Staff Awards

Staff Awards

Welcome to the Staff Awards website, where we recognise and celebrate the achievements of our faculty and staff. If you wish to share any prizes or awards received, new appointments or memberships in prestigious boards or societies, and other notable achievements in the last six months, we would love to hear from you.

Assoc Prof Chng (left) receiving the award
24 July 2019

Young investigator award in lipid research

Associate Professor Chng Shu Sin from the Department of Chemistry at NUS Faculty of Science is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Walter A Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research. This honour is bestowed by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) on one young scientist each year for making outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids.

 

Associate Professor Chng Shu Sin from the Department of Chemistry at NUS Faculty of Science is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Walter A Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research. This honour is bestowed by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) on one young scientist each year for making outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids.

Assoc Prof Chng was cited for his contribution to the understanding of bacterial lipid trafficking, and that he “has already cemented himself as a world leader in his field”. He delivered an award lecture at the ASBMB annual meeting in Orlando, US, sharing his group’s research towards understanding outer membrane biogenesis and antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

18 July 2019

MBI Director receives cell biology leadership award

Professor Li Rong, Director of the Mechanobiology Institute at NUS, has received the 2019 Sandra K Masur Senior Leadership Award from the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB). This accolade recognises cell biology researchers whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of active leadership in mentoring both men and women in scientific careers. It is one of three awards sponsored by the ASCB’s Women in Cell Biology committee.

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17 July 2019

Six NUS clinicians recognised for medical contributions

Six outstanding NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine doctors have received the Distinguished Senior Clinician Awards from the Singapore Ministry of Health. Associate Professor Allen Yeoh, Associate Professor Daniel Goh, Associate Professor James Yip, Associate Professor Lau Tang Ching, Associate Professor Patrick Tseng and Associate Professor Thomas Loh are recognised as role models among eminent senior clinicians who have made exemplary contributions to the medical profession, public healthcare and the international community in the domain areas of clinical practice, education and research.

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09 July 2019

First orthopaedic research fellow from Singapore

Professor Lee Eng Hin from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has been made a Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research by the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS), the first and only elected fellow from Singapore. This honorary status recognises excellent professional standing and high achievements and accomplishments in the field of orthopaedic research.

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Photo: MINDEF/SAF
08 July 2019

National Servicemen of the Year

Assistant Professor Vincent Pang Junxiong from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS has been awarded the SAF NSmen of the Year Award 2019 by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). The award was presented to National Servicemen (NSmen) who had demonstrated excellent performance and consistently set exemplary standards in training, discipline and attitude towards National Service. 

Asst Prof Pang, who is Regimental Sergeant Major of the 474th Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regimen, received the award on SAF Day from Singapore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen. 

Assistant Professor Vincent Pang Junxiong from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS has been awarded the SAF NSmen of the Year Award 2019 by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). The award was presented to National Servicemen (NSmen) who had demonstrated excellent performance and consistently set exemplary standards in training, discipline and attitude towards National Service. 

Asst Prof Pang, who is Regimental Sergeant Major of the 474th Battalion, Singapore Armoured Regimen, received the award on SAF Day from Singapore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen. 

08 July 2019

Young researcher first from Asia to win brain mapping award

Assistant Professor Thomas Yeo from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS Engineering is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Early Career Investigator Award. He is the first person from Asia to receive this annual award, which is presented to one scientist each year for significant contributions to the field of human brain mapping. 

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