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

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  • The National Science and Technology Awards are administered by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The Young Scientist Award (YSA) is organised by Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) and supported by A*STAR.

The award selection panels comprised key representatives from the industry, academia, defence and research institutes. The main selection committee was chaired by Mr Peter Ong, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Trade and Industry. Prof Lim Pin, University Professor of NUS and Prof Cham Tao Soon, Chairman, Board of Trustees, SIM University, chaired the selection committees for the National Science Award and the National Technology Award respectively. Prof Leo Tan, President of Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS) was the chair for Young Scientist Award committee.

This years NSTA winners are:

National Science Award (NSA) 2007

  • Dr Ng Huck Hui
    Genome Institute of Singapore, A*STAR &
    Department of Biological Sciences, NUS

    For his outstanding research in gene regulation in stem cell biology

  • Assoc Professor Uttam Surana
    Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR

    For his outstanding contribution to the understanding of cellular circuits that are crucial in regulating cell division and maintaining genome stability

  • Team comprising:
    Prof A J (Jon) Berrick
    Assoc Prof Wu Jie
    Department of Mathematics, NUS

    For their fundamental work on the deep connections between algebraic topology and the theory of braids

National Technology Award (NTA) 2007

  • Team comprising:
    Dr Susanto Rahardja
    Dr Yu Rongshan
    Dr Lin Xiao
    Mr Huang Haibin
    Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR

    "For their outstanding contributions to advancement in digital audio coding technologies, adopted as an internatio
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Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
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