AsianScientist (Dec. 8, 2014) – Drs. Guo Huili and Ho Ghim Wei have been awarded the 2014 L’Oréal Singapore For Women In Science national fellowship.
Organized with the support of the Singapore National Commission for UNESCO and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the fellowship program recognizes two talented women engaged in scientific research each year. Each fellow receives a grant of SGD$30,000.
Dr. Guo Huili, 31, junior investigator at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR, studies cellular translation, the process by which information encoded in messenger RNAs is turned into functional proteins. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at the department of biological sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS) and an adjunct assistant professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.
“Every day, I try to come up with unconventional ways to solve puzzles of cellular translation. It would give me immense satisfaction to see these research findings translate into clinical applications,” Guo said.
The 2014 Physical & Engineering Science fellowship was awarded to Dr. Ho Ghim Wei, 39, associate professor of engineering science, electrical and computer engineering at NUS for her work in functional nanomaterials for photocatalysis solar hydrogen production.
“Through my innovation and impact, in both education and research in nanomaterial science and engineering, I hope to contribute to advances in health and environmental benefits and bring about greater recognition of the under-represented women in this field,” Ho said.
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