Dr Samuel S Chong
PhD, Dip Clin Mol Genet (USA)
Fellow, American College of Medical

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Centre
National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr Samuel Chong is involved with an international collaborative effort to identify genes exerting moderate to strong effects on risk to cleft palate in newborns. He has also developed a single cell PCR test for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of 8-cell embryos to detect the most common Southeast Asian - and -thalassemia point mutations based on minisequencing technology.

Dr Paul Robson

Group Leader
Genome Institute of Singapore

Using a mouse model, Dr Robson and his team are involved in efforts to identify genes and their patterns of expression that are significant in molecular development and evolutionary origins of the mammalian blastocyst. Knowledge gained from his research will be directly applicable to potential and real clinical applications in the fields of stem cell therapy and assisted reproduction.

Dr Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan
MD, M Clin Embryol (NUS), MSc

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Medical Sciences of Ho Chi Minh City
Clinical Director, Ngoc Lan Fertility Clinic

Dr Vuong Thi Ngoc Lan received her MD degree in 1996. She got her Master Degree of Clinical Embryology at National University of Singapore in 1999. During the past ten years, she was working as Clinical Director of the largest IVF center in Vietnam, which has up to 2,000 IVF cycles per year. She is currently working at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Medicine of Ho Chi Minh city. She has been invited to talk in several regional and international meetings. Dr Lan is now PhD fellow in Reproductive Medicine. Her primary interests are luteal phase support, use of antagonist in IVF, ovulation induction in PCOS patients and IVM.  

Dr Ho Manh Tuong
MD, M Clin Embryol (NUS), MSc

General Secretary, Ho Chi Minh City Society for Reproductive Medicine (HOSREM)
Senior Consultant, IVF VanHanh, Ho Chi Minh City

Dr Ho Manh Tuong graduated from at University of Medicine of Ho Chi Minh City in 1993. He then received his Master degree of Clinical Embryology at National Unversity of Singapore in 1999. He was Director of IVF program of Tu Du Hospital from 1999 to 2007. Currently, he is working as consultant for different IVF centers in Vietnam. He is also General Secrectary of Ho Chi Minh City Society of Reproductive Medicine (HOSREM). His current interests are vitrification, IVM and management in IVF.