Yee Joo TAN

Lab Location: #6-05   Email:  Tel: 65869625

Dr Yee-Joo TAN received her BA (1993) from the University of Cambridge and stayed on to complete her PhD (1997) on protein folding under the guidance of Profs. Mikael Oliveberg and Sir Alan Roy Fersht.  Subsequently, Dr TAN did her post-doctoral training at the Institute of Molecular & Cell Biology (IMCB) before being promoted to be Principal Investigator after 2003 SARS outbreak. Currently, she is Joint Senior Principal Investigator at IMCB and Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). In 2019, she was awarded a fellowship by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President's International Fellowship Initiative to be a visiting scientist in Professor Ling CHEN’s group at the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine & Health, China.
Dr Tan is a molecular virologist and researches on hepatitis viruses, influenza viruses as well as newly emerged viruses, like the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in 2002, and SARS-CoV-2, which emerged in 2019 to cause the COVID-19 pandemic. She is also interested in the development of new methods for the production of proteins, design of immunogenic protein fragments as well as novel carriers that can be used to enhance antibody responses. Working with collaborators within and outside the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), she also develops monoclonal antibodies for viral and cancer biomarkers so that they can be used in different types of diagnostic assays.