AWARDS

Cifar Azrieli Global Scholarship

Wan Yue

Senior Research Scientist

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Singapore Tatler’s Generation T 2018

Li Jingmei

Senior Research Scientist

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Photo from Singapore Tatler Generation T.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Team Science Award

Khor Chiea Chuen

Senior Research Scientist

Young Entrepreneurs Scheme 2017 (YES17)

Nirmala Rayan, Oliver Worsley, Kristy Purnamawati , Albert Dashi and Abil Saj

Innovation is Creativity with Execution!

This was the inspiration behind Circalis' winning project as they clinched 'Best Innovative Idea' award at the YES17 (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme 2017) competition finals in London last December.

Circalis, a team of early career researchers from A*STAR and the National University of Singapore, came up with a novel idea of utilising circular RNA technology to manage hair loss in 2 specific groups: chemotherapy patients and athletes. Through this experience, the team gained the know-how to build a start-up and learnt what it takes to successfully commercialise their scientific ideas.

Circalis also won the Singapore edition of the Biotechnology YES competition with awards for having the 'Best Business Plan', 'Most Original Idea' and being the 'Overall Winners'. Learn more about the YES awards here: http://www.yescompetitions.co.uk/

Young Scientist Award (YSA) of 2017

Li Jingmei

Senior Research Scientist

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Scholarships

Ng Shyh Chang

Senior Research Scientist

EMBO elects 28 new Young Investigators

Wan Yue

Senior Research Scientist

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Great Women Of Our Time Awards 2017 – Science and Technology category

Li Jingmei

Senior Research Scientist

L'Oréal Singapore For Women In Science National Fellowships 2016

Wan Yue

Senior Research Scientist

The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015, Thomson Reuters

Liu Jianjun

Senior Group Leader

EMBO Young Investigators 2015

Chiea Chuen Khor

Group Leader

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PSTA 2015

Patrick Tan (President’s Science Award)

Associate Director, Cancer Therapeutics & Stratified Oncology 2

Wan Yue (Young Scientist Award, Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

GIS Fellow, Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology 6
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Branco Weiss Fellowship 2014

Dr Wan Yue, Research Fellow, Human Health

Dr Wan was one of the first scientists to develop a high throughput approach to study RNA shapes in microorganisms. An aspect of the study is to look at how pathogenic microorganisms sense and respond to their environment for survival and pathogenesis, such as Listeria monocytogenes bacteria that utilises an RNA switch that encodes virulent proteins that harm the body.
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Singapore Youth Award 2014

Dr Iain Tan, GIS Clinician Scientist Fellow , Human Health

Dr IAIN Tan wears two rather big hats: He is both a research scientist and a medical doctor. But he sees his work as a perfect marriage between technology and medicine, and being highly complementary.
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L’OREAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP 2014

Dr Li Jingmei, Research Fellow, Human Genetics

Dr Li was one of 15 winners of the 2014 L’Oreal –UNESCO for Women in Science International Fellowship awards. She was recognized for the research she does in breast cancer . Her work aims to identify genetic factors that may give rise to aggressive tumors
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YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD 2013

Dr Khor Chiea Chuen, Senior Research Scientist, Human Genetics

In recognition of his research excellence in the areas of genetics and heredity. Dr Khor was presented with this award by Mr S Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry.

THE CHEN NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD 2013

Dr Patrick Tan, Senior Group Leader, Cancer Therapeutics and Stratified Oncology

Dr Tan was presented with the Chen New Investigator Award from the Human Genome Organization . The award reviewing committee identified his outstanding work in cancer genomics and the profiling of Asian cancers with a particular focus on gastric cancer.

2012 Ray Wu Prize

Dr Kong Say Li

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Genome Technology and Biology.

President's Science Award 2011

Dr LIM Bing

Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology.

Dr Larry STANTON

Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology

Dr Huck Hui NG

Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology.

Dr Paul ROBSON

Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology.
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The Chen New Investigator Award 2011

Dr Jian Jun LIU

Senior Group Leader, Human Genetics

Singapore Youth Award 2010

Dr Jonathan LOH

Research Fellow and former GIS Graduate Student, Stem Cell & Development Biology

The Medal of Commendation 2010

Dr Huck Hui NG

Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology

The Chen New Investigator Award 2010

Dr Huck Hui NG

Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology

L'Oreal Singapore For Women in Science National Fellowships 2009

Dr LE Thi Nguyet Minh

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology

Dr Melissa Jane FULLWOOD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Genome Technology & Biology

The Outstanding Young Persons Singapore (TOYP) Award 2009

Dr Huck Hui NG

Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology

Election as Associate Member to the European Molecular Biology Organization 2008

Prof Edison LIU

Executive Director, GIS

NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2007

Dr Bernard LEONG

Research Scientist, Information & Mathematical Sciences

National Science Award 2007

Dr Huck Hui NG

Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology

National Science Award 2006

Dr Yijun RUAN

Senior Group Leader, Genome Technology & Biology

Dr Ken SUNG

Senior Group Leader, Computational & Systems Biology

Dr Chia Lin WEI

Senior Group Leader, Genome Technology & Biology

Dr Patrick NG

Senior Research Scientist, Genome Technology & Biology

NUS Centennial Award 2005

Dr Bernard LEONG

Research Scientist, Information & Mathematical Sciences

Great Women of Our Time 2005 – "Most Inspiring Woman"

Dr Lisa NG

Research Scientist, Cell & Medical Biology

Young Scientist Award 2004

Dr Huck Hui NG

Senior Group Leader, Stem Cell & Developmental Biology

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