Foreign Faculty

Director, Centre of Influenza Research, Professor, Chair in Virology, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR

Prof Malik Peiris

Director, Centre of Influenza Research, Professor, Chair in Virology, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR

Director, Centre of Influenza Research, Professor, Chair in Virology, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR

Prof Malik Peiris

Director, Centre of Influenza Research, Professor, Chair in Virology, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Honorary Consultant Microbiologist, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR

Professor, Department of Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Disease, University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, Singapore

Prof Paul Anantharajah Tambyah

Professor, Department of Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Disease, University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, Singapore

Professor, Department of Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Disease, University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, Singapore

Prof Paul Anantharajah Tambyah

Professor, Department of Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore, Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Disease, University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, Singapore

Curriculum Vitae (PI)

Name : Paul Anantharajah Tambyah
Title : Professor
NRIC/Passport no. : S168XXXXG
Office Mailing Address : 1E Kent Ridge Road, NUHS Tower Block, Level 10, Singapore 11922
Email : [email protected]
Contact no. : 67795555

Employment History

2013 – present Professor, National University of Singapore
2007 – present Visiting Consultant, Singapore Armed Forces
2000 – present Visiting Consultant, Alexandra Hospital
2001 – 2010 Head, Division of Infectious, Department of Medicine, NUS

Academic Qualifications

MBBS, National University of Singapore (1988)
MD, National University of Singapore (2011)

Research Interests

Emerging infectious diseases and device associated infections

Appointments

Exco Member, ISID, Secretary General APSCMI

Selected Publications

Harris PN, Tambyah PA, Paterson DL. β-lactam and β-lactamase inhibitor combinations in the treatment of extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae: time for a reappraisal in the era of few antibiotic options? Lancet Infect Dis. 2015;15:475-85 (IF 19.9)
Bal C, Herbreteau CH, Buchy P, Rith S, Zaid M, Kristanto W, Han V, Reynaud C, Granjard P, Lépine B, Durand C, Tambyah PA. Safety, potential efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of specific polyclonal immunoglobulin F(ab’)(2) fragments against avian influenza A (H5N1) in healthy volunteers: a single-centre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 1 study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 ;15:285-92 (IF 19.9)
Lye DC, Archuleta S, Syed-Omar SF, Low JG, Oh HM, Wei Y, Fisher D, Ponnampalavanar SSL, Wijaya L, Lee LK, Ooi EE, Kamarulzaman A, Lum LC, Tambyah PA, Leo YS. Prophylactic platelet transfusion plus supportive care versus supportive care alone in adults with dengue and thrombocytopenia: a multicentre, open-label, randomised, superiority trial. Lancet. 2017;389(10079):1611-1618 (IF 44.0)
Hsu LY, Apisarnthanarak A, Khan E, Suwantarat N, Ghafur A, Tambyah PA. Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Enterobacteriaceae in South and Southeast Asia.Clin Microbiol Rev. 2017 ;30:1-22.
South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network. Effect of double dose oseltamivir on clinical and virological outcomes in children and adults admitted to hospital with severe influenza: double blind randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2013;346:f3039 (IF 19.9)
Lee VJ, Yap J, Cook AR, Chen MI, Tay JK, Tan BH, Loh JP, Chew SW, Koh WH, Lin R, Cui L, Lee CW, Sung WK, Wong CW, Hibberd ML, Kang WL, Seet B, Tambyah PA. Oseltamivir ring prophylaxis for containment of 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreaks. N Engl J Med. 2010;362:2166-74. (IF 72.4)
Tambyah PA, Koay ES, Poon ML, Lin RV, Ong BK; Transfusion-Transmitted Dengue Infection Study Group. Dengue hemorrhagic fever transmitted by blood transfusion. N Engl J Med. 2008;359:1526-7 (IF 72.4)
Ehrlich HJ, Müller M, Oh HML, Tambyah PA, Joukhadar C, Montomoli E, Fisher DA, Berezuk G, Fritsch S, Löw-Baselli A, Vartian N, Bobrovsky R, Pavlova BG, Pöllabauer EM, Kistner O, Barrett N. A Clinical Trial of a Whole-Virus H5N1 Vaccine Derived from Cell Culture. New Engl J Med 2008;358:2573-2584 (IF 72.4)

