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 14 research institutes as well as 7 consortia and centers located in the Biopolis and Fusionopolis complexes and the vicinity, and supports extramural research in collaboration 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
Senior Managing Editor
Kostas Repanas
Managing Editor
Lia Paola Zambetti
Editorial Board
Huck Hui Ng
Colin Stewart
Evan Newell
Keith Carpenter
Chandra Verma
David Wu
Guan Cuntai
Boris Luk’yanchuk
Gan Oon Peen
Karen Chong
Administrative Assistant
Lay Hoon Tan