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Singapore National Science and Technology Awards
Date:9/13/2007

Scientists in Singapore unravel the inner workings of cells, invent a new global standard in audio compression, develop high bandwidth broadband communications for multimedia gaming and IPTV, and explore novel ways to produce clean energy - these are some of the winning works of this years National Science and Technology Awards.

A total of three National Science Awards (NSA), two National Technology Awards (NTA) and two Young Scientists Awards (YSA) were presented to 14 recipients comprising three teams and four individuals by Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, at the 2007 NSTA Awards Presentation Dinner today. The awards ceremony saw a gathering of more than 500 key players from industry, academia, research institutions and the public sector to honour the achievements of these outstanding scientists and researchers.

The work of this years NSTA recipients have put Singapore on the global scientific map, set international technology standards, and demonstrated that Singapore is a competitive place for industry to develop and launch innovative products for the world market. The vibrant R&D environment is also conducive for investigators and younger scientists to pursue basic science and explore novel ideas. It has also enabled firms, local and international, to attract high quality research talent to Singapore, diversifying the expertise of the talent pool and contributing to the transformation of the economy as we move towards the next phase of growth. The various achievements of the recipients have also put the spotlight on Singapore as a growing research hub.

National Science Award 2007

Three National Science Awards were presented to outstanding scientists whose basic research have led to the discovery of new knowledge.

  • Dr Ng Huck Hui identified the gatekeepers for self-renewal and pluripotency of embryonic stem cells, and proposed an integrated circuit map of transcription factors c
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