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The Life Sciences Institute 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.

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Citation Laureate 2021

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 company Clarivate to researchers whose work has been deemed to be of “Nobel Class” as they are among the most highly cited and influential, even transformative, in their fields.

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IUPESM Fellowship

Prof James Goh, from NUS Tissue Engineering Programme, was awarded on 20 November 2020 the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) Fellowship. This is in recognition of the most prominent international leaders of the profession of medical physicists and biomedical engineers. Congratulations!

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Singapore Spine Society Award

Congratulations to Prof Wong Hee Kit, of NUS Tissue Engineering Program, who received the First Prize Award conducted by the Singapore Spine Society on 23 January 2021. This is for his research on "The Longitudinal Impact of Intervertebral Disc Distraction on Disc Health – A Preliminary, in VIVO Study Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a Rabbit Model".

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Dr. Anne K Bendt, Principal Investigator at the Life Sciences Institute and the Associate Director of the Singapore Lipidomics Incubator (SLING), has been awarded a scholarship by the DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service.

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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.

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Research Highlights

News and Views

Research teams led by Professor Barry Halliwell, Programme Leader of LSI Neurobiology Programme, revealed that low levels of ergothioneine (ET) in blood plasma may predict an increased risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, suggesting possible therapeutic or early screening measures for cognitive impairment and dementia in the elderly. You can read it here.