Biochemistry Publicity



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Channel News Asia Singapore Tonight programme featuring Matthew Chang and Drew Endy
Channel News 8 Hello Singapore’s interview
A one-page write-up on SynCTI research which was published on Straits Times News....
Strait Times News, 9 June 2017

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A/P Yew Wen Shan A NEW FRONTIER IN SCIENCE - Synthetic biology and the fountain of youth
A/P Matthew Chang From living on earth to living with earth About the writers - NATURE'S NATURAL TECHNOLOGY
MiRXES Pte Ltd, founded by A/Prof Too HP, has won the A*STAR Awards 2017
15 May 2017
The first of its kind in Asia, Supercomputing Asia is helmed by a stellar editorial advisory committee comprising Associate Professor Tan Tin Wee, Director of the National Supercomputing Centre Singapore ...
AsianScientist, 03 January 2017

An oncogene discovered by NUS scientists could be used as a biomarker for the early detection and prognosis of breast cancer....
NUS News, 27 December 2016

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Lianhe Zaobao - 27 Dec 2016
A team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that controlling the levels of the TIP60 protein, which is a tumour suppressor, could potentially prevent the spread of breast cancer cells...
Health Medicine Network, 25 Nov 2016

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NUS Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer - Science & Technology Research News, 25 Nov 2016
Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer - Lab Manager, 25 Nov 2016
NUS Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer - Biotechin.Asia, 25 Nov 2016
NUS Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer - Scienmag, 25 Nov 2016
NUS Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer - Science Newsline, 25 Nov 2016
Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer - Medical Xpress, 25 Nov 2016
NUS Scientists Find New Mechanism to Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis - News Medical, 25 Nov 2016
Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer - Science Daily, 25 Nov 2016
Funded by NRF, these consortia will provide seamless platforms to engage industry, government agencies and researchers in these technologies. Two new consortia have been launched to promote research, commercialisation and training in cybersecurity and synthetic biology. The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium (SGCSC) and the Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology (SINERGY) will be hosted at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore...
NUS News, 20 September 2016

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Government unveils plans to spur innovation and enterprise - The Straits Times, 21 September 2016, Page C2
Reinventing tomorrow' with SWITCH and new tech consortia - The Business Times, 21 September 2016, Page 5
Synthetic biology products stealing the show at inaugural Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology - Lianhe Zaobao, 21 September 2016, Page 7
Two consortia launched by NRF to spur R&D - TODAY Online, 20 September 2016
NRF, NUS launch new consortiums in cybersecurity, synthetic biology - Channel NewsAsia, 20 September 2016
NRF, NUS launch new consortiums in cybersecurity, synthetic biology - Channel U News, 20 September 2016
NRF, NUS lancarkan consortium - Suria News, 20 September 2016
Teo Chee Hean: Two new consortiums set up to promote innovation - Shin Min Daily News, 20 September 2016, Page 5 NRF launches cybersecurity and synthetic biology consortiums to help companies tap new technologies - The Edge Markets, 20 September 2016
NUS to host two new national-level consortia in cybersecurity and synthetic biology - MIS Asia, 20 September 2016
NUS to host two new national-level consortia in cybersecurity and synthetic biology - CIO Asia, 20 September 2016
NUS to host two new national-level consortia in cybersecurity and synthetic biology - Computerworld, 20 September 2016
NRF, NUS launch new consortiums in cybersecurity, synthetic biology - Channel 5 News, 20 September 2016
NRF, NUS launch new consortiums in cybersecurity, synthetic biology - Channel 8 News, 20 September 2016
NRF, NUS launch new consortiums in cybersecurity, synthetic biology - Vasantham News, 20 September 2016
NRF, NUS launch new consortiums in cybersecurity, synthetic biology - 938LIVE, 20 September 2016
NRF, NUS launch new consortiums in cybersecurity, synthetic biology - Warna 94.2FM, 20 September 2016


