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Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Professor Patrick Cozzone


8 Jan 2021

Professor Patrick Cozzone, Executive Director of Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC) interviewed by Asian Scientist. 

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National Research Foundation Fellowship 2021: Sarah Luo

Sarah Luo

21 Dec 2020

Meet the class of 2021.  A*STAR scholar Sarah Luo selected for the highly competitive National Research Foundation Fellowship out of over 134 applicants worldwide. 

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A*STAR's Insights on the Future of Healthcare


16 - 20 Nov 2020

Prof Malini Olivo shared perspectives on the importance of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in virtual Future of Healthcare Week Asia Webinar.  

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Startup Creasphere program launch in Singapore: Respiree Shortlisted

startup creasphere respiree

10 Sep 2020

SBIC spin-off, Respiree which provides end-to-end cardio-respiratory monitoring and analytics platform solutions was among 5 startups selected by Roche and Sanofi for transforming healthcare in Asia.

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Tech Trailblazers: Respiree


3 Sep 2020

Founded in 2019, Respiree’s technology is based on core sensor technology developed at SBIC. Gurpreet Singh, Founder of Respiree and A*STAR scholar, shares how he turned a discovery in the lab into a device that could potentially save lives.

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A*STAR Scholarship Award: Muhammad Nur Hakim Rosli

A*STAR Graduate Scholar Muhammad Nur Hakim Rosli's

13 Aug 2020

A*STAR held its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on 6 Aug- the first virtual event in the 20-year history of the award- where a total of 66 scholarships were presented. Berita Harian featured two A*STAR Graduate Scholarship recipients, including Muhammad Nur Hakim Rosli who is attached to SBIC. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

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A*STAR Scholarship Award: Daryl Jude Lawrence

Chan Chun Sing with A*Star Scholarship Award recipients on Zoom

6 Aug 2020

The scholarship provided me with opportunities I may never have had without it. It provided me with access to top labs that helped me realise my passion in MedTech.

SBIC Research Officer, Daryl Jude Lawrence was one of 66 recipients of the A*STAR Graduate Scholarships and will soon begin a joint PhD programme in bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco.

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How smart wearable can help detect COVID-19

Respiree smart wearable

21 July 2020

A SBIC spin-off, Respiree has received approval from the Health Sciences Authority for the use of its devices in Singapore, and is in the process of securing approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to commercialise its product globally. Respiree's wearable is being used to detect symptoms of COVID-19.

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Sensor to predict clinical respiratory deterioration

Respiree sensor respiratory COVID19

23 Apr 2020

Respiree, a SBIC spin-off together with National University Hospital - NUH and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, is developing a non-invasive cardio-respiratory sensor to help health workers monitor COVID-19 patients in isolation rooms.

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CNA 938 Live Radio: Dr Sarah Luo

SBIC Sarah Luo Neuroscience

11 Apr 2020

In an interview for Singapore Today, SBIC's Senior Research Fellow, Dr Sarah Luo shared how our diets can be shaped by the way our brains are wired. Her team is now seeking potential targets for treatments for overeating; for example, increasing satiety signals or damping down constant feeding signals.

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Women in Science: Dr Teoh Chai Lean

Chai Lean Teoh SBIC

10 Apr 2019

I believe in making the time and effort as a science communicator to create visibility for both science and scientists in Singapore.

SBIC's Dr Teoh Chai Lean has interacted with more than 1,000 like-minded science enthusiasts to-date through community engagement, including students who are considering a STEM career.

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A*STAR TV: Dr Sarah Luo

SBIC Sarah Luo

31 Mar 2020

By 2050, the demand for food will be 60% higher than today. Metabolic diseases such as diabetes will see an increase of adult patients from 9.3% in 2019 to an estimated 11% globally by 2045. In this video, SBIC researcher, Dr Sarah Luo and her A*STAR peers, share how they are using science and technology to overcome these challenges.

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Safety & Health 360: SBIC

Workplace Health Lab Safety PPE Risk Mangement

17 Feb 2020

Team SBIC emerged 1st Runner-Up in A*STAR’s 1st Safety Video competition with a super hero theme- Professor Peculiar of the Astardians Laboratory. Armed with a magical pendant, he can reverse mishaps in the lab. However, ironically, his pendant was damaged in an accident one day, losing his powers. What can he do to continue to exercise “Health and Safety 360”?

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New target in liver cancer treatment revealed

metabolic pathway drug targets cancer hepatocellular carcinoma

7 Jan 2019

Researchers at SBIC have identified two metabolic enzymes in the proline metabolic pathway as possible drug targets to inhibit cancer cell growth, and offers new hope for effective treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

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New Perspectives in Treatment of Metabolic Diseases

SBIC Sendhil Velan Metabolic Imaging MRI

11 Dec 2019

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) are powerful tools for for assessing body composition and measuring metabolic activity. Researchers at SBIC used these technologies to understand the relationship between the thyroid hormone and the metabolism of fatty acids in functional organs of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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Opening Address by CEO at 2019 ISMRM Workshop


23 July 2019

A*STAR CEO, Mr Frederick Chew gave his opening address at the 2019 workshop on MRI of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders organised by Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Society in Medicine (ISMRM).

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Imaging Today the Medicine of Tomorrow

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Feb 2019

Today- imaging is an indispensable part of the healthcare system. In close partnership with both industry and clinicians- researchers at SBIC are changing the way we see the human body to improve health and well-being.

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World Cancer Day: Professor Malini Olivo

SBIC malini olivo cancer research

28 Jan 2019

For the translational research that I do in the biomedical space- I'm very mindful of who we are doing it for. The impact has to be about making a difference to the end user- who is the patient.

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Beautiful Science: Visualising the Beauty of Science through Art

SBIC Beautiful Science Image Competition photoacoustic imaging

28 Jan 2019

Team SBIC's photoacoustic image inspired by Singapore's national flower emerged as one of top 2 winning images in a competition to encourage awareness of science and technology through innovative representations of scientific concepts and observations.