S$160 million research centre launched to close gap between the biological and digital worlds
NTU today launched the Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science (IDMxS), which aims to advance the science behind analysing biological molecules (biomolecules) through the use of information technology and data science.
This could pave the way for instantaneous monitoring and analysis of health or environmental information, much like how we access real-time traffic information on our mobile phones.
IDMxS, NTU’s newest national Research Centre of Excellence (RCE) , is supported with a total investment of around S$160 million over 10 years, comprising S$94 million from the Singapore Ministry of Education. At the heart of the work done at IDMxS is digital molecular analytics, a new field of science that drills down to the level of a single molecule to detect, identify, and quantify biomolecules with unprecedented precision.
Gracing the launch was Guest of Honour is Minister for Education Mr Chan Chun Sing.