Awards & Achievements

CSI Student Wang Xin Wins Best Paper Award at BASCO 2015

August 5, 2015

Congratulations to Wang Xin, a PhD student from Dr. Edward Chow’s group, for winning 1st prize of Best Paper Award at the Best of ASCO (BASCO) 2015 – 1st SSO Annual Scientific Meeting, a conference organized by the Singapore Society of Oncology from 31 July to 1 August 2015. The theme for this year’s BASCO […]

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Celebrating Our First Graduation at CSI!

July 20, 2015

Congratulations to the inaugural graduating class of the CSI Graduate Program in Cancer Biology! Drs. Koh Cai Ping, Ho Caifeng Jolene, Tay Lavina Sierra, Phyllis Chong, Qiao Yiting, Sun Wendi and Chung Vin Yee were conferred the Doctorate Degree in Philosophy (Medicine) during the NUS Commencement Ceremony on 12 July 2015, which marked the beginning […]

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CSI Staff and Students Bag Multiple Awards at NCAM 2015

July 9, 2015

  The 2nd NCIS Annual Research Meeting (NCAM) 2015, co-organized by CSI Singapore, was held at the NUHS Tower Block on 3 July 2015. The conference attracted over 260 participants. The primary goal of the conference was to promote the research culture, nurture junior clinician investigators, foster interactions between clinicians, clinician-researchers, and basic researchers, and showcase […]

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Desmond Chin Wins Bronze Oral Presentation Award at JSH International Symposium

June 8, 2015

Congratulations to Desmond Chin, PhD student from A/Prof. Motomi Osato’s group, for winning the Bronze Oral Presentation Award at the 6th JSH International Symposium 2015, an annual symposium organized by the Japanese Society of Hematology from 22-23 May 2015 in Karuizawa, Japan. The theme for this year’s symposium was “New Era of Bone Marrow Failure, […]

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CSI Graduate Student Cai Wanpei Wins Best Poster Award at Science on the Swan Inaugural Conference

April 26, 2015

Congratulations to Cai Wanpei, a PhD student in Dr. Alan Prem Kumar’s group, for winning the Best Poster Award at the Science on the Swan Inaugural Conference 2015. The conference was held from 21 – 23 April in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Western Australia. Science on the Swan showcases the very best […]

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CSI Special Fellow, Dr. Touati Benoukraf, Receives Award at 2015 HOPE Meeting in Japan

April 21, 2015

The HOPE Meetings, organized annually by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), is a prestigious meeting offering researchers the opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with Nobel Laureates and other distinguished scientists, with lectures and dialogues on topics ranging from physics, chemistry, physiology and medicine. The 7th HOPE Meeting was held from […]

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Molecular Endocrinology journal welcomes knowledgeable reviewer on to Editorial Board

March 24, 2015

We would like to extend our congratulations to Prof. Peter Lobie, who has been invited to become a member of Molecular Endocrinology’s Editorial Board. Editorial Board members are knowledgeable reviewers and excellent scientists within the field. Molecular Endocrinology is dedicated to publishing research that uses molecular approaches to study the mechanisms and action of hormones […]

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Peter Lobie awarded prestigious fellowship from China

March 24, 2015

Congratulations to Prof. Peter Lobie for receiving the “President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) for Visiting Scientists” from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)! The CAS PIFI for Visiting Scientists aims to create or strengthen partnerships between the recipients’ home institution and CAS host institutions by supporting highly qualified scientists in cooperative projects at CAS-affiliated institutions. […]

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CSI’s Young Female Scientists Recognised for Outstanding Research

March 23, 2015

Our heartiest congratulations to two of CSI’s young female scientists, Dr Polly Chen and Dr Yvonne Tay, who have recently been awarded the President’s Assistant Professorship (PAP). The PAP, awarded by the National University of Singapore, aims to recognize Assistant Professors of very high calibre. Dr Chen is a Junior Principal Investigator at CSI and […]

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Dr. Pieter Eichhorn Receives NUS High’s ‘Inspiring Research Mentor Award

March 23, 2015

Assistant Professor Pieter Eichhorn, Junior Principal Investigator at Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore), was recently awarded the Inspiring Research Mentor Award by NUS High School of Mathematics and Science (NUS High). The award was presented in recognition of Dr. Eichhorn’s work in mentoring two NUS High students. As part of their graduation requirement, […]

