News and Events

2021


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16 December 2021 | Women in GovTech Special Report 2021

Dr Chen Xixian, Research Scientist, Research and Biotransformation, Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation, A*STAR, Singapore

https://govinsider.asia/digital-gov/dr-chen-xixian-research-scientist-research-and-biotransformation-singapore-institute-of-food-and-biotechnology-innovation-astar-singapore-women-in-govtech-2021/


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16 December 2021 | Women in GovTech Special Report 2021

Dr Ng Siew Bee, Senior Principal Investigator, Discovery, Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation, A*STAR, Singapore

https://govinsider.asia/digital-gov/dr-ng-siew-bee-senior-principal-investigator-discovery-singapore-institute-of-food-and-biotechnology-innovation-astar-singapore-women-in-govtech-2021/


Media_17 Nov 2021

17 November 2021 | Singapore International Agri-Food Week
Singapore International Agri-Food Week 2021 Launch Event
Dr Hazel Khoo participated in a fireside chat on “The next phase of agri-food development and collaboration in Asia” with other expert panelists - Mr Marcel Smits (Cargill), Ms Verleen Goh (Alchemy Foodtech), Ms Karen Tay (Classic Fine Foods) and Mr Christian Wiegele (Dole Food Company) at the inaugural SIAW launch event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D337XikAsNo


Media_25 Oct 2021

25 October 2021 | CNA Insider Talking Points
How to be Clever about Carbs
It is undeniable that having too much refined carbs like our favourite pastries and white bread can easily lead to weight and health issues. Talking Point host, Rai Kannu, digs into how we could POSSIBLY hack our way into enjoying more refined carbs! From investigating the effectiveness of carb blockers pills, to uncovering quirky hacks like freezing bread to reduce calorie intake, Talking Point uncovers how you can have your cake and eat it too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLvK8pbtJT8&list=PLkMf14VQEvTai524iU74UlzpWvb1RRAvl&index=8&t=8s

Media_20 Sept 2021

20 September 2021| The Digital Feed
Episode 8: Understanding Food Science and Sustainability 
In this episode, food science industry veterans Michael Patane, Head of Innovation for Human Nutrition & Health at DSM APAC and Dr. Hazel Khoo, Executive Director of Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) share how we can leverage deep science and technology to produce enough nutritious food sustainably — locally and globally.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg2NK2JMe8KbjxCTGeU8qIQ/about


Media_17 Aug 2021

17 August 2021 | Food Navigator Asia
Insights on nutritional shortfalls of plant-based foods calls for more research to further improve novel foods

https://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Article/2021/08/17/Plant-based-nutritional-pitfalls-Why-novel-products-don-t-necessarily-improve-diet-quality-Study


Media_8 Aug 2021

8 August 2021 | Channel News Asia Online
There’s now a list of Asian foods to look out for if you're worried about diabetes.

https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia.com/wellness/list-of-asian-foods-glycaemic-index-237921


Media_27 Jul 2021

27 July 2021 | The Straits Times
A*STAR researchers create healthy oat cookies that improve blood sugar control


https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/astar-researchers-create-healthy-oat-cookies-that-improve-blood-sugar-control


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21 July 2021 | SEAMEO RECFON Webinar Series
Asian Diets in Combating Non-Communicable Diseases
Prof. Jeya shared insights with other speakers, 
Dr. Helda Khusun from SEAMEO RECFON and  Prof. Dr. Norimah A. Karim from IMU Malaysia, at the event. Prof Jeya's talk on "Is Nutrition in a Cul-de-Sac?: Will Modern Food Technology be its Salvation (1:07:56- 1:34)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbSacqDwwtk


Media_17 Feb 2021a

15 March 2021 | Engineer What's Next
Keynote 1 - Spice Up You Life..With Food Science & Tech
Dr Hazel Khoo, Executive Director of Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) at ASTAR brought the passionate work of public sector food tech scientists to life through stories from SIFBI; giving us plenty of food for thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDRuS3SaDFw


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17 February 2021 | Engineer What's Next
What's Next: Enhancing Food Resilience with Plant Proteins

