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15
Oct 2015

Visit by NUS Cellular Bioengineering Students

On 15 October 2015, BTI hosted 27 students from National University of Singapore. They are studying the Cellular Bioengineering module taught by Dr Andre Choo (Principal Scientist, Stem Cell 1). The visit to BTI is relevant to their course as it shows them how the theory behind cellular engineering is applied in the industry. The students are shown the processes involved in scaling up the production of protein based-drugs and how it is purified before it is sold to the public.

10
Jun 2015

Visit by Research Exposure Programme Students

On 10 June 2015, BTI hosted 20 students from the Research Exposure Programme (REP). This programme was initiated in 2011 for A*STAR Science Award (Upper Sec) holders over the June holidays and was jointly organised by A*STAR and the Singapore Science Centre. The programme which takes place over three days includes science research workshops as well as tours to A*STAR Research Institutes and FusionWorld.

20
May 2015

Visit by Singapore Polytechnic Students

On 20 June, Singapore Polytechnic students studying in the Diploma of Biotechnology course visited BTI to learn more about bioprocess technology. The Diploma in Biotechnology course provides an inquiry-focus curriculum for self-discovery learning and equips students with current and relevant skills for application in the field of translational and life sciences, research and the bio-pharmaceutical industries through state-of-the-art training facilities.

08
May 2015

Visit by Singapore Chinese Girls’ School Students

32 Secondary Three students who are in the Integrated Programme from the Math and Science Academy took this opportunity to visit BTI and were given a lab tour where they were introduced to the laboratories at BTI and had the chance to meet and speak with the researchers to gain a better insight into the nature of scientific research. Some among them are completing research projects for their module, Drug Discovery, in collaboration with other A*STAR Institutes.

19
Jan 2015

Visit by International Science Youth Forum (ISYF) Students

The 7th International Science Youth Forum (ISYF) was jointly organized by Hwa Chong Institution and Nanyang Technological University Institute of Advanced Studies (NTU IAS) to inspire passion for science amongst youths, establish cooperation and friendship amongst young science talents and to build capacities of science educators.

09
Oct 2014

Visit by NUS Cellular Bioengineering Students

BTI hosted a visit for 30 students from National University of Singapore (NUS) on 9 Oct 2014. These students were taking the 4403 Cellular Bioengineering module, which was lectured by Dr Andre Choo (Principal Scientist, Stem Cell Group) in NUS. The students taking this module were studying the processes that occur on a cellular level. The visit to BTI is relevant to their course and will provide a better insight to the kinds of research conducted on biotechnology.

08
Oct 2014

Visit by Tembusu College (National University of Singapore)

On 8 October 2014, BTI was pleased to host a group of 15 students from Tembusu College. Tembusu College is a residential college at University Town (National University of Singapore). The students who were from different backgrounds such as Arts and Social Sciences, Law, Business, Engineering and Life Sciences, were taught a seminar style module called Biomedicine and Singapore Society where they study what biomedicine is and what it does for Singapore. To further enrich the knowledge of the students, they were given the opportunity to visit BTI to learn more about the kind of research done here.

03
Sep 2014

Visit by Students from NUS Pharmaceutical Society

On 3 Sep 2014, BTI hosted 13 students from the NUS Pharmaceutical Society (NUSPS). To promote research interest and an understanding of pre-clinical trial research, NUSPS has conducted a series of laboratory visits in order to allow the students to experience how experimental research is conducted in labs.

21
Jul 2014

Visit by Asia Pacific Youth Leader Summit Participants

On 21 July 2014, BTI hosted 20 participants from the Asia Pacific Youth Leader Summit (APYLS). This summit is organised by the student leaders of Hwa Chong Institution. The objectives of the programme is to hone students’ leadership skills through dialogue sessions with leaders in the highest echelons of government, the private sector, research organisations, tertiary institutions, the security forces and civic bodies in Singapore; inculcate political and social awareness both of global issues and their relevance to the Asian region; and to also encourage self-expression through creating opportunities for student leaders to discover their strengths and potential for leadership.

07
Jul 2014

Visit by Interns from A*STAR Corporate Internship Programme

On 7 July 2014, BTI hosted 18 interns from the A*STAR Corporate Internship Programme. The interns were from varied education backgrounds – business, economics, accountancy, social science, science and were attached to A*STAR corporate divisions. The interns were given an opportunity to visit BTI to understand see the types of research conducted here.

