Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology

Biosystems and Micromechanics

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Singapore 138602

BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM) - IRG



  • Prof. Steve Tannenbaum, SMART-BioSyM Principal Investigator, has been selected to receive the 2013 Division of Toxicology Founders Award from the American Chemical Society. This Award recognizes Steve's extraordinary career contributions to the field of toxicology broadly as well as to this ACS Division.  It will be presented at the ACS National Meeting in September-2013, where Steve will give the Founders Award Lecture.

  • BioSyM has moved to their new lab in CREATE @ UTown, NUS

BioSyM IRG has completed its relocation to its new facility in CREATE (Sept/Oct-21012). The state of the art facility now includes wet labs in level 4 of the Enterprise Wing and bio-imaging labs in the basement.

Click here for the BioSyM project list.
  • SMART has awarderd 7 Singapore-MIT Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SMURF) to students for participating in BioSyM's research. SMURF fellowship enables undergraduates from MIT, NTU and NUS to participate in a MIT-SMART faculty member’s Singapore research project and interact with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds. Each undergraduate will have a MIT-SMART researcher as a mentor/supervisor and conduct research within the faculty member’s research project.

The American Chemical Society has elected 213 members as ACS Fellows. The new Fellows will be honored at the society’s fall national meeting in Denver later this month.
 “ACS is especially proud to honor these chemists during the 2011 International Year of Chemistry,” said ACS President Nancy B. Jackson in announcing the 2011 class of ACS Fellows. ......More

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature. ................ Linda G. Griffith, who has dual appointments in the biological engineering and mechanical engineering departments, MIT, was honored for her contributions to 3-D functional biomaterials, engineered hepatic tissues and cell transplant devices. ............. More

January 12, 2011 - An Invisibility Cloak developed by researchers at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART Centre) is voted 4th in Physics World's Top 10 breakthroughs of 2010.  A competing research team in the United Kingdom is also cited by Physics World for a very similar approarch, developed independently but published three days later than the Singapore team. .....More

The BioSyM Lead Principal Investigator, Prof.Roger D. Kamm SM ’73, PhD ’77, the Singapore Research Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering at MIT, is one of 65 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine.

Kamm joins the 29 current MIT faculty members and three current MIT staff members who are also members of the Institute of Medicine......More

The Singapore Ministry of Education has established 100 four-year fellowships for new doctoral students at NTU or NUS who will conduct their research at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre (SMART Centre). The establishment of this Fellowship Programme is intended to attract to NTU and NUS the best and most talented doctoral students from Singapore, the region, and beyond and educate them to be future leaders in science and technology for Singapore and beyond. .... More

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $25 million to establish the Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems Center (EBICS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. ....BioSyM's lead PI, Prof.Roger Kamm, will be the Centre's founding Director.......More


SMART-BioSyM, Centre for Bio-Imaging Sciences (NUS) and Mechanobiology Institute study biological processes using BioSyM's Advanced Imaging Technologies and Bioinformatics tools

InnovFest 2012 is an exciting festival of innovation-related activities. Organised by NUS Enterprise for the third year running, this event aims to boost technology transfer, entrepreneurship and investment amongst Asia's business, academic and technology communities. ......More

Prof.Harrya Asada, MIT Professor and SMART-BioSyM PI, delivered a Plenary Lecture @ ICRA 2012 under the Theme "Robots and Automation: Innovation for Tomorrow's Needs". He presented a talk on "Bio-Bots: Bio-Integrated Robotics Using Live Cells As Components". Click here for Video Recording of his presentation.

MIT news release

SMART-BioSyM and NUS researchers have now published (Soft Matter, 8, 2972 (2012) their studies gaining new insights into the DNA conformations in slitlike confinement