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President's Science and Technology Awards

The President's Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) are the highest honours bestowed on exceptional research scientists and engineers in Singapore for their excellent achievements in science and technology. Given annually, the awards are presented to recognise and celebrate outstanding and invaluable contributions by individuals or teams to the research and development landscape in Singapore. 2009 marked the first year that the President's Science and Technology Awards were presented.


The awards, formerly known as the National Science and Technology Awards since 1987, have been elevated to the status of the President's awards to highlight and give due recognition to the important role research scientists and engineers play in Singapore. The prestige of the President's awards underpins Singapore's efforts to raise the level of excellence in research and strengthen the growing community of scientific talent in Singapore.

The President's Science and Technology Awards constitute three different awards, namely, the President's Science and Technology Medal, the President's Science Award and the President's Technology Award. The winners of the respective awards have been carefully chosen through a rigorous process by a selection committee comprising key representatives from the government, industry, academia, defence and public research institutes.

 

PRESIDENT'S SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MEDAL 2018

Professor Judith L. Swain

Professor Judith L. Swain

Visiting Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
National University of Singapore
Founding Executive Director (Emeritus),
Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences,
Agency for Science, Technology and Research
Chief Medical Officer, Physiowave Inc.

 

For her outstanding contributions in leading the development of translational and clinical research, nurturing of scientific talent, and facilitating closer interactions between universities, hospital systems, and research institutes, which raised Singapore’s international reputation in biomedical research and economic development

 

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PRESIDENT’S SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MEDAL 2018

Professor Lam Khin Yong

Professor Lam Khin Yong

Vice President (Research)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

For his dedication to fostering scientific talent and shaping the research landscape in Singapore, and his deep commitment to advancing close collaboration between academia and industry, which have profoundly influenced Singapore’s development into a thriving research hub"

 

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PRESIDENT’S SCIENCE AWARD 2018

Professor Loh Teck Peng

Professor Loh Teck Peng

School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

 

For his outstanding research accomplishments in advancing organic chemistry and green chemistry that have far-reaching implications in fields such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and nanotechnology

 

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PRESIDENT’S SCIENCE AWARD 2018 (TEAM)

Professor Tan Eng King

Professor Tan Eng King

Deputy Medical Director (Academic Affairs), National Neuroscience Institute
Senior Consultant, Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
Director, Research, National Neuroscience Institute
Professor, Programme in Neuroscience & Behavioural Disorders, Duke-NUS Medical School
Co-Director, American Parkinson’s Disease Foundation International Center of
Excellence (National Neuroscience Institute)
Associate Designated Institutional Official (Research), SingHealth Residency
Academic Vice Chair (Research), Neuroscience Academic Clinical Program

Associate Professor Lim Kah Leong

Head, Department of Physiology
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Visiting Lead Scientist, National Neuroscience Institute
Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School

Professor Ng Huck Hui

Executive Director
Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR

Associate Professor Louis Tan

Senior Consultant, Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute
Deputy Director, Research, National Neuroscience Institute
Academic Deputy Vice Chair (Research), Neuroscience Academic Clinical Program

 

For outstanding contribution in the field of Parkinson’s Disease, galvanising clinical research and transforming patient care through the identification of clinical biomarkers, development of novel models and therapeutics

 

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PRESIDENT’S TECHNOLOGY AWARD 2018

Professor Stuart Cook

Professor Stuart Cook

Tanoto Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor & Director, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders Signature Research
Programme (CVMD SRP), Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS)
Director of Cardiac MRI & Senior Consultant, Dept of Cardiology, National Heart
Centre Singapore (NHCS)
Director, National Heart Research Institute Singapore (NHRIS)
Professor, Clinical and Molecular Cardiology, Imperial College

 

For his outstanding research in human genetics and cardiovascular disease, which have impacted the field of precision medicine, and resulted in the development of tools for genetic sequencing now used in clinical practice worldwide

 

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Highlights from the 2018 President's Science and Technology Awards Presentation Ceremony

Four individuals and a team of four were conferred the 2018 President’s Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) by President Halimah Yacob at the awards ceremony held at Capella Singapore on 25 September 2018

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