Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship

The Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship Scheme is a competitive programme that seeks to attract, recruit and root outstanding young scientists from around the world to conduct independent research in Singapore. Since its inception in 2007, more than 30 bright, passionate researchers in various fields of science and technology have joined NUS’ vibrant academic and research community.

Class of 2008

Dr Gijsbert Marnix GROTENBERG

National University of Singapore
Departments of Microbiology and Biological Sciences

Research Title: Conditional ligands for class I MHC products; application to epitope discovery for Dengue and respiratory syncytial virus-specific CD8+ T-cells

Dr Cynthia HE Yingxin

National University of Singapore
Department of Biological Science

Research Title: Morphological and molecular characterization of a bi-lobed structure required for organelle biogenesis and cytokinesis in Trypanosoma brucei

Homepage: http://www.dbs.nus.edu.sg/lab/cynthia/present.html

Dr Barbaros ÖZYILMAZ

National University of Singapore
Department of Physics

Research Title: Phase Coherent Charge and Spin Transport in Nanostructured Graphene and Ferromagnet Hybrid Devices

Homepage: http://graphene.nus.edu.sg/barbaros/

Dr YEO Yee Chia

National University of Singapore
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Title: : Strain Engineering for Next-Generation Semiconductor Manufacturing

Homepage: https://www.ece.nus.edu.sg/staff/bio/yeoyc.html


Class of 2009

Dr LOK Shee Mei

National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School
Emerging Infectious Diseases Program

Research Title: Identification of dengue therapeutics and determination of its neutralization mechanisms using a combination of immunological, biochemical and structural techniques

Homepage: https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/content/lok-shee-mei

Dr WANG Hongyan

National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School
Neuroscience & Behavioral Disorders Program

Research Title: Analyzing molecular machinery that regulates neural stem cell self-renewal and differentiation in Drosophila larval brains

Homepage: https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/content/wang-hongyan


Class of 2010

Dr LEE Sang Hyun

National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School
Cancer & Stem Cell Biology Program

Research Title: The mechanisms of chromosomal instability in human cancers and development of novel anti-mitotic cancer therapies

Homepage: https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/content/sang-hyun-lee

Dr Christian NIJHUIS

National University of Singapore
Department of Chemistry

Research Title: Self-assembled organic-inorganic nanostructures to solve longstanding problems in Physics

Homepage: https://2dmaterials.nus.edu.sg/nijhuislab/people.html

Dr TEO Yik Ying

National University of Singapore
Department of Statistics & Applied Probability

Research Title: Modeling complex interactions in the genetics and genomics of common phenotypes and infectious diseases

Homepage: https://sph.nus.edu.sg/about/faculty-directory/teo-yik-ying

Dr Ronen ZAIDEL-BAR

National University of Singapore
Department of Statistics & Applied Probability

Research Title: : Linking cell-cell adhesion with the actin cytoskeleton: Combining genetics and mechano-manipulations to discover novel adaptors in cadherin-based adhesion

Homepage: http://www.bioeng.nus.edu.sg/people/PI/Ronen/

Dr Swaine CHEN

National University of Singapore
Department of Medicine

Research Title: : Novel evolutionary approaches to studying host-pathogen interactions and infectious diseases


Class of 2011

Dr Goki EDA

National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School
Department of Chemistry

Research Title: Novel Electronic and Opto-electronic Materials from Two-Dimensional Layered Transition-Metal Dichalcogenide Nanosheets

Homepage: http://www.physics.nus.edu.sg/~phyeda/members.html

Dr Pakorn (Tony) KANCHANAWONG

National University of Singapore
Department of Bioengineering

Research Title: Mechanotransduction by Integrin-mediated Cell

Homepage: http://mbi.nus.edu.sg/pakorn-tony-kanchanawong/

Dr Mankei TSANG

National University of Singapore
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Title: General Theory of Quantum Sensors: Estimation, Control, and Fundamental Limits Homepage

Homepage: https://www.ece.nus.edu.sg/staff/bio/tmk.html

Dr WU Min

National University of Singapore
Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore

Research Title: : Regulation of Endocytosis by Curvature-Generating Proteins and the Actin Cytoskeleton

