NUS researcher named TED Fellow

11 January 2017 | General News
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Dr Neo has been named a TED Fellow

Marine biologist and Research Fellow Dr Neo Mei Lin from the Tropical Marine Science Institute at NUS has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining the newest class of 15 change-makers from around the world. She is the only Singaporean to make the prestigious list this year.

Founded in 2009, the TED Fellows programme brings together young innovators across disciplines who display outstanding achievement, exemplary character and an innovative approach to solving the world’s tough problems. The programme currently has 414 Fellows from 87 countries and has created a far-reaching network made up of scientists, doctors, activists, artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, journalists and more.

Dr Neo’s latest accolade builds on her notable achievements in the study and conservation of the world’s endangered giant clams, for which she has clinched several other awards including the 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship and a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list in 2016.

As a TED Fellow, Dr Neo will give her own upcoming TED Talk in Vancouver, Canada, a unique opportunity to disseminate her work to the world and maximise its impact.

See the full list of TED Fellows.

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Dr Neo has been studying the fascinating giant clams since 2006 with the aim of sharing knowledge to help conservation efforts