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SCELSE Open House 2017
When: 30 August 2017 (12:00 - 5:00pm)
Where: SCELSE, SBS-01N-27, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Type: Others

SCELSE’s annual Open House this year attracted a record number of about 140 registrants, featured twice as many exhibition booths as last year - including new bioreactor, electrochemistry and antimicrobial drug booths - and projected a strong impression of the centre’s research expertise and career opportunities for the visitors.


The event also exhibited for the first time SCELSE’s Marine Science Research and Development Programme (MSRDP) projects at the St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory.

NTU 4th-year student Karine from the School of Biological Sciences participated in the Open House activities and found it eye-opening.

“I first saw this event advertised on a wall poster. Before this, I didn’t know much about SCELSE, but this visit opens up new opportunities for me. I’m very impressed with the state-of-the-art technology in imaging and sequencing,” she said. 

Karine added that she liked the exhibition booths very much because they gave a more accessible overview of SCELSE’s research than simple poster displays, especially for people who are not familiar with the topics.








During the information seminar for prospective students, SCELSE Environmental Engineering Research Director Prof. Stefan Wuertz emphasised the interdisciplinary nature of SCELSE’s research.

“Our researchers come from multidisciplinary backgrounds including microbiology and engineering, and yes, chemistry is also a very important area,” he said as a group of chemistry undergraduates in the audience cheered.

A/Prof. Kimberly Kline gave an overview of biofilms and Dr Enrico Marsili discussed his research on electroactive microorganisms. PhD student Mr Nair Zeus Jaren provided his perspective about life as a new student in SCELSE, while recent PhD graduate Dr Lucinda Doyle recounted her PhD journey at SCELSE. Ms Loh Ying Ting from the Graduate Studies office outlined the PhD scholarship process.

During tea time there was a second seminar on SCELSE research where Prof. Wuertz presented used water treatment research and Dr Thomas Seviour gave a lighthearted talk about biofilm properties and behaviour.

Special thanks to all speakers, organisers and helpers who worked together to deliver this successful event.