National University of Singapore (NUS)
新加坡国立大学

Singapore

Founded in 1905, the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education, research, and entrepreneurship. NUS has 17 faculties and schools across three campuses. Close to 40,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

Research: Shaping the Future

NUS takes a holistic approach to research by integrating expertise across the natural and social sciences. Together, we answer the most challenging questions on how to live and work better.

On an island city-state vulnerable to rising sea levels, NUS researchers are driven to find Sustainability and Urban Solutions. Our research informs global policy on coastal defense, urban design, nature-based solutions, food-energy-water nexus, and the development of green energy technologies. In the Anthropocene, our behavioural and decision scientists work to understand and influence the impact of human consumption within cities.

NUS is also dedicated to Materials Research, where materials scientists, chemists, physicists, and engineers work together to unravel the secrets of the physical world and create materials for tomorrow’s technologies. Our researchers harness the principles which govern living matter to develop new functional intelligent materials for applications in everything from artificial neural networks to smart membranes.

We sometimes do the impossible. NUS researchers synthesised the world’s first one-atom-thick amorphous material. The discovery could finally settle a decades-old debate of exactly how atoms are arranged in amorphous solids and accelerate the development of data storage and energy devices.

Our researchers are also enabling people to live longer, higher-quality lives, with revolutions in Healthcare. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke-NUS researchers developed the first and only authorised SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibody test product known as cPass™ SARS-CoV-2 Neutralisation Antibody Test, and the vaccine developed by Duke-NUS in partnership with Arcturus Therapeutics is undergoing human clinical trials globally.

NUS is at the forefront of cancer research, with breaking work in transforming the treatment of leukaemia. The cell-based therapy uses the body’s immune cells that have been altered in the lab to target and kill cancer cells. Our researchers have also developed the world’s first blood test that measures the effectiveness of cancer treatment within 24 hours after treatment initiation.

The interface between material and health sciences led to the creation of electronic skins that enable better prosthetic devices to mimic the human sense of touch, sense nearby objects without touching, and repair itself when damaged.

Underpinning our research is our respect and recognition for the rising role of technology. Within the NUS Smart Nation research cluster, computer scientists, engineers and social scientists collaborate to build resilience in the systems we rely on daily, by tackling issues of cybersecurity, logistics and operations, risk management, financial systems, and artificial intelligence-based technologies. NUS research on quantum key distribution has led to an increase in the long-term security of communication networks.

Our curiosity infuses the 150-hectare NUS campus, which serves as a living lab for the development and test-bedding of smart technologies, such as 5G network-empowered innovation in virtual reality, and district heating and cooling networks for energy-efficient cities. Our research places artificial intelligence and high technology at the service of society’s greatest needs and strives to make life ever more extraordinary.

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1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for National University of Singapore (NUS) published between 1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
872 307.11

