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7th Pathology ACP Research Day

Thank you for joining us at our 7th Pathology ACP Research Day webinar on 6 October 2020, Tuesday.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the poster and platform presentations. Do join us as we congratulate the following presenters for their interesting presentations.

Our heartiest congratulations to the following winners of the 7th Pathology ACP Research Day Poster & Platform Presentations.

Poster Presentations

​Dr Aw Sze Jet

Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme

Best Poster Prize
(Residents & Trainees)

Title: Perinatal autopsies of stillbirths – a clinical review

​Ms Ho Kah Kee Josephine

Medical Laboratory Technologist, Department of Molecular Pathology, SGH

Best Poster Prize
(Allied Health Professionals aged 35 years and younger)

Title: Combination of Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) with Conventional Cytogenetics (CC) techniques improves Philadelphia (Ph) variant characterization

​Dr Chen Chuanfei

Principal Medical Laboratory Scientist, Department of Molecular Pathology, SGH

Best Poster Prize
(Allied Health Professionals above 35 years)

Title: Implementation of cytogenomic microarray with plasma cell enrichment enables better abnormality detection and risk stratification in patients with plasma cell neoplasia

​Mr Chen Xiaoyang

PhD Student, National University of Singapore                

​Best Poster Prize
(Medical Students and Undergraduates)

Title: Breast Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Associated with Microinvasion Induces Immunological Response and Predicts Ipsilateral Invasive Recurrence

Dr Kuttiparambil Unnikrishnan

Resident, National University Hospital

​Achievement Award (Poster)

​Ms Toh Lee Tian

Medical Laboratory Technologist, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, KKH

​Achievement Award (Poster)

Ms Liaw Pui San Fiona

Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist, Department of Molecular Pathology, SGH

​Achievement Award (Poster)

Mr Ainsley Ryan Lee Yan Bin

Medical Student, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS


Achievement Award (Poster)


Platform Presentations

​Dr Lau Chin Shern Michael

Medical Officer, Changi General Hospital

​Best Platform Presentation

Title: Optimised Limits of Reactivity for The Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 and Abbott SARS-CoV-2 Ig-G Assays

​Dr Lau Hiu Yeung

Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme

​Platform Presentation – 1st Runner Up

​Ms Kee Su Keyau

Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist, Department of Molecular Pathology, SGH

​Platform Presentation – 2nd Runner Up

​Dr Chen Xiu Fen

Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme

​Achievement Award (Platform)

​Dr Nurdyana Binte Abdul Rahman

Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist, Department of Microbiology, SGH

​Achievement Award (Platform)

​Ms Laura Tan Ling Ying

Medical Student, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

​Achievement Award (Platform)


Inspiring Mentor Awards

​A/Prof Kenneth Chang

Head & Senior Consultant, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, KKH

​Inspiring Mentor Award

​A/Prof Alvin Lim

Assistant Director, Department of Molecular Pathology, SGH

​Inspiring Mentor Award

​Dr Kesavan Sittampalam

Senior Consultant, Department of Anatomical Pathology, SGH

​Inspiring Mentor Award

Dr Leow Wei Qiang

Senior Consultant, Department of Anatomical Pathology, SGH

​Inspiring Mentor Award


Publication Prize

​Dr Aw Sze Jet

Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme

Publication Prize

Journal: Histopathology

Title: Congenital mesoblastic nephroma is characterised by kinase mutations including EGFR internal tandem duplications, the ETV6-NTRK3 fusion, and the rare KLHL7-BRAF fusion

Authors: Zhao M, Yin M, Kuick CH, Chen H, Aw SJ, Merchant K, Ng EHQ, Gunaratne S, Loh AHP, Gu W, Tang H, Chang KTE

​Dr Loong Shihleone

Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme

​Publication Prize

Journal: Histopathology

Title: Novel TFG-RET fusion in a spindle cell tumour with S100 and CD34 coexpresssion

Authors: Loong S, Lian DWQ, Kuick CH, Lim TH, Nah SA, Wong KPL, Chang KTE

​Dr Shireen Tan

Medical Officer, Department of Microbiology, SGH

Publication Prize

Journal: Access Microbiology

Title: An unusual case of Scedosporium apiospermum fungaemia in an immunocompetent patient with a left ventricular assist device and an implantable cardiac device

Authors: Tan S, Chung S, Tan T, Teo L, Tan B, Tan Y

​Dr Zhao Zitong

Resident, SingHealth Pathology Residency Programme

Publication Prize

Journal: Journal of Clinical Pathology

Title: PD-L1 expression is an unfavourable prognostic indicator in Asian renal cell carcinomas

Authors: Yeong J, Zhao Z, Lim JCT, Li H, Thike AA, Koh VCY, Teh BT, Kanesvaran R, Toh CK, Tan PH, Khor LY

​Dr Nurdyana Binte Abdul Rahman

Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist, Department of Microbiology, SGH

Publication Prize

Journal: Pathology

Title 1: Genomic analysis of Lactococcus garvieae isolates

Authors: Lin, YS, Kweh KH, Koh TH, Lau, QC, Abdul Rahman, N. B


Title 2: Comparative genomic analysis of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies dysgalactiae, an occasional cause of zoonotic infection

Authors: Koh TH, Binte Abdul Rahman N, Sessions OM

Ms Nur Diyana Binte Md Nasir

Research Officer, Department of Anatomical Pathology, SGH

Publication Prize

Journal: Modern Pathology

Title: Morphologic and genetic heterogeneity in breast fibroepithelial lesions-a comprehensive mapping study

Authors: Tan BY, Md Nasir ND, Chang HY, Ng CCY, Guan P, Nagarajan S, Rajasegaran V, Lee JY, Lim JQ, Thike AA, Teh BT, Tan PH

Mr Khoo Boon Ching

Medical Laboratory Scientist, Department of Microbiology, SGH

​​Publication Prize

Journal: Journal of Environment and Safety

Title: Evaluation of a laboratory safety program that integrates daily toolbox meeting to prevent laboratory exposure to high risk microorganisms

Authors: Khoo B C, Tahar F H, Wee B Y, Sim J H C

Mr Chen Xiaoyang

PhD Student, National University of Singapore   

Publication Prize

Journal: Virchows Archiv

Title: Higher density of stromal M2 macrophages in breast ductal carcinoma in situ predicts recurrence

Authors: Chen XY, Thike AA, Md Nasir ND, Koh VCY, Bay BH, Tan PH