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Principal Investigator, Singapore Immunology Network(SIgN),
Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)


• Speaker, Infectious Disease Symposium, 22 Sep 2018


Dr Norman Pavelka received his degree in Biotechnology from the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2001 and his PhD in Immunology from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in 2006. He started out his career in Prof Paola Castagnoli’s lab at the University of Milano-Bicocca, where he developed his microarray data analysis skills and contributed to numerous functional genomics projects in the field of host-pathogen interactions. He then received postdoctoral research training, from Prof Rong Li, at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, where he published seminal research papers on the role of aneuploidy in evolution of yeast cells.He also collaborated with Dr Michael Washburn, publishing important contributions to the proteomics data analysis field. Dr Pavelka was awarded the prestigious A*STAR Investigatorship in Biomedical Sciences and set up his research laboratory at SIgN in 2011, where he is studying the ecology and evolution of host-microbe interactions in the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. In 2013, Dr Pavelka became an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, and in 2015, he became a Visiting Scientist at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Moreover, Dr Pavelka serves on the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Genetics, Microbial Pathogenesis and Scientific Reports.