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18 Aug (Fri) Public Talks: [+]
1100-1145
[PT01]: FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH BIOTECHNOLOGY   [+]
Petrochemicals have greatly improved the standard of living around the world, but their production is contributing to potentially irreversible climate change with devastating consequences. With global populations continuing to increase, one of the major challenges of the century is to slow down global warming without compromising costs and our personal lifestyles.
Advances in the field of biotechnology have now made it possible for us to make petrochemical products from agricultural waste, providing the foundation for a sustainable bio-based economy. Join Dr Nic Lindley as he explains how biotechnology can be used to reduce the environmental footprint during production of highly-processed chemicals, and what this means for the future of manufacturing in Singapore.
Venue: Discovery theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT02]: HOW DO OUR MINDS CONTROL HOW MUCH WE EAT?   [+]
Do you eat to live? Or live to eat? Research in psychology has suggested that many of us are guilty of the latter, and that the mind plays a major role in influencing what we decide to eat and how much we eat. Dr Bobby Cheon explores the psychological and social factors that may affect our appetite and hunger, and discusses how mindfulness of these influences can promote healthier eating habits.
Venue: Auditorium, Level 2, Matrix

[PT03]: HOW TO SECURE SPACEFLIGHT SAFETY - ASIAN START-UP SOLVES SPACE DEBRIS ISSUES   [+]
Economy of space market has evolved more than ever thanks to various new space initiatives such as private sectors who play leading roles for constellation, Moon and/or Mars explorations, space mining, and innovative earth observations.
Space technologies are becoming essential to our daily lives. However, the density of space debris has nearly reached to its critical figure and a chain reaction of collisions can happen in any near future. In other words, our space asset are at risk of deterioration and space will not be sustainable any more.
Astroscale has been developing End-of-Life management service satellite - ELSA series, to make sure no defunct satellites remain in outer space in the era of satellite proliferation. Another mission called IDEA OSG 1 is going to launch in early next year with an aim to collect and measure sub-millimeter sized debris environment by timely mapping and tracking capabilities as to respond space debris regime to model for the Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) environment.
Space debris issue is a complex matter of technology, business model, and regulation. Nobu will explain how a start-up company like Astroscale will address this large problem in a practical manner.
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT04]: DIGITAL IDENTITY IN A DIGITISED MEDIA WORLD   [+]
Who am I? A unique digital identity - the network or Internet version of an identity card - is necessary in the online world to ensure adequate security in transactions and interactions. As the cyber and physical worlds converge with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), pseudo-identities and passwords are no longer viable due to their vulnerability and the high stakes involved. The use of biometrics, such as fingerprint or retina recognition, is therefore the best way to safeguard your identity in world of digital media.
Venue: Exploration theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

 
1200-1245
[PT05]: DEBUNKING COMMON MYTHS ABOUT COLD AND FLU   [+]
The common cold is unlike any other human disease. It is the most common ailment - everyone, everywhere, has had a cold before. However, it is also one of the most complex diseases, with more than 200 viruses that cause the familiar set of cold symptoms. The cost to society is enormous in terms of lost work and school days, as well as the cost of medications and personal misery for the individual. In this talk, Dr Jaspreet Singh will unravel some common myths regarding colds and flus, some tips to prevent them, and how to understand and manage the symptoms while getting on with life.
Venue: Exploration theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT06]: WITH GREAT AUTONOMY COMES GREAT UNCERTAINTY   [+]
Humans are becoming increasingly comfortable with being surrounded by high technology, as movies consistently portray technology as being exceedingly capable and intelligent. This exposure and idealisation have caused both laymen and robot developers to have unrealistic expectations of the current state of technology. The common misconception is that the best system is one which exhibits the highest level of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and autonomy. Join Dr Wong Choon Yue as he explores how we regard technology and the interactive relationships between humans and robots. Dr Wong will also share his experiences in developing robots at the Robotics Research Centre of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT07]: ONLINE SHOPPING: WHY YOU MIGHT BE PAYING MORE   [+]
Big Data consumer analytics enables personalised marketing by better understanding consumer needs and aspirations. Instead of being bombarded with irrelevant ads, you get to see targeted and relevant ads and promotions. The next step, as a result of such personalised targeting, is personalised pricing, where you might pay different prices for the same product.
In this talk, Lux explains the concept of personalised pricing, its legality and ethical issues and what to look out for when shopping online.
Venue: Auditorium, Level 2, Matrix

