The Ultimate List Of 15 Asian Scientists To Watch – Lisa Ng
By Juliana Chan | List
May 15, 2011
We have traversed the far-flung corners of science, medicine, engineering, and technology to come up with this list of 15 scientists who represent the movers and shakers of Asia.
#6: Lisa Ng, Virologist
During the 2003 SARS crisis, a lot was at stake – especially in Asia.
Dr. Ng’s research group has been credited for developing reliable and sensitive diagnostic kits to detect the Sars-CoV and Avian Influenza H5N1 viruses. Her research focuses on infectious disease preparedness through vaccines, diagnostic kits, and therapeutic antibodies.
After Dr. Ng obtained her PhD in Molecular Virology from the National University of Singapore in 2002, she worked at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) in 2002 as a post-doctoral fellow, and later joined SIgN in 2007 to work on the Chikungungya virus (CHIKV), She is also an adjunct assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore.
Dr. Ng has received a number of awards including the ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award in 2008, and is the first Singaporean and woman scientist to be awarded it.