MBI Women in Science2018-06-06T10:32:52+08:00

MBI Women In Science Initiative

The Mechanobiology Institute Women in Science (MBI-WIS) at the National University of Singapore is an organization of graduate students, staff, post-doctoral fellows and faculty dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all areas of science.

The goal of MBI WIS is to advance women in science and to discuss and make the research community aware of past, present and future challenges. We seek to increase the participation of women in science at all levels, and to enable the advancement and success of women scientists.

Our mission is to encourage the women of MBI, NUS, Singapore, and beyond to become involved in mentorship, networking and outreach, as well as participating in seminars and discussions on this topic. MBI WIS organizes events, such at the BIOS series of symposiums, and sponsors in-house Career talks for the benefit of our students and staff.

MBI WIS Outreach

An integral part of MBI WIS’s mission is the organization and promotion of events and activities furthering opportunities for women in the sciences. Our members are involved in mentorship, networking and outreach—from participation in seminars and discussions, to the conception, creation and deployment of our inaugural symposium. BIOS2015, in October 2015.

Prof GV Shivashankar featured on Becoming Human, Channel News Asia

MBI Principal Investigator and Deputy Director Professor GV Shivashankar is featured in the Channel News Asia documentary series, Becoming Human: Unnatural Genius to discuss how his lab uses AI and and nuclear mechanogenomic architecture to detect early stage cancer cells.

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MBI Senior Research Fellow Rishita Changede wins Best Presentation at TOPIM

MBI Senior Research Fellow Rishita Changede wins the Best Presentation award at the TOPIM Winter Conference 2019, for her presentation on the role of integrin nanoclusters as the basis for the formation of cell-matrix adhesions that aid in sensing the mechanical properties, such as rigidity, of the underlying tissue.

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MBI welcomes students from Seoul National University

SNU students toured the MBI labs, familiarizing themselves with the methodology and applications of state-of-the art techniques like microfabrication, micropatterning, and superresolution microscopy through demonstrations conducted by MBI researchers.

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MBI Women in Science welcomes Jane Clarke, Professor of Molecular Biophysics and President of Wolfson College

Jane Clarke is a distinguished biophysical chemist recognised internationally for her multidisciplinary work advancing the understanding of protein folding and misfolding. Prof Clarke will be visiting MBI on December 5th, 2018, to give a seminar on her research and career.

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MBI Women in Science at the Gender Summit 2018, London

Dr. Vandana Ramachandran (A*STAR; SgWIS) and Dr. Lakshmi Ramachandran (STEM Advocacy Institute; MBI-WIS) will present a talk on ‘ Singapore as host of the next Gender Summit – Asia Pacific, GS-AP 2019’ at the Gender Summit 15 EU 2018 plenary session on 19th June, London.

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Paths to Excellence – Celebrating Journeys in Life Science

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, Biotech Connection Singapore (BCS) and Singapore Women in Science (SgWIS) jointly present Paths to Excellence – Celebrating Journeys in Life Science, on March 8th, 2018.

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MBI welcomes students from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

On August 16th, a group of 13 students from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China visited the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI), National University of Singapore to learn more about scientific research in Singapore.

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MBI hosts Physics Colloquium for Olympiad students

As part of the Physics Colloquium for Olympiad Students program, MBI hosted a group of high school students from different schools across Singapore to learn more about interdisciplinary sciences such as Mechanobiology and to get better insights into the application of physical principles in order to answer complex biological questions.

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