Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
"For his research on nanoporous materials and their biomedical applications"
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore & Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
"For his research on functional genomics and systems biology"
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
"For his research on biomedical robotics engineering"
National Science & Technology Medal 2006
Dr Sydney Brenner
Distinguished Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA and Chairman, Biomedical Research Council, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
"For his distinguished and strategic contributions to the development of Singapore's scientific capability and culture, particularly in the biomedical sciences sector"
For more than two decades, Nobel Laureate Dr Sydney Brenner devoted his time and energy to helping Singapore develop into an emerging global hub for biomedical research.
He played an instrumental role in convincing the government to establish the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) in 1987. This proved to be a strategic milestone and critical starting point for Singapore's efforts to develop biomedical sciences. He served as Chairman on IMCB's Scientific Advisory Board from 1987 1997, and continues to serve as a member on that Board to this day.
Dr Brenner shared his vision, deep expert knowledge and insights with the Government of Singapore since 1984. He shaped the development of science and technology in Singapore through his contributions to numerous national committees.
Dr Brenner was a key member of the National Biotechnology Committee set up in 1988 to spearhead the development of biotechnology in Singapore. In 2000, h
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Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore