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Tai E ShyongChief Medical Officer, PRECISEProfessor
Tai E ShyongChief Medical Officer, PRECISE
Prof Tai E Shyong, MD underwent medical training at the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine in Singapore (Endocrinology). Prof Tai is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. Prof Tai has also served on the committees that write the clinical practice guidelines for the Ministry of Health in the areas lipids and diabetes mellitus.
Prof Tai has a longstanding interest in the development of novel treatments for diabetes mellitus that leverages on human genetics for the identification of novel drug targets and has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals.
As CMO, Prof Tai will identify precision medicine applications that are relevant to Singapore and design clinical workflows for their use as part of mainstream clinical practice.
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John ChambersChief Scientific Officer, PRECISEProfessor
John ChambersChief Scientific Officer, PRECISE
John Chambers is Professor of Cardiovascular Epidemiology at both LKCMedicine, NTU and Imperial College London, UK. He is also Director of the ‘Centre for Global Health Research’ at LKCMedicine, and of the ‘NIHR Global Health Research Unit for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians’ at Imperial College London. Professor Chambers leads unique, large scale prospective population studies South East Asia (Singapore, the ‘SG100K study’), South Asia (India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, ‘South Asia Biobank’), and in the UK, that together include >300,000 participants. His personal research is focused on identifying the mechanisms underlying diabetes and premature cardiovascular disease in Asian populations. He also leads translational research that aims to improve health promotion and disease prevention, using personalised and population-based approaches.
As CSO, Prof Chambers will set the research direction and strategy for PRECISE, so that Singapore achieves its goal of being the world leader in Asian Genomics and Precision Medicine.
- View DetailsDr Seow Shih WeeDirector (Corporate Services), PRECISEDr Seow Shih WeeDirector (Corporate Services), PRECISE
Dr Seow Shih Wee is Director of Corporate Services. In this capacity, Dr Seow is responsible for coordinating daily operational functions across various departments in PRECISE, streamlining management systems, disbursing funds to departments and monitoring budgets.
Prior to becoming Director of Corporate Services, Dr Seow was at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) where she was Head (PharmBio) at the Biomedical Research Council, and later on, as Deputy Director, led the Business Development team at the Research Support Centre. As Head (PharmBio), Dr Seow managed and evaluated special research programmes and projects, and she was instrumental in setting up NPM Phase I.
As Deputy Director (BD), Dr Seow drove business development for A*STAR’s Scientific Services, expanding the business and increased its sales by creating brand awareness and sourcing for new service partners to enhance service offerings. Scientific Services business grew by several folds under her leadership. Dr Seow was also part of the Team at Research Support Centre that clinched the Ministry of Trade & Industry’s Silver Award for Innovative Project/Policy.
- View DetailsMr Christopher YuChief Business Development Officer, PRECISEMr Christopher YuChief Business Development Officer, PRECISE
Christopher YU is the Chief Business Development Officer for PRECISE. In his role Christopher oversees the business development activities to support Phase II of Singapore’s Precision Medicine Strategy with the aim to catalyse the Innovation and Enterprise ecosystem and translate data-driven solutions as mainstream in the provision of healthcare.
Christopher has held various Public sector appointments in the areas of Defence, Manpower, Trade and Industry, and Education over a span of 25 years. His last appointment was a Business Architect in SAP, bridging the capability divide to help Public Sector Agencies in their Business and Digital transformation journey.
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Patrick TanExecutive Director, PRECISEProfessor
Patrick TanExecutive Director, PRECISE
Prof. Patrick Tan is the Executive Director of PRECISE. As Executive Director of PRECISE, Prof Tan will oversee the implementation of Phase II of Singapore’s Precision Medicine Strategy, which aims to transform healthcare in Singapore and improve patient outcomes through new insights into the Asian genome and data-driven healthcare solutions.
Prof Tan is also Executive Director of the Genome Institute of Singapore and Professor at the Duke-NUS Medical School. He received his B.A. (summa cum laude) from Harvard University and MD PhD degree from Stanford University, where he received the Charles Yan of sky prize for Most Outstanding Graduate Thesis in Physics, Biology or Chemistry. Other awards include the President’s Scholarship, Loke Cheng Kim scholarship, Young Scientist Award (A-STAR), Singapore Youth Award, Chen New Investigator Award (Human Genome Organization), President’s Science Award, Japanese Cancer Association International Award, and American Association for Cancer Research Team Science Award (Team Leader). He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science magazine.