Dr Bernett Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and went on to do a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics focusing on the analysis of alternative splicing using computational methods. After graduation, he worked for The Blueprint Initiative as the manager of High Throughput Biology aiding the creation of BIND (Biomolecular Interaction Network Database), a database of protein to protein interactions. He then moved to the Bioinformatics Institute where he supported collaborative research activities in the area of neurobiology, biomarker selection and intermediate filaments. When Thomson Reuters acquired the intellectual property of BIND, he joined them to further develop the database as part of Thomson Reuters life science portfolio. When Eli Lilly opened the Lilly SIngapore Centre For Drug Discovery, he joined the Integrative Computational Science (ICS) group to work on drug target identification and PK/PD (pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics). The solution that was developed at Eli Lilly for PK/PD was a success earning it a mention in the article "20 Great Ideas To Steal" in InformationWeek 500. Following the closure of the centre, he moved to SIgN as part of the Immunoinformatics core supporting the institute in all manner of data analysis.

The mission of the Immunoinformatics group is to enable the research of the other research groups in SIgN by providing state of the art and novel analytics to low, medium and high throughout datasets. The group also build analytical pipelines, data storage, query and retrieval systems, and integrated heterogeneous data analysis and visualisation systems to enable the scientists to explore their own data, and to combine in-house and external data.

 Postdocs (Ph.D) Systems Analyst Research Officer 
  • Kaibo DUAN
  • Vipin NARANG
  • Menaka RAJAPAKSE
  • Solomonraj WILSON
  • Nicholas ANG 


Toh X, Chong SM, Wang Y, Soh ML, Chan A, Teo XH, Lee B, Wong Y, Hsu CD, Oh S, Fernandez CJ, Huangfu T. Canine Parvovirus-2c (CPV-2c) Infection in Wild Asian Palm Civets ( Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) in Singapore. J Wildl Dis. 2019 Mar 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Yeong J, Lim JCT, Lee B, Li H, Ong CCH, Thike AA, Yeap WH, Yang Y, Lim AYH, Tay TKY, Liu J, Wong SC, Chen J, Lim EH, Iqbal J, Dent R, Newell EW, Tan PH. Prognostic value of CD8 + PD-1+ immune infiltrates and PDCD1 gene expression in triple negative breast cancer. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 Feb 6;7(1):34.

Monaco G, Lee B, Xu W, Mustafah S, Hwang YY, Carre C, Burdin N, Visan L, Ceccarelli M, Poidinger M, Zippelius A, Pedro de Magalhaes J, Larbi A. RNA-Seq Signatures Normalized by mRNA Abundance Allow Absolute Deconvolution of Human Immune Cell Types. Cell Rep. 2019 Feb 5;26(6):1627-1640.e7.

Karlsson Linnér R, Biroli P, Kong E, Meddens SFW, Wedow R, Fontana MA, Lebreton M, Tino SP, Abdellaoui A, Hammerschlag AR, Nivard MG, Okbay A, Rietveld CA, Timshel PN, Trzaskowski M, Vlaming R, Zünd CL, Bao Y, Buzdugan L, Caplin AH, Chen CY, Eibich P, Fontanillas P, Gonzalez JR, Joshi PK, Karhunen V, Kleinman A, Levin RZ, Lill CM, Meddens GA, Muntané G, Sanchez-Roige S, Rooij FJV, Taskesen E, Wu Y, Zhang F, 23and Me Research Team, eQTLgen Consortium, International Cannabis Consortium, Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, Auton A, Boardman JD, Clark DW, Conlin A, Dolan CC, Fischbacher U, Groenen PJF, Harris KM, Hasler G, Hofman A, Ikram MA, Jain S, Karlsson R, Kessler RC, Kooyman M, MacKillop J, Männikkö M, Morcillo-Suarez C, McQueen MB, Schmidt KM, Smart MC, Sutter M, Thurik AR, Uitterlinden AG, White J, Wit H, Yang J, Bertram L, Boomsma DI, Esko T, Fehr E, Hinds DA, Johannesson M, Kumari M, Laibson D, Magnusson PKE, Meyer MN, Navarro A, Palmer AA, Pers TH, Posthuma D, Schunk D, Stein MB, Svento R, Tiemeier H, Timmers PRHJ, Turley P, Ursano RJ, Wagner GG, Wilson JF, Gratten J, Lee JJ, Cesarini D, Benjamin DJ, Koellinger PD, Beauchamp JP. Genome-wide association analyses of risk tolerance and risky behaviors in over 1 million individuals identify hundreds of loci and shared genetic influences. Nat Genet. 2019 Feb;51(2):245-257.

