Published on 09 Dec 2022

Launch of IDMxS: S$160M Research Centre to Bridge Biological and Digital Worlds - Prof Jay T. Groves

We are pleased to share that the University has officially launched the Institute for Digital Analytics and Science (IDMxS), NTU’s 3rd Research Centre of Excellence (RCE) and Singapore’s 7th RCE.

IDMxS, which was launched on 1 December 2022 by Education Minister Chan Chun Sing, will focus on advancing the new science of digital molecular analytics to drive a paradigm shift in biomolecular measurement and diagnostics, and transform global health. The institute aims to reshape the way molecular information about the individual’s health and their environment is obtained, and potentially significantly improve the standard of living in Singapore and around the world. Core to IDMxS’s digital molecular analytical strategies is the ability to collect many different types of information from a biological sample at the same time and use tools such as artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to analyse and interpret the massive amount of information that is otherwise impossible for humans to make sense of.

The research institute is supported by a S$160 million investment over 10 years, with S$94 million from the Ministry of Education and the remaining amount from NTU and NUS.

The IDMxS senior leadership is composed of the following faculty member spanning across MSE, SPMS, and LKCSoM:

  • Professor Jay T. Groves (Founding Director)
  • Professor Peter Török (Co-Director)
  • Professor Chen Xiaodong (Deputy Director, Education)
  • Associate Professor Eric Yap (Deputy Director, Medical Applications)

For the full media release, please visit here.

Our heartiest congratulations to Prof Groves, Prof Török, Prof Chen, and Assoc Prof Yap on the launch of IDMxS.

IDMxS’s establishment at NTU is a major milestone for the University, as it works towards strengthening disciplinary discoveries and high-impact interdisciplinary research, as part of the NTU 2025 Strategic Plan.

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