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Research Focus

  1. Metabolism-driven systems biology modeling of diseases, pharmacology, toxicology and mammalian host-bacteria interactions.
  2. Xenobiotic-derived reactive metabolite research with specific focus on interaction with biological proteins, regulation of metabolic pathway, protein post-translational modification and physiological-based pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics (PBPK-PD) modeling of pharmacology and toxicology.
  •  Principal Investigator

  •  Invited Lecture

    • Cardiac Department CME Research Round, 3 March 2018, National University Hospital, Singapore.
    • School of Pharmacy Research Seminar, 3-4 August 2017, University of Maryland, Baltimore, United States of America.
    • 1st Conference of the Indian Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (SSX®), 1-3 September 2016, Bangalore, India.
    • KSCPT Spring Conference, 14 June 2016, Busan, Korea
    • 11th International Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX), 12-16 June 2016, Busan, Korea.
    • Department of Biochemistry Seminar, 9 Novemeber 2015,  National University of Singapore, Singapore
    • 13th European Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX), 22-25 June 2015, Glasgow, Scotland.
    • Annual Pharmacy Research Awareness Symposium, 8-9 April 2015, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    • NUS-Kanagawa Urology Symposium, 19 January 2015, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
    • Asia Pacific International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (AP-ISSX) Meeting, 9-12 May 2014, Tianjin, China.
    • 2nd Singapore Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SSBMB) Focused Meeting on Cancer and Metabolism, 8 January 2013, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
    • Special Seminar by Visiting Professor, 13 December 2012, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, USA.
    • 25th Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Pharmacology and Physiology, 25-26 May 2011, Universiti Putra, Malaysia
    • Conference on Advanced Chemical and Membrane Technology – Growth Opportunities in Life Science & Pharmaceuticals, Water Reuse & Desalination and Energy Applications, 13-14 April 2010, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
    • Distinguish Speaker, 20th International Colorectal Scientific Congress, 17 November 2009, Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore.
    • Separation Science Singapore, 26-28 August 2009, Biopolis Science Park, Singapore.
  • Research Staff

  • Postgraduate Students

  • Alumni
    (Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows)

  • Yanjun HONG

    Research Assistant Professor
    State Key Lab. of Environ. &  Bio. Anal.
    Department of Chemistry
    Hong Kong Baptist University, China

  • Gopalakrishnan VENKATESAN

    Research Fellow
    Department of Pharmacy, Pastorin Giorgia’s Lab
    National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Liyan CHEN

    Research Fellow
    Paer Nordlund Lab
    School of Biological Science,
    Nanyang Technological University

  • Lian Yee YIP

    (PhD, BSc Pharmacy Hons)
    Research Scientist
    A*STAR Bioprocessing Technology Institute, Singapore

  • Mainak MAL

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
    Brainware University, India

  • Thiru Selvi D/O SELVARAJAH

    Turf Club Laboratory, Singapore

  • Kishore Kumar PASIKANTI

    DMPK Translation Program Leader, GSK Associate Fellow
    GSK, Collegeville, United States

  • Zeping HU

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Engineering
    School of Pharmaceutical Science,
    Tsinghua University, China

  • Hui Ting CHNG

    (PhD, BSc Pharmacy Hons)
    Department of Pharmacy,
    National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Xiang MA

    Associate Professor
    School of Pharmacy
    Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

  • Chiu Cheong AW

    Application Scientist
    AB SCIEX Manufacturing,
    AB SCIEX Pte Ltd, Singapore

  • Saha SUDIPTA

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, India

  • Current & Graduated Final Year Project Students

  • FYP 17/18 A

    Billy CHIONH
    Yi Xin LIM
    Yi Hao SOO
    Joel Xu Ming QUEK

  • FYP 17/18 B

    Jing MIAO
    Rachelle Wei-Ting LOW
    Ervin Zhi Bin CHEONG
    Rebecca Wan Yi NEO

  • FYP 16/17

    Shi Zong Nigel LIM
    Rou Hui HO
    Jia Yun WOON
    Jun Jie TAN
    Dai Thien Nhan TRAM

  • FYP 15/16

    Jia Le LIM
    Jacqueline Wen Hui LEOW
    Janice Jia Ni GOH
    Shuxu GOH
    Wei Shan TAN

  • FYP 14/15

    Eleanor Jing Yi CHEONG
    Hui Yuan LAM
    Kwok Foong LAM
    Wan Jing NG
    Hwee Ying TAY
    Preben Xiang Long TENG

  • FYP 13/14

    Ray Hng YEO
    Ler Min Tasmin TEO
    Thi Hai Van NGUYEN
    Peirong LIM
    Sze Han LEE
    Yi Shuen HONG
    Yin Bing Winnie FOO
    Devester Yun Ming CHOO
    Rui Wen Davis CHONG

  • FYP 12/13

    Jessalyn Mei Xuan CHAN
    Yvonne Mei Fen CHIA
    Peiyi CHUAH
    Han Chen KU
    Si Zheng KWONG
    Winston Hecheng XU