[PT08]: THE FUTURE OF HEALTH IS IN YOUR STEM CELLS [Full]   [+]
Imagine if your skin or blood cells could be transformed into stem cells, and subsequently into valuable cells of the heart, bone or brain. This could dramatically transform society and change how we treat diseases ranging from heart disease to spinal cord injuries.
Come listen to Steve Oh as he shares about the breakneck discoveries driving these therapies, and how engineering and manufacturing expertise can scale these discoveries into global solutions using advances in stem cell bioprocessing.
Venue: Breakthrough theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT09]: THE SUSTAINABILITY OF SINGAPORE AND ITS NEIGHBOURS IN THE FACE OF EARTHQUAKES, TSUNAMIS, VOLCANOS AND A CHANGING CLIMATE   [+]
Coming Soon
Venue: Discovery theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

 
1300-1345
[PT10]: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: THE CREATION OF OLAY EYE COLLECTION   [+]
Olay has established itself as one of the leading Skin Care experts globally. "Oil of Olay" redefined Facial Moisturizer back in 1952 with the launch of the "pink beauty fluid". Since then they have reinvented the category several times. It is a result of more than 60 years of leading research in understanding skin ageing. Olay has led many groundbreaking studies, most recent being the Multi-Decade and Ethnicity study, partnering with "Harvard University" and "Massachusetts General Hospital" and then "23andme" to uncover molecular mechanisms which contribute to skin ageing, both intrinsic and extrinsic.
In this session, learn the science behind the skin ageing and special consideration for skin around the eyes. Learn how Olay has created a unique solution for various skin issues around the eyes to "let your eyes show your emotion, not your age"!
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT11]: NAVIGATING THE FUTURE IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION   [+]
Successful international transportation systems are characterised by efficiency, safety, comfort and resilience to attacks and emergencies.
As one of the most densely populated and fast growing cities in the world, what are some of the challenges and benefits of living in and moving around a dynamic city like Singapore? Join Prof Lee Der-Horng as he discusses the research that goes into ensuring a sustainable and viable transportation system for future generations of commuters.
Venue: Exploration theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT12]: GREENING THE WORLD THROUGH 'SMART WINDOWS'   [+]
In tropical climates like Singapore, buildings receive an abundance of solar radiation and heat throughout the year. Conventional curtains and blinds do diminish the effects of heat, but sunlight as well, hence resulting in us switching on the lights and incurring high electricity bills.
Listen in as Dr Linda Wu discusses the energy saving coatings she has developed which have demonstrated a capacity to block heat without blocking sunlight. Her creation, 'Smart Windows', saves significant amounts of energy on air-conditioning and lighting. The talk includes a live demo of different prototypes of window coatings and protective films.
Venue: Discovery theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT13]: WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR NEUROSURGERY   [+]
Emerging neurotechnologies are revolutionising the way we now understand the brain and its functions, and may provide new avenues for surgical intervention and treatment. With the incidence of neurological disorders predicted to increase with Singapore's ageing population, new surgical technological innovations are redefining the way we treat patients suffering from diseases such as Parkinson's disease, brain tumours and haemorrhagic stroke.
Venue: Breakthrough theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT14]: BEYOND THE HYPE OF INDUSTRY 4.0 - IMPACT, CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD   [+]
Industry 4.0 is more than just a flashy catchphrase. It is the next phase in the digitisation of the manufacturing sector, underpinned by four disruptions: the rise of data, computing power and connectivity, the emergence of analytics and business-intelligence, new forms of human-machine interaction, and advanced robotics and 3-D printing. What is the value of Industry 4.0? How much of it have companies adopted? How can management successfully implement digital operational transformations? And what will be its impact on the workforce?
Venue: Auditorium, Level 2, Matrix

 
1400-1440
[PT15]: LEVEL UP: FROM ARTIST TO EXPERT TECHNICAL ARTIST   [+]
Join Mathieu Dufresne, Expert Technical Artist at Ubisoft Singapore, as he shares his past experiences and the journey to becoming an Expert Technical Artist.
Venue: Seminar Room, Level 2, PIXEL Studios