Carissimo G, Teo TH, Chan YH, Lee CY, Lee B, Torres-Ruesta A, Tan JJ, Chua TK, Fong SW, Lum FM, Ng LF. Viperin controls chikungunya virus-specific pathogenic T cell IFNγ Th1 stimulation in mice. Life Sci Alliance. 2019 Jan 21;2(1).

Timmers PR, Mounier N, Lall K, Fischer K, Ning Z, Feng X, Bretherick AD, Clark DW; eQTLGen Consortium, Agbessi M, Ahsan H, Alves I, Andiappan A, Awadalla P, Battle A, Bonder MJ, Boomsma D, Christiansen M, Claringbould A, Deelen P, van Dongen J, Esko T, Favé M, Franke L, Frayling T, Gharib SA, Gibson G, Hemani G, Jansen R, Kalnapenkis A, Kasela S, Kettunen J, Kim Y, Kirsten H, Kovacs P, Krohn K, Kronberg-Guzman J, Kukushkina V, Kutalik Z, Kähönen M, Lee B, Lehtimäki T, Loeffler M, Marigorta U, Metspalu A, van Meurs J, Milani L, Müller-Nurasyid M, Nauck M, Nivard M, Penninx B, Perola M, Pervjakova N, Pierce B, Powell J, Prokisch H, Psaty BM, Raitakari O, Ring S, Ripatti S, Rotzschke O, Ruëger S, Saha A, Scholz M, Schramm K, Seppälä I, Stumvoll M, Sullivan P, Teumer A, Thiery J, Tong L, Tönjes A, Verlouw J, Visscher PM, Võsa U, Völker U, Yaghootkar H, Yang J, Zeng B, Zhang F, Shen X, Esko T, Kutalik Z, Wilson JF, Joshi PK. Genomics of 1 million parent lifespans implicates novel pathways and common diseases and distinguishes survival chances. Elife. 2019 Jan 15;8.

Agrawal R, Balne PK, Wei X, Bijin VA, Lee B, Ghosh A, Narayanan R, Agrawal M, Connolly J. Cytokine Profiling in Patients With Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2019 Jan 2;60(1):376-382.


Skibinski DAG, Jones LA, Zhu YO, Xue LW, Au B, Lee B, Naim ANM, Lee A, Kaliaperumal N, Low JGH, Lee LS, Poidinger M, Saudan P, Bachmann M, Ooi EE, Hanson BJ, Novotny-Diermayr V, Matter A, Fairhurst AM, Hibberd ML, Connolly JE. Induction of Human T-cell and Cytokine Responses Following Vaccination with a Novel Influenza Vaccine. Sci Rep. 2018 Dec 20;8(1):18007.

