Ives LIM YUBIN
Ives majored in Molecular Cell Biology as an undergraduate in National University of Singapore, completing his final year project using Proteominer Technology and 2D-DIGE on protein biomarker discovery in gastric carcinoma. He subsequently pursued a PhD with A/Prof Chong Yap Seng and GUSTO / DevOS investigating the impact of various prenatal environments on the fetal methylome. During his PhD, he was also actively involved in academic teaching. Aside from having taught 6 different NUS modules across 5 years, Ives also mentored 12 undergraduate student research group projects. Of the 20 students he mentored in these research group projects, 12 have graduated from NUS. Of these 12 NUS graduates, 11 intend to pursue their research interests by starting a higher degree (Masters, PhD, MBBS, MD) within the year. The 12th graduate has chosen to join the Ministry of Health.
My research interests mainly lie within molecular etiologies of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). Given the evidence that propensity for disease later in life is somehow sensitised during prenatal development, it makes a lot of sense to investigate deeply the molecular pathology of classical metabolic diseases in context of pregnancy, e.g. gestational diabetes. I am also interested in how non-modifiable phenotypes like birth order can influence physiological development – implications of which may resonate beyond public health policies.
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