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2021
12
October
2021
| 09:38 Asia/Singapore
Professor Brenda Yeoh from the Department of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has been awarded the international Vautrin Lud Prize 2021 in Geography. Modelled after the Nobel Prize and widely regarded as one of the highest hon...
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23
September
2021
| 09:30 Asia/Singapore
Mention the study of Buddhism and Chinese religions and the clichéd image of a reclusive elderly scholar poring over musty religious texts springs to mind. Not so when you meet Dr Jack Chia, an assistant professor of history and religious studies at ...
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22
September
2021
| 15:09 Asia/Singapore
Professor Barry Halliwell, Senior Advisor (Academic Appointments and Research Excellence), NUS Office of the Senior Deputy President and Provost, has been conferred Citation Laureate for 2021. The distinction is awarded by information and insights co...
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12
August
2021
| 11:35 Asia/Singapore
If you navigate Associate Professor Terence Sim’s profile on NUS Computing’s website, you’ll see a smiling, affable-looking gentleman in a suit and tie.But mouse over the photo and it changes into him in what looks like Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt’s ...
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29
July
2021
| 18:37 Asia/Singapore
Professor Brenda Yeoh from the Department of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences joins a list of 84 new Fellows who have been elected into the British Academy, the United Kingdom’s national academy for the humanities and social s...
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26
July
2021
| 14:06 Asia/Singapore
Deforestation and removal of mangrove areas for conversion to aquaculture, agriculture, urban and coastal development have led to mangrove forests being once considered one of the most threatened habitats on the planet. Lesser known is how mangroves ...
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22
July
2021
| 09:04 Asia/Singapore
Associate Professor Vinicius Rosa, Vice Dean (Research) at the NUS Faculty of Dentistry, has received two research awards from the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), a renowned organisation that seeks to drive dental, oral and crani...
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06
July
2021
| 10:11 Asia/Singapore
Associate Professor Low Boon Chuan has always been fascinated by how life is formed. When he was young, he would dig up earthworms from the garden and watch as they wriggled back into the soil. “Why does this animal need to live underground? Why does...
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01
July
2021
| 15:53 Asia/Singapore
Human civilisation has always been shaped by breakthroughs in materials science. In the past, our greatest material triumphs defined entire eras of humanity, from the stone age to the bronze age to the iron age. Today, we have a far deeper understand...
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25
June
2021
| 13:24 Asia/Singapore
Assistant Professor Nalini Puniamoorthy is very interested in the private lives of insects, especially how they reproduce.In a research facility at Block S4A on NUS Kent Ridge campus stand neat rows of what look like oversized laundry hampers. Within...
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24
June
2021
| 10:04 Asia/Singapore
One of the world’s greatest challenges for the next 50 years is to ensure enough clean, affordable and reliable sources of energy. However, this is also one of the most complex problems facing society today, and there are many technological hurdles t...
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08
June
2021
| 08:45 Asia/Singapore
NUS Vice President (Research and Technology) Professor Liu Bin has been conferred the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Prize this year. She was honoured for her work in the innovative design and synthesis of organic molecules and nanomaterials ...
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23
March
2021
| 13:43 Asia/Singapore
The ability to put different pieces together to solve a problem comes naturally to Professor Thorsten Wohland, Director of the NUS Centre for BioImaging Sciences (CBIS), and Vice-Dean for Research and Space at the NUS Faculty of Science.Prof Wohland ...
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16
February
2021
| 09:23 Asia/Singapore
Dr Zeehan Jaafar, a lecturer at NUS Biological Sciences, loves the rich and mysterious oceans. She learnt at a young age that in addition to providing a home for the diverse organisms she loves, marine ecosystems also provide food, medicines, and per...
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03
February
2021
| 08:33 Asia/Singapore
NUS Business Professor David De Cremer, Provost’s Chair and Professor of Management and Organisation, has been selected by London-based organisation Thinkers50 as one of 30 global management thinkers to watch in 2021. Prof De Cremer is the only repre...