Xu W, Monaco G, Wong EH, Tan WLW, Kared H, Simoni Y, Tan SW, How WZY, Tan CTY, Lee BTK, Carbajo D, K G S, Low ICH, Mok EWH, Foo S, Lum J, Tey HL, Tan WP, Poidinger M, Newell E, Ng TP, Foo R, Akbar AN, Fülöp T, Larbi A. Mapping of γ/δ T cells reveals Vδ2+ T cells resistance to senescence. EBioMedicine. 2018 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Tan Y, Ng WJ, Lee SZX, Lee B, Nattkemper LA, Yosipovitch G, Ng LG, Tey HL. Three-dimensional optical clearing and imaging of pruritic atopic dermatitis and psoriasis skin reveals downregulation of epidermal innervation. J Invest Dermatol. 2018 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Luukkainen A, Puan KJ, Yusof N, Lee B, Tan KS, Liu J, Yan Y, Toppila-Salmi S, Renkonen R, Chow VT, Rotzschke O, Wang Y. A Co-culture Model of PBMC and Stem Cell Derived Human Nasal Epithelium Reveals Rapid Activation of NK and Innate T Cells Upon Influenza A Virus Infection of the Nasal Epithelium. Front Immunol. 2018 Nov 8;9:2514.

Tan Y, Li JLY, Goh CC, Lee BTK, Kwok IWH, Ng WJ, Evrard M, Poidinger M, Tey HL, Ng LG. Streamlining volumetric multi-channel image cytometry using hue-saturation-brightness-based surface creation. Commun Biol. 2018 Sep 6;1:136.

Xue A, Wu Y, Zhu Z, Zhang F, Kemper KE, Zheng Z, Yengo L, Lloyd-Jones LR, Sidorenko J, Wu Y, eQTLGen Consortium, McRae AF, Visscher PM, Zeng J, Yang J. Genome-wide association analyses identify 143 risk variants and putative regulatory mechanisms for type 2 diabetes. Nat Commun. 2018 Jul 27;9(1):2941.

Qi T, Wu Y, Zeng J, Zhang F1, Xue A, Jiang L, Zhu Z, Kemper K, Yengo L, Zheng Z, eQTLGen Consortium, Marioni RE, Montgomery GW, Deary IJ, Wray NR, Visscher PM, McRae AF, Yang J. Identifying gene targets for brain-related traits using transcriptomic and methylomic data from blood. Nat Commun. 2018 Jun 11;9(1):2282.

Balne PK, Agrawal R, Au VB, Lee B, Ghosh A, Sethu S, Agrawal M, Narayanan R, Connolly J. Dataset of plasma and aqueous humor cytokine profiles in patients with exudative age related macular degeneration and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy. Data Brief. 2018 May 24;19:1570-1573.

Lum FM, Lye DCB, Tan JJL, Lee B, Chia PY, Chua TK, Amrun SN, Kam YW, Yee WX, Ling WP, Lim VWX, Pang VJX, Lee LK, Mok EWH, Chong CY, Leo YS, Ng LFP. Longitudinal study of cellular and systemic cytokines signatures define the dynamics of a balanced immune environment in disease manifestation in Zika virus-infected patients. J Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 24;218(5):814-824.

Yeong J, Lim JCT, Lee B, Li H, Chia N, Ong CCH, Lye WK, Putti TC, Dent R, Lim E, Thike AA, Tan PH, Iqbal J. High Densities of Tumor-Associated Plasma Cells Predict Improved Prognosis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Front Immunol. 2018 May 30;9:1209.

Lum FM, Lee D, Chua TK, Tan JJL, Lee CYP, Liu X, Fang Y, Lee B, Yee WX, Rickett NY, Chia PY, Lim V, Leo YS, Matthews DA, Hiscox JA, Ng LFP. Zika Virus Infection Preferentially Counterbalances Human Peripheral Monocyte and/or NK Cell Activity. mSphere. 2018 Mar 28;3(2).

Mak A, Thornhill SI, Lee HY, Lee B, Poidinger M, Connolly JE, Fairhurst AM. Brief report: Decreased expression of CD244 (SLAMF4) on monocytes and platelets in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Clin Rheumatol. 2018 Mar;37(3):811-816.

