Ng Huck Hui
Genome Institute of Singapore
Ng received the 2018 President’s Science Award for identifying clinical biomarkers, developing novel models and transforming patient care in Parkinson’s Disease. (Photo: Genome Institute of Singapore)
Humans are able to achieve greater biological complexity due to RNA editing, according to research by scientists in Singapore and the US.
Researchers have grown micro-tumor models using patients’ cancer cells to identify more effective treatments for drug-resistant tumors.
Activating a long non-coding RNA molecule called SingHeart could be the key to triggering the regeneration and repair of damaged heart cells.
One Biomed and A*STAR have established a joint laboratory to develop a molecular diagnostic platform for infectious diseases in Asia.
The whole genome sequencing center will support public research projects and super scale sequencing initiatives in Singapore and the region.
Grown from stem cells in the laboratory, these mid-brain structures could one day be used to test drugs for aging-related brain disorders.
Professor Ng Huck Hui, executive director at the Genome Institute of Singapore, is currently the only Singapore-based associate member of the prestigious organization.
These genes could represent new drug targets for primary angle closure glaucoma, which mainly affects ageing Asians.
Using a genome-wide screening approach, scientists from Singapore identified novel regulators of human stem cells differentiation.