in research and development of various electrical parts and has been in the engineering industry for several years, making her a perfect role model for STEM clubs. She has even been a panellist at many STEM conferences and is passionate about the cause.

Robyn Lee 

Robyn Lee is an Advisory Board Member at Girls in Tech Singapore (global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology). As an Advisory Board Member, her work involves engagement with the network of volunteers and coordination for GIT events, as well as speaking appearances representing GIT Singapore. She is currently Vice President, Customer Propositions at HSBC; The role encompasses acquisition, portfolio management, and programme development for the Jade by HSBC Premier membership programme for high net worth customers, including the specification and development for several technical solutions now deployed globally. Robyn also spearheads the ongoing retail bank-wide initiative for customer journey enhancements with a customer centric focus, while growing the business in line with Country and Global strategy.

Schedule 
Block 1 (10:00 to 10:45 am) 
1. Dr Hla Nu Phyu 
2. Professor Zee Upton 
3. Prof. Ong Soh Khim
~ Panel Discussion ~
Block 2 (11:05 to 12:05 pm)
1. Dr. Eunice Tan
2. Dr. Huili Guo
3. Jenny Koh
4. Professor Linda Kenney 
~ Panel Discussion ~
Block 3 (12:25 to 1:10 pm)
1. Robyn Lee 
2. Dr. Yue Wan
3. Reshma Taneja 
~ Panel Discussion ~
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