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Collaborative Research

SCELSE’s has built a research portfolio that incorporates broad research approaches into a highly integrated Research Centre of Excellence. This enhanced research base is reflected in the capacities developed by SCELSE in next generation sequencing, computational biology, advanced bioimaging, bioreactors, experimental biofilm systems and chemical biology. These capacities are further strengthened by collaborations with research universities, institutes, government agencies and industries, both in Singapore and abroad. SCELSE is built across and integrated within Singapore’s two leading universities, NTU and NUS, thus providing access to existing research staff and capacities not available through either university alone.

Moreover, for the same reason, SCELSE’s network expands into extensive interactions with institutions beyond the universities, namely PUB (Singapore’s national water agency), National Environment Agency (NEA), A*STAR institutes, Temasek Lifesciences Laboratory and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), as well as two RCEs, Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and Mechanobiology Institute (MBI). This considerable network provides the skills and technologies to generate the coherence required to achieve effective research outcomes, both fundamental and applied. SCELSE has augmented this substantial local skill set with a cohort of world-class researchers and investigators to provide additional disciplines and skills not previously available in Singapore. To take full advantage of the state-of-the-art technologies available at SCELSE and create an effective platform with obvious added value, the centre has promoted a framework of team collaboration and is continuously expanding its research interactions.

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Singapore National Biofilm Consortium

The Singapore National Biofilm Consortium (SNBC), launched in February 2019, is one of the technology consortia funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF). SNBC is administered through NTUitive and SCELSE, a Research Centre of Excellence hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS.

L’Oréal-SCELSE joint laboratory

L’Oréal Singapore comprises a Research & Innovation Centre for skin and hair science, foresight and open innovation. Singapore is also the site of the Asia Centre of Excellence for Microbiome knowledge studies. Leveraging on the rich scientific ecosystem within SCELSE, the joint lab with SCELSE (established in 2020) conducts upstream research within the scope of skin/scalp microbiome. Researchers in the joint lab will look into functional dissection of the microbiome and possible applications of microbes for cosmetics and dermatology. The partners have already jointly patented new technologies and this initiative will expand and strengthen their collaboration in the future.
Research Themes: Biofilm biology & Mechanisms, Host Microbiome (Holobiont) Interactions

Costerton Biofilm Center

The Costerton Biofilm Center is a unique interdisciplinary research center established to explore the field of chronic bacterial infections that are a major health challenge with large global economic and societal implications. The center aims, at the delivery of new approaches to address key challenges within medical biofilm research, to generate fundamental insights into the biology of chronic infections. The ambitious goals require novel integrative approaches that involve the joint effort of leading researchers from complementary research fields.
Research Themes: Biofilm Detection and Control

Danone Nutricia Research

Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition pioneers in specialised nutrition since 1896. We appreciate that pregnant and lactating women, infants and young children have specific requirements and need specialised nutrition to build the foundation for lifelong health. We are committed to providing safe, high quality, science-based nutritional solutions, services and education, which meet parents’ needs and ensure their children a healthy start in life.
Research Themes: Experimental Biofilms & Synthetic Ecology