Yi Yan Yang
Covering Executive DirectorInstitute of Bioengineering and Bioimaging (IBB)
Yi Yan Yang is an Institute Scientist at the Bioprocessing Technology Institute and an Adjunct Professor (Research) at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University of Singapore. She has over 280 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 70 patents granted, with three patents licensed to two spinoff companies. Her work on antimicrobial polymers was named Scientific American’s ‘Top 10 World Changing Ideas’ in 2011. In January 2016, she was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. In July 2021, she was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore. In 2022, she was recognised as a highly cited researcher by Clarivate™.
Safe for human cells but toxic to bacteria, fungi and viruses, a new strategy for
A head-to-head test of three common mask decontamination methods helps frame standardised national guidelines.
A novel polymer improves the effectiveness of chemotherapeutics against drug-resistant tumors.
A newly-designed antimicrobial polymer offers a 2-in-1 solution to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria.
When combined with low doses of antibiotics, this biodegradable polymer can reduce or even reverse