 
1400-1445
[PT16]: 'IT'S NOT A CONDITIONER! IT'S A MIRACLE!' UNBRAID THE SCIENCE OF HAIR AND PANTENE'S 3 MINUTE MIRACLE   [+]
Want to erase the damage of 1,000 brush strokes and 100 blow-dries in one wash? Pantene's groundbreaking 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner is the beauty miracle that can help repair 3 months of damage in just 3 minutes by going deep into the core, giving you beautifully soft, shiny, healthy hair.
In this talk, Saint will unbraid the science of hair - how hair gets damaged and how Pantene leverages the Advanced Hair Health Model to give damaged hair a holistic treatment inside and out. The talk will feature live product demonstrations and free hair analysis right after the talk (limited slots only).
Venue: Discovery theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT17]: A PERSONALISED APPROACH TO BUILDING SMART CITIES   [+]
The term "smart cities" is often in the news and describes the use of information technology (IT) to manage a city's infrastructure and assets. Singapore has its own "Smart Nation" initiative, which was launched by the government in late 2014. One approach to building smart cities entails the development of more advanced technologies and infrastructure to manage the city.
Join Prof Lim Ee-Peng as he explains how data analytics can be used to personalise our city's infrastructure to meet Singaporeans' needs. He will illustrate the various smart applications and services that support personalisation and greater citizenry participation
Venue: Exploration theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT18]: JUST HOW SMART ARE OUR 'SMART APPS' - THE BUZZ ABOUT ALGORITHMS AND AI   [+]
What makes a "smart app" truly smart? Using renowned and relatable examples, such as Uber and Amazon, Prof Lau will explain the science behind common smart apps, and discusses how these platforms and the sharing economy they create can enhance our daily lives.
Learn about interesting classical algorithms, such as Dijkstra, Traveling Salesman and Graph Matching, and some of the new projects under development at the Fujitsu-SMU Urban Computing and Engineering (UNiCEN) Corp Lab. Join him as he shares his insights on the limits of computation, and how smart technology can inadvertently dull the human mind.
Venue: Auditorium, Level 2, Matrix

[PT19]: THE POWER OF MUSIC FOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING   [+]
Music can be far more than entertainment. Most of us have had the experience of music changing or enhancing our mood, but music can also influence the way we think and behave, and can even support our health and well-being. The structure of music can influence learning and memory, and evoke particular emotional responses in listeners. Music therapy interventions have also been shown to improve various patient outcomes, such as motor coordination in stroke patients, verbal recall in patients with memory disorders, and the recovery of speech functions in aphasic patients.
In this talk, Dr Kat Agres discusses her recent work in the field of music cognition and how these findings may be leveraged to create music technology systems to support well-being, foster motor and cognitive rehabilitation, and assist in preventive medicine practices.
Venue: Breakthrough theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT20]: BRINGING YOUR DISCOVERY TO PATIENTS: A CLINICIAN'S JOURNEY   [+]
Successful innovation in heathcare is attainable. A/Prof Henry HO is the current head of Urology in Singapore General Hospital. Together with engineers, he created a robotic prostate biopsy device that is more accurate with minimal infection. It is a start-up company that is selling in Australia and Germany.
As an inaugural recipient of the Singapore-Stanford Biodesign program, A/Prof Henry HO is trained in health technology assessment and development. His clinical experience provides a preview of how technology can survive in healthcare environment.
He leads the Singhealth Medical Technology Office (MTO) that adopts the Biodesign methodology in the healthcare setting. MTO's key function is to match clinical gaps with techonology owners such as ASTAR engineers and scientists.
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

 
1400-1545
[PT21]: SCIENCE ON FILM   [+]
Science on Film' features three short films ('The River Ratu Expedition', 'Ichiro and the Wave' and 'CHANGE') written and directed by Prof Isaac Kerlow of the Art+Media Group at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS). The short films showcase the deep connection of human life and civilisation with Earth and Nature.
There will be a post-screening Q&A session with Prof Kerlow.
For more information, visit: http://www.earthobservatory.sg/research-group/artmedia-isaac-kerlow
Venue: Collaboration Space - Stage Area (Level 1, PIXEL Studios)

