Winston is a bioengineer who obtained his PhD and MS in Bioengineering from Stanford University, after completing his BS in Bioengineering at Imperial College London. After his PhD, Winston joined Molecular Stethoscope, a startup based on his doctoral work, where he worked as a research scientist and scientific consultant.
Returning to Singapore and A*STAR, Winston pursued postdoctoral training in the Molecular Engineering Lab under the leadership of Prof Sydney Brenner. His work in the lab led him to receive the NMRC OF-YIRG award, enabling him to spearhead research on RNA-based liquid biopsies, an emerging field that focuses on non-invasive diagnostic testing, since then Winston's work has been covered applications on prenatal, cancer, and infectious disease diagnostics. He combines liquid biopsies with bioinformatics techniques to achieve accurate and efficient diagnostic outcomes. Alongside his expertise in non-invasive diagnostics, Winston has also delved into machine learning applications for clinical genomics data. He serves as a scientific consultant for local startups, assisting them in operationalizing artificial intelligence for multi-modal genomic datasets, such as single-cell RNA sequencing.
Driven by his commitment to sustainability, medicine, and biological applications, Winston's current research focuses on harnessing the power of generative AI in the field of molecular engineering. The vision is to develop innovative technologies that not only address clinical needs but also contribute to the broader context of sustainability.
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