National University of Singapore, Singapore
Associate Professor Jang Hann “Justin” Chu is currently the Assistant Dean (Academic Affairs) and a faculty member in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Infectious Diseases Translational Research Programme (IDTRP), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is holding a Joint Senior Principal Investigator in the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), A*STAR. A/P Chu is also the Director of the largest research high containment Biosafety Level 3 Facility in Singapore which is located in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. A/P Chu is actively engaged in the study of the molecular biology of human enteroviruses that cause HFMD, mosquito-borne viruses including Dengue, Zika, Japanese Encephalitis and Chikungunya as well as SARS CoV-2. The outcome of these studies is helping to pave the roadmap towards the development of a number of antiviral strategies (antivirals, vaccines, therapeutics antibodies, molecular inhibitors) and diagnostics that are now undergoing clinical translational evaluation. Eight patents and numerous scientific awards have been received from his current research. A/Prof Chu has published over 130 international peer-reviewed scientific publications and book chapters. A number of these scientific papers are published in prestigious journals including Science, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Science Translational Medicine, Nature Communications and PNAS to name a few.