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Our Awards FY09-10

Local Awards
  • NUS Outstanding Researcher Award 2009 [Apr 09]
    Prof Wong Tien Yin

  • SGH 18th Annual Scientific Meeting (17-18 April 09), Young Investigator’s Award (Basic Science)  “Nuclear-Factor Kappa B Activation in Pterygium”    
    Dr Jay Siak Jyh Kuen

  • Duke-NUS Khoo Investigator Development Award [Aug 09]
    Dr Jodbhir Mehta

  • SingHealth GCEO Excellence Awards 2009 – Biomedical Research [17 Aug 09]
    A/Prof Aung Tin

  • Inaugural President's Science and Technology Award (PSTA) 2009 [28 Sept 09]
    Prof Donald Tan, A/Prof Aung Tin, Prof Roger Beuerman

  • Conferment of PhD by NUS [Sept 09]
    Dr Louis Tong

  • NMRC Clinician Scientist Award [Oct 09]
    Dr Louis Tong

  • NHG International Ophthalmology Congress 2009, Allergan Research Prize: Best paper (Junior Category), “Postoperative Complications After Phacotrabeculectomy for Subjects with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma Compared to Primary Open Angle Glaucoma” [Oct 09]
    Dr Tan Yar Li

  • NHG International Ophthalmology Congress 2009, Allergan Research Prize: Best paper (Intermediate Category), “Association of Quantitative Iris Parameters and Anterior Chamber Width with Narrow Angles” [Oct 09]
    Dr Monisha Nongpiur

  • NHG International Ophthalmology Congress 2009, Alcon Research Prize:
    Best paper (Senior Category), “The Novel Use of a Human Cord Blood Serum-Supplemented Culture Medium for the Ex-Vivo Expansion of Conjunctival and Limbal Epithelial Cells” [Oct 09]
    A/Prof Leonard Ang

  • NHG International Ophthalmology Congress 2009, Alcon Research Prize:
    Merit prize (Senior Category), “Change in Optic Nerve Morphology Following Reduction in Intraocular Pressure – An SD-OCT Study” [Oct 09]
    Dr Daniel Su

  • NHG International Ophthalmology Congress 2009, Norvatis Research Prize: Best poster (Open Category), “Biocompatibility of a Novel Interpenetrating Hydrogel Polymer in Rabbit Model” [Oct 09]
    Dr V A Barathi

  • NHG International Ophthalmology Congress 2009, Norvatis Research Prize: Merit poster prize (Open Category), “Optimization of Culture Conditions for Human Corneal Endothelial Cells and Tissue Engineering of Human Corneal Endothelium Using Collagen Sheet as Carriers” [Oct 09]
    Mr Michael Lang Tingyuan

  • NHG 8th Annual Scientific Congress 2009, Oral Paper (Basic Science):  Merit Award, “Involvement of SPARC in the Tissue Invasiveness of Pterygium” [Oct 09]
    Dr Seet Li Fong

  • NHG 8th Annual Scientific Congress 2009, Best Oral (Medical Discipline): Merit Award, “Retinal Arteriolar Narrowing Increases the Likelihood of Chronic Kidney Disease in Hypertension ” [Oct 09]
    Dr Charumathi Sabanayagam

  • NHG 8th Annual Scientific Congress 2009, Poster (Basic Science):  Merit Award, “Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of the Effect of Chronic Topical Anti-glaucoma Medications on Tear Protein Profile” [Oct 09]
    Dr Zhou Lei

  • NHG 8th Annual Scientific Congress 2009, Poster (Basic Science): 
    Merit Award, “Global Micro RNA And Messenger RNA Changes In Pterygium” [Oct 09]
    Ms Chen Silin (SERI Lab NTU Attachment student)

  • NHG 8th Annual Scientific Congress 2009, NHG-NUHS Doctor Award: Silver Award, “The Novel Use of a Human Cord Blood Serum-Supplemented Culture Medium for the Ex-Vivo Expansion of Conjunctival and Limbal Epithelial Cells” [Oct 09]
    A/Prof Leonard Ang

  • SingHealth Excellent Service Award 2009 (Gold Award) [Nov 09]
    Dr Chua Wei Han

  • SingHealth Excellent Service Award 2009 (Silver Award) [Nov 09]
    Dr Tina Wong

  • SingHealth Excellent Service Award 2009 (Silver Award) [Nov 09]
    Dr Shamira Perera

  • SingHealth Excellent Service Award 2009 (Silver Award) [Nov 09]
    Dr Leonard Yuen


International Awards

  • AAO Achievement Award [Jun 09]
    Dr Jodbhir Mehta, SNEC/SERI

  • AAO Achievement Award [Jun 09]
    A/Prof Saw Seang Mei, SERI/NUS

  • Casebeer Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2009 (AAO) [Oct 09]
    Prof Donald Tan, SNEC

  • 25th Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ophthalmic Congress [Nov 2009]
    Oral Presentation – 1st Prize: “A Ten Year Prospective Audit of LASIK Outcomes in 37,932 Eyes at a Single Institution in Asia”
    Dr Leonard Yuen, SNEC

  • 25th Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ophthalmic Congress [Nov 2009]
    Oral Presentation – 3rd Prize: “Prevalence and Risk Factors of Meibomian
    Gland Dysfunction in the Singapore Malay Eye Study”
    Dr Jay Siak, SNEC

  • 25th Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ophthalmic Congress [Nov 2009]
    Poster Presentation – 3rd Prize: “Report of a Novel A620D Mutation in a
    Patient with Lattice Corneal Dystrophy and Spectrum of TGFBI Mutations in
    an Asian Population”
    Dr Jean Chai, SNEC

  • 7th Asian Angle Closure Glaucoma Club Meeting [Dec 2009]
    Poster Rapid Fire Session – 1st Prize: “Comparison of Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography and Ultrasound Biomicroscopy in the Assessment of the Anterior Chamber Angle”
    Dr Morgan Yang, SNEC

  •  ARVO 2010 Travel Grant [Mar 2010]
    Dr Belinda Cornes, Post Doc Research Fellow, SERI

  • ARVO 2010 Travel Grant [Mar 2010]
    Zhu Hong Yuan, Lab Technician, SERI

  • ARVO 2010 Travel Grant [Mar 2010]
    Evelyn Png, Research Officer, SERI

  • ARVO 2010 Travel Grant [Mar 2010]
    Dr Wu Renyi, Clinical Research Fellow, SERI

  • ARVO 2010 Travel Grant [Mar 2010]
    Dr Zheng Yingfeng, Clinical Research Fellow, SERI

  • Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology - American Academy of Ophthalmology, APAO-AAO Travel Award
    Dr Leonard Yuen, SNEC

  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), ASCRS Howard Lieberman MD, Memorial Award 2010
    Dr Leonard Yuen, SNEC