 
1500-1545
[PT22]: UNLOCKING THE POWER OF NUTRITION TO SLOW DOWN AGEING [Full]   [+]
All across Asia, the number of people age 65 and above is expected to grow dramatically over the next 50 years. For the region as a whole, the population in this age group will increase by more than 300 percent - to reach 857 million by 2050. This demographic change will lead to a shift in the workforce distribution and a dramatic increase in the cost of healthcare which in turn, will result in a substantial economic burden on the younger generations. In addition, the past decades have seen a significant shift in the cause of death and burden of diseases moving from infections to non-communicable disease. According to WHO, more people die annually from cardiovascular diseases than from any other cause in the world. Regardless the overall cardiovascular risk, life style changes (including a healthy diet) are recommended in combination with drugs to reduce the probabilities of long-term cardiovascular events. Drug treatments have shown higher effectiveness in reducing cardiovascular risk, but at the same time higher side effects than dietary approaches. The identification of novel biomarkers able to detect earlier changes in the pathophysiology of the disease could be useful to increase the effectiveness of dietary approaches. In this context, a better understanding of the impact of nutrients on early vascular biomarkers could lead to the development of a new generation of nutritional products to prevent cardiovascular disease. Dr. Lucas Actis-Goretta, from the Nestlé Research Center at Singapore, will present a summary of the research on this topic.
Venue: Breakthrough theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT23]: BITCOIN AND BLOCKCHAIN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEYOND CRYPTOCURRENCY   [+]
Throughout history, people have relied on banks and governments to conduct transactions, because of the credibility of these institutions, and their ability to authenticate transactions. Bitcoin is a digital currency that is controlled and stored entirely by computers, while blockchain refers to the technology that keeps public records of all bitcoin transactions and balances, like a book of accounts. Together, these innovations have revolutionised the way transactions are conducted.
Join Dr Su Le as he explains the science behind bitcoin and blockchain, and how this technology can be applied across various industries from finance to logistics. He will also discuss current challenges faced by blockchain developers and the vision and innovations paving the way for the future of transactions.
Venue: Auditorium, Level 2, Matrix

[PT24]: FROM KASPERSKY TO DEFENDING OUR CYBER SPACE   [+]
COMING SOON
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT25]: BEYOND NEWATER: PURIFYING INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER FOR OUR NEEDS   [+]
Drinkable water is one of the most precious natural resources in the world. Numerous countries like Singapore, are encouraging research in efficient and affordable water purification technologies. Join Dr Lefebvre as he explains the importance of developing synergistic separation and degradation technologies, and how breakthrough technologies may be the key to turning industrial wastewater into NEWater, due to their versatility, energy efficiency and safety.
Venue: Discovery theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT26]: ENGINEERING LIVING MATTER THROUGH SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY   [+]
Coming Soon
Venue: Exploration theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT27]: EVERYONE IS CREATIVE: THE MAKERS SPEAK [Full]   [+]
The local Makers will talk about how every individual with basic tools can now create content and the good ones can actually make a career in this space.
Venue: Seminar Room, Level 2, PIXEL Studios

 
1600-1640
[PT29]: BOLSTERING CREATIVITY THROUGH TOOLS AND PIPELINE [Full]   [+]
Join Gabriel Sanvido, Technical Director of Level Design at Ubisoft Singapore, as he talks about the importance of fostering a culture of ideas within game production teams through an array of tools, methods and production pipelines.
Venue: Seminar Room, Level 2, PIXEL Studios

 
1600-1645
[PT28]: WHAT DOES AGEING DO TO YOUR MUSCLE MASS AND STRENGTH? [Full]   [+]
Sarcopenia, does it sound like an alien term to you? Sarcopenia generally refers to the loss of muscle mass and muscle function that occurs with advancing age. Sarcopenia is associated with many negative health outcomes. Unfortunately, it could affect everybody when we get older. During this talk, we will discuss what is sarcopenia? Who is most at risk? What are the consequences of sarcopenia? And most importantly, what can we do to preserve our muscle and strength, so we can enjoy our golden age to the fullest.
Venue: Breakthrough theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT30]: IMPROVING THE HUMAN CONDITION WITH THERAPEUTICS & VACCINES   [+]
Modern medicine can be marked by the groundbreaking introduction of the smallpox vaccine by Edward Jenner in 1796 and the discovery of penicillin in 1928. Since then, millions of lives have been saved, and life expectancy has surged. More recently, genome sequencing and big data are making inroads in drug discovery and development, allowing scientists to work towards developing increasingly personalised therapies.
Join Dr Danny Soon as he explores how drugs and vaccines have transformed the human condition, and how A*STAR is advancing discoveries in these areas.
Venue: Auditorium, Level 2, Matrix