18
Jun 2014

Visit by Research Exposure Programme Students

On 18 June 2014, BTI hosted 20 students from the Research Exposure Programme (REP), which was initiated in 2011 and jointly organised by A*STAR and the Singapore Science Centre. The programme provides the students with exposure to research culture. They also visit laboratories of various A*STAR RIs to get hands-on experience and gain insight to the specific areas of science beyond the school curriculum.

28
May 2014

Visit by Singapore Polytechnic Students

BTI had the pleasure of hosting a class of Year 1 Biotechnology students from Singapore Polytechnic who came to BTI to learn more about bioprocess technology on 21 May and 28 May. The visit on 21 May began with a presentation by Dr William Chong (Research Scientist, Metabolomics Group) while the presentation on 28 May was by Dr Ethan Lai (Research Fellow, Animal Cell Technology Group).

02
Apr 2014

Visit by Tembusu College (National University of Singapore)

On 2 April 2014, BTI was pleased to host a group of 16 students from Tembusu College. Tembusu College is a residential college at University Town (National University of Singapore). The students who were from different backgrounds such as Arts and Social Sciences, Law, Business, Engineering and Life Sciences, were taught a seminar style module called Biomedicine and Singapore Society where they study what biomedicine is and what it does for Singapore. To further enrich the knowledge of the students, they were given the opportunity to visit BTI to learn more about the kind of research done here.

22
Jan 2014

Visit by Singapore Polytechnic Students

BTI hosted the second group of students from Singapore Polytechnic on 22 Jan 2014. These 40 students in Year 3 are currently reading two modules: Bioprocess & Biologics Technology, and Cell & Tissue Engineering. The objective of the visit was to have a better insight of the nature of bioprocess & biologics technology and tissue engineering (including stem cell research etc) and gained exposure to the state-of-the-art facilities in the field of bioprocess & biologics technology and tissue engineering.

08
Jan 2014

Visit by Republic Polytechnic Students

BTI hosted a visit for 30 students from Republic Polytechnic (RP) on 8 Jan 2014. RP is the first educational institution in Singapore to leverage Problem-Based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes. We had the pleasure of hosting the students who were doing a course on Biotechnology. The purpose of the visit was to introduce the BTI laboratories to the students and for them to gain a better insight of the nature of scientific research.

06
Dec 2013

Visit by Singapore Polytechnic Students

On 6 Dec 2013, BTI hosted a visit for 20 students from Singapore Polytechnic. These students in Year 3 are currently reading two modules: Bioprocess & Biologics Technology, and Cell & Tissue Engineering. By visiting BTI, they will be provided with a better insight of the nature of bioprocess & biologics technology and tissue engineering (including stem cell research etc) and also gain exposure to the state-of-the-art facilities in the field of bioprocess & biologics technology and tissue engineering.

12
Sep 2013

Visit by NUS Cellular Bioengineering Students

On 6 Dec 2013, BTI hosted a visit for 20 students from Singapore Polytechnic. These students in Year 3 are currently reading two modules: Bioprocess & Biologics Technology, and Cell & Tissue Engineering. By visiting BTI, they will be provided with a better insight of the nature of bioprocess & biologics technology and tissue engineering (including stem cell research etc) and also gain exposure to the state-of-the-art facilities in the field of bioprocess & biologics technology and tissue engineering.

03
Jul 2013

Visit by Singapore International Science Challenge Students and Educators

Singapore International Science Challenge (SISC) is a biennial international event conceptualised by National Junior College and co-organised by the Ministry of Education, Singapore since 2007. The event brings together gifted science students between the ages of 15 and 18 from around the globe to compete, collaborate and innovate in science. It also provides opportunities for science educators to engage in professional discourse and establish ties with counterparts from schools around the world.

30
Jan 2013

Visit by Republic Polytechnic Students

BTI hosted a visit for 27 students from Republic Polytechnic (RP) on 30 Jan 2013. RP is the first educational institution in Singapore to leverage Problem-Based Learning approach for all its diploma programmes. We had the pleasure of hosting the students who were in the School of Applied Sciences. The purpose of the visit was to introduce the BTI laboratories to the students and for them to gain a better insight of the nature of scientific research.

21
Jan 2013

Visit by International Science Youth Forum (ISYF) Students

The 5th International Science Youth Forum (ISYF) was jointly organized by Hwa Chong Institution and Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University to inspire passion for science amongst youths, establish cooperation and friendship amongst young science talents and to build capacities of science educators. (Taken from the ISYF website)

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