|Prof Peter Preiser is the Associate Vice President (Biomedical & Life Sciences) and a Professor of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Before this he was Chair of the School of Biological Sciences for over six years. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Biology from University of Delaware, USA, in 1981. After his postdoctoral appointment at Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, USA, Prof Preiser joined London’s National Institute for Medical Research as a Senior Research Scientist. In 2003 he left London to join NTU’s School of Biological Sciences (SBS) as an Associate Professor and was later promoted to full Professor in 2009. |
His research interest focus on the molecular mechanisms by which the malaria parasite is able to avoid host immunity and adapt to changes in the host cell environment. He has extensive experience in malaria biology and developing quantitative proteomic approaches along with transcriptional profiling to understand complex biological processes in relation to host parasite interaction.
He is the co-Lead PI of the AMR inter-disciplinary research group with the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Prof Preiser has collaborated with top research institutes around the world and has published over 100 top-quality international journal papers.
Prof Preiser has often been invited as an expert reviewer for numerous local/international funding agencies and international journals including Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and so on. He serves on the scientific advisory board of the French Alliance for Parasitology and Health Care (ParaFrap) and has organised a number of international meetings in Singapore.
- Baumgarten S, Bryant JM, Sinha A, Reyser T, Preiser PR, Dedon PC, Scherf A. (2019). Transcriptome-wide dynamics of extensive m(6)A mRNA methylation during Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage development. Nature Microbiology, 4(12), 2246-2259.
- Hoo R, Bruske E, Dimonte S, Zhu L, Mordmüller B, Sim BKL, Kremsner PG, Hoffman SL, Bozdech Z, Frank M, Preiser PR. (2019). Transcriptome profiling reveals functional variation in Plasmodium falciparum parasites from controlled human malaria infection studies. EBioMedicine, 48, 442-452.
- Ng CS, Sinha A, Aniweh Y, Nah Q, Babu IR, Gu C, Chionh YH, Dedon PC, Preiser PR. (2018). tRNA epitranscriptomics and biased codon are linked to proteome expression in Plasmodium falciparum. Molecular Systems Biology, 14(10), e8009.
- Ye W, Chew M, Hou J, Lai F, Leopold SJ, Loo HL, Ghose A, Dutta AK, Chen Q, Ooi EE, White NJ, Dondorp AM, Preiser P, Chen J. (2018). Microvesicles from malaria-infected red blood cells activate natural killer cells via MDA5 pathway. PLoS Pathogens, 14(10), e1007298.
- Aniweh Y, Gao X, Hao P, Meng W, Lai SK, Gunalan K, Chu TT, Sinha A, Lescar J, Chandramohanadas R, Li HY, Sze SK, Preiser PR. (2017). P. falciparum RH5-Basigin interaction induces changes in the cytoskeleton of the host RBC. Cellular Microbiology, .