Once a participant herself in the Singapore Institute of Biology’s (SIBiol) national Olympiad more than a decade ago, Dr Melissa Fullwood has recently been appointed the Institute’s president – the youngest in its history – and will oversee its overall management, operations and activities.
Commemorating its 40th anniversary this year, the SIBiol aims to promote biology and its applications, as well as encourage the improvement of biology education and the training of those interested in the subject. Among other things, SIBiol organizes public forums and the highly competitive Singapore Biology Olympiad, where several hundred students contend each year to represent the country in the International Biology Olympiads. Under Dr Fullwood’s leadership, the professional society is looking to expand further with plans on establishing its own awards for outstanding early career biologists.
“As I benefited greatly from the training that SIBiol provided me when I represented Singapore in the International Biology Olympiad in Belgium, I thought I should contribute back to SIBiol.” said Dr Fullwood. “I thank everyone who has contributed their time and efforts to SIBiol, and hope more young biologists will join the society and contribute to our promotion of biology and biology education in Singapore.”
Congratulations to Dr Melissa Fullwood on her appointment!