13th Research Postgraduate Symposium
December 10 & 11, 2008


The Research Postgraduate Symposium (RPS) was first introduced in 1996 to provide a platform for research postgraduate students to present and share their exciting ideas and progress in research. The objectives are to promote academic interaction and intellectual advancement among students and teaching staff. Through active exchange among presenters, Chairpersons, supervisors and fellow students, it is hoped that students will benefit from the dynamic and stimulating environment of biomedical research in the Faculty.

A total of 247 students have registered for this year’s RPS, 176 of them will deliver poster presentations on December 10, 2008 and 71 of them will have oral presentations on December 11, 2008. The presentations will be grouped into sessions broadly based on the strategic research themes of the Faculty, namely, Cancer, Healthy Aging, Infection & Immunology, Public Health and Reproduction & Development. Prominent researchers from overseas as well as Faculty members in the relevant fields will be invited to be Adjudicators/Chairpersons of the presentations.

One candidate who presented the best poster in each theme will be awarded a Certificate of Merit, and one presenter with the best performance in each of the oral presentation session will be invited to present again at the Plenary Session. Finally at the Plenary Session, a panel of adjudicators will select one presenter for the Best Presentation Award.