About A*STAR

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the main Government funded research organisation in Singapore.

A*STAR's mission is to foster world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based Singapore.

The Agency comprises the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), the A*STAR Graduate Academy (AGA), and several other entities.

Within SERC there are eight research institutes and several state-of-the art facilities. They are:

Data Storage Institute (DSI)

Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)

Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences (ICES)

Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE)

Institute of Microelectronics (IME)

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)

A*STAR Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC)

National Metrology Centre (NMC)

SERC Nanofabrication and Characterisation Facility (SNFC)

Singapore Initiative in New Energy Technologies (SINERGY Centre)

The Chemical Synthesis Laboratory @ Biopolis (CSL)

The seven research institutes under BMRC and the research consortia that focus on developing capabilities in translational research are:

Bioinformatics Institute (BII)

Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI)

Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS)

Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN)

Institute for Medical Biology (IMB)

Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB)

Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS)

Singapore Cancer Syndicate (SCS)

Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC)

Singapore Stem Cell Consortium (SSCC)

Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN)

Singapore Consortium for Cohort Studies (SCCS)

A*STAR Computational Resource centre is a corporate level user service and facility put in place to serve entire A*STAR research community. Organisationally, the long term budget and general policies of A*CRC are determined by both A*STAR Councils’: BMRC as well as SERC.