About A*STAR Research

A*STAR Research is an online and print publication highlighting some of the best research and technological developments at the research institutes of Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Established in 2002, with a vision of becoming a global leader in science, technology and open innovation, A*STAR has thrived as a global research organization with a principal mission of advancing science and developing innovative technology to further economic growth and improve lives. A*STAR currently oversees 18 biomedical, physical sciences and engineering research entities located primarily in Biopolis and Fusionopolis, and supports a number of centers and collaborations with universities, hospital research centers, and other local and international partners. The various A*STAR institutes are involved in research in a wide range of scientific fields, coordinated and funded by Singapore’s Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) and Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC).


Biopolis at A*STAR, the biomedical hub of Asia.


Fusionopolis at A*STAR, a science and engineering research powerhouse.

A*STAR Research publishes regular research highlights, in-depth features and coverage of the latest innovations in science and engineering at A*STAR. Visit the A*STAR website for further information on A*STAR and its institutes.

David Lane
Editorial Board
Huck Hui Ng
Colin Stewart
Evan Newell
Keith Carpenter
Chandra Verma
David Wu
Boris Luk’yanchuk
Patrick Cozzone
Reginald Tan
Nicolas Plachta
Arseniy Kuznetsov
Florent Ginhoux
Managing Editor
Adeline Sham
Administrative Assistant
Lay Hoon Tan