One in three people worldwide suffers from a skin disorder, presenting unmet demands for new treatments in this field. There are also significant differences between how skin diseases present in Asian and Western populations, as well as in how these respond to treatment. With its high-quality biomedical and translational research, and its multi-ethnic population, Singapore is uniquely positioned to conduct research on skin conditions. Key research areas for the Institute will include eczema, allergy and inflammation, pigmentary disorders, wound healing, hair conditions and skin ageing. The research approaches will take advantage of inter-disciplinary and innovative emerging technologies.
The Institute will build on the strengths of its founding members - A*STAR, NSC and NTU. Each is a world-class leader in its respective fields of basic, clinical and bioengineering research, and collectively, the partners will bring together their expertise in these fields to provide a holistic approach to translational research on skin.
A*STAR's strengths in discovery and translational science will enable a deeper understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of various skin diseases, as well as observed differences between different skin types. NTU together with its
"Set to be a world-class skin research institute, we are proud to play a key role in this joint initiative to position Singapore as an international leader in skin research, education and treatment," said NTU Provost, Professor
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