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NUS establishes new mentorship programme

13 September 2019 | News

Named the Brenner Fellowship in honour of the late Dr Sydney Brenner

image credit- NUS

image credit- NUS

Singapore-based undergraduates keen on research in the biomedical sciences will now have a chance to be mentored by leading scientists all over the world, thanks to a new mentorship programme established by the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Named the Brenner Fellowship in honour of the late Dr Sydney Brenner, Nobel laureate and trailblazer in the field of molecular biology, the programme will see students travel overseas to work with their mentors in their laboratories.

Dr Brenner was also an NUS faculty member who generously shared his rich experience and wise advice with the University, said NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye.

Widely regarded as the father of biomedical sciences in Singapore, Dr Brenner was pivotal to the establishment of Singapore’s first life sciences research institute in 1985, the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, which was officially opened at NUS in 1987. 

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