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

The online publication Asian Scientist Magazine was launched in early 2011 by 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

Asian Scientist Magazine is dedicated to providing researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and students with timely, close-to-the-scene news about science and technology in 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 Milestones & Achievements

  • March 2011
    Asian Scientist Magazine website is launched at
  • 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.
  • July 2014
    Asian Scientist Intelligence, a division of Asian Scientist and Singapore’s first science PR communications firm, is launched. Clients include NEC Asia Pacific, Singapore Management University, NTUitive Pte Ltd and the National Research Foundation of Singapore.
  • Jan 2015
    Asian Scientist Publishing announces that the first book under its imprint will be a commemorative book called Singapore’s Scientific Pioneers. The book is made possible by an SG50 Celebration Fund grant to Dr Juliana Chan and Dr Rebecca Tan.

Our Team

  • Juliana Chan


    Juliana Chan received a Ph.D. in Biology from MIT, USA and a M.A., B.A. (First Class Hons.) in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK. Juliana is a 2011 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellow. She received the 2013 Singapore Youth Award and in 2014, she was named as one of MIT Technology Review's 10 Innovators Under 35 (Asia). She is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

  • Rebecca Tan

    Managing 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Nurfilzah R

    Assistant Editor

    Coming from a design background, Filzah brings a fresh perspective to science communications. She is particularly interested in healthcare and technology.

Our Contributors

  • Zaria Gorvett


    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.

  • Alice Ly


    Alice Ly is a postdoctoral researcher at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne, and has a BSc in Pathology (First Class Hons) and BA (Art History). She enjoys microscopy, cakes, photos of puppies, and removing warm items from the incubator.

  • Grace Chua


    Grace Chua is an award-winning journalist who covers science and the environment, from national climate change policy to community anti-littering projects. In 2012 she received the SEC-CDL Environmental Journalist of the Year award, and in 2013 won a Siemens Green Technology Journalism award. Her work has been published in The Straits Times,, FuturArc magazine, Monocle and other outlets.

  • Phillip Keane


    Phillip Keane has a bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from Coventry University (UK), and an MSc in Space Studies from International Space University in France. He has previously worked at Rolls-Royce and Airbus Military and as a Science Communicator at the European Southern Observatory in Germany. He loves all things space and science fiction.

  • Dora Yip


    Dora Yip lives in Dunedin, New Zealand and is mum to 6 year-old Jordan, and 2 year-old Jonah. Jordan is an aspiring Volcanologist-Mycologist-Cosmologist, Jonah likes wearing diapers on his head and belting out Lion King songs. A Tolkien fan, she chronicles her family's journey from city to shire on her blog Mrs Turnip.

  • Annabel Tan


    Annabel is a Masters in Public Health student at Yale University. She received her MEng in biomedical engineering from Imperial College London in 2010. She spent the summer of 2014 researching substance abuse in Tanzania. She has a keen interest in food, yoga and metal music.

  • David Turner


    David trained as a lawyer and historian at the University of Otago, New Zealand, before spending a decade living amongst accountants and financial reporting regulators in New Zealand and Singapore. He views science and technology through the eyes of a novice and loves to help others understand the world around us by turning technical information into clear and enjoyable stories.

  • Jeremy Chan


    Jeremy Chan has a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He is currently a fourth year PhD student at the same university studying the tumor microenvironment. Outside the lab, he enjoys reading, writing, travel and photography.

Our Advisors

  • K K Phua

    Chairman, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd

    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 and Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd (EDIS). 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.