Scientific Awards

2014 YLLSOM Outstanding Researcher Award
2011 NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award Honour Roll
2010 Rotating Professorship Award, Medical Alumni Association

Research Support (as Principal Investigator)

NMRC CTG – Ketotifen as a treatment for dengue fever – S$1.2 mil (USD$857,000)
NUHS H7N9 – Severe influenza ICU transmission study – S$100,000 (USD$71,400)
MOHCDPHRG12NOV25: Controlling antimicrobial use through reducing unnecessary treatment of catheter associated urinary tract infections – S$740,000 (USD $528,500)
SERC BEP 2010: POC_061 – Development of an Infection-resistant Urinary Catheter Coated by Short Antimicrobial Peptides – S$450,000 (USD$321,400)
NMRC/H1N1R/004/2009 –S$670,000 –micro RNAs in Influenza and other viral infections (USD$478,000)

Chair Infection Control Africa Network, Head of UIPC, Fac Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Prof Shaheen Mehtar

Chair Infection Control Africa Network, Head of UIPC, Fac Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Chair Infection Control Africa Network, Head of UIPC, Fac Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Prof Shaheen Mehtar

Chair Infection Control Africa Network, Head of UIPC, Fac Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Senior Deputy Director, Central Interdisciplinary Research Facility, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, President, Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Chairman, International Medical Sciences Academy (PDY-Chapter), India.

Dr J Shanmugam

Senior Deputy Director, Central Interdisciplinary Research Facility, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, President, Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Chairman, International Medical Sciences Academy (PDY-Chapter), India.

Senior Deputy Director, Central Interdisciplinary Research Facility, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, President, Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Chairman, International Medical Sciences Academy (PDY-Chapter), India.

Dr J Shanmugam

Senior Deputy Director, Central Interdisciplinary Research Facility, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, President, Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists, Chairman, International Medical Sciences Academy (PDY-Chapter), India.

Chairman – InternationalMedical Sciences Academy – Pondicherry Chapter
Chairman -Institute Ethics Committee-Indira Gandhi Med.Coll.,Puducherry
Vice-President – International Assoc.Med.&Pharma.Virologists

Brief CV:

Graduated with University First Rank (Annamalai University) (1962-1965)
Did his Microbiology PG course (1st batch) at JIPMER (1965-1968)
Selected by Govt.of India for Ph.D in Arbovirology at AMS, Moscow(1971-1974)
Professor & Head at SreeChitraTirunalMed. Institute ,TVM – 26 years (1975-2000)
Professor & Head at Gulf Medical College in U A E – 7 years(2000-2006)
Professor at Sri ManakulaVinayagar MC & Hosp. from Dec.,- 8 years(2007-2014)
Senior Deputy Director, Central Research Facility, MGMCRI,Puducherry(2014-2016)
Professor Emeritus in Medical Microbiology, MGMCRI, SBV.,Puducherry (2016)
Received Honorary M.D &D.Sc degrees in Alternative Medicine(1991 & 2000)
Elected Fellow of Seven Medical Societies/Academies –
FIVS., FABMS.,. FAMPV.,FIMSA., FICPath., FACE(USA).,FRSTM&H(UK)
Carried out 28 research projects in Microbiology,including two international
Published in Indian and foreign journals: 122 research papers
Registered one Indian patent on CO2 incubator in 1991 at SCTIMST, TVM
Advanced training received in five foreign countries and in India –
USSR, Germany, Czech, Belgium and France& Five Institutes in India
Established three Microbiology Departments – Two in India and one in UAE
Organized many workshop, Symposia and Conferences in India and UAE
Chairman and Member in many Committees in Indian Universities,
National Institutes and National Organizations – ICMR, DST, UGC, CSIR, NIB etc
PG &Ph,D Examiner in more than 25Indian universities/Institutes
Member – Board of Studies in 7Indian Universities
Editor in Two journals – Ind.J.Virol.,& Biomedicine (IABMS) – Two terms
Editorial Member in seven journals& Peer Reviewer in many journals
Founder Member – two Societies-IAMM & Asia Pacific Soc. Med.Virol.
Office bearer in Six Societies/Associations including two International
Chairman – SMVMCH Research Council (2010-2012), Puducherry
Founder President -Pondicherry IAMM Chapter (2010-2013)
President (National), Indian Association Medical Microbiologists (2014-2015)
Member- Institute Ethics Committee, Indira Gandhi Inst.Dental Sciences.

