Research News from Faculty of Science

NUS scientists have discovered that the light emission properties of molecularly thin two-dimensional (2-D) hybrid perovskite can be tuned in a highly reversible way for ultrathin optoelectronic applications. A highly efficient photodetector has been fabricated using hybrid perovskites with the thickness of a single quantum well.
06 Dec 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS researchers have found that skin allergies are the most common adverse reaction associated with the use of complementary health products.
05 Dec 2018
KOH Hwee Ling (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS marine biologists have shown that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) barcoding can be used for identification of shark and ray species used in commercial products available locally to monitor the trade in protected species.
26 Nov 2018
Huang Danwei (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS researchers have developed a clinical algorithm (flowchart) for individuals in Singapore with type 2 diabetes to manage their diabetic condition when they fast during Ramadan.
14 Nov 2018
Joyce LEE (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS ecologists have discovered that a species of crab spider which lives in carnivorous pitcher plants attacks flies to provide supplementary nutrients for its host.
10 Nov 2018
Hugh TAN (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have discovered a mechanism associated with paracetamol toxicity for the development of safer and more effective medication.
31 Oct 2018
Eric CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


A multi-disciplinary team consisting of NUS biophysicists along with scientists from New York University and National Institutes of Health have discovered that the protein Anosmin1 controls the diffusion of fibroblast growth factor 10 (FGF10) in the formation of sensory organs in zebrafish models.
26 Oct 2018
Thorsten WOHLAND (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed design guidelines for a type of material platform which can activate and adjust the light emission ability of organic molecules for lighting and display applications.
23 Oct 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have developed a simple, yet highly sensitive probe to detect the fat mass and obesity-associated protein (FTO) levels in cells. This can potentially help in the early detection and diagnosis of metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
11 Oct 2018
Esther WOON (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS biologists have developed cyclic peptides that can trigger cancer cell death without affecting healthy cells.
28 Sep 2018
GE Ruowen (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS biologists have discovered that the fluted giant clam absorbs urea from its surroundings and the absorption rate is enhanced by exposure to light.
25 Sep 2018
Alex IP Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists, together with clinicians from the National University Health System (NUHS), have developed a nanomaterial-based hydrogel that encourages amniotic epithelial cells (a type of stem cell) to grow into mature liver cells.
20 Sep 2018
Ho Han Kiat (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have developed multibit optoelectronic memory using a heterostructure made of two-dimensional (2D) materials for next generation devices.
18 Sep 2018
CHEN Wei (Group Leader, Chemistry and Physics)


NUS chemists have developed a highly sensitive perovskite based X-ray flat panel detector for imaging applications.
29 Aug 2018
LIU Xiaogang (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS food scientists have developed a bioprocessing method that can transform unpleasant-smelling okara, a byproduct from soymilk production, into a nutritious, fruity probiotic drink.
27 Aug 2018
LIU Shao Quan (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS scientists have developed design guidelines that increase the catalytic effectiveness of graphene-based solid state catalysts for potential industry applications.
24 Aug 2018
ZHANG Chun (Group Leader, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS biologists have discovered that orthopterans (the insect group that includes crickets, grasshoppers and katydids) visit flowers more frequently than previously known and play a potential role in pollination.
16 Aug 2018
Hugh TAN (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have developed a new methodology for determining the impact of screening effects on charge carrier mobility at the interface of complex material structures.
30 Jul 2018
Andrivo RUYSDI (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS scientists observe the real-time formation of hollow structures in the galvanic replacement (GR) reaction between silver and gold with nanometre resolution, gaining insights on the mechanisms behind the structural transformations.
24 Jul 2018
Utkur MIRSAIDOV (Group Leader, Biological Sciences and Physics)


NUS scientists, together with researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Imperial College London (ICL), have developed non-invasive biophysical techniques to quantify oxygen concentration and micromechanical properties in bacterial biofilms and understand their real-time responses to environmental changes.
16 Jul 2018
Thorsten WOHLAND (Group Leader, Biological Sciences and Chemistry)


