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Singapore Continues to Attract Top Scientific TalentsSingapore | Posted on May 9th, 2007
Singapore continues to thrive as a vibrant location for scientific talent. Significant efforts and resources have been committed to attract and develop talent. Singapore adopts a pro-international and pro-local approach. A dynamic research environment, robust ethical framework, strict laws for the protection of intellectual property rights (Note 1) and quality of life, are some of the key reasons why a growing number of scientists are drawn to Singapore.
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ANNEX A LIST OF DISTINGUISHED SCIENTISTS IN SINGAPORE Industry Name From Designation in Other information Singapore Alex Matter (Dr.) Novartis Director, Novartis Led the Institute for development of Tropical Diseases Gleevec, Novartis' cancer therapeutic blockbuster drug. Alan Colman (Dr.) U.K.-based PPL Chief Executive Well known for Therapeutics, a Officer, ES Cell his work with the spin-off from the International Roslin Institute Roslin Institute to clone Dolly the sheep. Scientific Leaders at A-STAR's Biomedical Research Council Name From Designation in Other information Singapore Sydney Brenner Salk Institute -- Scientific 2002 Nobel prize (Dr.) of Biological Advisor to in Physiology or Studies Chairman, Medicine for A-STAR establishing C. -- Chairman, elegans as a novel Biomedical experimental Research model organism to Council link genetic analysis to cell division, differentiation and organ development. David Lane University of -- Executive One of the (Dr. Sir) Dundee Deputy Chairman, scientists Biomedical credited with Sciences and the landmark Technology, discovery of the Biomedical cancer gene p53. Research Founder of Council Cyclacel, a -- Executive Scottish biotech Director, company. Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology -- Chief Executive Officer, Experimental Therapeutics Centre Edward Holmes University of -- Executive Expert on (Dr.) California San Deputy Chairman, translational Diego Clinical- research and Translational academic medicine. Sciences, Biomedical Research Council. -- Executive Chairman, National Medical Research Council, Ministry of Health Research Institutes Name From Designation in Other information Singapore Edison Liu(Dr.) National Cancer Executive Expert on breast Institute Director, Genome cancer research. Institute of Singapore Jackie Ying(Dr.) Massachusetts Executive Expert on Institute of Director, nanotechnology and Technology Institute of its use in Bioengineering & biotechnology, Nanotechnology medical and chemical sciences. Judith Swain(Dr.) University of Executive Expert on creating California San Director, models to Diego Singapore understand the Institute of genetic basis of Clinical Sciences cardiovascular development and disease. Neal Copeland & National Cancer Principal Renowned cancer Nancy Jenkins Institute Investigators, geneticists who (Drs.) Institute of are among the Molecular and Cell world's most Biology frequently-cited scientists. Philip Ingham University of Principal Expert on (Dr.) Sheffield Investigator, developmental Institute of genetics Molecular and and cell-to-cell Cell Biology communication. Jean Paul Institut Curie Principal Expert on cell Thiery Dr.) Investigator, adhesion and Institute of migration studies. Molecular and Cell Biology Yoshiaki Ito University of Principal Expert on RUNX (Dr.) Kyoto Investigator, genes, a major Institute of tumor suppressor Molecular and associated with Cell Biology gastric cancer. and the National University of Singapore Consortia Name From Designation in Other information Singapore George Radda Department of Chairman, Expert on magnetic (Dr.Sir) Physiology, Singapore resonance in Anatomy and Bioimaging medicine. Genetics, Consortium University of Oxford Philippe College de Chairman, Expert on Kourilsky France Singapore molecular (Dr.) Immunology immunology and Network tumor immunity. Roger Pedersen University of Chairman, Expert on stem (Dr.) Cambridge Singapore Stem cell. Cell Consortium Axel Ullrich Oversees the Director, Founder of (Dr.) molecular Singapore numerous biotech biology OncoGenome companies department, Project including Sugen Max Planck and U3. Institute, Germany For media enquiries, please contact Ruder Finn.
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