...Mirxes, a life science company focusing on detection kits for the early identification and management of cancer cases, was given the Most Promising Startup Award. It will receive $30,000 worth of digital consultancy services from Maxus....
The Straits Times, 19 September 2016
Alisha Ramos, whose 3-minute research video presentation won the 1st prize at the NUS level, has been selected as one of the 16 finalists for the McDonnell International Scholars Academy 6th International Symposium.
The Graduate Students’ Society (GSS), NUS
Scientists in Singapore have found a green, efficient way to deal with the growing amount of food waste that the country produces. They have genetically modified a type of yeast so that it can convert fats in food waste to recover half its weight in butanol - a type of alcohol that can be used as fuel or to make cosmetics and textiles - giving a second life to the over 600,000 tonnes of food waste that is incinerated in Singapore yearly.
The StraitsTimes, 10 July 2016
InfiniCloud nomination has won the ‘2016 CIO 100 Asia Award Honouree Award’ under Innovation category
Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have re-engineered the Chromobacterium violaceum bacterium to give it the ability to create enzymes that can recycle metals such as gold, platinum and palladium from e-waste.
The StraitsTimes, 08 April 2016
Faithful chromosome segregation with bipolar spindle formation is critical for the maintenance of genomic stability. Perturbation of this process often leads to severe mitotic failure, contributing to...
Journal of Cell Biology 28 March 2016 vol. 212 no. 7, March 2016
A blood test to assess early-stage stomach cancer, a major killer here, could be rolled out in local hospitals as soon as next year.
The StraitsTimes, 12 February 2016


A new finding by scientists from the National University of Singapore(NUS) could pave the way for more targeted treatment of cervical cancer.
The StraitsTimes, 4 November 2015
Singapore company launches more accurate gastric cancer detection kit - Channel NewsAsia
Singapore company to launch more accurate gastric cancer screening kit - The StraitsTimes
本地科研人员开发的胃癌检测仪正式面市 - Channel 8 news
Syarikat tempatan hasilkan kit ujian barah gastrik yang lebih tepat - Berita, Mediacorp
Singapore firm launches more accurate gastric cancer detection kit - Today
Developed from technology invented by a team in NUS, GC-REAAD is a blood-based test that that has demonstrated a better ability to detect without false positives compared to other tests.
NUS Highlights, 11 November 2015
Channel NewsAsia, 11 November 2015
The StraitsTimes, 11 November 2015
Channel 8 news, 11 November 2015
Berita, Mediacorp, 11 November 2015
Today, 12 November 2015
The award winners from Singapore this year are Dr Khor Chiea Chuen...
Channel NewsAsia, 4 November 2015
A new $25 million research programme at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has the potential to one day overcome the scourge that strikes the Republic regularly– dengue.
THE STRAITS TIMES, 2 October 2015
New S$25 million multi-disciplinary research programme aims to develop smart biological systems for clinical and industrial applications, as well as train next-generation synthetic biologists.
NUS Highlights, 30 September 2015
NUS Medicine congratulates Assistant Professor Yvonne Tay, Principal Investigator, Cancer Science Institute & President’s Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, on her winning a Young Scientist Award.
NUS Medicine Highlights, 17 September 2015
Out of eighteen former and current NUS faculty members have been profiled in Singapore's Scientific Pioneers, a commemorative book about the country’s science and technology efforts. Two of them are from Department of Biochemistry, namely Emeritus Professor Sit (Wong) Kim Ping and Associate Professor TAN Tin Wee
NUS Highlights, 28 August 2015
On July 29, A/P YEW Wen Shan's research article “Synthetic Polyketide Enzymology: Platform for Biosynthesis of Antimicrobial Polyketides” was featured.
ACS Virtual Issue on Catalysis in Singapore, 29 July 2015
On 27 July 2015, the 24 winners of ASWP were announced at Science Centre Singapore. Minister for Education Heng Swee Keat was the guest of honor for the award ceremony, which was followed by a dialogue session on the opportunities and challenges for Asia in science and technology. A/P GAN Yunn Hwen was award the Merit award.
Asian Scientist, 27 July 2015
MATTHEW WOOK CHANG has opened an academy for assassins. His trainees are deadly. By rewiring the genes of the common gut bacterium Escherichia coli, Chang has created a killer that can detect, chase down and destroy microbes that make us sick.
Magazine Publications, New Scientist, 6 June 2015, p40
A team of scientists led by Assoc Prof Michael Raghunath from the NUS Dept of Biochemistry and NUS Dept of Biomedical Engineering have discovered that a type of blood cell called a monocyte can be manipulated into a cell type that helps the body to form and maintain new blood vessels that carry oxygen, potentially reducing the risk of health problems in patients.
News Media, The Straits Times, 20 April 2015, Home, pB7
The team of NUS scientists led by Assoc Prof Caroline Lee from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has found a method to slow the progress of cancer by stopping the interaction between two specific proteins. The team is looking at developing a drug that can achieve this.
Capital 95.8FM, 12 February 2015
The Straits Times, 13 February 2015, Home, pB9
Lianhe Zaobao, 17 February 2015, p13


