About A*Star Research

A*STAR Research is A*STAR’s official research website and magazine. Launched in 2009, the website showcases A*STAR’s innovations, discoveries, and research capabilities through concise and engaging articles, published online on a fortnightly schedule. The articles are also collated into a quarterly magazine that is available as a PDF on our website and as hardcopies distributed to visitors and partners.


Andy Hor

Advisory Board

David Lane

Editorial Board

Huck Hui Ng

Colin Stewart

Keith Carpenter

Chandra Verma

David Wu

Patrick Cozzone

Reginald Tan

Nicolas Plachta

Arseniy Kuznetsov

Florent Ginhoux

Jingmei Li

Shawn Hoon

Cheston Tan

Sharon Nai

Yun Zong

Managing Editor:

Kevin Chong

About the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore’s lead public sector agency that spearheads economic oriented research to advance scientific discovery and develop innovative technology. Through open innovation, we collaborate with our partners in both the public and private sectors to benefit society.

As a Science and Technology Organisation, A*STAR bridges the gap between academia and industry. Our research creates economic growth and jobs for Singapore, and enhances lives by contributing to societal benefits such as improving outcomes in healthcare, urban living, and sustainability.

We play a key role in nurturing and developing a diversity of talent and leaders in our Agency and research entities, the wider research community and industry. A*STAR’s R&D activities span biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering, with research entities primarily located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis. For ongoing news, visit www.a-star.edu.sg.

Biopolis at A*STAR, the biomedical hub of Asia.
Fusionopolis at A*STAR, a science and engineering research powerhouse.