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Supporting Women In STEM

As part of a continuing effort to bridge the gender gap for women scientists, L’Oréal Singapore celebrated three outstanding women researchers in the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2023 program. Dr Leow Wan Ru, Dr Yang Le and Dr Xue Shifeng each received S$10,000 to advance their research.

Sequencing Gets Personal

Twist Bioscience introduces highly customizable sequencing panels, taking personalized diagnostics to the next level.

Asian Scientist Magazine Announces Its International Advisory Committee

The committee will help the magazine ensure that it continues to be diverse and equitable in its selection process as it curates the list of 100 outstanding scientists in Asia.

Tata Transformation Prize Winners Announced

The prize recognizes and supports scientists in India who are developing innovative solutions to critical societal challenges in the fields of Food Security, Sustainability, and Healthcare.

How Digital PCR Unlocks Scientific Possibilities

Digital PCR has emerged as a powerful new tool in research. QIAGEN takes it a step further with its robust, scalable and well-integrated nanoplate-based digital PCR system.

Tech And Materials Science Come To The Fore At Singapore’s 2023 President’s Science And Technology Awards

Two of Singapore’s top scientists and three rising stars were honored at the 2023 President’s Science and Technology Award Ceremony for their scientific, technological and economic contributions to Singapore.

Breaking Down Walls With Scientific Breakthroughs

Dr Tan Pei Leng emerged the winner of SGInnovate’s Falling Walls Lab Singapore 2023. She hopes to meet collaborators who can take her research from bench to bedside at the International Summit this November.

Getting To The Root Of Southeast Asia’s Cassava Concerns

In the wake of damage caused by cassava mosaic disease and cassava witches’ broom disease in Southeast Asia, researchers are developing disease-resistant varieties and speeding up the production of healthy cassava stem cuttings.

Towards A Rosy Outlook For The Asian Rosewood Populations

Illegal logging of rosewood threatens not just the biodiversity, but communities living in forested areas as well. The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT is working in the lab and with farmers to combat this threat.