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Abdeali Tayebali Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor Jackie Y. Ying

January 14, 2017 – Today, Professor Jackie Y. Ying, founding executive director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, became the first female winner of the Abdeali Tayebali Lifetime Achievement Award since it was launched in 2012. Prof. Ying was recognized for her contributions to society through research and for nurturing future generations of Singapore researchers.

“I am very fortunate to work in a field that allows me to contribute towards improving peoples’ lives. Scientific research paves the way for technological breakthroughs that have the potential to transform healthcare and benefit society. My work also allows me to meet many young people who want to make a difference through research. It is exciting to do cutting-edge research and commercialize new technology platforms with them,” said Prof. Ying. “I am deeply honored that our efforts are recognized outside the scientific community and I hope that this would inspire more young people to pursue research.”

Mr. Ameerali Abdeali, Chairman of the Abdeali Tayebali Family Trust, said, “Prof. Jackie Ying was selected to be the 5th Recipient of the Award as the selection panel was deeply impressed by her extraordinary achievements in her career in the field of nanotechnology. She serves as a role model and an inspiration to young Singaporeans to pursue excellence in science and technology.”

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YRP Alumni Wins Breakthrough Junior Challenge Funded by Mark Zuckerberg

Deanna See receiving her award at the prize ceremony held in Silicon Valley.

December 8, 2016 – Congratulations to our Youth Research Program (YRP) alumni Deanna See (17, Raffles Institution) for winning the Breakthrough Junior Challenge funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is a global science video competition designed to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in the life sciences, physics, or mathematics.

Deana won the prize for her video on “Superbugs! And Our Race Against Resistance”. She received up to US$400,000 in educational prizes, that include a scholarship worth US$250,000, US$50,000 for an inspiring teacher, and a state-of-the-art science lab for her school valued at US$100,000.

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Singapore Researchers Win 2016 Lush Prize for Science

(From right) Researchers Dr Daniele Zink from IBN and Dr Lit-Hsin Loo from BII won the 2016 Lush Prize for Science.

November 14, 2016 – Researchers from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and the Bioinformatics Institute (BII) of A*STAR have won the Lush Prize for Science for developing novel animal-free methods that can accurately predict the toxic effects of chemicals on the human kidney. They are the first researchers from Asia to win the Science award since the Lush Prize was established in 2012.

The Lush Prize for Science recognizes outstanding research on alternative non-animal safety tests. This award was jointly won by Dr Daniele Zink from IBN and Dr Lit-Hsin Loo from BII, and Prof Marcel Leist from University of Konstanz, CAAT-Europe; and the £50,000 (SGD 85,000) prize fund will be shared between the winners to support their work.

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Asian Scientist, 19 Jan 2017

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