[PT31]: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN ACADEMIA AND INDUSTRY IN SKIN RESEARCH   [+]
Ever wondered what the difference between basic research and translational research is? Listen in as Dr Lim Xinhong shares tips and stories of his his professional experience working at the interface of academia and industry while pushing the frontiers of skin biology research in Singapore
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT32]: HISTORY AND APPLICATIONS OF VR/ AR [Full]   [+]
An introduction to the history of VR and AR development over the years. The talk will also highlight various areas of application fo VR and AR technologies: games/entertainment, industrial, learning and medical.
Venue: Collaboration Space - Stage Area (Level 1, PIXEL Studios)

 
1700-1745
[PT33]: ENTERTAINMENT AND BEYOND: DESIGNING VIDEO GAMES FOR HEALTH AND REHABILITATION [Full]   [+]
Boring. Repetitive. Uninspiring. Just some of the reasons patients give as to why they do not regularly go for rehabilitation. On the other hand, we are all familiar with how video games can keep us hooked for hours. Join Datu YogaBrata as he demonstrates how gamification techniques are used to reignite patients' motivation during therapy through games designed by SUTD's Game Lab.
Venue: Breakthrough theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT34]: SPEARHEADING THE SEARCH FOR CURES IN SINGAPORE   [+]
A clinician-scientist plays a unique role in our search for the cures for complex diseases such as cancer. Both a doctor and a scientist, the clinician-scientist has the training and ability to treat individual patients, while conducting laboratory research and developing better treatments. Listen in as A/P Ong shares real-world and real-time examples of his laboratory's discoveries, their applications to patient care and the ins and outs of being a clinician-scientist.
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix


18 Aug (Fri) Workshops: [+]
1000-1100
[WS01]: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]
This fun and interactive workshop which utilises hands-on activities to give participants insights into how emotions and behaviours affect the brain and how scientists learn about brain functioning and behaviour in the lab.  
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

 
1100-1200
[WS02]: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]
This fun and interactive workshop which utilises hands-on activities to give participants insights into how emotions and behaviours affect the brain and how scientists learn about brain functioning and behaviour in the lab.
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

 
1300-1400
[WS03]: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]
This fun and interactive workshop which utilises hands-on activities to give participants insights into how emotions and behaviours affect the brain and how scientists learn about brain functioning and behaviour in the lab.
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

 
1400-1500
[WS04]: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]
This fun and interactive workshop which utilises hands-on activities to give participants insights into how emotions and behaviours affect the brain and how scientists learn about brain functioning and behaviour in the lab.
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

 
1430-1530
- [WS06]: DRAWING WITHOUT PENCIL   [+]
There are many ways with which we can do excellent drawings. However, using simple tools like 2B pencil or other conventional materials for convenience may result in stereotypical images. To develop curiosity and a creative spirit which is required in both art and science, we would like to invite participants to go out of their comfort zones, experience making drawings using different tools and materials, and discover hidden drawing possibilities and qualities through various processes. Participants are encouraged to free their mind and have fun with these "drawings"!
Limited slots available. Register on the spot at the lobby of Genome, Biopolis
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

[WS08]: METAL STAMPING WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]
This workshop is inspired by the one-north Festival and one-north as the epicentre for Research, Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise or R-I-C-E!
Get hands-on and let your creative juices flow as you learn how to design and make mementos such as dog-tags and keychains for the one-north Festival!
Techniques you will get to explore include:
Stamping, Wire twisting, Drilling and Making of bails.
Have fun experimenting with base metals such as copper and brass!
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