Plant-based yogurts and ice creams that are healthier and just as tasty as their dairy counterparts could soon become more common in supermarkets near you, thanks to food technologists like Dr Chiang Jie Hong, a Research Fellow (Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation) at Agency for Science, Technology and Research!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THUBy7AsWAc


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17 February 2021 | Engineer What's Next
What's Next: All in the Name of Science
Imagine baking over 200 muffins in a day — just for science! Dr Chiang Jie Hong, Research Fellow (Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation) at Agency for Science, Technology and Research, talks about the experiments he conducts and qualities that help him excel at his job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmDwSumyy7M

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5 February 2021 | Today Online
Salted egg fish skin most fattening CNY snack, say A*STAR nutrition researchers

https://www.todayonline.com/8days/eatanddrink/newsandopening/salted-egg-fish-skin-most-fattening-cny-snack-say-astar-nutrition

2020

12. December - 21.12.2020

21 December 2020 | Channel News Asia
A*STAR to collaborate with animal-free dairy firm Perfect Day on joint lab in Singapore

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/a-star-to-collaborate-with-animal-free-dairy-firm-perfect-day-13815748
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10 December 2020 | The Straits Times
Singapore agri-food start-up hopes to feed astronauts with microalgae

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/president-halimah-yacob-visits-agri-food-start-up-that-creates-protein-flour-and-crab
11. November - 20.11.2020

20 November 2020 | Channel News Asia
Temasek in food tech innovation venture with A*STAR

https://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/temasek-in-food-tech-innovation-venture-with-astar
09. September - 11.09.2020

11 September 2020 | The Straits Times
Growing more food with less: R&D partnerships give S’pore firms a leg-up

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/growing-more-food-with-less-rd-partnerships-give-spore-firms-a-leg-up
08. August - 24.08.2020

24 August 2020 | The Straits Times
A*STAR’s research initiative provides food for thought

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/astars-research-initiative-provides-food-for-thought
08. August - 17.08.2020

17 August 2020 | Today Online
Alternative protein a boon for food security. What can S'pore do to this end?

https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/alternative-proteins-boon-food-security-what-can-spore-do-end
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13 August 2020 | The Straits Times
Strengthening food security with R&D

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/strengthening-food-security-with-rd

Media_23 Jun 2020

23 June 2020 | NutraIngredients Asia
Dr. Sumanto Haldar's team from SIFBI, Nutrition, have revealed in a first-of-a-kind study that the timing of carbohydrate-rich meals can significantly worsen glucose homeostasis – on top of the independent glycaemic index of the food – potentially revealing ways to minimise the risk of type-2 diabetes.A*STAR researchers create healthy oat cookies that improve blood sugar control

https://www.nutraingredients-asia.com/Article/2020/06/23/Carbs-clock-Timing-of-meal-as-well-as-composition-influences-glycaemic-response-first-of-a-kind-study


Media_18 Mar 2020

18 March 2020 | NutraIngredients Asia
‘Urban myth’: Asian foods are unhealthier than Western fast foods - Singapore study

A new study, conducted by A*STAR’s Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) in Singapore, claims to have disproved the urban myth that an Asian diet is healthier than a Western one.

https://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Article/2020/03/18/Urban-myth-Asian-foods-are-unhealthier-than-Western-fast-foods-Singapore-study

30 January 2020 | Asian Scientist
New A*STAR institute SIFBI pushes the frontiers of food innovation

2019

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20 November 2019 | The Straits Times
A*STAR launches new research institute, Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) to drive innovation to tackle food security challenges

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/astar-launches-new-research-institute-to-drive-innovation-to-tackle-food-security

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20 November 2019 | Food Navigator Asia
‘Under one umbrella’: New Singapore food institute to deliver unified approach to product innovation and market.

https://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Article/2019/11/20/Under-one-umbrella-New-Singapore-food-institute-to-deliver-unified-approach-to-product-innovation-and-market-entry?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright

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17 December 2019 | MONEY FM 89.3
In Mind Your Business, Howie Lim and Bernard Lim speak to Dr Hazel Khoo, Executive Director of Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) and Dr Ralph Graichen, Senior Director of Food and Consumer Cluster, BMRC about A*STAR's SIFBI.