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Executive DirectorGenome Institute of Singapore
Patrick Tan is the Executive Director of the Genome Institute of Singapore and Professor at the Duke‐NUS Medical School. He directs PRISM, the SingHealth Duke‐NUS Institute of Precision Medicine, and was formerly Deputy Executive Director at A*STAR’s Biomedical Research Council. Tan has won numerous accolades for his research, including the Young Scientist Award (A‐STAR), Singapore Youth Award, SingHealth Investigator Excellence Award, Chen New Investigator Award (Human Genome Organization), President’s Science Award, and the Japanese Cancer Association International Award. In 2018, he received the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Team Science Award as Team Leader, representing the first time a team from Asia has received the award. He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Bioethics Advisory Committee (BAC), a Board Member of the International Gastric Cancer Association, and co‐chair of the Singapore National Precision Medicine Program Steering Committee.