 
1500-1630
[WS10]: AGEING IN MOTION WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]
It is difficult to walk in another person's shoes, especially those of an elderly person. Join us as we navigate one-north with "elders" (in ageing suits) and learn how they experience the environment. We will use these experiences to develop empathy and generate insights for elderly. Come with an open-mind and meet others with a common interest in ageing-related design.
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

 
1530-1630
- [WS07]: DRAWING WITHOUT PENCIL   [+]
There are many ways with which we can do excellent drawings. However, using simple tools like 2B pencil or other conventional materials for convenience may result in stereotypical images. To develop curiosity and a creative spirit which is required in both art and science, we would like to invite participants to go out of their comfort zones, experience making drawings using different tools and materials, and discover hidden drawing possibilities and qualities through various processes. Participants are encouraged to free their mind and have fun with these "drawings"!
Limited slots available. Register on the spot at the lobby of Genome, Biopolis
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

[WS09]: METAL STAMPING WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]

Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

[WS05]: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]
This fun and interactive workshop which utilises hands-on activities to give participants insights into how emotions and behaviours affect the brain and how scientists learn about brain functioning and behaviour in the lab.
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix


18 Aug (Fri) Lab Tours: [+]
1200-1245
[LT01]: GENOME INSTITUTE OF SINGAPORE (GIS) [Full]   [+]
Learn about how and why scientists study DNA. All living organisms have a store of genetic information that instructs their behaviour and features.  In humans this is in the form of DNA, stored in the nucleus and called our genome.  Our genome can influence whether we are more susceptible to a certain disease than another person. Scientists at the GIS are interested in figuring out the genes that are responsible for that susceptibility or that are involved in disease development so that we can better diagnose and treat people . On your visit your will see the Genotyping facility, where we will show you how we interrogate and interpret differences in DNA sequence to understand what we have in common with others and what makes us unique and the Centre for High-throughput Phenomics (CHiP) where you will learn how scientists uncover the impact of genetic changes in the genome through large scale screens with drugs and special molecules. This can help us in the treatment of a variety of diseases including cancer, neurological and infectious diseases.
* Visitors have to be 10 years old and above to attend
Venue: Genome, Level 2

 
1300-1345
[LT02]: GENOME INSTITUTE OF SINGAPORE (GIS) [Full]   [+]
Learn about how and why scientists study DNA. All living organisms have a store of genetic information that instructs their behaviour and features.  In humans this is in the form of DNA, stored in the nucleus and called our genome.  Our genome can influence whether we are more susceptible to a certain disease than another person. Scientists at the GIS are interested in figuring out the genes that are responsible for that susceptibility or that are involved in disease development so that we can better diagnose and treat people . On your visit your will see the Genotyping facility, where we will show you how we interrogate and interpret differences in DNA sequence to understand what we have in common with others and what makes us unique and the Centre for High-throughput Phenomics (CHiP) where you will learn how scientists uncover the impact of genetic changes in the genome through large scale screens with drugs and special molecules. This can help us in the treatment of a variety of diseases including cancer, neurological and infectious diseases.
* Visitors have to be 10 years old and above to attend
Venue: Genome, Level 2

 
1400-1445
[LT03]: INSTITUTE OF MICROELECTRONICS (IME) [Full]   [+]
Station 1 - Demonstration of rare cell isolation and dielectrophoresis (DEP) cell manipulation. Visitors to the lab can view first hand on how rare cells are isolated using IME's unique microfluidic platform and how biological cells can be positioned for electrical measurement using dielectrophoresis.
Station 2 - Demonstration of a packaged energy harvester that is able to power up wireless temperature/light sensor. Visitors will be able to experience how a packaged energy harvester that has been mounted on a vibrating machine, is able to power up temperature/light sensor and send this data to a receiver situated a few metres away. This will be applicable for building monitoring and possibly TPMS by replacing the internal lithium battery.
Station 3 - Demonstration of a wireless sensor network (IoT) that have temperature, sound and humidity sensors that will be deployed in the lab to monitor the environmental parameters and update live over the internet. Visitors will be able to see the various parameters change on the web page as they move in the proximity of the sensors.
* Visitors have to be 16 years old and above to attend
Venue: Kinesis, Level 2 and 6