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Earth & Environmental Sciences 67 23.62
Chemistry 350 135.22
Physical Sciences 366 137.87
Life Sciences 257 64.71
2 0.04
2 0.03
12 3.79
4 0.16
1 0.02
1 0.02
8 3.65
3 0.31
3 0.65
1 0.10
7 2.83
1 0.20
6 1.52
4 1.38
2 0.06
1 0.02
4 0.74
10 0.65
3 0.39
1 0.05
1 0.04
64 14.10
Revealing the etching process of water-soluble Au25 nanoclusters at the molecular level
2021-05-28
0.58
Decreased GLUT2 and glucose uptake contribute to insulin secretion defects in MODY3/HNF1A hiPSC-derived mutant β cells
2021-05-25
0.29
Transcriptional signature in microglia associated with Aβ plaque phagocytosis
2021-05-21
0.07
Neural network aided approximation and parameter inference of non-Markovian models of gene expression
2021-05-11
0.13
The double-stranded DNA-binding proteins TEBP-1 and TEBP-2 form a telomeric complex with POT-1
2021-05-11
0.08
A peptidoglycan storm caused by β-lactam antibiotic’s action on host microbiota drives Candida albicans infection
2021-05-07
0.25
Leveraging community mortality indicators to infer COVID-19 mortality and transmission dynamics in Damascus, Syria
2021-04-22
0.02
DUSP16 promotes cancer chemoresistance through regulation of mitochondria-mediated cell death
2021-04-16
0.59
Deletion of Mfsd2b impairs thrombotic functions of platelets
2021-04-16
0.90
multiSLIDE is a web server for exploring connected elements of biological pathways in multi-omics data
2021-04-16
1
TIM4 expression by dendritic cells mediates uptake of tumor-associated antigens and anti-tumor responses
2021-04-14
0
Differences in subcortico-cortical interactions identified from connectome and microcircuit models in autism
2021-04-13
0.07
EpCAM promotes endosomal modulation of the cortical RhoA zone for epithelial organization
2021-04-13
0.33
Tissue-specific cell-free DNA degradation quantifies circulating tumor DNA burden
2021-04-13
0.01
Coding and non-coding roles of MOCCI (C15ORF48) coordinate to regulate host inflammation and immunity
2021-04-09
0.27
Vangl2 promotes the formation of long cytonemes to enable distant Wnt/β-catenin signaling
2021-04-06
0.14
An engineered CRISPR-Cas12a variant and DNA-RNA hybrid guides enable robust and rapid COVID-19 testing
2021-03-19
0.11
Simultaneous spatiotemporal super-resolution and multi-parametric fluorescence microscopy
2021-03-19
1
A neural m6A/Ythdf pathway is required for learning and memory in Drosophila
2021-03-05
0.13
Positioning of nucleosomes containing γ-H2AX precedes active DNA demethylation and transcription initiation
2021-02-16
0.01
Evidence for SARS-CoV-2 related coronaviruses circulating in bats and pangolins in Southeast Asia
2021-02-09
0.12
Artificial intelligence in sepsis early prediction and diagnosis using unstructured data in healthcare
2021-01-29
0.29
H3K27me3-rich genomic regions can function as silencers to repress gene expression via chromatin interactions
2021-01-29
0.56
A data reduction and compression description for high throughput time-resolved electron microscopy
2021-01-28
0.88
A hybrid semiconducting organosilica-based O2 nanoeconomizer for on-demand synergistic photothermally boosted radiotherapy
2021-01-22
0.05
Endonuclease G promotes autophagy by suppressing mTOR signaling and activating the DNA damage response
2021-01-20
0.02
Short H2A histone variants are expressed in cancer
2021-01-20
0.14
Adhesion-mediated heterogeneous actin organization governs apoptotic cell extrusion
2021-01-15
0.50
Intratumoural immune heterogeneity as a hallmark of tumour evolution and progression in hepatocellular carcinoma
2021-01-11
0.26
Structural basis for distinct inflammasome complex assembly by human NLRP1 and CARD8
2021-01-08
0.01
Somatostatin receptor 2 expression in nasopharyngeal cancer is induced by Epstein Barr virus infection: impact on prognosis, imaging and therapy
2021-01-05
0.01
Hepatocyte-specific IL11 cis-signaling drives lipotoxicity and underlies the transition from NAFLD to NASH
2021-01-04
0.42
Multi-domain translation between single-cell imaging and sequencing data using autoencoders
2021-01-04
0.20
ZNF143 mediates CTCF-bound promoter–enhancer loops required for murine hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell function
2021-01-04
0.59
The default network of the human brain is associated with perceived social isolation
2020-12-15
0.03
EZH2-mediated PP2A inactivation confers resistance to HER2-targeted breast cancer therapy
2020-11-18
0.20
Tp63-expressing adult epithelial stem cells cross lineages boundaries revealing latent hairy skin competence
2020-11-06
0.02
A protein tertiary structure mimetic modulator of the Hippo signalling pathway
2020-10-27
0.04
