Publication in Nature Cell Biology
Dr. Kanchanawong Pakorn Tony led an international research team which made use of super-resolution microscopy to reveal, for the first time, how the cell-cell contacts are organized. This provided the first-ever 'map' or 'blueprint' of how the cell-cell contact building blocks are pieced together into sophisticated nanoscale machines, akin to the 'clutch' in automobile transmission.
This study is published in Nature Cell Biology: Bertocchi, et al. Nanoscale architecture of cadherin-based cell adhesions. Nature Cell Biology 2016. doi: 10.1038/ncb3456
5th Biomedical Engineering Industry Alliance (BME IA) Annual Networking Event
The Department of Biomedical Engineering organized its “5th Biomedical Engineering Industry Alliance (BME IA) Annual Networking Event” on 11th Nov, 2016. More than 40 industry guests were welcomed by the Department Head, Prof James Goh. Four startup companies of the Department, namely AYOXXA, Tip Biosystems, ABYSS and ROCESO Technologies founded by the NUS entrepreneurs Dieter Trau, Michael Girard and Raye Yeow demonstrated their companies.
Article linked to APBN December 2016 issue "Medical Imaging Technology", Vol. 20, No. 12
BME teams received $75,000 in seed funding at Modern Aging Singapore
In this second run of Modern aging Singapore - a business accelerator initiative for silver sector-orientated innovations - Team FlexoSense, cofounded by Prof Lim Chwee Teck, is transforming pressure sensor technology into a smart insole to prevent diabetic foot ulcers, received the top award of $50,000. Team Oxyvel, working together with Dr Raye Yeow, garnered $25,000 for their silicone gel sheath which reduces likelihood of pressure ulcer from use of oxygen delivery apparatus.
NUS Professor received ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award
Congratulation to Professor Lim Chwee Teck and his team for receiving the ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award at the 34th annual CAFEO (Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation) in Puerto Princesa, Philippines from 21 to 23 Nov 2016.
The award crowns "an engineering achievement that demonstrates outstanding engineering skills which has made a significant contribution to the engineering progress and the quality of life in Asean", and recognizes their role in the development of an Engineering Innovation for the Healthcare Sector to Singapore.
Dr Raye Yeow awarded the Distinguished Graduate for the Command and Staff (NS) Course
Congratulation to Dr Raye Yeow who received the award from Defence Minister, Dr Ng Eng Hen, at the Istana on 27th October 2016! The months-long course requires NS officers to undergo a self-learning phase followed by an intensive 6-weeks residential phase.
Professor Lim Chwee Teck has been elected Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE)
This honor is in recognition of his distinguished contributions to and leadership in the field of medical and biological engineering at the international level. Prof Lim is also the first Singaporean to be elected to this fellowship.
BME Safety Day 2016
The BME Safety Committee organized their 3rd annual Safety Day last Thursday. This year's event saw an increase in the number of registrants (>200 staff and students). We had two guest speakers: Mr Leong Chee Meng from OSHE (Office of Safety, Health and Environment) who delivered a talk on the importance of reporting workplace accidents and also surprised some in the audience with footage of accidents; Ms Karen Ang from HPB (Health Promotion Board) who shed light on the names in nutrition labels and engaged the audience with an elastic band workout.
Winners of the Engineering Medical Innovation Global Competition (EMedIC) 2016
In the recent EMedIC Global Competition 2016 held on 18-20 Aug 2016, three NUS Biomedical Engineering Teams stood out amongst other finalists to win the Silver and Bronze awards. Teams from all over the world, including the United States of America, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore etc, gathered at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for this competition.
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