Research News from Faculty of Science

Plant biology
Sacrifice for survival
NUS plant biologists have discovered that the Arabidopsis plant sacrifices parts of its roots to survive under cold weather conditions.
23 Jun 2017
XU Jian (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS food scientists have found that noodles made with extracts from the leaves of the Malay cherry plant are suitable for diabetic patients.
13 Jun 2017
HUANG Dejian (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS researchers have shown that having pharmacist-managed clinics can provide effective healthcare services at a lower cost.
08 Jun 2017
WEE Hwee Lin (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS computational scientists have developed a new version of the density functional theory (DFT) to study nanoscale devices.
31 May 2017
ZHANG Chun (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS scientists have discovered the key roles for auxiliary proteins in a transporter that maintains outer membrane lipid asymmetry in bacteria.
24 May 2017
CHNG Shu Sin (Group Leader, Chemistry)


Computational Science
A new spin on graphene electronics
NUS physicists have discovered that controlling electron spin can lower contact resistance in graphene electronics for high performance devices.
18 May 2017
QUEK Su Ying (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS chemists have discovered a class of iron compounds that induces cancer cell death, leaving healthy cells unharmed.
11 May 2017
FAN Wai Yip (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS zoologists discover a new species of marine crab and give it a catchy name.
04 May 2017
Peter NG and JCE MENDOZA (Group Leaders, LKCNHM)


NUS scientists have developed a simple yet versatile nanoparticle system for deep tissue imaging and drug delivery.
28 Apr 2017
LIU Xiaogang (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS scientists in collaboration with BASF SE scientists have jointly developed a novel device structure for organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) that show unprecedentedly low contact resistance.
25 Apr 2017
Peter HO, CHUA Lay-Lay and PNG Rui-Qi (Group Leaders, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS biologists have discovered a medicinal compound that can potentially prevent cancer cells from becoming a tumour.
18 Apr 2017
Jayaraman SIVARAMAN (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have demonstrated an electrical field-controlled giant Stark effect in black phosphorus for potential applications in advanced electro-optic modulators and photodetector devices.
12 Apr 2017
LU Jiong (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS ecologist in collaboration with James Cook University, Australia have discovered a new species of hard coral on the reefs of Lord Howe Island.
07 Apr 2017
HUANG Danwei (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed a molecular transformation process for producing biologically useful compounds for pharmaceutical products.
03 Apr 2017
LU Yixin (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS clinician scientists have developed a web-based tool for predicting hospital readmission risk in Singapore.
27 Mar 2017
Alexandre CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS physicists have designed and successively micro-fabricated a miniature ion beam source prototype, paving the way to improve ion beam brightness by up to a million times.
22 Mar 2017
Jeroen Anton VAN KAN (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS biologists have developed small peptides which are able to target cancer cells for anti-cancer therapeutics.
17 Mar 2017
GE Ruowen (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have found a new type of black hole that can exist in anti-de Sitter space, whose event horizon is infinite in extent yet has a finite area.
13 Mar 2017
Edward TEO (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS biologists are assembling a comprehensive checklist of bee species and their distributions to assess pollinator declines.
08 Mar 2017
John ASCHER (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have discovered that oxygen gas is vital for the alcohol dehydrogenation process at low temperatures.
02 Mar 2017
CHUAH Gaik Khuan (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS ecologists used a survey-based method to study the economic impacts of trans-boundary haze.
23 Feb 2017
Ryan CHISHOLM (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed a method to make two-dimensional (2D) polymers with high energy storage performance for batteries.
20 Feb 2017
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS mathematicians have developed effective methods for modelling real-life problems with monotone density ratio conditions.
16 Feb 2017
YU Tao (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS biological scientists have discovered hidden targets on dengue virus during transmission into human hosts.
10 Feb 2017
Ganesh ANAND (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed new iron-catalysed reactions for producing molecules used in pharmaceutical drug production.
06 Feb 2017
GE Shaozhong (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS statisticians have gained insights which allow for better prediction of physical phenomena.
01 Feb 2017
Alexandre THIERY (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


Green chemistry
Cooperativity in catalysis
NUS chemists have discovered an operationally simple process to synthesise Z-enediyne, a potent class of anticancer warhead.
25 Jan 2017
ZHAO Yu (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS statisticians have developed a method to estimate unknown parameters efficiently for modelling complex situations.
19 Jan 2017
David NOTT (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS biological scientists have unravelled principles underlying pulsatile cell dynamics, a key step towards understanding biological networks.
16 Jan 2017
Wu Min (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS statisticians have developed adaptive functional time series models that improve the forecast accuracy of complex data such as term structure of interest rates, limit order book liquidity and electricity price curves.
11 Jan 2017
CHEN Ying (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have developed new antimicrobial peptides that are effective against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
06 Jan 2017
Rachel EE (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have discovered how FTO (or fat mass and obesity-associated protein), a protein strongly associated with obesity and diabetes, opens new treatment options for these metabolic diseases.
03 Jan 2017
Esther WOON (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