NUS researchers have developed a colour-enhancement film that could bring richer and more natural colours to next-generation flat-panel electronic displays.
09 Jul 2018
TAN Zhi Kuang (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS marine biologists have developed a model describing the dispersal of seagrass via vegetative fragments for ecological engineering of coastlines.
02 Jul 2018
Peter TODD (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS biologists have discovered that the gene apterous A in butterflies is responsible for the development of unique dorsal wing patterns and colours.
07 Jun 2018
Antónia MONTEIRO (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed a more effective method using heavy water splitting to swap hydrogen atoms on organic molecules with their heavier cousins (deuterium) for pharmaceutical applications.
06 Jun 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


Researchers from NUS and National Parks Board (NParks) have established that the critically endangered Singapore freshwater crab (Johora singaporensis) does not mix or breed between different populations, and has overall low genetic diversity.
31 May 2018
Rudolf MEIER (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have discovered and experimentally shown that quantum coherence effects can be used to control particle transport in lattice structures.
30 May 2018
GONG Jiangbin (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have developed a prediction model to guide dosage adjustments of rivaroxaban, an oral anticoagulant (blood thinner), in renal-impaired patients taking amiodarone. This is to reduce the risk of internal bleeding.
22 May 2018
Eric CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have discovered a unique growth mechanism to produce atomically thin semiconductor ribbons that can serve as a building block for high-performance nanoelectronic devices.
11 May 2018
Goki EDA (Group Leader, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS ecologists have developed improved methods for estimating biodiversity loss from habitat-clearing activities, to aid conservation planning.
07 May 2018
Ryan CHISHOLM (Group Leader, Biological sciences)


NUS chemists have discovered key factors determining the selectivity of copper catalysts for transforming carbon dioxide and water into useful chemicals and fuels.
25 Apr 2018
Jason YEO (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS statistician has developed a metric that automatically accounts for citation variations in different disciplines for measuring the research merit of scientific articles.
18 Apr 2018
Linda TAN (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS chemists have found a way to manipulate the movement of charges in solid-state molecular junctions to reduce power consumption.
12 Apr 2018
Christian NIJHUIS (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS pharmacists have established different trajectory profiles of self-perceived cognitive function among breast cancer patients who are experiencing post-treatment cognitive impairment.
09 Apr 2018
Alexandre CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS chemists have developed an economical and industrially scalable method to produce high concentration graphene slurry for 3D printing.
04 Apr 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS computational chemists have developed a method that can quickly identify which interactions between groups of molecules, or between parts of a very large molecule, are small and may be ignored. This enables the interactions between molecules to be computed more efficiently and accurately.
22 Mar 2018
Ryan BETTENS (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS physicists have found that complex electron-electron interactions change the energy levels at molecule-metal interfaces, affecting the performance of molecular electronic devices.
13 Mar 2018
QUEK Su Ying (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS scientists are exploring an ecological approach to enhance the water quality at Pandan Reservoir.
02 Mar 2018
Darren YEO (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have discovered that the bound states of “holes” (the absence of an electron which leads to a net positive charge) in black phosphorus changes from an extended ellipse into a dumbbell shape when it is electrically excited, providing new insights for its use in next generation electronic devices.
21 Feb 2018
LU Jiong (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS food scientists have developed polystyrene coated magnetic nanoparticles which allow rapid screening of trace amounts of pesticide residue in vegetable crops.
16 Feb 2018
YANG Hongshun (Group Leader, Chemistry)


Analytical chemistry
Rapid detection of toxic compounds
NUS chemists have developed highly selective and sensitive sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for the rapid onsite detection of toxic agents.
08 Feb 2018
Sam LI (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS scientists have established key environmental drivers linking microbial ecology with urban design to enhance nutrient removal and attenuate algal blooms in urban waterways.
05 Feb 2018
Sanjay SWARUP (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have developed new self-directed molecular motors for nanoscale applications.
25 Jan 2018
WANG Zhisong (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS chemists have recently discovered that gold-silver (Au-Ag) nanoparticles can be used to image and provide concurrent treatment for bacterial infections.
17 Jan 2018
XU Qing Hua (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have discovered the mechanisms involved when small chemical modifications to certain pharmaceutical drugs may cause harm instead of improving treatment.
12 Jan 2018
HO Han Kiat (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have developed energy efficient ultra-thin light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for next generation communication technologies.
08 Jan 2018
Goki EDA (Group Leader, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS scientists in collaboration with researchers from Novartis have discovered two genetic markers in Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest malaria parasite that can cause it to develop resistance against a new antimalarial drug.
03 Jan 2018
Paul HO (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


