Stem Cell Society Singapore Singapore

The Stem Cell Society Singapore (SCSS)
Dr. Susan Lim Award for
Outstanding Young Investigator 2018


The SCSS is pleased to launch this year's competition for the 2018 Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator supported by the Dr. Susan Lim Endowment for Education and Research. This award recognizes the exceptional achievements of an investigator in the early part of his or her independent career in stem cell research. The award emphasizes the numerous and continued contributions of Singapore-based researchers toward understanding the fundamental biology of stem cells and promoting their potential as powerful tools in disease modeling, drug screening and regenerative medicine.

  • Nominees must be seven or fewer years out from their first full-time assistant professorship or equivalent position in an academic, industrial or clinical research setting 1.
  • Nominees must be SCSS members in good standing.
  • Nominees must be independent investigators conducting original research in basic science or clinical development and translation in the field of stem cell research.
  • Nominees must be supported by two SCSS members in good standing.
  • Nominees must be available to attend the SCSS Annual Symposium/EMBO Workshop on the "Molecular Mechanisms of Developmental and Regenerative Biology" to be held in Matrix at the Biopolis on November 11 to 13, 2018.
  • Awardees will be selected solely on the discretion of the SCSS.

S$5,000 personal award plus complimentary registration to the SCSS Annual Symposium/EMBO Workshop 2018.

The award recipient will be honoured during a plenary session at the Workshop. A SCSS leader or the recipient's mentor will also have the opportunity to make a formal presentation and to reflect on the recipient's scientific accomplishments.

Nominations must be sponsored by two or more members of SCSS. Nomination letters may be submitted individually or as a single, co-signed letter. Nomination letter(s) (up to two pages) should provide the following:

  • a statement of up to 100 words highlighting the most important accomplishment(s) of the nominee
  • an overview of the nominee's contributions to the field of stem cell research
  • a statement of the nominee's status as an independent investigator

A copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae and listing of up to five of their most relevant publications must also accompany the nomination letter. Include an electronic version of these publications, where possible.

Nominations for the 2018 award are now open and applications should reach us by 05 October 2018.

For questions, please contact Gerald Udolph at

1 Assessment of 'equivalent position' is at the discretion of the award selection committee. Comparable titles in the international academic community might include, but are not limited to, Lecturer, Senior Scientist or Team Leader.


Current Awardee
  Dr Adrian Teo
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore

Previous Awardee
  2017 Awardee

Dr Jonathan Loh
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore


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