About Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes — the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) — and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).
Ranked 13th in the world, NTU has also been ranked the world's top young university for the last two years running. The University's main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore's medical district.
For more information: www.ntu.edu.sg
About Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE)
The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to discover, control, and direct the behaviour of microbial biofilm communities for sustainable environmental, engineering, public health and medical applications.
For more information: www.scelse.sg
About Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at Nanyang Technological University
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) was established in July 2005 to provide NTU's science and technology initiatives with a "Nobel boost" and to establish the hallmarks of science at the highest level. IAS is advised and guided by a committee of world-renowned scientists, including 11 Nobel Laureates and a Fields Medalist. Mr George Yeo, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, is the Patron of IAS.
IAS at NTU is generally regarded as one of the best Institutes of Advanced Studies in the Asia Pacific region. The Institute hosts a significant number of Nobel Laureates and Fields Medalists every year and organizes a large number of high impact, international conferences, workshops and schools across many disciplines in the Asia Pacific region. The Institute has helped to forge interdisciplinary research and close collaboration between NTU and major centres of research around the world, and it has inspired numerous talented youths through its many programs and allowed them to interact closely with eminent visitors and speakers around the world. The multidisciplinary topics include physics, chemistry, engineering, biomedical imaging, materials science, maths, liberal arts, urban planning, etc.
By establishing its close rapport with active scientists and distinguished scholars from all disciplines, IAS hopes to promote Singapore as a hub for international research and development.
For more information: www.ntu.edu.sg/ias
About npj Biofilms and Microbiomes
Part of the Nature Partner Journals series, npj Biofilms and Microbiomes is a high-quality new Nature Research journal published by Nanyan Technological University in partnership with Springer Nature. The journal is an open access, online-only multi- and interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing the most important scientific advances on both microbial biofilms and microbiomes.
The journal hosts cross-disciplinary discussions and allows for our understanding of mechanisms governing the social behaviour of microbial biofilm populations and communities, and their impact on life, human health, and the environment, both natural and engineered.
The scope of npj Biofilms and Microbiomes is to serve as a comprehensive platform to promote biofilms and microbiomes research across a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines. The journal thereby also establishes a platform for cross disciplinary discussions and allow for the understanding of the biology and ecology of biofilms, populations and communities, as well as applications so derived across medical, environmental and engineering domains.
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