Research News from Faculty of Science

NUS scientists have discovered that the light emission properties of molecularly thin two-dimensional (2-D) hybrid perovskite can be tuned in a highly reversible way for ultrathin optoelectronic applications. A highly efficient photodetector has been fabricated using hybrid perovskites with the thickness of a single quantum well.
06 Dec 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS researchers have found that skin allergies are the most common adverse reaction associated with the use of complementary health products.
05 Dec 2018
KOH Hwee Ling (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS marine biologists have shown that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) barcoding can be used for identification of shark and ray species used in commercial products available locally to monitor the trade in protected species.
26 Nov 2018
Huang Danwei (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS researchers have developed a clinical algorithm (flowchart) for individuals in Singapore with type 2 diabetes to manage their diabetic condition when they fast during Ramadan.
14 Nov 2018
Joyce LEE (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS ecologists have discovered that a species of crab spider which lives in carnivorous pitcher plants attacks flies to provide supplementary nutrients for its host.
10 Nov 2018
Hugh TAN (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have discovered a mechanism associated with paracetamol toxicity for the development of safer and more effective medication.
31 Oct 2018
Eric CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


A multi-disciplinary team consisting of NUS biophysicists along with scientists from New York University and National Institutes of Health have discovered that the protein Anosmin1 controls the diffusion of fibroblast growth factor 10 (FGF10) in the formation of sensory organs in zebrafish models.
26 Oct 2018
Thorsten WOHLAND (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed design guidelines for a type of material platform which can activate and adjust the light emission ability of organic molecules for lighting and display applications.
23 Oct 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have developed a simple, yet highly sensitive probe to detect the fat mass and obesity-associated protein (FTO) levels in cells. This can potentially help in the early detection and diagnosis of metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
11 Oct 2018
Esther WOON (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS biologists have developed cyclic peptides that can trigger cancer cell death without affecting healthy cells.
28 Sep 2018
GE Ruowen (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS biologists have discovered that the fluted giant clam absorbs urea from its surroundings and the absorption rate is enhanced by exposure to light.
25 Sep 2018
Alex IP Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists, together with clinicians from the National University Health System (NUHS), have developed a nanomaterial-based hydrogel that encourages amniotic epithelial cells (a type of stem cell) to grow into mature liver cells.
20 Sep 2018
Ho Han Kiat (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have developed multibit optoelectronic memory using a heterostructure made of two-dimensional (2D) materials for next generation devices.
18 Sep 2018
CHEN Wei (Group Leader, Chemistry and Physics)


NUS chemists have developed a highly sensitive perovskite based X-ray flat panel detector for imaging applications.
29 Aug 2018
LIU Xiaogang (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS food scientists have developed a bioprocessing method that can transform unpleasant-smelling okara, a byproduct from soymilk production, into a nutritious, fruity probiotic drink.
27 Aug 2018
LIU Shao Quan (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS scientists have developed design guidelines that increase the catalytic effectiveness of graphene-based solid state catalysts for potential industry applications.
24 Aug 2018
ZHANG Chun (Group Leader, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS biologists have discovered that orthopterans (the insect group that includes crickets, grasshoppers and katydids) visit flowers more frequently than previously known and play a potential role in pollination.
16 Aug 2018
Hugh TAN (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have developed a new methodology for determining the impact of screening effects on charge carrier mobility at the interface of complex material structures.
30 Jul 2018
Andrivo RUYSDI (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS scientists observe the real-time formation of hollow structures in the galvanic replacement (GR) reaction between silver and gold with nanometre resolution, gaining insights on the mechanisms behind the structural transformations.
24 Jul 2018
Utkur MIRSAIDOV (Group Leader, Biological Sciences and Physics)


NUS scientists, together with researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Imperial College London (ICL), have developed non-invasive biophysical techniques to quantify oxygen concentration and micromechanical properties in bacterial biofilms and understand their real-time responses to environmental changes.
16 Jul 2018
Thorsten WOHLAND (Group Leader, Biological Sciences and Chemistry)


