Press release - "NUS scientists develop novel chip for fast and accurate disease detection at low cost"
Professor Zhang Yong and his team's, Dr Kerwin Kwek Zeming and two NUS PhD students Mr Thoriq Salafi and Ms Swati Shikha, work was covered in the 29th March 2018 press release by NUS News. Their work was published in Nature Communications on 28 March 2018.
Reported in The Straits Times - "Tailoring treatment for cancer patients"
Professor Lim Chwee Teck and his team's, PhD student Lim Su Bin and senior postdoctoral associate Dr Khoo Bee Luan, work was reported in the 29th March 2018 edition of The Straits Times.
NUS Open Day, 10 March 2018
A big thanks to our Outreach committee members and BME student helpers for spending their Saturday back in NUS UTown to showcase the BME programme!
BME Open House, 10 February 2018
Our annual outreach event for RNSman and pre-U students.
BME faculty members won teaching awards
Dr Raye Yeow was awarded the Innovative Teaching Award (Bronze), Dr Mrinal Musib was awarded the Innovative Teaching Award (Silver) and Dr Alberto Corrias was awarded the Engineering Educator Award at the Faculty of Engineering Awards & Recognition Ceremony 2018. Dr Alberto was also the recipient for Engineering Educator Award last year.
BME Student Club
Our BME Student Club had an exciting year filled with activities, including industrial visits to Becton Dickinson and Biotronik.
Featured in NUS News - Dr Eliza Fong. Also reported on Nanowerk and Straits Times
Dr Eliza and her team's work on developing liver tumor models called patient-derived xenografts (PDX) has been published in the leading bioengineering journal - Biomaterials - and reported on Nanowerk on 8 Feb 2018.
Her work addressed the expensive and time-consuming conventional method of growing PDX cancer cells in culture, by introducing synthetic 3D scaffolds. These are made of a plant-based porous hydrogel which helps the cells to maintain proper shape, function and growth for drug screening.
Featured in NUS News - Professor Zhang Yong and Dr John Ho
Prof Zhang Yong, Dr John Ho and Dr. Akshaya Bansal have developed a method for delivering light wirelessly into deep regions of the body to activate light-sensitive drugs for photodynamic therapy (PDT), which was featured in NUS News on 30th Jan 2018.
Good news in the first week of school - New appointments and promotions
Prof Lim Chwee Teck has been appointed as the Acting Director of BIGHEART and has relinquished his duties with effect from 1 January 2018. Prof Leo Hwa Liang is our new Deputy Head (Admin and External Relations).
In addition, Dr Mrinal Kanti Musib has been promoted to Senior Lecturer and Mr Muhammed Abdurrahiem has been upgraded to grade EP5.
Senior Tutor received the first MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize
Senior Tutor, Andy Tay Kah Ping, was selected to receive the first MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. This award recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit, the impact of their research and scholarship, and their interest in science writing and communication.
9th Asian Cyclodextrin Conference (9ACC), 14 - 17 December 2017
ACC focuses on all aspects of cyclodextrin research and aims to construct strong partnerships centred in Asian and Oceanian regions. This year, 9ACC was co-organized by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, NUS and the Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore), and held at NUS University Hall Auditorium.
BME student won Best Poster Award at 5th Asia-Korea Conference on Science and Technology 2017 (AKC2017)
Congratulations to Ms Lim Su Bin! AKC is the signature event for Korean Scientists and Engineers Association Chapters in Asia-Pacific region and this year it was organized under the theme, "The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Asia-Innovations of Tomorrow".
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