About Us


Jatiluwah Rice Terraces, Bali, Indonesia. Photo: © Asian Scientist Magazine.

The online publication Asian Scientist Magazine was launched in early 2011 by the company, Asian Scientist Publishing Pte. Ltd. Based in Singapore, the company launched in January 2014 a print magazine that is widely circulated across Asia.

Our Mission

AsianScientist.com is dedicated to providing researchers, students, post-docs, healthcare professionals, government agencies, and educators with timely, close-to-the-scene information and news about Asia.

One-quarter of the world’s publications are from Asia and one-third of all scientific researchers worldwide are Asian. Asian Scientist Magazine was founded to be the definitive source of news and information from this community.

Our services include the following:

  • Media partnerships for science conferences and events
  • Scientific press releases: writing, editing, distribution
  • Syndication of original content to news and magazine publications
  • Development of communication strategies for science organizations

See a portfolio of some of our work.

Our Milestones & Achievements

  • March 2011
    Asian Scientist Magazine website is launched at www.asianscientist.com
  • June 2011
    MIT features Asian Scientist Magazine as an MIT start-up.
  • March 2012
    Asian Scientist Publishing signs a one-year media partnership with The BBC on its BBC Future science and technology news portal.
  • May 2012
    Asian Scientist Publishing Pte. Ltd. is incorporated.
  • May 2012
    SPRING Chairman Mr. Philip Yeo joins as Senior Advisor to Asian Scientist Magazine.
  • June 2012
    Asian Scientist Magazine passes its first one million page view mark.
  • October 2012
    Asian Scientist Magazine syndicates articles to The Singapore Straits Times and Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post.
  • January 2013
    Asian Scientist Publishing signs a media partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore for the Global Young Scientists Summit.
  • April 2013
    Asian Scientist Publishing receives a high six-digit investment from World Scientific Publishing Company Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest science and technology publisher.
  • May 2013
    World Scientific Publishing Chairman Prof. K K Phua joins as Senior Advisor to Asian Scientist Magazine.
  • Oct 2013
    Asian Scientist Publishing becomes a media partner of the Singapore Management University.
  • Nov 2013
    Asian Scientist Publishing becomes a media partner of Science Center Singapore.
  • Dec 2013
    Asian Scientist Publishing becomes a media partner of Hays Life Sciences.
  • Jan 2014
    Asian Scientist Publishing launches its inaugural print magazine.
  • March 2014
    Asian Scientist Publishing becomes a media partner of Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.


News on Asian Scientist

THE STRAITS TIMES: Scientist starts magazine focusing on Asian research (January 1, 2014)

THE STAR: Scientist starts Asia’s first science magazine (January 1, 2014)

LIAN HE ZAO BAO (联合早报): 30th World Cultural Council Ceremony (October 4, 2013)

PRESTIGE SINGAPORE: Forty Under 40 List 2013 (October 2013)

YOUTUBE: Singapore Youth Award 2013 (June 27, 2013)

TODAY NEWSPAPER: Outstanding young S’poreans (May 20, 2013)

WORLD SCIENTIFIC: World Scientific invests in MIT Startup Asian Scientist (April 17, 2013)

MIT ALUMNI WEBSITE: Asian Scientist Magazine: Watch the Future Unfold (June 28, 2011)

Our Advisors

Prof K K Phua
K K Phua
Chairman, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University

Professor K K Phua is the founding director of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University, and chairman and editor-in-chief of World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd. A theoretical high energy physicist by training, Prof. Phua is the founding president of the South East Asia Theoretical Physics Association (SEATPA) and fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).


Philip Yeo
Chairman, SPRING Singapore

Philip Yeo is the Chairman of SPRING Singapore. He was formerly the Chairman of the National Computer Board, the Economic Development Board (EDB), and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Mr. Yeo is an engineer by training (University of Toronto). For his contributions to public service in Singapore, Mr. Yeo was awarded the Order of Nila Utama (First Class) in 2006, among other honors. He has been conferred with honorary Ph.D.s from the University of Toronto, Karolinska Institutet, Imperial College London, Monash University, and the National University of Singapore.

