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July 2020

How do you innovate a laboratory-based teaching session in times of COVID-19 pandemic? A/Prof Ho Han Kiat shares his “cooking-show” approach in an article on Teaching Connections blog by Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning.

Article published on Teaching Connections blog


June 2020

Prof Eric Chan wrote an article on repurposing drugs for the treatment of Covid-19, and the strengths and challenges associated with this approach of drug development. The article was published on Straits Time on 13 June 2020.

Article published on Straits Time


We are pleased to share that in 2 months’ time (August 2020), the first batch of Pharmacy students will commence their studies under the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) programme. This new integrated programme replaces the previous Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy).

NUS News


January 2020

Prof Eric Chan, A/Prof Ho Han Kiat, A/Prof Victor Yu, A/Prof Matthias Wacker and Prof Paul Ho were featured in the latest issue of “Advances in Science” publication by Faculty of Science for their research on pharmaceutical biology and pharmacokinetics. Click on the link below to read more.

Advances in Science Volume 24 Number 2


Congratulations to the winners of 2019 Faculty Teaching, Research and Service Awards from Pharmacy Department!


Congratulations to Prof Paul Gallagher on his new appointment as Deputy Head (Clinical)!

September 2019

Congratulations to a team of scientists from NUS Department of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry, co-led by A/Prof Giorgia Pastorin for developing a new anti-cancer drug with reduced side-effects! To read more about this new drug development, go to:

Article featured on Channel News Asia

NUS Research News


June 2019

A commentary written by A/Prof Alex Chan entitled ‘Fighting cancer and the ‘fog’ it brings’ was featured in The Straits Times on 1 June 2019. Beyond the clinical conundrum of chemobrain, A/Prof Chan has discussed the ongoing scientific research as well as the socioeconomic issues associated with this complication of cancer treatment. A copy of this article is now available on the NUS News website:

NUS News


May 2019

A study led by A/Prof Koh Hwee Ling and her research team found that leaf extracts taken from medicinal herbs used in South-east Asian folk medicine were effective in stopping the growth of seven types of cancer. For more information, please visit:

Article featured on Straits Times

Video clip featured on Lianhe Zaobao

NUS Research News


Congratulations to 2 of our academic staff and their PhD students for mentoring the winning school projects at the Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2019!


July 2018

Congratulations to our postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Wong Siew Ying (supervised by Dr. Lau Aik Jiang) for winning the Best Presentation Award (First Place) at the 22nd North American Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX)!


The graduation ceremony for our inaugural cohort of National collaborative prescribing practitioners was held on 2 July 2018. Congratulations to all graduates! For more information, please visit:

News article from Straits Times

News article from Channel 8 News

Photos at graduation ceremony



June 2018

Congratulations to our PhD students, Tan Chia Jie and Toh Yi Long (Supervisor: A/Prof Alex Chan), for winning the awards at MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting 2018!



May 2018

A team led by Assoc Prof Alexandre Chan from the Department of Pharmacy at NUS Faculty of Science has found that measuring the amount of mitochondria in the blood could help doctors identify patients who are suffering from cancer-related fatigue, and develop strategies to better manage this side effect in patients. For more information, please visit:

NUS News Reports

Article from Lianhe Zaobao

NUS Press Releases


Congratulations to Prof Christina Chai and her team from NUS Pharmacy for the important breakthrough in stem cell technology! For more information, please visit:

NUS News – Highlights

News from NUS Faculty of Science

Article from Straits Times



April 2018

Two studies led by A/Prof Joyce Lee revealed that pharmacist-managed care, in addition to routine check-ups with physicians, help improve the management of diabetes and the associated chronic diseases.

For more information, please visit:

NUS News – Press release

Article from Lianhe Zaobao


Congratulations to A/P Alex Chan for receiving the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners (ISOPP) Fellowship Award at ISOPP 2018 Symposium in Shanghai!


A/Prof Alex Chan shares about the study he led on the effect of chemotherapy based on a target group of 131 female patients with Stages I to III breast cancer



March 2018

Congratulations to our PhD student, Ms Sybil Obuobi who has been selected for the Arctic MSCA-IF program 2018 at UiT The Arctic University of Norway



February 2018

NUS Pharmacy is pleased to announce that a new B.Sc. (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science Programme will be offered from Academic Year 2018/2019.