Tan Y, Li JL, Lee BTK, Lum J, Pramono ZAD, Evrard M, Poidinger M, Tey HL, Ng LG. Nanostring Analysis of Skin Biopsies from Patients with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura Reveals Genes Associated with Pathology and Heterogeneity in the Disease Process. Acta Derm Venereol. 2018 Feb 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Yeong J, Thike AA, Ikeda M, Lim JCT, Lee B, Nakamura S, Iqbal J, Tan PH. Caveolin-1 expression as a prognostic marker in triple negative breast cancers of Asian women. J Clin Pathol. 2018 Feb;71(2):161-167.


Vacca M, Böhme J, Zambetti LP, Khameneh HJ, Paleja BS, Laudisi F, Ho AWS, Neo K, Leong KWK, Marzuki M, Lee B, Poidinger M, Santambrogio L, Tsenova L, Zolezzi F, De Libero G, Singhal A, Mortellaro A. NLRP10 Enhances CD4+ T-Cell-Mediated IFNγ Response via Regulation of Dendritic Cell-Derived IL-12 Release. Front Immunol. 2017 Nov 2;8:1462.

Takata K, Kozaki T, Lee CZW, Thion MS, Otsuka M, Lim S, Utami KH, Fidan K, Park DS, Malleret B, Chakarov S, See P, Low D, Low G, Garcia-Miralles M, Zeng R, Zhang J, Goh CC, Gul A, Hubert S, Lee B, Chen J, Low I, Shadan NB, Lum J, Wei TS, Mok E, Kawanishi S, Kitamura Y, Larbi A, Poidinger M, Renia L, Ng LG, Wolf Y, Jung S, Önder T, Newell E, Huber T, Ashihara E, Garel S, Pouladi MA, Ginhoux F. Induced-Pluripotent-Stem-Cell-Derived Primitive Macrophages Provide a Platform for Modeling Tissue-Resident Macrophage Differentiation and Function. Immunity. 2017 Jul 18;47(1):183-198.e6.

Kam YW, Leite JA, Lum FM, Tan JJL, Lee B, Judice CC, Teixeira DAT, Andreata-Santos R, Vinolo MA, Angerami R, Resende MR, Freitas ARR, Amaral E, Junior RP, Costa ML, Guida JP, Arns CW, Ferreira LCS, Rénia L, Proença-Modena JL, Ng LFP, Costa FTM, Zika-Unicamp Network. Specific Biomarkers Associated With Neurological Complications and Congenital Central Nervous System Abnormalities From Zika Virus-Infected Patients in Brazil. J Infect Dis. 2017 Jul 15;216(2):172-181.

Yeong J, Thike AA, Lim JC, Lee B, Li H, Wong SC, Hue SS, Tan PH, Iqbal J. Higher densities of Foxp3+ regulatory T cells are associated with better prognosis in triple-negative breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 May;163(1):21-35.

Obeidat M, Nie Y, Chen V, Shannon CP, Andiappan AK, Lee B, Rotzschke O, Castaldi PJ, Hersh CP, Fishbane N, Ng RT, McManus B, Miller BE, Rennard S, Paré PD, Sin DD. Network-based analysis reveals novel gene signatures in peripheral blood of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respir Res. 2017 Apr 24;18(1):72.

Lum FM, Low DK, Fan Y, Tan JJ, Lee B, Chan JK, Rénia L, Ginhoux F, Ng LF. Zika Virus Infects Human Fetal Brain Microglia and Induces Inflammation. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Apr 1;64(7):914-920.

Cheng C, Gutierrez NM, Marzuki MB, Lu X, Foreman TW, Paleja B, Lee B, Balachander A, Chen J, Tsenova L, Kurepina N, Teng KWW, West K, Mehra S, Zolezzi F, Poidinger M, Kreiswirth B, Kaushal D, Kornfeld H, Newell EW, Singhal A. Host sirtuin 1 regulates mycobacterial immunopathogenesis and represents a therapeutic target against tuberculosis. Sci Immunol. 2017 Mar;2(9).