Research News from Faculty of Science

Plant biology
Sacrifice for survival
NUS plant biologists have discovered that the Arabidopsis plant sacrifices parts of its roots to survive under cold weather conditions.
23 Jun 2017
XU Jian (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS food scientists have found that noodles made with extracts from the leaves of the Malay cherry plant are suitable for diabetic patients.
13 Jun 2017
HUANG Dejian (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS researchers have shown that having pharmacist-managed clinics can provide effective healthcare services at a lower cost.
08 Jun 2017
WEE Hwee Lin (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS computational scientists have developed a new version of the density functional theory (DFT) to study nanoscale devices.
31 May 2017
ZHANG Chun (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS scientists have discovered the key roles for auxiliary proteins in a transporter that maintains outer membrane lipid asymmetry in bacteria.
24 May 2017
CHNG Shu Sin (Group Leader, Chemistry)


Computational Science
A new spin on graphene electronics
NUS physicists have discovered that controlling electron spin can lower contact resistance in graphene electronics for high performance devices.
18 May 2017
QUEK Su Ying (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS chemists have discovered a class of iron compounds that induces cancer cell death, leaving healthy cells unharmed.
11 May 2017
FAN Wai Yip (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS zoologists discover a new species of marine crab and give it a catchy name.
04 May 2017
Peter NG and JCE MENDOZA (Group Leaders, LKCNHM)


NUS scientists have developed a simple yet versatile nanoparticle system for deep tissue imaging and drug delivery.
28 Apr 2017
LIU Xiaogang (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS scientists in collaboration with BASF SE scientists have jointly developed a novel device structure for organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) that show unprecedentedly low contact resistance.
25 Apr 2017
Peter HO, CHUA Lay-Lay and PNG Rui-Qi (Group Leaders, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS biologists have discovered a medicinal compound that can potentially prevent cancer cells from becoming a tumour.
18 Apr 2017
Jayaraman SIVARAMAN (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have demonstrated an electrical field-controlled giant Stark effect in black phosphorus for potential applications in advanced electro-optic modulators and photodetector devices.
12 Apr 2017
LU Jiong (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS ecologist in collaboration with James Cook University, Australia have discovered a new species of hard coral on the reefs of Lord Howe Island.
07 Apr 2017
HUANG Danwei (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed a molecular transformation process for producing biologically useful compounds for pharmaceutical products.
03 Apr 2017
LU Yixin (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS clinician scientists have developed a web-based tool for predicting hospital readmission risk in Singapore.
27 Mar 2017
Alexandre CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS physicists have designed and successively micro-fabricated a miniature ion beam source prototype, paving the way to improve ion beam brightness by up to a million times.
22 Mar 2017
Jeroen Anton VAN KAN (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS biologists have developed small peptides which are able to target cancer cells for anti-cancer therapeutics.
17 Mar 2017
GE Ruowen (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have found a new type of black hole that can exist in anti-de Sitter space, whose event horizon is infinite in extent yet has a finite area.
13 Mar 2017
Edward TEO (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS biologists are assembling a comprehensive checklist of bee species and their distributions to assess pollinator declines.
08 Mar 2017
John ASCHER (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have discovered that oxygen gas is vital for the alcohol dehydrogenation process at low temperatures.
02 Mar 2017
CHUAH Gaik Khuan (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS ecologists used a survey-based method to study the economic impacts of trans-boundary haze.
23 Feb 2017
Ryan CHISHOLM (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed a method to make two-dimensional (2D) polymers with high energy storage performance for batteries.
20 Feb 2017
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS mathematicians have developed effective methods for modelling real-life problems with monotone density ratio conditions.
16 Feb 2017
YU Tao (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS biological scientists have discovered hidden targets on dengue virus during transmission into human hosts.
10 Feb 2017
Ganesh ANAND (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed new iron-catalysed reactions for producing molecules used in pharmaceutical drug production.
06 Feb 2017
GE Shaozhong (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS statisticians have gained insights which allow for better prediction of physical phenomena.
01 Feb 2017
Alexandre THIERY (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


Green chemistry
Cooperativity in catalysis
NUS chemists have discovered an operationally simple process to synthesise Z-enediyne, a potent class of anticancer warhead.
25 Jan 2017
ZHAO Yu (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS statisticians have developed a method to estimate unknown parameters efficiently for modelling complex situations.
19 Jan 2017
David NOTT (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS biological scientists have unravelled principles underlying pulsatile cell dynamics, a key step towards understanding biological networks.
16 Jan 2017
Wu Min (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS statisticians have developed adaptive functional time series models that improve the forecast accuracy of complex data such as term structure of interest rates, limit order book liquidity and electricity price curves.
11 Jan 2017
CHEN Ying (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have developed new antimicrobial peptides that are effective against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
06 Jan 2017
Rachel EE (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have discovered how FTO (or fat mass and obesity-associated protein), a protein strongly associated with obesity and diabetes, opens new treatment options for these metabolic diseases.
03 Jan 2017
Esther WOON (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


