NTU College of Science (CoS) comprises the Asian School of the Environment, the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The world is changing rapidly and our understanding of it is developing at a similar pace. Through discovery across the College, we are charting routes and solutions that will deliver a healthier and more sustainable future for humanity as we build on our fundamental understanding of the world around us.
ASIAN SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT
The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at NTU is an interdisciplinary School that will be a world leader in environmental research focused on Asian environmental challenges. The ASE integrates earth and environmental life science, ecology, engineering and technology, human ecology, humanities, and the social sciences to address key issues of the environment and sustainability.Learn more
SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
NTU School of Biological Sciences (SBS) explores new knowledge and discoveries in molecular biology that will have major impact on the life sciences, widely acknowledged as the next technological revolution after the internet.Learn more
SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
The School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) consists of three divisions: Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics & Applied Physics. Our collective mission is to forge a world-class centre of scientific education and research.Learn more
SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
The School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB) hosts world-class education and research programmes in organic and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, and bioengineering. We aim to nurture future-ready graduates with the ability to tackle new challenges in chemicals manufacturing, healthcare, energy, food, and other important sectors.Learn more
Changing world of the future
“Scientific understanding is key to discovery and development. Within CoS, more than two hundred faculty are pushing at the boundaries of our knowledge of the universe in the domains of Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Scientific scholarship at NTU is world-leading. It is focused on addressing some of the biggest challenges that face humanity today. Through discovery across the College we are charting routes and solutions to those challenges that will deliver a healthier and more secure sustainable future for humanity. And we are building on our fundamental understanding of the world around us as we go. The world is changing rapidly, and our understanding of it is developing at a similar pace. There can never have been a more exciting time to embark on a scientific journey.” - Simon Redfern (Dean, College of Science)Learn more
Recipients of WiEST Development Grant 2022 – Alice & Chui Fann from NTU SBS
This year, there are two deserving recipients of the Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (WiEST) Development Grant from the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Mimicking biological synapses with a transistor
A newly-developed cobalt-based transistor functions like a synapse, performing elementary learning and forgetting tasks.
Breakthrough in determining the structure of tiny particles at the nanometre scale leading to new drug discovery
Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team led by Assistant Professor of NTU School of Biological Sciences, Shashi Bhushan’s group in collaboration with Dr Ong Seow Theng, Assistant Director and Centre Lead for LKCMedicine-ICESing Ion Channel Platform (LICP), with Visiting Professor at LKCMedicine, George Chandy, determined the structure of a particular ion channel at near-atomic state – a first in Singapore.
Unravelling the science behind chromatin folding and accessibility: the H4K20 methylation pathway
A team of researchers led by Prof Lars Nordenskiöld (NTU) and Prof Claus S. Sørensen (University of Copenhagen) examined a methylation (a type of chemical modification) pathway of the amino acid lysine 20 in histone H4 (H4K20): mono-methylation (H4K20me1).
Using machine learning to predict chromatin interactions in DNA and to improve cancer research
A team of scientists led by Assistant Professor Melissa J. Fullwood, from NTU’s School of Biological Sciences, and Associate Professor Kwoh Chee Keong, from NTU’s School of Computer Science and Engineering have developed a new machine learning method, called the Chromatin Interaction Neural Network (ChINN).
As a research-intensive university, NTU has a vibrant research culture and environment. It has established a global reputation in fields such as biomedical engineering, clean energy, advanced materials and environment, intelligent systems, and nanotechnology. To consolidate and further advance our research standing and capabilities, NTU College of Science (CoS) has identified niche areas of research and innovation strength; and actively facilitating and encouraging interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, recruiting and retaining talents, and strengthening partnerships with world leading institutions and industry partners.Learn more