Citation for Dr Rosemary Tan Sok Pin, Outstanding Science Alumnus 2006

Dr Tan received her BSc from the University of Calgary, Canada before going to the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, Osaka University and the Department of Immunology at the Medical School in the University of Tokyo, under an EDB – Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha scholarship. She obtained her PhD from NUS and has published widely in immunology and on the genetic basis of cancer and diseases. She was a recipient of the Naito Science Award.

In 1999, she was nominated for the NUH-National Medical Research Council Young Scientist Award for her study of infectious diseases. In 2003 she w as awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Award for her work in Genecet Biotechnologies, a company she founded, dealing in educational kits.

Dr Tan moved on to form Veredus Laboratories, a medical diagnostics research company engaged in assays for tropical infectious diseases

She has more than ten years of experience in the life sciences including one year at the National Cancer Centre. Dr Tan currently serves on the Biotechnology Advisory Committee for Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

We thank her for her quote:

“An optimist sets the opportunity in every difficulty. And if opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door!”

In recognition of her accomplishments and her contributions, we honour Dr Rosemary Tan Sok Pin with the Outstanding Science Alumni Award.

Dec 2006