Research Gallery

NUS to host secretariat of zoological naming authority
NUS News Portal, 22 November 2013

Growing tensions between forest conservation and farm yields
NUS News Portal, 15 May 2013

Traded animals spread deadly disease to native frogs
NUS News Portal, 30 April 2013

Effective credit system to pay for global health
NUS News Portal, 19 April 2013

Technology and ecology: Face-off or Friendship?
NUS Development Office, 11 April 2013

President revisits museum collection after 25 years
NUS News Portal, 1 April 2013

Flocking to Asia for a shot at Greatness
Science Vol 337, 7 September 2012

What we know and don't know about Earth's missing Biodiversity
Science News, July 17 2012

Where do Darwin's Finches Come From?
The Evolutionary Review Vol 3, Issue 1, June 2012

Approaches link carbon and biodiversity conservation
NUS New Portal, 11 May 2012

Study to rid cockles of Hepatitis A virus
NUS New Portal, 9 May 2012

Spawning corals put up awesome spectacle
by Karenne Tun
NUS New Portal, 3 May 2012

Of dinosaurs and environmental causes
Professor Leo Tan on U@Live Forum
NUS New Portal, 26 Apr 2012

"Switch" to turn on flowering in plants
Yu Hao and team
NUS New Portal, 23 Apr 2012

NUS scientist unravel 30-year-old chemical mystery
Kim Chu Young and team
NUS New Portal, 15 Mar 2012

Spider self-castrates to counter cannibalism during sex
Li Daiqin and team
NUS New Portal, 2 Feb 2012

A new theory to explain the receipt of Wallace's Ternate Essay by Darwin in 1858
Featured in Nature News 12 Dec 2011

Virus - Forms and Functions
Article: Towards Dengue Vaccine (Lok Shee Mei)
Asia Pacific Biotech Nov 2011 Vol 15, No 11 (editor: K Swaminathan)

First encyclopedia on Singapore's biodiversity over 200 years
NUS New Portal, 19 July 2011

Does REDD+ Threaten to Recentralize Forest Governance?
Dr Edward L. Webb, Department of Biological Sciences
June 2010 (Faculty of Science Research Highlights)

From toxins to therapeutics
Biological Sciences Prof Manjunatha Kini and his team have found Haditoxin, a novel protein in the venom of the King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), which offers great potential as a lead compound for .....
Newshub NUS' News Portal, 11 Mar 2010

Saving Singapore's giant clams
With their attractive shell exterior and meaty flesh, giant clams (family Tridacnidae) have been fished as food and for decorative purposes for hundreds of years. Present at an alarmingly low number on Singapore's reefs, researchers at the Marine Biology Laboratory of the NUS Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) are about to embark on an ambitious giant clam restocking programme. The project will be facilitated by NUS' own research vessel 'The Galaxea', which was launched recently.
28 February 2010  (NUS Research Gallery)

Cracking the flowering time of plants
The Pin1 is an important enzyme that is highly expressed in human cancers and markedly depressed in human brains inflicted with Alzheimer's disease. NUS researchers have shown that the plant version of Pin1 controls the flowering time of plants. This is the first time that scientists have managed to turn on the flowering 'switch' in plants.
10 February 2010 (NUS Research Gallery)

Stem Cell Behavior and Root System Diversity in Plants
Dr Xu Jian, Department of Biological Sciences
(FOS Research Newsletter Dec 2009)

Meet Holly, the world's first semi-cloned fish
Team led by Assoc Prof Hong Yunhan of the Department of Biological Sciences, who have successfully produced the world's first haploid embryonic stem cells and semi-cloned fish. Their work was published in the 16 October issue of the highly acclaimed Science magazine.
5 Nov 2009  (NUS Research Gallery)

Plant Mobility and Climate Change
Prof. Richard Corlett, Department of Biological Sciences
(FOS Research Newsletter June 2009)

Laboratory fish as models for embryonic development and disease
Christoph Winkler, Department of Biological Sciences
(FOS Research Newsletter Jun 2007)

Hibiscus virus to carry anti-cancer drugs
Professor Wong Sek Man & PhD student Mr Ren Yupeng have developed a novel drug delivery platform using a hibiscus virus to carry anti-cancer drugs.

Protein-protein interactions and regulatory networks in cell signalling
Dr. Ganesh Srinivasan Anand, Department of Biological Sciences
(FOS Research Newsletter Dec 2006)

Back to Nature, Discoveries from the Field, and Famous Frogs
-Dr David Bickford, Department of Biological Sciences

(from FOS Research Newsletter 2008)

The frog which loses it's lungs
'Nobody knew about the lunglessness before we accidentally discovered  it doing routine dissections...'
-Dr David Bickford, Department of Biological Sciences

Nanoarrays Cut Diagnostic Cost
Start-up company leverages NUS technology to produce next-generation proteomic arrays for the pharmaceutical and biomedical-diagnostic markets....Mahesh Uttamchandani, chairman/chief technology officer of ND-array, and a NUS PhD student in biological sciences

Hearing the human voice in biodiversity
In probably one of the most multi-disciplinary works at NUS, researchers from the Faculties of Science, Arts and Social Sciences; and Law pooled their expertise and co-edited a book, Biodiversity and Human Livelihoods in Protected Areas which offers diverse perspectives to the issue of biodiversity.

Dissecting the molecular architectures and dynamic events in native cellular environments at nanometer scale with cellular electron tomography
He Wanzhong, Department of Biological Sciences
(FOS Research Newsletter Dec 2007)

Opening up the world of lipids
Cross-disciplinary research team at NUS looks into novel approaches in global analysis of lipids. The team is one of the six winning the National Research Foundation's inaugural Competitive Research Projects Award in 2007.

Those sexy flies and their endearing ways
The stimulatory mating behaviour in black scavenger flies provide evidence that females control reproductive success.

Crab blood reveals protein's secret
Researchers use horseshoe crab to reveal how C-reactive protein fights infection.

Small molecules, big players
Biological Sciences team's discoveries on small molecules may lead to better therapeutics.

Hibiscus virus in cancer therapy
Virus infecting the Hibiscus plant found to be good carrier for anti-cancer drug.

Combating multidrug resistance
Researchers look into gene silencing to fight bacterial and viral infection.

World's smallest freshwater fish
The NUS Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research team discovered the tiniest freshwater fish ever

Insect virus in cancer therapy
Research team successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of baculovirus in cancer therapy.

Spiders with super brain
Jumping spiders have fantastic eyesight, and it seems, have a great brain to match.

Lessons from a 'natural genetic engineer'
Plant bacteria makes news in DNA delivery.

Crossing the 30kDa barrier in NMR
Department of Biological Sciences team discovers new NMR strategy to study larger proteins.

Understanding the loss of biodiversity from tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia
Prof Navjot S. Sodhi, Department of Biological Sciences
(from FOS Research Newsletter Dec 2004)

Vanishing with the Himalaya forests
Researchers document the vanishing forests of Himalaya, and predict the loss of wildlife if drastic measures are not taken.

Characterization of Allergens and Allergen Induced Responses
Dr Chew Fook Tim, Department of Biological Sciences

FOS Research Newsletter Dec 2004

Horseshoe Crab to Test for Toxins
NUS biologists have cloned enzymes which can test the purity of medical equipment and products.

Zebra Fish as Pollution Indicators
NUS researchers use fluorescent genes and fishes as an ecological testing tool.