3 and 4 May 2023 – Prof Edison Liu, founding GIS Executive Director, gave two special seminars at the Genome Institute of Singapore. Prof Liu is currently professor and President Emeritus of the Jackson Laboratory.
On 3 May, Prof Liu delighted GIS colleagues – both those who worked under his eleven years of leadership at GIS and after – with a historical account of how things started when he was first approached to come to Singapore to head what was to become one of the foremost life sciences institutes of the country under his leadership. Prof Liu reminisced that “participating in the remarkable growth of the life sciences in the city state has been among the most rewarding experiences of my life. Together, we found ways to craft science for the national good, at the same time changing the intellectual culture of a nation”.