Awards & Honors received:
Awards – National : 12 nos & International : 6 nos and many more academic honors.

Consultant Microbiologist and Lead clinician for infection control, University Hospital Lewisham United Kingdom

Dr Anoma Geraldine Fernando

Consultant Microbiologist and Lead clinician for infection control, University Hospital Lewisham United Kingdom

Consultant Microbiologist and Lead clinician for infection control, University Hospital Lewisham United Kingdom

Dr Anoma Geraldine Fernando

Consultant Microbiologist and Lead clinician for infection control, University Hospital Lewisham United Kingdom

Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Royal Free Hospital and University College, London

Prof Suranjith Seneviratne

Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Royal Free Hospital and University College, London

Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Royal Free Hospital and University College, London

Prof Suranjith Seneviratne

Consultant in Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Royal Free Hospital and University College, London

Consultant Clinical Microbiologist / Infection Control, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, MoH, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam

Dr Rohan Chinnnaiah

Consultant Clinical Microbiologist / Infection Control, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, MoH, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam

Consultant Clinical Microbiologist / Infection Control, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, MoH, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam

Dr Rohan Chinnnaiah

Consultant Clinical Microbiologist / Infection Control, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, MoH, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam

Antibiotic pharmacist, United Kingdom

Ms. Yvonne Iroegbu

Antibiotic pharmacist, United Kingdom

Antibiotic pharmacist, United Kingdom

Ms. Yvonne Iroegbu

Antibiotic pharmacist, United Kingdom

Consultant Microbiologist, Western Diagnostic Pathology in Western Australia, Australia

Dr. Shalini Perera

Consultant Microbiologist, Western Diagnostic Pathology in Western Australia, Australia

Consultant Microbiologist, Western Diagnostic Pathology in Western Australia, Australia

Dr. Shalini Perera

Consultant Microbiologist, Western Diagnostic Pathology in Western Australia, Australia

Sr. Consultant Clinical Microbiology ID & Infection control Gleneagles Global Hospital & Rainbow Hospitals for Children Hyderabad India, Lead Country Coordinator India, Royal College of Pathologists UK

Dr. Ranganathan Iyer

Sr. Consultant Clinical Microbiology ID & Infection control Gleneagles Global Hospital & Rainbow Hospitals for Children Hyderabad India, Lead Country Coordinator India, Royal College of Pathologists UK

Sr. Consultant Clinical Microbiology ID & Infection control Gleneagles Global Hospital & Rainbow Hospitals for Children Hyderabad India, Lead Country Coordinator India, Royal College of Pathologists UK

Dr. Ranganathan Iyer

Sr. Consultant Clinical Microbiology ID & Infection control Gleneagles Global Hospital & Rainbow Hospitals for Children Hyderabad India, Lead Country Coordinator India, Royal College of Pathologists UK

Sector Manager - Legal and Clinical Services, National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia

Andrew Griffin

Sector Manager - Legal and Clinical Services, National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia

Sector Manager - Legal and Clinical Services, National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia

Andrew Griffin

Sector Manager - Legal and Clinical Services, National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia

ID Physician, Rambam Medical Center, Israel

Dr. Ami Neuberger

ID Physician, Rambam Medical Center, Israel

ID Physician, Rambam Medical Center, Israel

Dr. Ami Neuberger

ID Physician, Rambam Medical Center, Israel

Infectious disease clinician, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dale Fisher

Infectious disease clinician, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Infectious disease clinician, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dale Fisher

Infectious disease clinician, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Head of Department, Department of Pathology & Microbiology & Secretary of the Hospital Infection Control Committee at Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai, India.

Dr. Aruna Poojary

Head of Department, Department of Pathology & Microbiology & Secretary of the Hospital Infection Control Committee at Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai, India.

Head of Department, Department of Pathology & Microbiology & Secretary of the Hospital Infection Control Committee at Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai, India.

Dr. Aruna Poojary

Head of Department, Department of Pathology & Microbiology & Secretary of the Hospital Infection Control Committee at Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai, India.

