Two NUS BME Professors to be inducted into Medical And Biological Engineering Elite
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Professor James Goh and Professor Lim Chwee Teck into its College of Fellows during its 25th Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC on April 4, 2016. Congratulation to both of them!
Modified excerpts from AIMBE news release:
"... Professor James Goh, elected for exceptional contributions to musculoskeletal bioengineering and active promotion of the field of biomedical engineering."
"... Professor Lim Chwee Teck, elected for outstanding contributions in applying cell mechanics and designing innovative microfluidic technologies for disease diagnosis, prognosis and personalized treatment."
The College of Fellows is comprised of the most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs in the country. Since it's inception till 2015, only three other professionals from Singapore had been elected.
Media coverage: NUS research team develops smart robotic glove
Congratulation to the NUS team comprising of Dr. Raye Yeow, Dr Lim Jeong Hoon from the NUS Department of Medicine, as well as PhD candidate Mr Yap Hong Kai and undergraduate student Mr Benjamin Ang Wee Keong!
Their new lightweight and smart rehabilitation device called EsoGlove will start its clinical trial next month with a spin-off company in sight.
Department Meeting - Farewell Lunch, 9th Dec
Many thanks and best wishes to Dr. Evelyn Yim and Dr. Desmond Chong.
NUS Young Investigator Award 2015
Congratulation to Asst Prof. Yap Choon Hwai for winning the award!
Professor Lim Chwee Teck and team developed new techniques of capturing and growing tumor cells - with unprecendented success rate
"Being able to capture CTCs and grow them efficiently from a blood sample is a big step forward in liquid biopsy for tumour diagnosis and cancer treatment monitoring.
This could potentially mean that biopsy for cancer diagnosis and prognosis could be done using a blood test, which is minimally invasive, instead of having to remove cells ...
In a joint effort between the Biomedical Engineering Society Singapore (BES) and the Society of Medical Physics Singapore (SMPS), the bid to host the 2021 World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in Singapore was won, and announced at the 2015 World Congress.