BCS Career Interviews – Prof. Ooi Eng Eong, SAB member of Arcturus Therapeutics

The third article of the career series interviews with Prof. Ooi Eng Eong, Professor in the Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS. Prof Ooi also serves as a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) member for Arcturus Therapeutics. Read on as Prof Ooi discusses his journey to become an SAB board member and the role the SAB plays in biotech start-ups.

From Bugs to Drugs: Harnessing the Power of Microbes as Living Medicines

The 1st BCS Biotech Writing Competition was held in 2023 where applicants submitted their entries on current biotechnology trends and opinions in Asia. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the perpetual outbreaks of Influenza, most of us see microbes as dangerous organisms. Our 3rd prize winner, Vanessa Lunardi, writes an informative piece that proves otherwise – maybe microbes can be used to benefit humankind after all.

BCS Career Interviews – Dr. Peyman Salehian of Allozymes

Wonder what it’s like to be a founder of a deep-tech company in Singapore? Biotech Connection Singapore is kickstarting our Career Series Interviews again! In this interview, we speak with Dr. Peyman Salehian, co-founder and CEO of Singapore-based startup Allozymes. What does it take to make a deep-tech company like Allozymes work? What are the challenges one must be prepared to face? And what takeaways can we glean from Dr. Peyman’s experiences? Read on to find out more.

Mitigating COVID-19 impact on the Construction Industry

COVID-19 has greatly affected the construction industry by causing employee absenteeism, a problem which leads to project delays and loss of revenue for many companies. Hear about how Genscript’s new SARS-CoV-2 cPass™ serology test for neutralising antibodies has been helping construction workers make informed decisions to take vaccine boosters and stay protected.