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Poh Chueh Loo

Associate Professor


Professor Poh obtained a PhD in Bioengineering from Imperial College London, UK and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) with Honours (First Class) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Professor Poh is interested in the development of new tools for synthetic biology and in the use of a model-based approach for biodesign.

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Yeoh Jing Wui

Research Fellow


Yeoh Jing Wui received her PhD in Computational Modeling from National University of Singapore in 2016 and a Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) with First Class Honours from University of Technology Malaysia. Her research focuses on using in silico modeling approach and developing modeling tools to improve our understanding of the dynamics of biological systems.

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Dao Viet Linh

Research Fellow


Dao Viet Linh obtained his PhD and Master degree in Bioengineering at Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan). Linh started pursuing synthetic biology at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Japan before joining to prof. Poh's group at NUS. His work currently focuses on developing of high throughput microfluidic flatform for DNA assembly and engineering of optogenetic system to achieve precise control of bacterial cell activity.

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Zhang Jingyun

PhD Student


Zhang Jingyun received his bachelor’s degree with honors on Biomedical Engineering from NTU (Singapore) in 2015 and is currently pursuing his PhD at NUS (Singapore). Currently his research mainly focuses on engineering beneficial biofilm for continuous bioproduction, wastewater management and biomaterial patterning. In addition, he works on the use of optogenetics to control gene expression. Jingyun was the main instructor that guided the iGEM NUS Singapore-A team 2018.

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Wai Kit David Chee

PhD Student


David received his B.Eng degree in Biomedical engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2017. He participated in the NUS team in the iGEM competition in 2017 and was an iGEM instructor for the NUS team in 2018. David currently works in a novel field in synthetic biology called "Thermogenetics". He develops temperature responsive genetic circuits for programmable genomic editing and control of protein production.

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Prashant Mainali

PhD Student


Prashant Mainali obtained his B Tech in Biotechnology from Kathmandu University, Nepal, in 2016. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in biomedical engineering at the National University of Singapore. Prashant’s research is focused on the modeling of E. coli fermentation processes in order to optimize the production of fragrant compounds in engineered recombinant cells. Outside the lab, he enjoys hiking, trekking and watching movies.

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Walaiporn Veyrudit

PhD Student


Walaiporn received her bachelor’s degree on Biomedical Engineering from Mahidol University, Thailand and currently pursuing her PhD at National University of Singapore. Her research focuses on development of biosensor for diagnosis based on CRISPR/Cas. Outside the lab, she enjoys drawing, cooking and eating as well.

Past members

  • Sudhaghar Jayaraman
  • Maciej B. Holowko
  • Premkumar Jayaraman
  • Teh Ai Ying
  • Salvador Gomez-Carretero