Congratulations to NUS Pharmaceutical Society (NUSPS) on winning numerous awards at the NUS Student Achievement Award 2018


Congratulations to Dr Ong Pei Shi for being awarded the Teaching Enhancement Grant (TEG) AY2017/2018



January 2018

Congratulations to all award winners from NUS Pharmacy for Faculty Awards 2017


Congratulations to A/Prof Alex Chan who has won the Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) International Neighbour of Choice (INOC) grant



December 2017

Pharmacy Virtual Game by Dr. Kevin Yap and Dr. Yap Kai Zhen wins 3 awards at Reimagine Education Conference and Awards 2017 (hosted by Wharton School and QS Rankings organization, in Philadelphia, PA, USA):
Discipline Awards: Life-sciences & Medicine, GOLD
Regional Awards: Asia-Pacific, SILVER
Category Awards: Vritual/Augmented Reality, SILVER



November 2017

Dr. Wee Hwee Lin and A/Prof. Alexandre Chan were invited speakers for the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia 2017 annual conference


Congratulations to Tze Ning for winning the IPEC Foundation Graduate Student Award 2017



October 2017

Congratulations to Aneesh who won first prize for his poster presentation under the postgraduate category at SSX-2017 held in India


Hope for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Dr Lin Haishu’s PhD student, Samuel’s work has been featured as an Editor’s Choice in the British Journal of Pharmacology


Dr. Yau Wai Ping and her research team have reported the potential benefits of SSRIs post-stroke in their systematic review and meta-analysis published in the latest issue of Clinical Drug Investigation



September 2017

Our PhD student, Ms Sybil Obuobi (Supervisor: A/P Rachel Ee) has received the prestigious “Otto Bayer Scholarship” for research attachment in Max-Planck-Institut, Mainz, Germany


NUS Pharmacy Virtual Game wins the Mrs Tan Shook Fong – PSS Innovation and Scientific Research Award 2017 Singapore Pharmacy Congress 2017!


Third year Pharmacy student, Marcus Wong Xiu Ren, is the first recipient of the Leong Mun Sum Scholarship


MPRG scientists discovered the influence of host liver-gut microbiota axis in modulating idiosyncratic drug-induced liver toxicity (DILI)



August 2017

Congratulations to A/P Joyce Lee for being elected a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

Ms Sybil Obuobi, PhD candidate (Supervisor: A/P Rachel Ee), received the “Best Graduate Researcher Award” on 08 Aug 2017



July 2017

A group of 5 postgraduate students from NUS attended a Summer School in Bandung Institute of Technology from July 24 to Aug 5


Congratulations to A/Prof Alexandre Chan who received a 1.3 million dollars grant from the NMRC clinical scientist-Individual Research Grant (CS-IRG)


A/Prof Eric Chan has assembled a multi-institutional team with the aim to predict the risk profile for early intervention of a urological disease



June 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Jung-Woo Chae for receiving a Young Investigator Award from MASCC in Washington D.C. on 23 June 2017


Dr. Wong Li Lian was one of the expert panellist for the 2017 GSK Global Pain Index launch and panel discussion.
For more information, please visit:
Article from The Straits Times
Article from The New Paper
Article from Ageless Online


Four Year 1 Pharmacy students and four Year 1 Nursing students won the presentation video at CAIPE AGM 2017


Asst. Prof Wee Hwee Lin and her students have shown that having pharmacist-managed clinics can provide effective healthcare services at a lower cost


Congratulations to Dr. Jung-Woo Chae and Mr. Terence Ng for receiving the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting Merit Award



May 2017

Congratulations to A/Prof Joyce Lee who has won the Annual Teaching Excellence Award based on AY2015/16



March 2017

A/P Alexandre Chan and his PhD student Sreemanee Raaj Dorajoo has developed an online “calculator” to predict risk of early hospital readmission. To read more about this new predictive tool, click on the links below:
NUS Newsletter May-Jun 2017 Issue | Research & Innovation, p.13

Highlights on NUS News

Press release


Congratulations to Dr Yap Kai Zhen and her team of students for their great efforts in the Community Health Angels Mentoring Programme (CHAMP)


Congratulations to Mr Andrew Lim from Hwa Chong Junior College, for winning the bronze medal at the Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2017



February 2017

Congratulations to A/Prof Priscilla How and her nephrology/pharmacy team

A/Prof Chan Lai Wah wins the Pharmaceutical Engineering 2016 Article of the Year Award



January 2017

Congratulations to A/Prof Rachel Ee and her team



November 2016

Research news from GEA-NUS group

Congratulations to Dr. Chng Hui Ting and her team

Congratulations to A/Prof Grant Sklar and Pharm.D. student, Christina Tan



October 2016

An NUS team led by Dr Kevin Yap from NUS Department of Pharmacy has developed a new teaching tool: Online Role-Playing Game!

To read more about this new development, click on the links below:

Highlights on NUS Faculty of Science webpage

Media release: Lianhe Zaobao, 5 October 2016, p10



September 2016

Highlights at the Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 7th Asia Pacific Conference

Congratulations to A/Prof. Victor Yu and his team

Launch of Community Diabetes Care Programme

The 11th PharmSci@Asia Symposium feature in the AAPS Newsmagazine



August 2016

Adj. A/Prof Sia Chong Hock receives an award from the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)

NUS Specialty Residency in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice (PGY-2) is now open for applications



July 2016

Leung Kai Fook Medical Company donates $470,000 for pharmacy research and scholarship

Department of Pharmacy hosts delegates from China Pharmaceutical University