In the News

Into the heart of Borneo

A group of 14 NUS students, led by historian of science Dr John van Wyhe from Tembusu College and NUS Biological Sciences, undertook an extraordinary expedition through Borneo from 8 to 20 May under the Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) programme to study the state of nature conservation on the world’s third-largest island.

22 Jun 2017

Paper in CELL - opportunities to engineer cold tolerance in plants to enhance crop growth and improve yield

A team of plant biologists led by Dr Xu Jian found that some plants may selectively kill part of their roots to survive under cold weather conditions. This approach allows the plants to withstand chilling stress and to recover faster when the weather turns better. The first author of the paper, Dr Hong Jin Han, a Research Fellow at Duke-NUS, carried out the research as part of her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Dr Xu.

23 Jun 2017

Tree-Climbing crabs

Professor Peter Ng was part of a research team which identified and described an exciting new genus and species of crabs which live exclusively in trees in Kerala, India. Published in Journal of Crustacean Biology on 3 April, this study is the first to provide report on a crab that spends its entire life in trees. 

18 April 2017

Upcoming Events


Fraser Januchowski-Hartley
MARBEC, Institut de recherche pour la développement, Université de Montpellier 2, France

29 Jun 2017 | Details

Cole Gilbert
Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

30 Jun 2017 | Details

Events, Conferences and Workshops

Aquatic Invasive Alien Species in Southeast Asia (AIASSEA) Symposium

26 - 27 July 2017 | Website

22nd Biological Sciences Graduate Congress

19 - 21 December 2017 | Website