What we do
Our goal at NISB is to integrate structural biology research across NTU to address fundamental questions in biology and human diseases. We also play strategic role in the NTU Life / Biomedical Research Centre, which includes both LKC and SBS, as well as SCELSE, SPMS, and MSEConnect with one of our principal investigators to collaborate
We have built on existing strengths and facilities at the School of Biological Sciences to create a state-of-the-art technology platform encompassing all structural methods. Our work focuses on, but is not limited to, the following research projects:
Chromosomal Biology & Health
Metabolic & Genetic Diseases
Drug Discovery & Design
NISB supports the NTU research community in structural biology research with a range of scientific platforms available for biophysical characterisation and structure elucidation of biological samples. Our professional services include assistance from initial project discussion and planning, through to application of characterization and analytical techniques and assistance with data interpretation. We provide training and assistance to new users as well as workshops on instruments, conducted by application specialists.
Compound targets enzyme to reduce severity of autoimmune reactions
Prof Phan and his team designed a compound which could reduce the severity of autoimmune reactions, such as those linked to COVID-19 infections.
Seeing at the smallest scale
Researchers at the NTU Institute of Structural Biology have determined protein structures at unprecedented resolution.