Zelante T, Wong AY, Mencarelli A, Foo S, Zolezzi F, Lee B, Poidinger M, Ricciardi-Castagnoli P, Fric J. Impaired calcineurin signaling in myeloid cells results in downregulation of pentraxin-3 and increased susceptibility to aspergillosis. Mucosal Immunol. 2017 Mar;10(2):470-480.

Puan KJ, Andiappan AK, Lee B, Kumar D, Lai TS, Yeo G, Bercin D, Starke M, Haase D, Lum J, Chew FT, Connolly J, Wong SC, Zolezzi F, Poidinger M, Wang Y, Rötzschke O. Systematic characterization of basophil anergy. Allergy. 2017 Mar;72(3):373-384.

Kumar D, Puan KJ, Andiappan AK, Lee B, Westerlaken GH, Haase D, Melchiotti R, Li Z, Yusof N, Lum J, Koh G, Foo S, Yeong J, Alves AC, Pekkanen J, Sun LD, Irwanto A, Fairfax BP, Naranbhai V, Common JE, Tang M, Chuang CK, Jarvelin MR, Knight JC, Zhang X, Chew FT, Prabhakar S, Jianjun L, Wang Y, Zolezzi F, Poidinger M, Lane EB, Meyaard L, Rötzschke O. A functional SNP associated with atopic dermatitis controls cell type-specific methylation of the VSTM1 gene locus. Genome Med. 2017 Feb 20;9(1):18.

Thornhill SI, Mak A, Lee B, Lee HY, Poidinger M, Connolly JE, Fairhurst AM. Monocyte Siglec-14 expression is upregulated in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and correlates with lupus disease activity. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2017 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Her Z, Kam YW, Gan VC, Lee B, Thein TL, Tan JJ, SIgN Immunomonitoring Platform, Lee LK, Fink K, Lye DC, Renia L, Leo YS, Ng LF. Severity of Plasma Leakage Is Associated With High Levels of Interferon γ-Inducible Protein 10, Hepatocyte Growth Factor, Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2), and MMP-9 During Dengue Virus Infection. J Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 1;215(1):42-51


Irvine KM, Wockner LF, Hoffmann I, Horsfall LU, Fagan KJ, Bijin V, Lee B, Clouston AD, Lampe G, Connolly JE, Powell EE. Multiplex Serum Protein Analysis Identifies Novel Biomarkers of Advanced Fibrosis in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease with the Potential to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy of Established Biomarkers. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 18;11(11):e0167001.

Chong SZ, Evrard M, Devi S, Chen J, Lim JY, See P, Zhang Y, Adrover JM, Lee B, Tan L, Li JL, Liong KH, Phua C, Balachander A, Boey A, Liebl D, Tan SM, Chan JK, Balabanian K, Harris JE, Bianchini M, Weber C, Duchene J, Lum J, Poidinger M, Chen Q, Rénia L, Wang CI, Larbi A, Randolph GJ, Weninger W, Looney MR, Krummel MF, Biswas SK, Ginhoux F, Hidalgo A, Bachelerie F, Ng LG. CXCR4 identifies transitional bone marrow premonocytes that replenish the mature monocyte pool for peripheral responses. J Exp Med. 2016 Oct 17;213(11):2293-2314.

Appanna R, Kg S, Xu MH, Toh YX, Velumani S, Carbajo D, Lee CY, Zuest R, Balakrishnan T, Xu W, Lee B, Poidinger M, Zolezzi F, Leo YS, Thein TL, Wang CI, Fink K. Plasmablasts During Acute Dengue Infection Represent a Small Subset of a Broader Virus-specific Memory B Cell Pool. EBioMedicine. 2016 Oct;12:178-188.

Lu Y, Andiappan AK, Lee B, Ho R, Lim TK, Kuan WS, Goh DY, Mahadevan M, Sim TB, Wang Y, Van Bever HP, Rotzschke O, Larbi A, Ng TP. Neuropeptide Y associated with asthma in young adults. Neuropeptides. 2016 Oct;59:117-121.