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22
January
2021
| 17:07 Asia/Singapore
When NUS Vice President of Research and Technology Professor Liu Bin was a graduate student, she almost gave up in the face of seemingly insurmountable difficulties. But she found her own way through her mistakes to become a respected scientist well ...
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2020
18
December
2020
| 16:18 Asia/Singapore
Four NUS-affiliated researchers have received national recognition for their excellent achievements and contributions in science and technology. At a ceremony held at the Istana on 18 December 2020, Professor Ranga Rama Krishnan (former Dean of Duke-...
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18
November
2020
| 18:20 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from NUS have been placed among the world’s most highly cited. This is according to the newly unveiled list of Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 by Clarivate.The hotly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrate significan...
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13
November
2020
| 09:37 Asia/Singapore
The Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge founded by the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is a worldwide initiative to accelerate innovation that improves physical, mental, and social well-being for people as they age.The Challenge comprises ...
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23
October
2020
| 23:37 Asia/Singapore
These three NUS Economics researchers were newly elected as Fellows of the prestigious Econometric Society NUS economists Professor Satoru Takahashi, Distinguished Professor John Quah and Associate Professor Jessica Pan have been recently elec...
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14
October
2020
| 17:29 Asia/Singapore
These seven NUS researchers were newly elected as Fellows of the Singapore National Academy of Science. Seven researchers from NUS have been elected Fellows of the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS), an organisation that has the dual remit...
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17
September
2020
| 16:09 Asia/Singapore
Asst Prof Chen develops and integrates novel composite materials into innovative ‘soft robots’ Asst Prof Chen Po-Yen from NUS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has won two eminent awards for his innovative research into next-generation functiona...
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14
September
2020
| 23:50 Asia/Singapore
Assoc Prof Wang Wenru from NUS Nursing has received one of the world’s highest honours in the nursing profession by becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is the only one from Singapore to receive the honour this year. https://...
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31
August
2020
| 21:31 Asia/Singapore
At NUS Medical Grand Challenge 2020, 21 interdisciplinary teams of NUS students presented their innovative solutions to address a clinical problem or an unmet healthcare need. The solutions were assessed for their impact on healthcare, innovation, b...
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27
August
2020
| 21:00 Asia/Singapore
Prof Chng Wee Joo from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is the first Asian to receive the Brian G.M. Durie Outstanding Achievement Award by the International Myeloma Foundation https://medicine.nus.edu.sg/prof-chng-wee-joo-becomes-first-asian...
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06
August
2020
| 21:21 Asia/Singapore
Research Associate Professor Jason Lee is shown undergoing physiological testing during exertion in a climatic chamber. Metabolic, cardiovascular, thermoregulatory responses are commonly measured to quantify individuals’ responses to heat stress. Re...
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28
July
2020
| 20:06 Asia/Singapore
The four NUS recipients of the 2020 NRF Fellowship. From left, top row: Assistant Professor Gloryn Chia and Assistant Professor Jun Nishiyama. From left, bottom row: Assistant Professor Yvonne Gao and Assistant Professor Pieremanuele Canepa The Sing...
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08
July
2020
| 18:00 Asia/Singapore
Asst Prof Lin is interested in the cultural politics of air transport Assistant Professor Lin Weiqiang from NUS Geography is a human geographer whose work looks into mobilities, infrastructures and logistics. Last year, he received the inaugural Soc...
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10
June
2020
| 19:09 Asia/Singapore
Prof Ho has harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to develop drug combination therapies Professor Dean Ho, Head of NUS Biomedical Engineering, who is also Director of the N.1 Institute for Health (N.1) and the Institute for Digital Medicine...
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29
May
2020
| 14:35 Asia/Singapore
Assistant Professor Andy Tay is developing new technologies and materials to engineer immune cells, tissues and systems, with hopes to prevent and treat cancer Assistant Professor Andy Tay from NUS Biomedical Engineering has been selected by the Wor...
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