Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
Prof Wanjin HONG graduated from Xiamen University in 1982 and was one of a few hundred Chinese students chosen for further graduate training in the United States via the CUSBEA (China–United States Biochemistry Examination and Application) program. He received his PhD from the State University of New York (SUNY Buffalo), and was a postdoctoral fellow there before he joined the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) in Singapore as a PI in 1989 and he became Singaporean in 1992. He became the Executive Director of IMCB at A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) in 2011. He is also a Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and an Honorable Professor at Xiamen University and The University of Queensland in Australia. He was the recipient of Singapore’s National Science Award (now President’s Science Award) in 1999. He also received Singapore’s government Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2014. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Bioscience Reports, Associate Editor of Cell & Bioscience, and is on the editorial board of TRAFFIC. His publications have close to 20,000 total citations with a H-index of 76.