25 September 2013 saw the announcement of the establishment of the Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS). A collaboration between the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), National Skin Centre (NSC) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the SRIS will harness the expertise of scientists, clinicians and engineers to foster and conduct high impact, inter-disciplinary skin research designed to translate into improved health outcomes and quality of life.
The Institute will build on the strengths of its founding members – A*STAR, NSC and NTU. Each is a world-class leader in its respective fields of basic, clinical and bioengineering research, and collectively, the partners will bring together their expertise in these fields to provide a holistic approach to translational research on skin.
A*STAR’s strengths in discovery and translational science will enable a deeper understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of various skin diseases, as well as observed differences between different skin types.
NTU together with its Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine will offer expertise in multi-disciplinary research fields including bioengineering, nanotechnology innovation, materials science to develop applications such as skin imaging and skin-mimetic materials.
NSC will provide clinical expertise which will help transform research findings into medical treatments.