Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Laurent Renia
Professor of Infectious Diseases, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Academic Qualifications
1988-1991 Ph. D. in Public Health, University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris, France)

Current Position
Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
Joint appointment with School of Biological Sciences, NTU, Singapore

1991 McArthur Foundation (USA), research fellowship award
1992 Stanley Foundation (Switzerland), research fellowship award
1991 Institut Electricité et Santé [Electricité de France (EDF) Science Foundation], Research Grant Award
2009 A*STAR (Singapore) Safety Advocates Award (2009)
2010 2012 A*STAR (Singapore) Dedicated Service Award (2012)
2018 Ministry of Health, Singapore, 5-year long service Award
2019 Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) awards 2019. Borderless Bronze award
2021 Knight of the Insignia of Merit, French Republic
My scientific interests cover the immunology of infectious diseases (malaria and arboviruses) and newly emerging viruses (SARS-CoV-2) to the development of new immunological assays and animal models that can be used to study communicable and non-communicable diseases (such as cancer).
  • Building and validating a modular vaccination platform via multivalent presentation of antigens using protein-based scaffolds
  • Immunity against emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; coronaviruses and malaria as model pathogens
  • Understanding Evasion of The Innate Immune System by Malaria Parasites