About SRIS

Established in 2013, SRIS is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the National Healthcare Group (NHG), and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU). Building on the strengths of each partner, this tripartite collaboration harnesses the expertise of scientists, clinicians and engineers to conduct high impact, interdisciplinary skin research that can be translated into improved patient care. In July 2018, SRIS formally became an A*STAR Research Institute and in May 2019, transitioned from being a virtual institute by establishing a physical presence in the Novena campus with headquarter laboratories running multi-disciplinary collaborative research programs.

Our research programmes bring together expertise in clinical dermatology, epidemiology, imaging, cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics, immunology, biomaterials, biomedical engineering, health economics and health services research to address key clinical questions and to ensure that we have the best chance of success in translating our research to improve patient care.

Our technology platforms accelerate scientific discoveries and provide support to translate these into therapeutics. We partner with several technology and instrument providers, enabling researchers and industry to have the best and most up-to-date technology at their disposal. SRIS is also expanding its research and innovation efforts in the area of advanced skin imaging, image analysis and artificial intelligence, with the goal of transforming the paradigm of skin care through the introduction of digital dermatology and mHealth approaches.

Our vision and mission

Our vision is to be a global leader in skin research, innovation and education and champion of Asian skin health.

Our mission is to improve human health through interdisciplinary research based on scientific and clinical excellence, translating knowledge into economic outcomes to benefit our society.