In the News

New study reveals the evolution of a mechanism for changing the size of spots in some butterflies

A butterfly species evolved the ability to change its wing eyespot size in response to seasonal variations in its natural habitat and the evolution of this mechanism is revealed via a broad comparative study by Shivam Bhardwaj, a postdoctoral fellow at A/P Antonia Monteiro's lab. | PRESS RELEASE

11 February 2020

Indian cobra genome sequenced and venom genes decoded

Professor R. Manjunatha Kini from NUS Biological Sciences, along with a team of international collaborators from academia and industry, have reported the sequencing and assembly of a high-quality genome of one of these ‘big four’ — the Indian cobra (Naja naja). These results were published in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics on 6 Jan 2019. |  LINK

7 January 2020

Tony Whitten Conservation Prize winner 2019

Ming-Kai Tan, a PhD student with A/P Hugh Tan, was awarded the prize for his work on taxonomy and orthopteran biodiversity in South-East Asia. He is studying for a PhD in ecology and bioacoustics and runs workshops and seminars. He seeks to resolve taxonomic problems, name previously unnamed species, and provide species lists and distribution and natural history data so that protection of these neglected species is well informed. | LINK | LINK2


24 January 2020

A/P Frank Rheint led a team and discovered 10 new bird taxa in little-explored islands of Wallacea

The results of the study, which were published in the journal Science on 9 January 2020, provide evidence that our understanding of species diversity of complex areas such as Wallacea remains incomplete even for relatively well-known groups such as birds. The findings also suggest that modern exploration to find undescribed species diversity can be targeted to areas of high promise. Link

10 Jan 2020

Environmentalist wins ASEAN Youth Eco-Champions Award

Dr Toh Tai Chong, alumni of DBS, Lecturer and Academic Director at the NUS College of Alice & Peter Tan, has been conferred the inaugural ASEAN Youth Eco-Champions Award. This prestigious award recognises the efforts of youth in promoting environmental education and sustainable development towards a clean and green community.   | LINK

22 October 2019

Timothy Saunders selected as EMBO Global Investigator

Asst. Prof. Timothy Saunders, MBI Principal Investigator and Department of Biological Sciences, NUS has been selected to join the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Global Investigator Network. This new EMBO Programme, launched in 2019, aim to identify and support the next generation of scientific leaders that have started their laboratories in EMBC Associate Member States or in a country or territory covered by a cooperation agreement with EMBC. | LINK

4 December 2019

Upcoming Events


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University of Naples “FedericoII”, Napoli, Italy

14 Feb 2020 | Details

Events, Conferences and Workshops

NUS Amgen Scholars Program 2020

4 Jun 2020 - 5 Aug 2020 | Website

International Conference on Vector-borne Diseases (ICVBD 2020)

3 - 5 Aug 2020 | Website