Tan CT, Wistuba-Hamprecht K, Xu W, Nyunt MS, Vasudev A, Lee BT, Pawelec G, Puan KJ, Rotzschke O, Ng TP, Larbi A. Vδ2+ and α/ß T cells show divergent trajectories during human aging. Oncotarget. 2016 Jul 19;7(29):44906-44918.

Penny HL, Sieow JL, Adriani G, Yeap WH, See Chi Ee P, San Luis B, Lee B, Lee T, Mak SY, Ho YS, Lam KP, Ong CK, Huang RY, Ginhoux F, Rotzschke O, Kamm RD, Wong SC. Warburg metabolism in tumor-conditioned macrophages promotes metastasis in human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Oncoimmunology. 2016 Jun 21;5(8):e1191731.

Simarmata D, Ng DC, Kam YW, Lee B, Sum MS, Her Z, Chow A, Leo YS, Cardosa J, Perera D, Ooi MH, Ng LF. Early clearance of Chikungunya virus in children is associated with a strong innate immune response. Sci Rep. 2016 May 16;6:26097.

Andiappan AK, Sio YY, Lee B, Suri BK, Matta SA, Lum J, Foo S, Koh G, Liu J, Zolezzi F, Poidinger M, Wang Y, Rotzschke O, Chew FT. Functional variants of 17q12-21 are associated with allergic asthma but not allergic rhinitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Mar;137(3):758-766.e3.

Li JL, Lim CH, Tay FW, Goh CC, Devi S, Malleret B, Lee B, Bakocevic N, Chong SZ, Evrard M, Tanizaki H, Lim HY, Russell B, Renia L, Zolezzi F, Poidinger M, Angeli V, John AL, Harris JE, Tey HL, Tan SM, Kabashima K, Weninger W, Larbi A, Ng LG. Neutrophils Self-Regulate Immune Complex-Mediated Cutaneous Inflammation Through CXCL2. J Invest Dermatol. 2016 Feb;136(2):416-24.


Celhar T, Hopkins R, Thornhill SI, De Magalhaes R, Hwang SH, Lee HY, Yasuga H, Jones LA, Casco J, Lee B, Thamboo TP, Zhou XJ, Poidinger M, Connolly JE, Wakeland EK, Fairhurst AM. RNA sensing by conventional dendritic cells is central to the development of lupus nephritis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Nov 10;112(45):E6195-204.

Thoreau M, Penny HL, Tan K, Regnier F, Weiss JM, Lee B, Johannes L, Dransart E, Le Bon A, Abastado JP, Tartour E, Trautmann A, Bercovici N. Vaccine-induced tumor regression requires a dynamic cooperation between T cells and myeloid cells at the tumor site. Oncotarget. 2015 Sep 29;6(29):27832-46.

Zelante T, Wong AY, Ping TJ, Chen J, Sumatoh HR, Viganò E, Hong Bing Y, Lee B, Zolezzi F, Fric J, Newell EW, Mortellaro A, Poidinger M, Puccetti P, Ricciardi-Castagnoli P. CD103(+) Dendritic Cells Control Th17 Cell Function in the Lung. Cell Rep. 2015 Sep 22;12(11):1789-801.

Andiappan AK, Melchiotti R, Poh TY, Nah M, Puan KJ, Vigano E, Haase D, Yusof N, San Luis B, Lum J, Kumar D, Foo S, Zhuang L, Vasudev A, Irwanto A, Lee B, Nardin A, Liu H, Zhang F, Connolly J, Liu J, Mortellaro A, Wang de Y, Poidinger M, Larbi A, Zolezzi F, Rotzschke O. Genome-wide analysis of the genetic regulation of gene expression in human neutrophils. Nat Commun. 2015 Aug 10;6:7971.