NUS researchers have developed a colour-enhancement film that could bring richer and more natural colours to next-generation flat-panel electronic displays.
09 Jul 2018
TAN Zhi Kuang (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS marine biologists have developed a model describing the dispersal of seagrass via vegetative fragments for ecological engineering of coastlines.
02 Jul 2018
Peter TODD (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS biologists have discovered that the gene apterous A in butterflies is responsible for the development of unique dorsal wing patterns and colours.
07 Jun 2018
Antónia MONTEIRO (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed a more effective method using heavy water splitting to swap hydrogen atoms on organic molecules with their heavier cousins (deuterium) for pharmaceutical applications.
06 Jun 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


Researchers from NUS and National Parks Board (NParks) have established that the critically endangered Singapore freshwater crab (Johora singaporensis) does not mix or breed between different populations, and has overall low genetic diversity.
31 May 2018
Rudolf MEIER (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have discovered and experimentally shown that quantum coherence effects can be used to control particle transport in lattice structures.
30 May 2018
GONG Jiangbin (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have developed a prediction model to guide dosage adjustments of rivaroxaban, an oral anticoagulant (blood thinner), in renal-impaired patients taking amiodarone. This is to reduce the risk of internal bleeding.
22 May 2018
Eric CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have discovered a unique growth mechanism to produce atomically thin semiconductor ribbons that can serve as a building block for high-performance nanoelectronic devices.
11 May 2018
Goki EDA (Group Leader, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS ecologists have developed improved methods for estimating biodiversity loss from habitat-clearing activities, to aid conservation planning.
07 May 2018
Ryan CHISHOLM (Group Leader, Biological sciences)


NUS chemists have discovered key factors determining the selectivity of copper catalysts for transforming carbon dioxide and water into useful chemicals and fuels.
25 Apr 2018
Jason YEO (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS statistician has developed a metric that automatically accounts for citation variations in different disciplines for measuring the research merit of scientific articles.
18 Apr 2018
Linda TAN (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS chemists have found a way to manipulate the movement of charges in solid-state molecular junctions to reduce power consumption.
12 Apr 2018
Christian NIJHUIS (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS pharmacists have established different trajectory profiles of self-perceived cognitive function among breast cancer patients who are experiencing post-treatment cognitive impairment.
09 Apr 2018
Alexandre CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS chemists have developed an economical and industrially scalable method to produce high concentration graphene slurry for 3D printing.
04 Apr 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS computational chemists have developed a method that can quickly identify which interactions between groups of molecules, or between parts of a very large molecule, are small and may be ignored. This enables the interactions between molecules to be computed more efficiently and accurately.
22 Mar 2018
Ryan BETTENS (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS physicists have found that complex electron-electron interactions change the energy levels at molecule-metal interfaces, affecting the performance of molecular electronic devices.
13 Mar 2018
QUEK Su Ying (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS scientists are exploring an ecological approach to enhance the water quality at Pandan Reservoir.
02 Mar 2018
Darren YEO (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have discovered that the bound states of “holes” (the absence of an electron which leads to a net positive charge) in black phosphorus changes from an extended ellipse into a dumbbell shape when it is electrically excited, providing new insights for its use in next generation electronic devices.
21 Feb 2018
LU Jiong (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS food scientists have developed polystyrene coated magnetic nanoparticles which allow rapid screening of trace amounts of pesticide residue in vegetable crops.
16 Feb 2018
YANG Hongshun (Group Leader, Chemistry)


Analytical chemistry
Rapid detection of toxic compounds
NUS chemists have developed highly selective and sensitive sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for the rapid onsite detection of toxic agents.
08 Feb 2018
Sam LI (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS scientists have established key environmental drivers linking microbial ecology with urban design to enhance nutrient removal and attenuate algal blooms in urban waterways.
05 Feb 2018
Sanjay SWARUP (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have developed new self-directed molecular motors for nanoscale applications.
25 Jan 2018
WANG Zhisong (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS chemists have recently discovered that gold-silver (Au-Ag) nanoparticles can be used to image and provide concurrent treatment for bacterial infections.
17 Jan 2018
XU Qing Hua (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have discovered the mechanisms involved when small chemical modifications to certain pharmaceutical drugs may cause harm instead of improving treatment.
12 Jan 2018
HO Han Kiat (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have developed energy efficient ultra-thin light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for next generation communication technologies.
08 Jan 2018
Goki EDA (Group Leader, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS scientists in collaboration with researchers from Novartis have discovered two genetic markers in Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest malaria parasite that can cause it to develop resistance against a new antimalarial drug.
03 Jan 2018
Paul HO (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


