In the News

South-East Asian Zika Virus strain linked to cluster of cases in Singapore, Aug 2016

On 27 August 2016, Singapore reported its first case of local ZIKV transmission and identified an ongoing cluster. This article reports the genome sequences of ZIKV strains from two cases and find through phylogenetic analysis that these strains form an earlier branch distinct from the recent large outbreak in the Americas. The findings came from work funded by a MOE Tier 3 grant led by Prof Paul Matsudaira.

23 Sept 2016

21st Biological Sciences Graduate Congress

The BSGC 2016 Committee has successfully organised the 21st BSGC hosted by the University of Malaya, with partners Chulalongkorn University and NUS, during 15-17 Dec. Eleven out of the 29 DBS students who participated won prizes for outstanding presentations. The event was attended by participants from partner universities and six countries.

20 Dec 2016

Boosting our marine sustainability efforts

Prof Peter TODD and Prof HUANG Danwei from the Department of Biological Sciences, NUS are strengthening our marine science research capabilities as part of the Marine Science Research and Development Programme funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation.

30 Nov 2016

Upcoming Events


Atsushi Kawakita
Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, Japan

13 Jan 2017 | Details

Stephen Hawkins
NUS Society Visiting Professor (Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton & Marine Biological Association of UK, Plymouth)

20 Jan 2017 | Details

Events, Conferences and Workshops

20th Anniversary Reunion Dinner, Honours Class of 1996/1997

Friday, 10 March 2017 | 7pm | NUSS Guild House | To Register