NUS researchers have discovered a new type of immune T helper cells that may help develop treatment for multiple sclerosis. The research, which was led by Prof Fu Xin-Yuan and Dr Sheng Wanqiang from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, found that the immune cells play a crucial role in the immune system and the development of neuronal inflammation
NUS News Media, 24 November 2014
The Singapore Lipidomics Incubator (SLING) at NUS spearheaded the establishment of the Lipidomic Natural Variation (L-NAVA) consortium on 18 March 2014. The new consortium aims to develop the world’s first lipid database for healthy persons of different racial and ethnic groups.
NUS News Highlights, 20 March 2014


Some people who work the night shift may be more susceptible than others to metabolic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, revealed a recent report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The findings by the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS), NUS and the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore may help to identify those more at risk from metabolic disorders and pave the way to the development of treatments for such diseases.
NUS Highlights, 7 November 2013
Professor Barry Halliwell, NUS Deputy President (Research and Technology) and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor, was presented with the President’s Science and Technology Medal, which is the highest of honours among the awards, for his outstanding contributions to the development of the research landscape in Singapore and his excellent research on the role of free radicals and antioxidants in human health, nutrition and disease.
NUS Highlights, 27 September 2013
Post-doctoral researcher Xie Chao from the Life Sciences Institute at the National University of Singapore collaborated with graduate student Mr Benjamin Buchfink from the University of Tuebingen to develop an algorithm that best meet the stringent criteria laid out by the Defence Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) Algorithm Challenge.
Channel NewsAsia, 24 September 2013
TODAY Online, 25 September 2013
Lianhe Zaobao, 25 September 2013, p5
The Straits Times, 28 September 2013, Home, pB10


Passion in one's work, family support and priority-setting are some of the key aspects to maintaining a good work-life balance. These were highlighted during the inaugural "Women in Science & Medicine" dialogue on 5 November, jointly organised by the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS, and the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine's Department of Biochemistry and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The event was held in conjunction with the Frontiers in Cancer Science 2012.
NUS Highlights, 6 November 2012
Prof Barry Halliwell, NUS Deputy President (Research and Technology) is leading a research on the natural-occurring ergothioneine compound that could lengthen human lifespan, ward off Alzheimer's disease and prevent harmful free radicals from accumulating in the body.
The Sunday Times, 1 July 2012 ,Home, p14
Melioidosis, a potentially deadly disease caused by the bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei living in contaminated water or soil, has been observed to occur more frequently in diabetics. Little is known about the reason behind this until now, thanks to a discovery by Singapore scientists.
NUS Highlights, 15 May 2012
Professor Barry Halliwell won the Outstanding Research Award 2012 during the University Awards 2012 ceremoney.
University Awards 2012, 4 May 2012 , p14-15
A study led by Assoc Prof Gan Yunn Hwen from NUS' Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine had found that diabetics have a higher risk of getting melioidosis because of a deficiency in their immune systems.
The Straits Times, 3 May 2012, Home, pB10
According to a study by NUS researchers (Assoc Prof Gan Yunn Hwen), diabetics have a higher risk of getting melioidosis - better known as soil disease - because of a deficiency in their immune systems.
MyPaper, 3 May 2012 , pA4
This was an interview with Assoc Prof Tan Tin Wee from the NUS Department of Biochemistry, who was inducted into the Internet Society's inaugural Hall of Fame in Geneva for his pioneering efforts that among others enabled multilingual Web and email addresses.
29 April 2012 , Think, p40 The Sunday Times, 29 April 2012 ,Think, p40


A scientific breakthrough by National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers could pave the way for personalized therapy for breast cancer.
Medical TRIBUNE, November 2011
Scientists from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine have discovered a new protein that causes breast cancer which could eventually lead to new drugs to treat the disease.
The Straits Times, 19 November 2011 ,Science, pD13

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