Industry Related (Life Sciences)

Rising Star in The Future Of Science

If you are looking for tips on launching a career as a scientist in Singapore, find out from two A*STAR scholars who have made the plunge without regrets and are brimming with great ideas for the future.

By Hazwan Aziz

Mr Liu Yun is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University, attaining a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a second major in Computer Science, and a minor in Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

His counterpart, Ms Lee Yin Jin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) with a degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering.

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Harnessing The Sun To Heal The World

With the rapid depletion of the world’s fossil-based energy resources and increased attention on global warming, the hunt is on for reliable sources of clean energy. This industry is set to boom within the next few years and Singapore is aiming to ride on this wave with the largest ever number of NRF (Clean Energy) scholars awarded.

By Farhan Shah

2010 is set to be the warmest year in Earth’s history with average world temperatures setting new precedents in the record books. The next generation promises to be even warmer with scientists predicting that the world’s average temperature will rise between 1.0°C to 3.5°C within the next century.

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GSK Biologicals: Upbeat about Vaccines

The biomedical sector is a key engine of the Singapore economy. Within this sector, the vaccine industry is set to flourish with the growing economies of China and India, and Singapore is well-positioned to ride on this wave.

By Ruth Wong

In the western region of Singapore, employees of GSK Biologicals busy themselves with setting up their company’s first vaccine manufacturing plant in Asia. Never mind that they are working in temporary office blocks. The excitement of being the pioneers of the plant and becoming a part of Singapore’s thriving biomedical industry certainly make up for the challenges faced...

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