Jin P, Andiappan AK, Quek JM, Lee B, Au B, Sio YY, Irwanto A, Schurmann C, Grabe HJ, Suri BK, Matta SA, Westra HJ, Franke L, Esko T, Sun L, Zhang X, Liu H, Zhang F, Larbi A, Xu X, Poidinger M, Liu J, Chew FT, Rotzschke O, Shi L, Wang Y. A functional brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene variant increases the risk of moderate-to-severe allergic rhinitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Jun;135(6):1486-1493.e8.

Teng TS, Kam YW, Lee B, Hapuarachchi HC, Wimal A, Ng LC, Ng LF. A Systematic Meta-analysis of Immune Signatures in Acute Chikungunya Virus-infected Patients. J Infect Dis. 2015 Jun 15;211(12):1925-35.

Benham H, Nel HJ, Law SC, Mehdi AM, Street S, Ramnoruth N, Pahau H, Lee BT, Ng J, G Brunck ME, Hyde C, Trouw LA, Dudek NL, Purcell AW, O'Sullivan BJ, Connolly JE, Paul SK, Lê Cao KA, Thomas R. Citrullinated peptide dendritic cell immunotherapy in HLA risk genotype-positive rheumatoid arthritis patients. Sci Transl Med. 2015 Jun 3;7(290):290ra87

Westra HJ, Arends D, Esko T, Peters MJ, Schurmann C, Schramm K, Kettunen J, Yaghootkar H, Fairfax BP, Andiappan AK, Li Y, Fu J, Karjalainen J, Platteel M, Visschedijk M, Weersma RK, Kasela S, Milani L, Tserel L, Peterson P, Reinmaa E, Hofman A, Uitterlinden AG, Rivadeneira F, Homuth G, Petersmann A, Lorbeer R, Prokisch H, Meitinger T, Herder C, Roden M, Grallert H, Ripatti S, Perola M, Wood AR, Melzer D, Ferrucci L, Singleton AB, Hernandez DG, Knight JC, Melchiotti R, Lee B, Poidinger M, Zolezzi F, Larbi A, Wang Y, van den Berg LH, Veldink JH, Rotzschke O, Makino S, Salomaa V, Strauch K, Völker U, van Meurs JB, Metspalu A, Wijmenga C, Jansen RC, Franke L. Cell Specific eQTL Analysis without Sorting Cells. PLoS Genet. 2015 May 8;11(5):e1005223.

Balachander A, Nabti S, Sobota RM, Foo S, Zolezzi F, Lee BT, Poidinger M, Ricciardi-Castagnoli P. Dendritic cell-derived IL-2 inhibits survival of terminally mature cells via an autocrine signaling pathway. Eur J Immunol. 2015 May;45(5):1494-9.

Thalayasingam M, Gerez IF, Yap GC, Llanora GV, Chia IP, Chua L, Lee CJ, Ta Le HD, Cheng YK, Thong BY, Tang CY, Van Bever HP, Shek LP, Curotto de Lafaille MA, Lee BW. Clinical and Immunochemical Profiles of Food Challenge Proven or Anaphylactic Shrimp Allergy in the Tropical Singapore. Clin Exp Allergy. 2015 Mar;45(3):687-97.

Evrard M, Chong SZ, Devi S, Chew WK, Lee B, Poidinger M, Ginhoux F, Tan SM, Ng LG. Visualization of bone marrow monocyte mobilization using Cx3cr1gfp/+Flt3L-/- reporter mouse by multiphoton intravital microscopy. J Leukoc Biol. 2015 Mar;97(3):611-9.

Reddy SA, Shelar SB, Dang TM, Lee BN, Yang H, Ong SM, Ng HL, Chui WK, Wong SC, Chew EH. Sulforaphane and its methylcarbonyl analogs inhibit the LPS-stimulated inflammatory response in human monocytes through modulating cytokine production, suppressing chemotactic migration and phagocytosis in a NF-κB- and MAPK-dependent manner. Int Immunopharmacol. 2015 Feb;24(2):440-50.