Research News from Faculty of Science

Plant biology
Sacrifice for survival
NUS plant biologists have discovered that the Arabidopsis plant sacrifices parts of its roots to survive under cold weather conditions.
23 Jun 2017
XU Jian (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS food scientists have found that noodles made with extracts from the leaves of the Malay cherry plant are suitable for diabetic patients.
13 Jun 2017
HUANG Dejian (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS researchers have shown that having pharmacist-managed clinics can provide effective healthcare services at a lower cost.
08 Jun 2017
WEE Hwee Lin (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS computational scientists have developed a new version of the density functional theory (DFT) to study nanoscale devices.
31 May 2017
ZHANG Chun (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS scientists have discovered the key roles for auxiliary proteins in a transporter that maintains outer membrane lipid asymmetry in bacteria.
24 May 2017
CHNG Shu Sin (Group Leader, Chemistry)


Computational Science
A new spin on graphene electronics
NUS physicists have discovered that controlling electron spin can lower contact resistance in graphene electronics for high performance devices.
18 May 2017
QUEK Su Ying (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS chemists have discovered a class of iron compounds that induces cancer cell death, leaving healthy cells unharmed.
11 May 2017
FAN Wai Yip (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS zoologists discover a new species of marine crab and give it a catchy name.
04 May 2017
Peter NG and JCE MENDOZA (Group Leaders, LKCNHM)


NUS scientists have developed a simple yet versatile nanoparticle system for deep tissue imaging and drug delivery.
28 Apr 2017
LIU Xiaogang (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS scientists in collaboration with BASF SE scientists have jointly developed a novel device structure for organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) that show unprecedentedly low contact resistance.
25 Apr 2017
Peter HO, CHUA Lay-Lay and PNG Rui-Qi (Group Leaders, Physics and Chemistry)


NUS biologists have discovered a medicinal compound that can potentially prevent cancer cells from becoming a tumour.
18 Apr 2017
Jayaraman SIVARAMAN (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have demonstrated an electrical field-controlled giant Stark effect in black phosphorus for potential applications in advanced electro-optic modulators and photodetector devices.
12 Apr 2017
LU Jiong (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS ecologist in collaboration with James Cook University, Australia have discovered a new species of hard coral on the reefs of Lord Howe Island.
07 Apr 2017
HUANG Danwei (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed a molecular transformation process for producing biologically useful compounds for pharmaceutical products.
03 Apr 2017
LU Yixin (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS clinician scientists have developed a web-based tool for predicting hospital readmission risk in Singapore.
27 Mar 2017
Alexandre CHAN (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS physicists have designed and successively micro-fabricated a miniature ion beam source prototype, paving the way to improve ion beam brightness by up to a million times.
22 Mar 2017
Jeroen Anton VAN KAN (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS biologists have developed small peptides which are able to target cancer cells for anti-cancer therapeutics.
17 Mar 2017
GE Ruowen (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS physicists have found a new type of black hole that can exist in anti-de Sitter space, whose event horizon is infinite in extent yet has a finite area.
13 Mar 2017
Edward TEO (Group Leader, Physics)


NUS biologists are assembling a comprehensive checklist of bee species and their distributions to assess pollinator declines.
08 Mar 2017
John ASCHER (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have discovered that oxygen gas is vital for the alcohol dehydrogenation process at low temperatures.
02 Mar 2017
CHUAH Gaik Khuan (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS ecologists used a survey-based method to study the economic impacts of trans-boundary haze.
23 Feb 2017
Ryan CHISHOLM (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed a method to make two-dimensional (2D) polymers with high energy storage performance for batteries.
20 Feb 2017
LOH Kian Ping (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS mathematicians have developed effective methods for modelling real-life problems with monotone density ratio conditions.
16 Feb 2017
YU Tao (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS biological scientists have discovered hidden targets on dengue virus during transmission into human hosts.
10 Feb 2017
Ganesh ANAND (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS chemists have developed new iron-catalysed reactions for producing molecules used in pharmaceutical drug production.
06 Feb 2017
GE Shaozhong (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS statisticians have gained insights which allow for better prediction of physical phenomena.
01 Feb 2017
Alexandre THIERY (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


Green chemistry
Cooperativity in catalysis
NUS chemists have discovered an operationally simple process to synthesise Z-enediyne, a potent class of anticancer warhead.
25 Jan 2017
ZHAO Yu (Group Leader, Chemistry)


NUS statisticians have developed a method to estimate unknown parameters efficiently for modelling complex situations.
19 Jan 2017
David NOTT (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS biological scientists have unravelled principles underlying pulsatile cell dynamics, a key step towards understanding biological networks.
16 Jan 2017
Wu Min (Group Leader, Biological Sciences)


NUS statisticians have developed adaptive functional time series models that improve the forecast accuracy of complex data such as term structure of interest rates, limit order book liquidity and electricity price curves.
11 Jan 2017
CHEN Ying (Group Leader, Statistics and Applied Probability)


NUS pharmaceutical scientists have developed new antimicrobial peptides that are effective against multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
06 Jan 2017
Rachel EE (Group Leader, Pharmacy)


NUS scientists have discovered how FTO (or fat mass and obesity-associated protein), a protein strongly associated with obesity and diabetes, opens new treatment options for these metabolic diseases.
03 Jan 2017
Esther WOON (Group Leader, Pharmacy)