Research News from Faculty of Science

NUS scientists have discovered that the light emission properties of molecularly thin two-dimensional (2-D) hybrid perovskite can be tuned in a highly reversible way for ultrathin optoelectronic applications. A highly efficient photodetector has been fabricated using hybrid perovskites with the thickness of a single quantum well.
06 Dec 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS researchers have found that skin allergies are the most common adverse reaction associated with the use of complementary health products.
05 Dec 2018
KOH Hwee Ling (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS marine biologists have shown that deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) barcoding can be used for identification of shark and ray species used in commercial products available locally to monitor the trade in protected species.
26 Nov 2018
Huang Danwei (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS researchers have developed a clinical algorithm (flowchart) for individuals in Singapore with type 2 diabetes to manage their diabetic condition when they fast during Ramadan.
14 Nov 2018
Joyce LEE (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS ecologists have discovered that a species of crab spider which lives in carnivorous pitcher plants attacks flies to provide supplementary nutrients for its host.
10 Nov 2018
Hugh TAN (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have discovered a mechanism associated with paracetamol toxicity for the development of safer and more effective medication.
31 Oct 2018
Eric CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


A multi-disciplinary team consisting of NUS biophysicists along with scientists from New York University and National Institutes of Health have discovered that the protein Anosmin1 controls the diffusion of fibroblast growth factor 10 (FGF10) in the formation of sensory organs in zebrafish models.
26 Oct 2018
Thorsten WOHLAND (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed design guidelines for a type of material platform which can activate and adjust the light emission ability of organic molecules for lighting and display applications.
23 Oct 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have developed a simple, yet highly sensitive probe to detect the fat mass and obesity-associated protein (FTO) levels in cells. This can potentially help in the early detection and diagnosis of metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
11 Oct 2018
Esther WOON (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS biologists have developed cyclic peptides that can trigger cancer cell death without affecting healthy cells.
28 Sep 2018
GE Ruowen (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS biologists have discovered that the fluted giant clam absorbs urea from its surroundings and the absorption rate is enhanced by exposure to light.
25 Sep 2018
Alex IP Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists, together with clinicians from the National University Health System (NUHS), have developed a nanomaterial-based hydrogel that encourages amniotic epithelial cells (a type of stem cell) to grow into mature liver cells.
20 Sep 2018
Ho Han Kiat (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have developed multibit optoelectronic memory using a heterostructure made of two-dimensional (2D) materials for next generation devices.
18 Sep 2018
CHEN Wei (Group Leader, Chemistry and Physics)


NUS chemists have developed a highly sensitive perovskite based X-ray flat panel detector for imaging applications.
29 Aug 2018
LIU Xiaogang (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS food scientists have developed a bioprocessing method that can transform unpleasant-smelling okara, a byproduct from soymilk production, into a nutritious, fruity probiotic drink.
27 Aug 2018
LIU Shao Quan (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS scientists have developed design guidelines that increase the catalytic effectiveness of graphene-based solid state catalysts for potential industry applications.
24 Aug 2018
ZHANG Chun (Group Leader, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS biologists have discovered that orthopterans (the insect group that includes crickets, grasshoppers and katydids) visit flowers more frequently than previously known and play a potential role in pollination.
16 Aug 2018
Hugh TAN (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have developed a new methodology for determining the impact of screening effects on charge carrier mobility at the interface of complex material structures.
30 Jul 2018
Andrivo RUYSDI (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS scientists observe the real-time formation of hollow structures in the galvanic replacement (GR) reaction between silver and gold with nanometre resolution, gaining insights on the mechanisms behind the structural transformations.
24 Jul 2018
Utkur MIRSAIDOV (Group Leader, Biological Sciences and Physics)


NUS scientists, together with researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Imperial College London (ICL), have developed non-invasive biophysical techniques to quantify oxygen concentration and micromechanical properties in bacterial biofilms and understand their real-time responses to environmental changes.
16 Jul 2018
Thorsten WOHLAND (Group Leader, Biological Sciences and Chemistry)