Country Implementation Team Lead, International Infection Control Program Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States of America

Ms. Amy Kolwaite

Country Implementation Team Lead, International Infection Control Program Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States of America

Country Implementation Team Lead, International Infection Control Program Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States of America

Ms. Amy Kolwaite

Country Implementation Team Lead, International Infection Control Program Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States of America

Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust , United Kingdom

Dr David Jenkins

Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust , United Kingdom

Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust , United Kingdom

Dr David Jenkins

Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust , United Kingdom

Consultant & Clinical Lead, Department of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Crosshouse, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Dr. Abhijit M Bal

Consultant & Clinical Lead, Department of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Crosshouse, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Consultant & Clinical Lead, Department of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Crosshouse, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Dr. Abhijit M Bal

Consultant & Clinical Lead, Department of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Crosshouse, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer School of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Assistant Director of Nursing National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr Sharon Salmon

Assistant Director of Nursing National University Hospital, Singapore

Assistant Director of Nursing National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr Sharon Salmon

Assistant Director of Nursing National University Hospital, Singapore

HQ/HIS/SDS, Coordinator, Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Prof Benedetta Allegranzi

HQ/HIS/SDS, Coordinator, Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

HQ/HIS/SDS, Coordinator, Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Prof Benedetta Allegranzi

HQ/HIS/SDS, Coordinator, Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

The Brigham & Women's Hospital, Microbiology Department, Boston,

Dr John Stelling

The Brigham & Women's Hospital, Microbiology Department, Boston,

The Brigham & Women's Hospital, Microbiology Department, Boston,

Dr John Stelling

The Brigham & Women's Hospital, Microbiology Department, Boston,

Local Faculty

Consultant Virologist, Medical Research Institute, Colombo

Dr Jude Jayamaha

Consultant Virologist, Medical Research Institute, Colombo

Consultant Virologist, Medical Research Institute, Colombo

Dr Jude Jayamaha

Consultant Virologist, Medical Research Institute, Colombo

Consultant Immunologists, Medical Research Institute, Colombo.

Dr. Rajiva de Silva

Consultant Immunologists, Medical Research Institute, Colombo.

Consultant Immunologists, Medical Research Institute, Colombo.

Dr. Rajiva de Silva

Consultant Immunologists, Medical Research Institute, Colombo.

Deputy Director General – Laboratory Services, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Colombo 10

Dr. B.V.S.H. Beneragama

Deputy Director General – Laboratory Services, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Colombo 10

Deputy Director General – Laboratory Services, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Colombo 10

Dr. B.V.S.H. Beneragama

Deputy Director General – Laboratory Services, Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Colombo 10

Consultant Microbiologist, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo

Dr. Kumudu Karunaratne

Consultant Microbiologist, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo

Consultant Microbiologist, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo

Dr. Kumudu Karunaratne

Consultant Microbiologist, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Colombo

Acting Consultant, District General Hospital, Mannar.

Dr. Lasantha Rajakaruna

Acting Consultant, District General Hospital, Mannar.

Acting Consultant, District General Hospital, Mannar.

Dr. Lasantha Rajakaruna

Acting Consultant, District General Hospital, Mannar.

Consultant Virologist and Vaccinologist, Head / Department of Rabies and Vaccine Q C, Medical Research Institute, Colombo

Dr Kanthi Nanayakkara

Consultant Virologist and Vaccinologist, Head / Department of Rabies and Vaccine Q C, Medical Research Institute, Colombo

Consultant Virologist and Vaccinologist, Head / Department of Rabies and Vaccine Q C, Medical Research Institute, Colombo

Dr Kanthi Nanayakkara

Consultant Virologist and Vaccinologist, Head / Department of Rabies and Vaccine Q C, Medical Research Institute, Colombo

Consultant Microbiologist, General Hospital, Sri Jayawardhenapura

Dr. Kushlani Jayatilleke

Consultant Microbiologist, General Hospital, Sri Jayawardhenapura

Consultant Microbiologist, General Hospital, Sri Jayawardhenapura

Dr. Kushlani Jayatilleke

Consultant Microbiologist, General Hospital, Sri Jayawardhenapura

Consultant Microbiologist, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo

Dr. Geethika Patabendige

Consultant Microbiologist, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo

Consultant Microbiologist, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo

Dr. Geethika Patabendige

Consultant Microbiologist, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo

Hotel Taj Samudra

Colombo, Sri Lanka

August 08 - 11, 2018

08:30 AM – 05:00 PM