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Lab news

November 2022

  • Our article titled "Bacteria-Responsive Self-Assembly of Antimicrobial Peptide Nanonets for Trap-and-Kill of Antibiotic-Resistant Strains" has been published on Advanced Functional Materials!

July 2022

  • Samantha is selected to present at Amgen Scholars ASIA symposium. Congratulations, Samantha!

June 2022

  • Samantha joins the lab group as an exchange student. Welcome, Samantha! 

  • Emily joins the lab group as an intern. Welcome, Emily!

  • Prof Rachel and Cathy head out to UKSB Annual Conference 2022 in Sheffield, US.

January 2022

  • Peiyan, Dhanya and Sarah join the lab group as PhD students. Welcome, girls!

  • Jian Yao successfully defends his PhD dissertation. Congratulations, Dr Ng!

December 2021

  • Nhan successfully defends his PhD dissertation. Congratulations, Dr Nhan!

September 2021

  • Our article titled "Manipulating turn residues on de novo designed β-hairpin peptides for selectivity against drug-resistant bacteria" has been accepted and will be published on Acta Biomaterialia!

June 2021

  • Jian Yao has been awarded the Best Graduate Researcher Award 2021 in the Department of Pharmacy. This is the 3rd of such award our lab has received. Congratulations, Jian Yao!

February 2021

  • Our article titled "Pristine Gellan Gum–Collagen Interpenetrating Network Hydrogels as Mechanically Enhanced Anti-inflammatory Biologic Wound Dressings for Burn Wound Therapy" has been published!

  • Our book chapter titled "Carbon Nanomaterials for the Development of Biosensors for Microbe Detection and Diagnosis" has been published!

December 2020

  • Our lab moves to the new laboratory located at S9 L15!

August 2020

  • Nusrat joins the lab group as RA. Welcome, Nusrat!

March 2020

  • Our article titled "Ultra-Short Antimicrobial Peptoids Show Propensity for Membrane Activity Against Multi-Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis" has been published!

January 2020

  • Xu Jian joins the lab group as a PhD student. Welcome, Xu Jian!

November 2019

  • Our article titled "Facile and efficient encapsulation of antimicrobial peptides via crosslinked DNA nanostructures and their application in wound therapy" has been published!

August 2019

  • Darren joins the lab group as a PhD student. Welcome, Darren!

July 2019

  • Jian Yao was awarded the best oral presentation in UNN-Biomed/AAPS-NUS Pharmsci @ Asia Symposium. Congratulations, Jian Yao!

May 2019

  • Eric joins the lab group as an exchange student. Welcome, Eric! 

March 2019

  • Our SRP student Sruthi won the Bronze Award at The Singapore Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF). Congratulations, Sruthi!

February 2019

  • Sybil was awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie - Individual Fellowships to pursue research at University of Tromsø. Congratulations, Sybil!

January 2019

  • Cathy joins the lab group as a PhD student. Welcome, Cathy!

November 2018

  • Our SPS students Yong Rui, Si Yue, and Yixuan won the won the Best Poster and the Best presentation awards at the Integrated Science Congress. Si Yue and Yixuan also won the best presenters award. Congratulations!

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September 2018

  • Our group attends the Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network (GPEN) 2018 meeting hosted by NUS.

July 2018

  • We welcome Ms. Yimeng Li to our lab as a visiting scientist! Yimeng is currently pursuing a M.Pharm degree at University of Valencia, Spain.

June 2018

  • Nhan wins the best poster award presented by the Department of Pharmacy at Pharmacy's Research Day 2018.

December 2017​

  • Our group attends the 3rd Peptides and Proteins Symposium Singapore.

November 2017​

  • Sybil is awarded the Otto Bayer Fellowship by Bayer Foundation to work at the Max Plank Institute of Polymer Research under the supervision of Prof. Tanja Weil.

October 2017​

  • We welcome Ms. Bettina Fleck back to our lab as a visiting scholar! Bettina, previously attached to our lab in 2015, is currently pursuing a PhD degree at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

September 2017​

  • Our article titled "Disruption of drug-resistant biofilms using de novo designed short α-helical antimicrobial peptides with idealized facial amphiphilicity" has been one of the most downloaded articles in Acta Biomaterialia Journal for the last 3 months

  • Xin Yi and Azlyn from Nayang Polytechnic join our group under the Polytechnic Student Research Programme. They will be with us for the next six months. Welcome!

August 2017

  • Sybil wins the best researcher award in the Department of Pharmacy in the NUS Graduate Researcher Award Ceremony

  • Nhan and Jian Yao join the lab group as PhD students. Welcome, Nhan and Jian Yao!

July 2017

  • Sybil heads out to CRS conference in Boston, US.

  • We welcome our incoming IPSF Scholar, Bruno Costas from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, to our lab for research exchange.

June 2017

  • Sybil wins a travel scholarship to attend the NUS-AAPS conference in Hong Kong.

  • Sybil wins Best Graduate Researcher Award 2017 awarded by the NUS Faculty of Science. Congratulations, Sybil!

May 2017

  • Sybil heads out to Sweden for the Young Scientist Satellite Conference 2017 in Uppsala, and the 6th FIP Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress in Stockholm. 

  • Mei Wen wins best poster award at the Pharmacy workshop at NUS Industry Day. Congratulations, Mei Wen!

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