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Dr Maria Yung

Assistant Director, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships


Maria is part of SCELSE’s business development team that catalyses industry and academic partnerships, for example industry research collaborative agreements, industry PhD programmes, as well as international-level partnerships. She also work with SCELSE researchers on research translation and promote SCELSE’s research to a wider community through the Singapore National Biofilm Consortium (SNBC).

Maria is involved in SCELSE’s governance in overseeing the organizational strategic initiatives, as well as the administrative coordinator for the GenomeAsia100K initiative. Maria holds a PhD in microbiology from University of New South Wales (Australia), and an environmental (marine) microbiologist in training. Prior to joining SCELSE, she has held various R&D and management roles in universities.