Syn Kiu-Choong Christopher
Dr Syn was appointed Director of the DNA Profiling Laboratory at HSA in 2010. In that position, he has doubled his team to over 50 scientists and technical officers, and established a new off-site laboratory to cater to growing demands for the application of biological sciences in the criminal justice system.
Outside of HSA, Dr Syn holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, NUS, and was Honorary Associate with the Macquarie University, Australia (2006-9). He is a Chartered Biologist and serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. He is also a certified DNA Laboratory Auditor by FBI and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board.
“Stay as close to the edge of science as you can without going over – it’s only at the edge that you can see things you can’t see from the centre.”
In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions, we honour Dr Christopher Syn Kiu-Choong with the 2011 Outstanding Science Alumnus Award.