Other Workshops / Programmes 

Title: Fireside Chat

What business a scientist has in the corporate world? Join us as we delve into the experiences of two distinguished scientists who have navigated careers in biotech from academia to private industry.

This session is jointly organised by Graduate College, SGInnovate and Biotech Connection Singapore (BCS), to bring about a custom-tailored fireside chat for postgraduates, who are eager to make a significant impact in the biotech industry.

Fireside Chat


david loong

David has many years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry spanning drug discovery and early-phase drug development. Prior to joining Merck, he held roles as scientist and consultant in biotech startups, contract research at Curia (formerly AMRI Global), and GMP manufacturing at GSK. His professional interests are on enabling strategies for process development and manufacturing during early clinical development, including cell and gene therapies. He holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Australian National University (2004) and a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Chemical Technology from Massey University, New Zealand.

Mayura Wagle is the Director of Investor Relations and Communications at ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage immunology focused company, where she leads the communications strategy for investor and medical communities. Mayura previously served as the founding Director of Scientific and Business Operations at PairX Bio, a cancer immunotherapy biotech, where she established all operations of the startup. She successfully led the incubation and seed-stage investment of PairX Bio as an Associate at EVX Ventures, where she was also the Program Manager of the Morphosis fellowship. Mayura is an active proponent of the biotech ecosystem, having served as Vice President at Biotech Connection Singapore and is a mentor for iGEM startups in the Asia Pacific region. In 2022, she was selected as one of 100 global leaders for Global Biotech Revolution’s GapSummit conference in Cambridge. She received her PhD in immunology from the Australian National University and undertook her Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney, UC Berkeley, and UNSW.


Vanessa is an experienced Scientist with over twenty years of demonstrated history of working in the biomedical research industry. She leverages her extensive industry knowledge and expertise to offer valuable support and guidance to budding scientist in the biotech field to help build their careers in the industry.

Vanessa holds a PhD in Stem Cell Biology (2010) from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from The University of Queensland, Australia. 

Workshop: Creating a Video Abstract: Digital Storytelling for Researchers

A video abstract serves to visually communicate, to a target audience, the key elements of a scholarly paper or research article. A small but growing number of publishers encourage authors to share their work through this medium. A study (Spicer, 2014) has shown that papers accompanied by video abstracts were more often read than others. Another study (Zong et al, 2019) found that video abstracts have a positive impact on citation count. This workshop aims to guide researchers through the process of creating a video abstract for the purpose of tell stories about their work.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop a story outline and storyboard for a video abstract

-          Speaker: RamaRavikumar Ramakrishnan

  1. Apply production techniques to create audio-visuals

-          Speaker: Nursyafiqah Binte Suhaimi

  1. Use video editing (software/platform) tools

-          Speaker: Nursyafiqah Binte Suhaimi


Creating a video abstract

Recording link : https://bit.ly/3Dl5ZXy

This video may not be distributed or shared without consent from Graduate College & NTU Library.

Competition: Are you a Good Digital Storyteller?

Did you just have a paper published? With all the hard work you have put in, maybe it is time to think about how to make an impact by increasing the visibility of your published paper. Over the years, video abstracts have proven to be one of effective tools to improve visibility of scientific publications.

Start creating your own video abstract of your published journal paper now! 

GC x NTU Library Creating a Video Abstract Workshop & Competition  EDM

How do I participate?

  1. Create your video abstract of your published journal paper during your NTU study.
  2. Upload your video abstract to your YouTube Channel with a description of the video. Please include the link of the published journal paper in the description as well.
  3. Go to https://bit.ly/3DSTp2B and submit your entry with the video & paper links.
  4. Submission period: 1 September – 31 December 2021, 11:59pm SGT


  • First Prize: $1000
  • Second Prize: $600
  • Third Prize: $400
  • We are giving away limited number of $30 vouchers through Lucky Draw.

For this competition, please refer to our  Terms and Conditions (revised 15 Nov 2021).

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