Yeong Foong May

Dr. rer. nat., University of Vienna, Austria
BSc (Hons), National University of Singapore, Singapore                                                                                                                                                                               
Website at Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore:




The timely execution of cell cycle events is governed by two major strategies in the cell. Firstly, cellular processes are ordered sequentially due to the dependence of later events on the completion of earlier events. Secondly, checkpoints exist in cells that monitor the progression of cell cycle events and serve to delay the commencement of later processes when the earlier processes are perturbed. Together, these mechanisms ensure that cells undergoing the cell cycle will produce progeny cells that inherit intact genomic material and are viable upon division.

We are interested in understanding how the cell coordinates mitotic events with the
separation of mother and daughter cells into two separate entities that are viable

Our model systems include:

- budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
- mammalian cells in culture

Budding yeast cells undergoing cell division

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  Hela cells in culture


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