One in three people worldwide suffers from a skin disorder, presenting unmet demands for new treatments in this field. There are also significant differences between how skin diseases present in Asian and Western populations, as well as in how these respond to treatment. With its high-quality biomedical and translational research, and its multi-ethnic population, Singapore is uniquely positioned to conduct research on skin conditions.
Key research areas for the Institute will include eczema, allergy and inflammation, pigmentary disorders, wound healing, hair conditions and skin ageing. The research approaches will take advantage of inter-disciplinary and innovative emerging technologies.