NUS scientists selected for EMBO Global Investigator Network
Asst Prof Brandon Morinaka (left) and Asst Prof Tee Wee Wei (right)
Assistant Professor Brandon Morinaka from the Department of Pharmacy at NUS Faculty of Science and Assistant Professor Tee Wee Wei from the Department of Physiology at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, were among eight group leaders in Asia who have been selected as new members of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Global Investigator Network.
Asst Prof Morinaka’s research characterises and utilises post-translational modifying enzymes encoded in bacterial natural product pathways to produce peptide-based therapeutics. Asst Prof Tee’s research focuses on epigenetic plasticity, studying what gives cells this flexibility to adopt different fates and functions, and how the process goes awry in cancer.
The EMBO Global Investigator Network supports life scientists who have an excellent scientific track record and have been group leaders for at least one but less than six years. Launched in 2019, the network provides the global investigators with several opportunities for exchanges with other scientists both in their region and elsewhere, including EMBO Young Investigators and Installation Grantees.