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Two Gold and One Bronze for IBN’s Youth Research Program Students at the Singapore Science and Engineering Fair


IBN’s Youth Research Program Students win Two Gold and One Bronze at the Singapore Science and Engineering Fair 2015. From left: Tommy Ong, Claudia Lee and Judy Hong.

Congratulations to our Youth Research Program students and their IBN mentors for winning two Gold Awards and one Bronze Award at this year’s Singapore Science and Engineering Fair held on March 11-12, 2015.

The annual competition is organized by the Ministry of Education, A*STAR and Science Centre Singapore for all secondary and pre-university students to showcase their research projects in the past year.

The most outstanding winners will go on to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the largest international pre-university science competition in the world. We are delighted that both our gold winners have been selected as two of only six projects from over 100 winning entries to represent Singapore in this year’s event which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May to compete with young researchers from over 70 countries.

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Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Wins Brunei Crown Prince Innovation Award


The IBN research team (from left) Dr Joo Eun Chung, Prof Jackie Y. Ying and Dr Motoichi Kurisawa won the Brunei Crown Prince Innovation Award with their green tea drug delivery system invention.

March 18, 2015 – A new drug delivery system from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR that uses green tea to fight cancer has won the Grand Prize at The Crown Prince Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement (CIPTA) Award 2015. The award ceremony was held in Brunei on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

The CIPTA Award is a biennial competition organized by the Institut Teknologi Brunei and Brunei LNG to encourage and develop innovations in Brunei. The submissions were judged by an international panel of experts in academia and industry led by Professor Salim Al-Hassani, President of the Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation, UK and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester.

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IBN Executive Director Professor Jackie Y. Ying Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering


Prof Jackie Y. Ying (middle) was elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) at the induction ceremony held in Washington yesterday, with the AIMBE President Ravi Bellamkonda (right) and College of Fellows Chair Jennifer West (left).

March 17, 2015 – Professor Jackie Y. Ying, Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has been elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are elites in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Prof Ying was nominated by her peers for her outstanding contributions to research and development of nanomaterials and nanosystems for biomedical application.

“I am honored to be elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Biomedical research is an exciting and important research field that can improve our lives for the better. Along with my colleagues at IBN, we hope to develop new ideas and ways to solve current healthcare challenges.”

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Nano Packages for Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery
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Prof Ying Elected Fellow of American Institute
Berita Harian, 18 Mar 2015

Nano Packages for Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery
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2015
31 Mar
IBN Seminar Series:Plasticity in the Networks that Comprise and Control Cell Migration by Prof. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

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FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

NEW! Main-Chain Organic Frameworks with Advanced Catalytic Functionalities
ACS Catalysis, 5 (2015) 2681-2691.
(IF: 7.572) article

NEW! Structure-Directing Star-Shaped Block Copolymers: Supramolecular Vesicles for the Delivery of Anticancer Drugs
Journal of Controlled Release, (2015)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2015.03.027.
(IF: 7.261) article

NEW! Cartilage Synthesis in Hyaluronic Acid-Tyramine Constructs
Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3 (2015) 1942-1956.
(IF: 6.626) article

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