Mission

To create an impact on immuno-medicine through:​

  • Consultation with basic scientists, clinicians and industry to understand what they need

  • Collaboration with scientists and engineers to create innovative technologies

  • Communicating discoveries within the scientific community and with the broader society

 

Philosophy

  • To generate scientific impact, research will be performed with high reproducibility, ethical considerations, and through competition and collaborations

  • To nurture the next generation of scientific leaders, students in the lab will be engaged in high-level research, given opportunities for overseas internships and competitions, and encouraged to explore careers in academia, industry and entrepreneurship

  • To engage society in science, the lab will continually communicate with members of society through articles, illustrations and lab tours

Opportunities

There are projects for graduate students and postdocs in nanotechnology, tissue engineering and genetic engineering. Desirable skills of research trainees include

  • Clean-room operation

  • Electro-immunology (patch clamp)

  • Genetic engineering of immune cells

  • Nanoparticle and hydrogel fabrication 

  • Animal work including mouse cancer and tissue regeneration

We are hiring PhD students and postdocs in immune sciences, soft robotics and automation. Job descriptions can be found here. Uncertain about doing a PhD, perhaps my talk can help?

Interested candidates should send their CV, unoffical transcript (for undergraduates) and names of 2 referees to bietkpa(at)nus.edu.sg. I make an effort to review each application carefully and if you do not hear from me, it means that you have not been shortlisted.

Here are some scholarships for PhD students and postdocs (list from NUS):