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.
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 model-driven approach to facilitate experimental design optimization and developing modeling tools to expedite the model building and selection processes.
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.
Zhang Jingyun obtained his PhD in Synthetic Biology from National University of Singapore in 2019 and his bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Biomedical Engineering from Nanyang Technology University. His research involves building strain libraries to produce flavonoids, engineering biofilm to achieve continuous bioproduction, developing sensors to monitor biofilm status and controlling the biofilm matrix using CRISPR technology. Jingyun was the main instructor that guided the iGEM NUS Singapore-A team 2018.
Zheng Dan received her Ph.D degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore in 2014, and M.Eng degree in Applied Chemistry from the South China University of Technology in 2009. Her current research interest focuses on the development of nanomaterial biosensor for small molecule detection based on microfluidic droplet platform.
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.
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.
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.
Cheng Kai received his Bachelor's Degree from NUS in 2019 and is currently pursuing a PhD-MBA under the NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering. His research revolves around the development of novel methods to store information in DNA. He was part of the NUS iGEM 2019 team, and is a mentor for the NUS iGEM 2020-2021 team. He is also the APAC head for the iGEM Entrepreneurship Committee, and his passions lie in developing the Synbio ecosystem in APAC. Drop him a message via his LinkedIn profile if you're interested in learning more!
Chan Sheena received her Bachelor in Science (Life Sciences) with Highest Distinction from the National University of Singapore in 2020. She is also the overall lead for NUS iGEM 2019 team which won several awards and was nominated for finalist among 193 competing teams around the world. Sheena is currently pursuing a PhD in NUS and her research interest lies in the development of synthetic microbial consortium for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Raissa Fedora received her B.Sc degree with honours in Biotechnology from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia in 2017. Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D at NUS-SUSTech collaborative Ph.D programme. Her research focuses on microbiome engineering for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma treatment. Outside the lab, she enjoys drawing, playing board games and computer games, as well as hiking.
Russell received his B.Eng degree in Chemical engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2019. He participated in the NUS team in the iGEM competition in 2018 and was an iGEM instructor for the NUS team in 2019. Russell has an interest in the application of mathematical models for the rational design of industrial biological systems. When not having a breakdown in front of a computer, he will most likely be found seeking respite in nature.