  • FYP 11/12

    Hui Wen NG
    Weilong YEO

  • FYP 10/11

    Joaane Hui Yu LAU
    Teck Beng CHUA
    Debra Shu Zhen CHAN
    James Chun Yip CHAN
    Javin Xu Hong TANG

  • FYP 09/10

    Shu Hui THNG
    Cecilia Woon Chien TENG
    Doreen Jia Yi NG
    Chern Yih LEE
    Yueting KOH
    Pik Wei GOH
    Kai Lun CHANG

  • FYP 08/09

    Lian Yee YIP
    Tiong Phew TEW
    Jing Wen OH
    Dilys Pei Qi GOH

  • FYP 07/08

    Su Ching TAN
    Li Ting TAN
    Lee Cheng PHUA
    Hui Ting CHNG

  • FYP 06/07

    Jye CHyi LEE
    Kai Xin ONG

Pedagogical Goal

To nurture active, creative and reflective lifelong learners in pharmacokinetics and xenobiotic metabolism so as to develop competent future-ready pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists for the clinical and pharmaceutical industries.



PR3106 Pharmacokinetics & Drug Disposition

PR5222 Drug Metabolism


Scholarship in Teaching and Learning

  1. SM Wu, SH Lee and ECY Chan*. Faculty cooperation in teaching academic literacy using popular science texts: A case study. Teaching & Learning Inquiry (TLI) 2017 In Press
  2. S Zhang, M Chng, KL Ng, SM Wu and ECY Chan*. Enhancing the Communicative Competence of Science Undergraduates Through the Use of Popular Science: A Perspective From the Students. Asian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  (AJSoTL) 7(2) (December 2017) 30-57 
  3. KL Ng, X Deng, S Zhang, MYZ Chng, TC Chua, LL Koh, XJ Sim, V Aryadoust and ECY Chan*. Effectiveness of New Science Communication Course – A Preliminary Report. Asian Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (AJSoTL) 4(4) (December 2014) 196-205.
  4. ECY Chan* and ER Browne. Incorporating an Educational Field Trip into the Teaching of Pharmaceutical R&D for Pharmacy Students: A Case Study. Pharmacy Education 11(1) (October 2011) 91-94.
  5. ECY Chan* and HK Ho*. Investigation of online computer-based formative assessment (CBFA) and traditional closed-book paper-based assessment in pharmacy undergraduate teaching. Technology in Higher Education: The State of the Art (2011) 152-163.
  6. ECY Chan*. Reflections on Teaching. CDTLink Newsletter 13(2) (2009).
  7. ECY Chan*. Processes in Module Planning. CDTL Brief 12(3) (2009).
  8. ECY Chan* and ER Browne. Incorporating an Educational Field Trip to Enhance Pharmacy Students’ Knowledge of Pharmaceutical R&D. CDTLink Newsletter 12(2) (2008).
  9. ECY Chan*. Enhancing pharmaceutical analysis laboratory classes via the measurement of minerals in Berocca® effervescent tablets. Pharmacy Education 8(1) (2008) 53-57.
  10. ECY Chan*. Enhancing Pharmaceutical Analysis Laboratory Classes. CDTLink Newsletter 11(2) (2007).
Organised Conferences

Thank you for your interest, the following position is closed.

Clinical Trial Officer in the Department of Urology/Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medical.

Department of Urology, Surgery, is reputed for conducting multi-disciplinary research in many areas including translational research. In this research project, the PI is collaborating with the Department of Pharmacy, NUS. Appointment will be made on a one-year contract, with the possibility of extension.

The Clinical Trial Officer (CTO) will be responsible to, and work closely with, the Principal Investigator and study team members to ensure the successful completion of the trial on time. The CTO’s principal role will be to work in Clinical Research conducted according to SGGCP guidelines.


Main duties and responsibilities

The Clinical Trial Officer will liaise with the relevant personnel in NUH, NUS and other institutions and will be accountable to the Principle Investigator (PI).

The CTO will be able to:

  1. Oversee the general management of the project;
  2. Provide administrative and secretarial support to the project, such as organizing regular meetings to maintain regular communication with other members of the research team;
  3. Undertake the day to day running of the project at the study site, e.g. screening and recruiting patients, documentation of processes related to the projects, data collection and documentation, submitting reports to regulatory authorities and sponsor
  4. Maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and record keeping in accordance with SGGCP guidelines;
  5. Assist with any other duties of a similar nature that are delegated by the PI.



The applicant should:

  1. Have a basic degree in biochemistry/life sciences or related disciplines or nursing degree; preferably with some experience in clinical research;
  2. Be able to work independently and in a team, have an investigative nature, attention to detail; and
  3. Have knowledge of computer applications, e.g. SPSS, MS office, PowerPoint.


Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Lata Raman, at 67725643.


Formal application: Please submit your application, indicating current/expected salary, supported by a detailed CV (including personal particulars, academic and employment history, complete list of publications/oral presentations and full contacts of three referees to:



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