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CSI PhD students bag multiple awards at YLLSoM Annual Graduate Scientific Congress

February 10, 2015

The NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine 5th Annual Graduate Scientific Congress, a gathering of budding scientists, researchers and clinicians alike, took place on 27th January 2015 at the NUHS Tower Block Auditorium. A platform for graduate students to showcase the excellent research conducted over the course of their candidature, this year’s congress theme […]

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CSI scientists selected to attend HOPE meetings with Nobel Laureates 2015

December 5, 2014

CSI is proud to have two researchers selected to attend the HOPE Meetings with Nobel Laureates, organised by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 1 – 5 March 2015. Special Fellow Dr Touati Benoukraf and 4th year PhD student Xu Liang are among the 75 candidates carefully chosen across the Asia-Pacific and Africa region to take part in this prestigious meeting in Tokyo, Japan.

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Outstanding abstract wins ASH Abstract Achievement Award

November 18, 2014

Warmest congratulations to Dr Xie Zhigang, Research Fellow from A/Prof Chng Wee Joo’s lab, for winning the ASH Abstract Achievement Award from the American Society of Hematology!In addition to the award, Dr Xie has been selected to give an oral presentation of the abstract at the 56th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, held from 6 – 9 December 2014. Prior to the presentation, the abstract will be published online in the November 14 supplemental volume of Blood.

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National honours conferred to members of CSI

November 5, 2014

Two members of the institute, Professor John Wong Eu-Li, CSI Governing Board Member, and Dr Melissa Fullwood, Principal Investigator at CSI, have been conferred top honours at the 2014 President’s Science and Technology Awards (PTSA) ceremony held at the Istana on 4 November. The winners were presented with their awards by President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Mr S Iswaran, Minster at Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs, Trade and Industry, respectively.

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China’s highest honour for foreign experts conferred to Peter Lobie

October 9, 2014

Recognised for his outstanding contributions to China’s economic and social development, Prof Peter Lobie, Senior Principal Investigator at CSI Singapore and Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, NUS, has been awarded China’s Friendship Award, the nation’s highest honour for foreign experts. The award was presented by Vice-Premier Ma Kai at the historic Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on 29 September 2014. The ceremony was followed by a meeting with Premier Li Keqiang and awardees were invited to attend the National Day Banquet, where President Xi Jinping gave his national day speech.

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PhD student Qi Lihua awarded travel grant from Japanese Cancer Association (JCA)

August 8, 2014

Congratulations to Qi Lihua, PhD student from Prof Daniel Tenen’s lab, for receiving a travel grant based on her submitted abstract from the Japanese Cancer Association (JCA) for the 73rd Annual Meeting held in Yokohama, Japan, from 25-27 Sep 2014.

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Casuarine Low awarded NUS’ Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize

July 8, 2014

Congratulations to Casuarine Low for receiving the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize AY2013/14! The OURP is an annual university-wide competition to encourage research and to recognise the best undergraduate researchers in NUS. Casuarine was an attachment student at Dr Edward Chow’s lab and has just graduated from the university.

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PhD student wins Educational Fellowship Award from EADV

June 9, 2014

Congratulations to Yap Wei Ney, PhD student from Dr Alan Prem Kumar’s lab, for receiving the Educational Fellowship Award from the European Academy of Dermatology Venereology (EADV). With the award she will attend the XV World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in Edinburgh, 3-6 September 2014.

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CSI attachment student tops Life Sciences cohort and elected valedictorian

May 23, 2014

It is no easy task juggling academic duties as a final year undergraduate and handling the demands of research, projects and examinations all at the same time. Fiona Wong, a student attached to CSI, has fulfilled not just these requirements but emerged as top student in the Life Sciences cohort, with the highest academic score amongst her peers. She has been elected Valedictorian at the 2014 Life Sciences Commencement ceremony this July in recognition of her outstanding academic achievements.

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2014 Avon Foundation-AACR International Travel Grant awarded to Dr Wang Tingting

April 23, 2014

Our heartiest congratulations to Dr Wang Tingting for receiving the 2014 Avon Foundation-AACR International Travel Grant. This award provides travel support to abstract presenters working in breast cancer or other female cancers travelling from countries where opportunities for scientific advancement are limited. Title: Simvastatin induced apoptosis and suppressed proliferation of breast cancer through deactivating PI3K/Akt/mTOR […]

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