News & Press Releases


21 Jul 2019 - 24 Jul 2019

Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, A*STAR, and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) welcome you to this International workshop. Details of the scientific program can be viewed at:


28 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018

A*STAR SBIC and iThera Medical opened a joint Imaging Centre specializing in bio-optical imaging, the first of its kind in the world. This initiative underscores their close academic-industry collaboration with the purpose of driving breakthroughs in optoacoustic translational research


07 Sep 2018 - 08 Sep 2018

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29 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018

In a relatively short span of time, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has become a powerful tool in the development of innovative high-sensitivity biosensors capable of detecting and measuring cancer biomarkers at the earliest possible stage.

A pioneer in the field of SERS-based biosensor research, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC) used Renishaw's inVia™ confocal Raman microscope to support this ground-breaking work.


12 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018

CNRS and CINTRA visited SBIC for a discussion about the ongoing projects

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06 Jul 2018 - 06 Jul 2018

A particular subset of neurons located in an enigmatic region of the hypothalamus plays a central role in regulating feeding and body weight in mice, a new study by researchers at the Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), reveals.

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18 Jun 2018 - 18 Jun 2018

Prof Cozzone has been named Fellow of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of Biophysics, his commitment as the Editor-in-Chief of MAGMA and his longstanding commitment to ESMRMB..


12 Feb 2018 - 12 Feb 2018

Prof. Frédérique Vidal, French Minister of Research, Higher Education and Innovation has visited Singapore January 21-23, 2018 to launch the “2018, France-Singapore Year of Innovation” initiative. She was accompanied by the Presidents and Directors General  of all major French research and innovation institutions. At the occasion, Patrick Cozzone, ED SBIC, has hosted a visit for several of them on January 22, 2018.


18 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017

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25 May 2017 - 25 May 2017

Dr. Isaac Heun, of Singapore Bioimaging Consortium was awarded the “Best Oral Scientific Presentation Prize” in recognition and appreciation to Scientific Competition RadiologyAsia 2017 Conference.


22 May 2017 - 22 May 2017

S'pore, MIT scientists' discovery may lead to drugs that can tackle eating disorders

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15 Sep 2016 - 15 Sep 2016

XLIM (CNRS/Université de Limoges) Research Institute & Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (A*STAR) sign 3-year agreement for research collaboration. The research collaboration will focus on ultra-sensitive bio-detection platforms for body-fluids clinical diagnostics tools.

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28 Oct 2015 - 28 Oct 2015

A feature on an event organized by in collaboration with NTU was published recently in Nature Biotechnology. The article was authored by a scientist from SBIC, Sandhya Sriram, who is also the co-founder and Director of the media startup,, Biotech Media Pte. Ltd. Sandhya Sriram currently works as a Research Fellow in the Functional Metabolism and Stem Cell Group, Laboratory of Metabolic Medicine at SBIC. 


27 Oct 2015 - 27 Oct 2015

The Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC) organized the first international Tropical School of Biophotonics (TSBP) in Singapore from 5-9 Oct 2015 with the support of International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB).


05 Aug 2015 - 05 Aug 2015

Nobel Laureate Prof Thomas Südhof was appointed Visiting Consultant to SBIC with effect from June 2015. SBIC also welcomed Dr FU Yu in August 2015 under the A*STAR Investigatorship Programme. 

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29 Jul 2015 - 29 Jul 2015

In the International Year of Light, IYL (, realizing the importance of photonics (light-based) technologies in biomedical diagnostics, Prof. Malini Olivo and Dr. U. S. Dinish co-edited a book titled “'Frontiers in Biophotonics for Translational Medicine”. The book was published by Springer on 4 July 2015. 

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19 Jun 2015 - 19 Jun 2015

SBIC won the ISMRM Merit Award for four abstracts at the 2015 ISMRM held from 30 May – 5 June 2015 in Toronto, Canada.


19 May 2015 - 19 May 2015

Prof Malini Olivo (Head, Bio-Optical Imaging Group of SBIC) was presented with an award on 13 May 2015 by the Optical Society of America (OSA) at the Conference for Laser and Electro-optics (CLEO 2015) in San Jose, California, USA. 

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30 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015

A major advance in the understanding of brain function published by a SBIC scientist in collaboration with MIT, in Nature Neuroscience on 27 April 2015.


11 Jun 2014 - 11 Jun 2014

Insensitivity to a hormone that balances food intake with energy expenditure explains the contradictory effects of different inflammatory conditions on appetite


11 Jun 2014 - 11 Jun 2014

A protein known as seipin regulates fat development through cytoskeleton remodeling.


11 Jun 2014 - 11 Jun 2014

Improved understanding of the proteins that help the body to control appetite may be useful for the treatment of obesity.


26 May 2014 - 26 May 2014

A*STAR scientists discover a faster way to tell fat cells apart to get down to the skinny of fat towards healthier outcomes