Andiappan AK, Narayanan S, Myers RA, Lee B, Nieuwenhuis MA, Nardin A, Park CS5, Shin HD, Kim JH, Westra HJ, Franke L7, Esko T, Metspalu A, Teo YY, Saw SM, Chuen KC, Jianjun L, Koppelman GH, Postma DS, Poidinger M, Connolly JE, Wang DY, Rotzschke O, Curotto de Lafaille MA, Chew FT. Genetic variants of inducible costimulator are associated with allergic asthma susceptibility. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Feb;135(2):556-558.e13.


Cerny D, Haniffa M, Shin A, Bigliardi P, Tan BK, Lee B, Poidinger M, Tan EY, Ginhoux F, Fink K. Selective Susceptibility of Human Skin Antigen Presenting Cells to Productive Dengue Virus Infection. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Dec 4;10(12):e1004548.

Fric J, Lim CX, Mertes A, Lee BT, Viganò E, Chen J, Zolezzi F, Poidinger M, Larbi A, Strobl H, Zelante T, Ricciardi-Castagnoli P. Calcium and Calcineurin-Nfat Signaling Regulate Granulocyte-Monocyte Progenitor Cell cycle Via Flt3-L. Stem Cells. 2014 Dec;32(12):3232-44.

Chao Y, Kaliaperumal N, Chretien AS, Tang S, Lee B, Poidinger M, Fairhurst AM, Connolly JE. Human plasmacytoid dendritic cells regulate IFN-α production through activation-induced splicing of IL-18Rα. J Leukoc Biol. 2014 Dec;96(6):1037-46.

Lepore M, Kalinicenko A, Colone A, Paleja B, Singhal A, Tschumi A, Lee B, Poidinger M, Zolezzi F, Quagliata L, Sander P, Newell E, Bertoletti A, Terracciano L, De Libero G, Mori L. Parallel T-cell cloning and deep sequencing of human MAIT cells reveal stable oligoclonal TCRβ repertoire. Nat Commun. 2014 May 15;5:3866.

Andiappan AK, Puan KJ, Lee B, Nardin A, Poidinger M, Connolly J, Chew FT, Wang DY, Rotzschke O. Allergic airway diseases in a tropical urban environment are driven by dominant mono-specific sensitization against house dust mites. Allergy. 2014 Apr;69(4):501-9.

Chia WK, Teo M, Wang WW, Lee B, Ang SF, Tai WM, Chee CL, Ng J, Kan R, Lim WT, Tan SH, Ong WS, Cheung YB, Tan EH, Connolly JE, Gottschalk S, Toh HC. Adoptive T-cell Transfer and Chemotherapy in the First-line Treatment of Metastatic and/or Locally Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Mol Ther. 2014 Jan;22(1):132-9.


Iyer JV, Connolly J, Agrawal R, Yeo TK, Lee B, Au B, Teoh SC. Cytokine analysis of aqueous humor in HIV patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis. Cytokine. 2013 Nov;64(2):541-547.

Skibinski DA, Hanson BJ, Lin Y, von Messling V, Jegerlehner A, Tee JB, Chye de H, Wong SK, Ng AA, Lee HY, Au B, Lee BT, Santoso L, Poidinger M, Fairhurst AM, Matter A, Bachmann MF, Saudan P, Connolly JE. Enhanced Neutralizing Antibody Titers and Th1 Polarization from a Novel Escherichia coli Derived Pandemic Influenza Vaccine. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 18;8(10):e76571.

Andiappan AK, Wang DY, Anantharaman R, Suri BK, Lee BTK, Rotzschke O, Liu J, Chew FT. Replication of genome-wide association study loci for allergic rhinitis and house dust mite sensitization in an Asian population of ethnic Chinese in Singapore. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 May;131(5):1431-3.


Ng AA, Lee BT, Teo TS, Poidinger M, Connolly JE. Optimal cellular preservation for high dimensional flow cytometric analysis of multicentre trials. J Immunol Methods. 2012 Nov 30;385(1-2):79-89.


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