Bernard Leong
Bernard Leong
Angel investor & entrepreneur

Bernard Leong is the co-founder of SGEntrepreneurs, an online portal on entrepreneurship & venture capital in Southeast Asia that was recently acquired by Tech In Asia. He is an angel investor and also a connector to the Southeast Asia high technology startup ecosystem. Dr. Leong received a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University, UK.

Our Team

Tang Yew ChungRebecca TanSim ShuzhenRebecca LimDavid TanPushkarYuka SuzukiAnusuya DasSarah ChinIvan SeahAparna VenkateshGrace LiaoMinh Huynh-LeLia Paola ZambettiTiffany Chua CopokGerald TiuWendy YangSophia LiChristine TeoSarah ChanZaria GorvettPrime SarmientoKavitha SundralingamCharu ChaudhryAlan Aw


Juliana Chan
Editor-in-Chief

Juliana Chan received a Ph.D. in Biology from MIT, USA with a M.A., B.A. (First Class Hons.) in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK. Juliana is a recipient of the 2011 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowships and the 2013 Singapore Youth Award. Her research interests include microfluidics and nanoparticle-based drug delivery.

Tang Yew Chung
Tang Yew Chung
Science & Technology Editor

Yew Chung is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore. He received his MSc and PhD on the Singapore-MIT Alliance from National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, and MIT, USA. Yew Chung’s primary research interest is to understand biological processes that control cell fate decision-making in human diseases.

David Tan
David Tan
Science & Technology Editor

David Tan is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore. David received a PhD in Stem Cell Biology from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a BSc in Biochemistry (First Class Hons.) from Imperial College London. His main scientific interest is adult stem cell biology, particularly stem cells in the mammary gland and the skin. His current research examines stem cells in the everyday maintenance of tissue and their possible role in cancer.


Rebecca Tan
Science & Technology Editor

Rebecca did her PhD at the National University of Singapore where she studied how macrophages integrate multiple signals from the toll-like receptor system. An editor at Asian Scientist Magazine, she enjoys helping great science also become popular science, and believes that scientific perspectives have much to contribute to society at large.

Sim Shuzhen
Sim Shuzhen
Science & Technology Editor

Shuzhen is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Genome Institute of Singapore, where she studies arbovirus evolution and host-pathogen interactions. She received a Ph.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, where she studied the innate immune response of mosquito vectors to the dengue virus.

Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
Health & Medicine Editor

Rebecca Lim is a Singaporean-born medical doctor practicing in Melbourne, Australia. She received her M.B.B.S. from Monash University, Australia.

Our Contributors

Pushkar
Pushkar
Contributor

Pushkar is a faculty member at the Department of Humanities and Management at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani-Goa. He has a PhD in political science (McGill University) and previously taught at the University of Goa, Concordia University, McGill University, and the University of Ottawa.

Yuka Suzuki
Yuka Suzuki
Contributor

Yuka graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Life Sciences from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, and received her MSc in Cancer Biology at University College London, UK. Her research interests include cancer genomics and evidence based medicine.

Anusuya Das
Anusuya Das
Contributor

Anusuya Das received a Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, and a B.A. in Bioelectrical/Cellular-Molecular Engineering from Arizona State University, USA. Anusuya is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Virginia, USA.

Sarah Chin
Sarah Chin
Contributor

Sarah Chin is an Animal Management Officer at the Singapore Zoo. She received a B.A., M.A. in Natural Sciences (Zoology) at Cambridge University, UK. Besides caring for animals big and small, Sarah also enjoys wakeboarding and writing nature and conservation stories.

Ivan Seah
Ivan Seah
Contributor

Ivan Seah Yu Jun is a medical student at the University of Glasgow Wolfson Medical School in the UK.

Aparna Venkatesh
Aparna Venkatesh
Contributor

Aparna received a PhD in Translational Medicine (Immunology) on a scholarship from the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Her PhD work focused on similarities and differences of innate immune responses, and in particular, dendritic cell activation. She is now a research scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, where she is working on a stem cell differentiation project to develop in vitro cellular models for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Grace Liao
Grace Liao
Contributor

Grace Liao received a S.B. in Chemical-Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. She grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and plans to attend medical school.

