Dean’s Chair Associate Professor, Synthetic Biology Translational Research Program and Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Director, Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology (SINERGY)
Director, Wilmar-NUS Corporate Laboratory ([email protected])
Director, NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation (SynCTI)
Director, NUS Medicine Synthetic Biology Translational Research Program
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Matthew Chang is Director of the Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology (SINERGY), Wilmar-NUS Corporate Laboratory ([email protected]) and NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation (SynCTI), and Dean’s Chair Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Synthetic Biology in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. His research focuses on studying the engineering of biology to develop autonomous, programmable cells for biomedical and biomanufacturing applications. His scientific contributions have been recognised with honours and awards, including the National Research Foundation of Singapore Investigatorship Award, NUHS-Mochtar Riady Pinnacle Research Excellence Award, the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Presidential Award and the Scientific and Technological Achievement Award from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Matthew is an author of over 100 scientific publications and serves as an editor and editorial board member for over 15 biotechnology journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnology Notes. He co-led the establishment of the Asian Synthetic Biology Association (ASBA) and the Global Biofoundry Alliance (GBA) and serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Synthetic Biology. He has trained over 50 undergraduate and high school students, 20 Ph.D. students and 40 research scientists, many now in leadership roles in academia, government and industry. He is a strong advocate of promoting interdisciplinary science that marries engineering, biological, medical and social sciences through education and public science outreach.