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.
Who we are
Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), National Skin Center (NSC) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The partners will harness the expertise of their 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.
What we do
- Link scientists, clinicians and engineers on interdisciplinary and translational skin research projects.
- Foster collaborations in skin research between different institutions in Singapore.
- Focus on skin conditions prevalent in Asia, as well as how skin phenotypes differ in different Asian populations and the tropical environment.
- Key research areas for the SRIS will include eczema, allergy and inflammation, pigmentary disorders, wound healing, hair conditions and skin aging.