Research at NUS Medicine

Research at NUS Medicine takes place at the frontiers of medicine, transforming scientific insights into translational outcomes and tangible health benefits.

    Our researchers solve biomedical problems and help improve patients' lives through innovative and translational research.
    Our sophisticated biomedical research facilities are designed to encourage and enable cutting-edge transformative research.
    Our research programmes have reflected collaboration and productivity. This achievement will be propelled by our flagship Summit Research Programmes.


The Summit Research Programmes (SRPs) bring together established high-caliber investigators to form distinctive collaborative research programmes with high international impact. The SRPs will nurture early-career scientists to produce the next generation of biomedical researchers. The aim is to achieve significant improvements in disease understanding and clinical practice and innovations that will improve health outcomes and lead to societal and economic benefits for Singapore.

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Summit Programmes in INnovation

Innovation is about creating something new, and of value to the world. The Summit Programme in INnovation (SPIN) gathers clinician-innovators and their scientific knowledge, resources and expertise to produce adoptable solutions that will make an impact to the delivery of healthcare.

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Research programmes

NUS Medicine fosters collaborative research in various programmes to drive and focus on bench-to-bedside-to-community translation of basic biomedical discoveries. Comprehensive investigations in the following programmes extend from the basic discovery to the development of new approaches towards preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases.

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High Impact Research Stories

Our researchers solve biomedical problems and help improve patients’ lives through innovative and translational research.

The stories here reflect our sustained and evolving research pursuit; and celebrate the range, depth and the journey that the researchers have undertaken and how it impacts on society, on a national and international level.

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Fuelling these research programmes is our deep talent base, which is the result of a long-term plan to attract the best and most innovative scientists from around the world. As part of the National University Health System (NUHS) – an academic health centre that includes the National University Hospital – we combine a strong foundation in the basic sciences with the capacity to translate findings to the clinic and beyond.

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