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 ...
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...
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...
...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....
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.
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.
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.
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...
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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