April 2016 | Issue 23
NTU Board of Trustees visits LKCMedicine's Experimental Medicine Building

NTU BOT members and senior management are joined by LKCMedicine leadership and faculty during their recent visit to the new Experimental Medicine Building

On 25 February, LKCMedicine hosted members of the NTU Board of Trustees (BOT) and NTU senior management at its Experimental Medicine Building (EMB) at NTU. Accompanied by LKCMedicine Dean Professor James Best, the visitors were welcomed by Executive Vice-Dean Professor Lionel Lee. Led by BOT Chairman Mr Koh Boon Hwee and NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson, the delegation was keen to see the latest addition to the NTU campus. Among the BOT members attending the event were Mr Lim Chuan Poh, who is also LKCMedicine Governing Board Chairman, and Sir Keith O’Nions, the former Rector and President of Imperial College London.

After a lunch reception, NTU Provost Professor Freddy Boey gave a brief address, introducing the facilities at EMB. Prof Best and Prof Lee then led the visitors on a tour of the state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities at EMB. The tour started with a walk-through of the research laboratories, where BOT members were introduced to the research of Assistant Professor of Metabolic Disease Yusuf Ali and Associate Professor of Human & Microbial Genetics Eric Yap.

Chairman of NTU BOT Mr Koh Boon Hwee (right) tries on part of an age simulation suit to experience age-related hand tremors

At the teaching lab, Assistant Dean for Years 1 & 2 and Professor of Medical Sciences Michael Ferenczi showcased the School’s novel approach to preclinical teaching, including the use of simulation, as well as typical elements of a science practical. Senior Lecturer for Anatomy Dr Reddy Mogali added to this with an introduction to the School’s anatomy teaching, which combines gross anatomy teaching using high-quality, plastinated human bodies and body parts with clinical imaging technologies to prepare students for their clinical years.

The visit ended with a tour of the custom-built Learning Studio.

Associate Professor of Human & Microbial Genetics Eric Yap (left) and Assistant Professor of Metabolic Disease Yusuf Ali (right) give the visitors an overview of their research