The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) is a research centre dedicated to the understanding of fundamental biological pathways in human health and disease, environmental science and industrial processes.
We promote scientific discovery through creative and multidisciplinary approaches in an environment that is highly collaborative. We also seek to integrate our pioneering basic research with the application and exploitation of new research discoveries. LSI brings together scientists and clinicians from five NUS faculties and supports advanced core facilities and cutting-edge research infrastructure.
A research paper from Dr. Saji Kumar Sreedharan's lab is now published in PNAS. The work is about the precise timing (Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity (STDP)) for long-term associative memory formation at neural networks.
A study led by Prof A. Vathsala, co-director of the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation at NUH, and Assoc Prof Paul MacAry, director of the NUS Life Sciences Institute, could lead to new inhibitors to prevent or treat chronic transplant rejection. An article written on this appeared in The Straits Times. You can read it here.