NUS researchers have developed a colour-enhancement film that could bring richer and more natural colours to next-generation flat-panel electronic displays.
09 Jul 2018
TAN Zhi Kuang (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS marine biologists have developed a model describing the dispersal of seagrass via vegetative fragments for ecological engineering of coastlines.
02 Jul 2018
Peter TODD (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS biologists have discovered that the gene apterous A in butterflies is responsible for the development of unique dorsal wing patterns and colours.
07 Jun 2018
Antónia MONTEIRO (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed a more effective method using heavy water splitting to swap hydrogen atoms on organic molecules with their heavier cousins (deuterium) for pharmaceutical applications.
06 Jun 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


Researchers from NUS and National Parks Board (NParks) have established that the critically endangered Singapore freshwater crab (Johora singaporensis) does not mix or breed between different populations, and has overall low genetic diversity.
31 May 2018
Rudolf MEIER (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have discovered and experimentally shown that quantum coherence effects can be used to control particle transport in lattice structures.
30 May 2018
GONG Jiangbin (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have developed a prediction model to guide dosage adjustments of rivaroxaban, an oral anticoagulant (blood thinner), in renal-impaired patients taking amiodarone. This is to reduce the risk of internal bleeding.
22 May 2018
Eric CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have discovered a unique growth mechanism to produce atomically thin semiconductor ribbons that can serve as a building block for high-performance nanoelectronic devices.
11 May 2018
Goki EDA (Group Leader, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS ecologists have developed improved methods for estimating biodiversity loss from habitat-clearing activities, to aid conservation planning.
07 May 2018
Ryan CHISHOLM (Group Leader, Biological sciences)


NUS chemists have discovered key factors determining the selectivity of copper catalysts for transforming carbon dioxide and water into useful chemicals and fuels.
25 Apr 2018
Jason YEO (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS statistician has developed a metric that automatically accounts for citation variations in different disciplines for measuring the research merit of scientific articles.
18 Apr 2018
Linda TAN (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS chemists have found a way to manipulate the movement of charges in solid-state molecular junctions to reduce power consumption.
12 Apr 2018
Christian NIJHUIS (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS pharmacists have established different trajectory profiles of self-perceived cognitive function among breast cancer patients who are experiencing post-treatment cognitive impairment.
09 Apr 2018
Alexandre CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS chemists have developed an economical and industrially scalable method to produce high concentration graphene slurry for 3D printing.
04 Apr 2018
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS computational chemists have developed a method that can quickly identify which interactions between groups of molecules, or between parts of a very large molecule, are small and may be ignored. This enables the interactions between molecules to be computed more efficiently and accurately.
22 Mar 2018
Ryan BETTENS (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS physicists have found that complex electron-electron interactions change the energy levels at molecule-metal interfaces, affecting the performance of molecular electronic devices.
13 Mar 2018
QUEK Su Ying (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS scientists are exploring an ecological approach to enhance the water quality at Pandan Reservoir.
02 Mar 2018
Darren YEO (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have discovered that the bound states of “holes” (the absence of an electron which leads to a net positive charge) in black phosphorus changes from an extended ellipse into a dumbbell shape when it is electrically excited, providing new insights for its use in next generation electronic devices.
21 Feb 2018
LU Jiong (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS food scientists have developed polystyrene coated magnetic nanoparticles which allow rapid screening of trace amounts of pesticide residue in vegetable crops.
16 Feb 2018
YANG Hongshun (Group Leader, Chemistry)


Analytical chemistry
Rapid detection of toxic compounds
NUS chemists have developed highly selective and sensitive sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for the rapid onsite detection of toxic agents.
08 Feb 2018
Sam LI (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS scientists have established key environmental drivers linking microbial ecology with urban design to enhance nutrient removal and attenuate algal blooms in urban waterways.
05 Feb 2018
Sanjay SWARUP (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have developed new self-directed molecular motors for nanoscale applications.
25 Jan 2018
WANG Zhisong (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS chemists have recently discovered that gold-silver (Au-Ag) nanoparticles can be used to image and provide concurrent treatment for bacterial infections.
17 Jan 2018
XU Qing Hua (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have discovered the mechanisms involved when small chemical modifications to certain pharmaceutical drugs may cause harm instead of improving treatment.
12 Jan 2018
HO Han Kiat (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have developed energy efficient ultra-thin light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for next generation communication technologies.
08 Jan 2018
Goki EDA (Group Leader, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS scientists in collaboration with researchers from Novartis have discovered two genetic markers in Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest malaria parasite that can cause it to develop resistance against a new antimalarial drug.
03 Jan 2018
Paul HO (Group Leader, Pharmacy)