Meet NTU School of Biological Sciences student Samuel Loo! Samuel took part in the one week summer programme in Kobe University, Japan in 2019. Samuel had the opportunity to experience research in Kobe University, sea training on the University’s training ship Fukaemaru, and even got his hands dirty with agricultural training!
Making a mark for Women in Science: In the spirit of International Women’s Day held recently in March, we meet some of the recipients of the 2020 Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (WiEST) Conference Grant. First up is NTU School of Biological Sciences PhD student Chinmayi Prasanna. She shares with us how she got to where she is now, and her views on women in science.
During organ transplantation, the donor organ is almost always recognised as foreign by the recipient’s immune system. When organ rejection is cell-mediated, it can be treated with steroids. Alloantibody-mediated organ rejection, however, often leads to transplantation failure.
In first place of the CoS Science Communication Writing Competition is Lim Boon Yee from the School of Biological Sciences! Boon Yee wrote about “Plant Oil – Uses, Potential Applications & A Sustainable Way to Increase Yield.” Congratulations, Boon Yee!
Richard Sugrue is an Associate Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research focuses on the biology of RNA viruses. In particular, his lab is trying to understand, at the molecular level, the role that host-cell factors play during specific stages of the virus replication cycle, such as virus replication and assembly.
And the third winner of the Merit Prize in the CoS Science Communication Writing Competition, Devika Menon from the School of Biological Sciences! She wrote about “L-P Polymerase Inhibitors- The Possible Doom Of Pneumonia.” Congratulations, Devika!
Announcing the winners of the #CoSScienceArt Competition!
Held from 21st October to 13th December 2019, students, staff and faculty of CoS were invited to create original, science-inspired artworks.
The winners were presented a prize by the Dean of Science, Professor Simon Redfern, at CoS Day 2020.
NTU Singapore scientists find easier way to harvest healing factors from adult stem cells in the lab
A research team at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found an easier way to harvest healing factors – molecules that promote tissue growth and regeneration – from adult stem cells.
Compound in green tea plant shows potential for fighting tuberculosis, finds research team led by NTU Singapore
An antioxidant found in the green tea plant could become key to tackling tuberculosis one day, a team of international scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found.
NTU scientists uncover structure of key pneumonia virus enzyme, suggesting a route for new antiviral treatments
A team of molecular and structural biologists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have found a potential new route to disabling respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human metapneumovirus (HMPV) after elucidating the structure of one of its key components.