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Writer's portfolio

Here are links to access the articles I have written for the various platforms.

  1. Andy Tay with Nature.

  2. Andy Tay with The Scientist.

  3. Andy Tay with Technology Networks.

  4. Andy Tay with Lab Manager.

  5. Andy Tay with The Brilliant.

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Science during COVID-19

A selection of articles related to COVID-19.

  1. Andy Tay. How science diplomacy can help navigate the post-pandemic world. Nature Index (2021).

  2. Andy Tay. The promise of using cell cultures to fight SARS-CoV-2. Technology Networks (2020).

  3. Andy Tay. Virtual lab tours for recruitment and outreach. The Scientist (2020).

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Science from Asia

Asia is rapidly expanding in its research output. Learn how science in Asia is creating an impact on the world.

  1. Andy Tay. Five startups enliven the gene therapy scene in Asia. GEN news (2022).

  2. Andy Tay. Cancer immunotherapy developers in Asia explore diverse approaches. GEN News (2022).

  3. Andy Tay. Harnessing the power of play, music and storytelling in STEM outreach. The Brilliant (2022).

  4. Andy Tay. By the numbers: China's net-zero ambitions. Nature (2022).

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Science for everyone

Trying to become better story-tellers? Start by reading and remember to practise.

  1. Andy Tay. The open-science movement for sharing laboratory materials gains momentum. Nature (2024).

  2. Andy Tay. Why science needs a protein emoji. Nature (2023).

  3. Andy Tay. 10 inventions from Singapore that solve global challenges. The Brilliant (2021).

  4. Andy Tay. Super-soldier T-cells fight cancer better after a transformational DNA delivery. The Conversation (2019).

  5. Andy Tay. Magnetic bacteria and their unique superpower attract researchers. The Conversation (2018)

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Future food

How would the future of food look like? Learn more about lab-based food here. *Email me if you are keen on postgraduate research in food engineering.

  1. Andy Tay. Sensors to enhance agricultural productivity. Lab Manager (2021).

  2. Andy Tay. Scientific challenges and solutions for cultured meat manufacturing. GEN news (2021).

  3. Andy Tay. Nanotechnology for plant engineering. GEN News (2020).

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Inclusive science

Science needs to be inclusive to the needs of different audience. Beyond writing, here are some other ways researchers can use to engage the society.

  1. Bringing science to the community. NUS News (2023).

  2. 国大研究员制作华语视频   深入浅出讲解生物医学知识. Zaobao (2022).

  3. Andy Tay. What I learned writing a science paper for a 10-year-old. Nature Index (2021).

  4. Andy Tay. How do you create a diversity program for science that works? Nature Index (2020).

  5. Andy Tay. 3 ways to make your scientific images accurate, informative and accessible. Nature Index (2021).

  6. Andy Tay. Illustrations: get your research the attention it deserves. Nature (2020).

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Lab management

Effective lab management is important to provide a productive and safe working environment. Here are some tips.

  1. Andy Tay. Securing your science: the researcher's guide to financial management. Nature (2024).

  2. Andy Tay. Using social media to guide your next lab purchase. Lab Manager (2022).

  3. Andy Tay. Core facilities are central hubs of discovery. Nature Index (2022).

  4. Andy Tay. Antibodies in neuroscience. Technology Networks (2021).

Head to my profile at Lab Manager for other articles.


Career Development

Anyone can benefit from mentoring and career tips. Make use of these articles to give your career a boost!

  1. Andy Tay. In a world of wicked problems, we must straddle disciplines for answers. The Straits Times (2024)

  2. Andy Tay. How to switch research fields successfully. Nature (2023)

  3. Andy Tay. Hiring and being hired: faculty members share their stories. Nature (2022).

  4. Andy Tay. Creating a science legacy. Nature (2022).

  5. 扶携清贫子弟探索科学. Zaobao (2022).

  6. Andy Tay. Shoring up Singapore's STEM workforce. The Straits Times (2021).

  7. Andy Tay. Gen Y Speaks: Paying it forward. TODAY (2021).

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Interested to translate concepts and technologies from your lab into market? Here are some useful resources.

  1. Andy Tay. How science competitions inspire inspire innovations in Asia-Pacific. GEN News (2023).

  2. Andy Tay. Establishing fruitful cross-sector collaborations in research. Nature Index (2023).

  3. Andy Tay. Science competitions can help to catapult your science into the real world. Nature (2022).

  4. Andy Tay. How to turn your ideas into patents. Nature (2021).

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How to write

Planning to write a review, letter or personal statement but having difficulties starting? Here are some tips.

  1. Andy Tay. How to write an abstract that stands out. Nature Index (2021).

  2. Andy Tay. Share methods through visual and digital protocols. Nature (2021).

  3. Andy Tay. Sell yourself and your science in a compelling personal statement. Nature (2021).

  4. Andy Tay. How to write a superb literature review. Nature (2020).

  5. Andy Tay. How to write a good research paper title. Nature Index (2020).

  6. Andy Tay. Writing the perfect recommendation letter. Nature (2020).

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Cell therapy

Cell therapy i.e. the use of cells as 'living medicine' will transform healthcare. Learn about its lastest developments here.

  1. Andy Tay. How to distinguish and separate viral capsids. Lab Manager (2023).

  2. Andy Tay (with Jessalyn Low). Senolytics to tackle age-related pathologies. GEN News (2021).

  3. Andy Tay (with Rachel Reno Lim). Cell therapy manufacturing shifts to automatic. GEN News (2021).

  4. Andy Tay. Spatial transcriptomics is transforming immuno-oncology research. Lab Manager (2021).


Latest techniques

Learn about the latest scientific techniques and literature.


  1. Andy Tay. Progress in lymph node mimicking models. GEN News (2022).

  2. Andy Tay. Engineering exosomes for clincical applications. GEN News (2021).

  3. Andy Tay. Exploiting genetics to impove cancer diagnosis and treatment. Technology Networks (2021).

  4. Andy Tay. Advances in single cell sequencing and their applications. Technology Networks (2021).

  5. Andy Tay. Screening natural products as therapeutics. Technology Networks (2020).


Life in Science

Don't you still say scientists are boring nerds!

  1. Andy Tay. How to create a lab-group logo that stands out from the crowd. Nature (2023).

  2. Andy Tay. A family affair: how scientists' parents career paths can influence their children's choices. Nature (2023).

  3. Andy Tay. For lab team-building and public outreach, meet the mascots. Nature Index (2021).

  4. Andy Tay. When two scientists fall in love. The Scientist (2020).

  5. Andy Tay. Snappy acronyms generate excitement for science (SAGES). The Scientists (2020).

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