Despite being a private corporate undertaking, the MMYSA initiative has received the acknowledgments, endorsements and support from Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS).
Equally encouraging, a selection of distinguished leaders in biosciences from the leading research universities of Singapore have accepted to sit on the panel of judges together with established biosciences specialists from Merck Millipore. Thus, the judging is expected to be demandingly high both in standard and quality.
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation-driven Singapore. A*STAR oversees 14 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research institutes, and six consortia & centres, located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis as well as their immediate vicinity.
A*STAR supports Singapore’s key economic clusters by providing intellectual, human and industrial capital to its partners in industry. It also supports extramural research in the universities, hospitals, research centres, and with other local and international partners.
Duke – NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
The Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) was established in 2005 as a strategic collaboration between the Duke University School of Medicine, USA, and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Its graduate entry, 4-year Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) programme is based on the unique Duke model of education, with one year dedicated to independent study and research projects of a basic science or clinical nature. Duke-NUS also offers M.D/PhD and PhD programmes. Our students come from many countries including Singapore, from multi-disciplinary backgrounds that span the arts and humanities to science and engineering. Duke-NUS also runs five Signature Research Programmes in Cancer & Stem Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders, and Health Services and Systems Research.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. Today, NTU has four colleges with 12 schools, and four autonomous entities. NTU provides a high-quality global education to more than 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond.
NTU has made substantial contributions to Singapore’s drive for research and innovation spearheaded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), particularly in the high-investment areas of biomedical sciences, environmental and water technologies, and interactive and digital media. A key node in NTU’s pursuit of research excellence is the endowed Institute of Advanced Studies, focused on promoting science and technology at the highest level. The institute has attracted 10 Nobel laureates and a Fields Medallist to its panel of International Advisors, and regularly flies in Nobel laureates and other scientific giants to enrich the life and work of the university community.
National University of Singapore (NUS)
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programmes which allow students to realise their potential. Over 36,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting.
NUS envisions itself to be a leading global university, in the distinguished league of the world’s leading universities, centred in Asia, influencing the future. A key node in global knowledge networks, NUS will have distinctive expertise and insights relating to Asia. NUS aspires to be a bold and dynamic community, with a “no walls” culture and a spirit of enterprise which strives for positive influence and impact through our education, research and service. NUS mission is to transform the way people think and do things through education, research and service. Transformative education that nurtures thinking individuals who are alive to opportunities to make a difference, are valued members and leaders of society, and global citizens effective in diverse settings. High-impact research that advances the boundaries of knowledge and contributes to the betterment of society. Dedicated service, as a national university, that adds to social, economic and national development.