Genetically engineered magnetic nanocages for cancer magneto-catalytic theranostics
2020-10-27
0.13
Pattern recognition based on machine learning identifies oil adulteration and edible oil mixtures
2020-10-23
0.13
Targeting N-myristoylation for therapy of B-cell lymphomas
2020-10-22
0.08
Integration of time-series meta-omics data reveals how microbial ecosystems respond to disturbance
2020-10-19
0.03
Metformin enhances anti-mycobacterial responses by educating CD8+ T-cell immunometabolic circuits
2020-10-16
0.02
Whole blood immunophenotyping uncovers immature neutrophil-to-VD2 T-cell ratio as an early marker for severe COVID-19
2020-10-16
0.06
Suppressing material loss in the visible and near-infrared range for functional nanophotonics using bandgap engineering
2020-10-07
0.06
Genetic correlations and genome-wide associations of cortical structure in general population samples of 22,824 adults
2020-09-22
0
Retrospective evaluation of whole exome and genome mutation calls in 746 cancer samples
2020-09-21
0
Fully organic compliant dry electrodes self-adhesive to skin for long-term motion-robust epidermal biopotential monitoring
2020-09-17
0.86
Sex differences in oncogenic mutational processes
2020-08-28
0
Quantifying net loss of global mangrove carbon stocks from 20 years of land cover change
2020-08-26
0.20
Different scaling of linear models and deep learning in UKBiobank brain images versus machine-learning datasets
2020-08-25
0.13
KIN10 promotes stomatal development through stabilization of the SPEECHLESS transcription factor
2020-08-25
0.09
Origin and cross-species transmission of bat coronaviruses in China
2020-08-25
0.03
A high-throughput neutralizing antibody assay for COVID-19 diagnosis and vaccine evaluation
2020-08-13
0.02
European polygenic risk score for prediction of breast cancer shows similar performance in Asian women
2020-07-31
0.05
Testing and controlling for horizontal pleiotropy with probabilistic Mendelian randomization in transcriptome-wide association studies
2020-07-31
0.06
Neonatal genetics of gene expression reveal potential origins of autoimmune and allergic disease risk
2020-07-28
0.01
Global translation during early development depends on the essential transcription factor PRDM10
2020-07-17
0.05
PRDM15 is a key regulator of metabolism critical to sustain B-cell lymphomagenesis
2020-07-14
0.18
Dual RNA-seq of Orientia tsutsugamushi informs on host-pathogen interactions for this neglected intracellular human pathogen
2020-07-03
0.04
High flavivirus structural plasticity demonstrated by a non-spherical morphological variant
2020-06-19
0.67
Tug-of-war between actomyosin-driven antagonistic forces determines the positioning symmetry in cell-sized confinement
2020-06-15
0.07
Spitzenkörper assembly mechanisms reveal conserved features of fungal and metazoan polarity scaffolds
2020-06-05
0.66
Two linear epitopes on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that elicit neutralising antibodies in COVID-19 patients
2020-06-01
0.14
5 0.13
1 0.04
2 0.03
2 0.13
2 0.43
5 1.41
6 0.66
34 10.47
8 3.51
2 0.55
29 10.85
2 0.06
1 0.93
2 0.12
1 0.05
14 4.58

Highlight of the month

Mangroves could benefit from blue carbon credits

© Marie Cristabern Joyce Villamor/EyeEm/Getty Images

© Marie Cristabern Joyce Villamor/EyeEm/Getty Images

Carbon financing could protect around a fifth of global mangrove forests.

Blue-carbon schemes pay countries to protect their coastal environments that store significant amounts of carbon. Yet efforts to protect mangroves, one of the most carbon-dense vegetated ecosystems worldwide, have been limited.

Now, researchers at the National University of Singapore have mapped global mangroves and identified roughly 20% of this vital habitat that could be protected from deforestation by blue carbon credits.

The team assessed the profitability of such projects if carbon cost US$5 per tonne, and found that nearly 10% of mangroves could be sustainably protected for three decades.

Blue carbon credits could help several tropical coastal countries move towards their climate change goals, but further interventions are needed to protect the majority of mangroves from future threats.

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  1. Current Biology 31, 1737–1743 (2021). doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.01.070

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1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 21.85% Domestic
  • 78.15% International

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Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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