Homepage: http://mbi.nus.edu.sg/wu-min/

Dr ZHAO Yu

National University of Singapore
Department of Chemistry

Research Title: : New Catalysis Concepts and Methods for More Efficient and Economical Chemical Synthesis And Improvement of Chemistry Tools for Biological Labeling

Homepage: https://www.chemistry.nus.edu.sg/people/academic_staff/ZHAOYu.htm


Class of 2012

Dr Shaffique ADAM

National University of Singapore
Yale-NUS College

Research Title: Harnessing Interacting Dirac Fermions for Future Technology Homepage

Homepage: https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/about/faculty/shaffique-adam/

Dr SUN Lei

National University of Singapore, Duke-NUS Medical School
Cardiovascular & Metabolism Disorders Program

Research Title: Regulation of Brown Fat Development by Non-coding RNAs Homepage

Homepage: https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/content/sun-lei

Dr Slaven GARAJ

National University of Singapore
Department of Physics

Research Title: Graphene nanopore platform for single-molecule DNA analysis and physical DNA sequencing

Homepage: http://nanopore.science.nus.edu.sg/team


Class of 2013

Dr Takaomi SANDA

National University of Singapore
Cancer Science Institute of Singapore

Research Title:Novel Therapeutics Targeting the Core Regulatory Circuits in Human T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Homepage

Homepage: https://www.csi.nus.edu.sg/ws/team/pi/takaomi-sanda

Dr LIN Hsin

National University of Singapore
Department of Physics

Research Title: Predicting, Modeling, and Engineering New Topological Materials for Spintronics and Nanoelectronics Application

Homepage: http://www.physics.nus.edu.sg/staff/linhsin.html

Dr Melissa FULLWOOD

National University of Singapore
Cancer Science Institute of Singapore

Research Title: : Harnessing the Power of Next-Generation DNA Sequencing: Characterization of Human Transcriptomes and Transcriptome Regulation Mechanisms in Gastric Cancer

Homepage: https://www.csi.nus.edu.sg/ws/team/pi/melissa-jane-fullwood

Dr QUEK Su Ying

National University of Singapore
Department of Physics

Research Title: : Spin Transport across Interfaces in Emerging Materials - Towards Materials Design for Next Generation Data Storage Applications

Homepage: http://www.physics.nus.edu.sg/staff/queksy.html

Dr Timothy SAUNDERS

National University of Singapore
Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore

Research Title: : Using biophysics to probe the mechanisms of scaling and robustness in development

Homepage: http://mbi.nus.edu.sg/timothy-saunders/


Class of 2015

Dr Yvonne TAY

National University of Singapore
Cancer Science Institute of Singapore

Research Title:MicroRNA and competing endogenous RNA crosstalk: Post-transcriptional regulatory networks in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics

Homepage: https://www.csi.nus.edu.sg/ws/team/pi/yvonne-tay


Class of 2016

Dr Manvendra SINGH

National University of Singapore,Duke-NUS Medical School
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Program

Research Title:Role of Hippo Signalling in the Epicardium: Expanding the Outer Limit of Heart Repair

Homepage: https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/cvmd/content/manvendra-singh


Class of 2017

Dr Derrick ONG

National University of Singapore
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Research Title:Mechanisms of Aberrant Brain Stem Cell Behavior: Implications in Aging and Gliomagenesis

Homepage: : http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/phys/Staff_Fac_Acad_Ong.html

Dr Lena HO

National University of Singapore
Duke-NUS Medical School

Research Title: Finding Gems in Disguise: Novel Peptides and Hormones from Long Non-Coding RNAs Significance, Utility and Therapeutic Potential

Homepage: https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/content/lena-ho

Dr Thomas YEO

National University of Singapore
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Title: Unsupervised Machine Learning of Mental Disorder Factors From Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Homepage: https://www.ece.nus.edu.sg/staff/bio/ybtt.html

Dr John HO

National University of Singapore
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Title: Small-scale Wireless Devices for Bioelectronic Therapies

Homepage: https://www.ece.nus.edu.sg/staff/bio/hsyj.html

Dr Yair ZICK

National University of Singapore
Department of Computer Science

Research Title: Data-Driven Strategic Collaboration

Homepage: http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~zick/

Dr Benjamin Tee

National University of Singapore
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

Research Title: Nature-inspired digital devices and networks for multi-scale environment sensing

Homepage: http://www.mse.nus.edu.sg/staff/tck.php