Minh Huynh-Le
Minh Huynh-Le
Contributor

Minh-Phuong Huynh-Le holds an S.B. in Mathematics and an S.B. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. When she isn’t on a train or hopping planes around the world, she puzzles over the world’s health problems and aspires to a career in international medical technology and research. Minh will pursue her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA.

Lia Paola Zambetti
Lia Paola Zambetti
Contributor

Lia Paola Zambetti received her PhD in Hematology/Immunology from University College London (UCL), UK and her MSc in Human Genetics from Imperial College, UK. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Singapore. Lia is passionate about science communication and likes reading and traveling in her spare time.

Tiffany Chua Copok
Tiffany Chua Copok
Contributor

Tiffany Chua Copok graduated with a M.A., B.A. (Hons.) in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK. Tiffany has worked as a research scientist at the non-profit International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines. She has a lifelong passion for plant sciences and enjoys writing about scientific research from the Philippines and the rest of Asia.

Gerald Tiu
Gerald Tiu
Contributor

Gerald Tiu is an M.D./Ph.D. student at Stanford University, USA with a B.A. in Chemical and Physical Biology from Harvard University, USA. During 2010-2011, he pursued global health work in Asia. His research interests include chemical biology, synthetic biology, and systems biology.

Wendy Yang
Wendy Yang
Contributor

Wendy Yang is an undergraduate studying public health at the University of California, Irvine. She enjoys covering science & research news in Asia.

Sophia Li
Sophia Li
Contributor

Hsin-Jung Sophia Li is a Ph.D. student at Princeton University. She received a S.B. degree with double majors in Chemical Engineering and Biology from MIT. Born in Taiwan, she is a first dan black belt in Taekwondo and loves traveling around the world. Her research interests are systems biology and molecular cell biology.

Christine Teo
Christine Teo
Intern, Anglo-Chinese Junior College

Christine Teo is an arts student at Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Singapore. Her hobbies include writing and photography.

Sarah Chan
Sarah Chan
Contributor

Sarah is trained in biomedical science, with a Ph.D. that focused on epigenetic regulation of diabetes. She is now engaged in the business of technology transfer, bringing industry partners and scientists closer via licensing and/or co-development programs and incubating promising technologies and businesses. She hops on a plane or dive boat every chance she gets and firmly believes that “one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Zaria Gorvett
Zaria Gorvett
Contributor

Zaria Gorvett graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from the University of Exeter, UK and a Master’s in Medical Microbiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Zaria has traveled extensively, and she has done work with a conservation NGO based in Tobago. She currently works and resides in Singapore.

Prime Sarmiento
Prime Sarmiento
Contributor

Prime Sarmiento is a Manila-based travel and science journalist. She specializes in reporting on Southeast Asia health, environment, and agriculture sectors and her stories have been published by international news agencies including SciDev.Net, Inter Press Service, and Dow Jones Newswires. Prime loves coffee, yoga, reading cozy mysteries, and blogging about her travels at http://thegypsygals.com.

Kavitha Sundralingam
Kavitha Sundralingam
Contributor

Kavitha received a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University in the US. Her interests include traveling, photography and investigative reporting.

Charu Chaudhry
Charu Chaudhry
Contributor

Charu Chaudhry is a Research Investigator at Bristol Myers Squibb USA in the Mechanistic Biochemistry, Lead Discovery and Optimization group . She has a PhD in Biophysics from Yale University and a BSc in Chemistry from MIT. She has a long-standing interest in understanding how proteins operate as molecular machines to perform essential functions in cells. Her current research focus is in biophysics and enzymology to support drug discovery across diverse therapeutic areas including immuno-oncology and fibrosis.

Alan Aw
Alan Aw
Intern

Alan Aw is a maths enthusiast who likes sharing the fun and beauty of science with others. Besides reading, he enjoys running, badminton, and listening to (and occasionally playing) Bach or Zez Confrey.


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