[LT04]: FUSIONWORLD [Full]   [+]
FusionWorld is an interactive showcase of award-winning inventions and cutting edge in-house and industry-collaboration prototypes created by A*STAR-s research institutes.  It serves as a platform where visitors get to view some of the latest innovations that are brewing in A*STAR-s labs.  It also serves as an educational platform for students where young minds can catch a glimpse of how technologies can help make the world a better place. Come experience the fusion of science and engineering disciplines and let your imagination surge freely in an advanced technology wonderland.
* Visitors have to be 15 years old and above to attend
Venue: Fusionopolis One

[LT05]: INSTITUTE OF BIOENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY (IBN) [Full]   [+]
The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology conducts research at the interface of engineering, science and medicine. We develop new materials and devices to improve healthcare and our quality of life. Join our lab tour to find out what we are doing to fight superbugs and detect infectious diseases, learn how we make longer-lasting batteries for mobile devices, and see how we grow cells and tissues using our unique microfiber fabrication technique.
* No age restriction but children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian
* Visitors should wear covered shoes (i.e. no slippers or sandals)
* No photography is allowed inside the labs
Venue: Nanos, Level 4

 
1430-1500
[LT06]: SINGAPORE IMMUNOLOGY NETWORK (SIgN)/INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL BIOLOGY (IMB), [Full]   [+]
Joint lab tours from IMB-SIgN will include a preview of Institute of Medical Biology's histology lab where scientists prepare and process biopsy samples onto a microscope glass slide. These samples can be stained with various dyes to provide a more meaningful information of the proteins available in the sample. From here, scientists can proceed to IMB's Microscopy Unit and Singapore Immunology Network's The Functional Imaging Platform where they research on fixed and living tissues in various miscroscopy techniques. Such imaging techniques include brightfield, super resolution and multi-photon microscopy. Here, they will then be able to study cell migration and interaction to determine whether the cellular or tissue architecture is normal or diseased. This is one of the different ways scientists contribute to the cure of various diseases.
* Preferably no children below the age of 7. Children between 7-12 years old should be accompanied by an adult.
Venue: Immunos, Level 4 and 6

[LT07]: BIOINFORMATICS INSTITUTE (BII) [Full]   [+]
Visitors to BII will be exposed to our recent work on pose estimation of articulated objects in 3D, which is about automatic interpretation of human and animal articulations from 3D camera inputs. It can be used in a diverse range of contexts, e.g. in future living to enable more natural machine human interface (i.e. to replace computer mouse and keyboard by finger pointing and typing).
* Visitors have to be 15 years old and above to attend
Venue: Matrix, Level 7

 
1500-1530
[LT08]: SINGAPORE BIOIMAGING CONSORTIUM (SBIC) [Full]   [+]
Meet the scientists who make the research at Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC) happen!
SBIC is a research institute with a multidisciplinary team studying particular human diseases up to molecular level while using advanced bioimaging techniques. SBIC offers the unique opportunity for visitors to hear about our captivating research and see our scientific instruments in the Open house. In this lab tour, we will explore answers to questions such as: "What is bioimaging?", "Can we see Chemistry?" and "Biophotonics" To answer these questions, we will give visitors the opportunity to see our bioimaging instruments and learn how they work and what they are used for. We will also have exhibits showing the use of colours in chemistry reactions that are applicable in our daily lives. Finally, we will explain through our research why the motto 'Seeing is Believing' holds true.
* Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian
Venue: Helios, Level 1

 
1500-1545
[LT09]: DATA STORAGE INSTITUTE (DSI) [Full]   [+]
Join us for an educational talk on Cyber Security and learn how data centres play an important role to impact cloud computing! Take a guided tour to our server rooms to look at large groups of networked computer servers typically used by organisations for the remote storage, processing, or distribution of large amounts of data.
* Visitors have to be 16 years old and above to attend
Venue: Connexis North, Level 14

[LT10]: FUSIONWORLD [Full]   [+]
FusionWorld is an interactive showcase of award-winning inventions and cutting edge in-house and industry-collaboration prototypes created by A*STAR-s research institutes.  It serves as a platform where visitors get to view some of the latest innovations that are brewing in A*STAR-s labs.  It also serves as an educational platform for students where young minds can catch a glimpse of how technologies can help make the world a better place. Come experience the fusion of science and engineering disciplines and let your imagination surge freely in an advanced technology wonderland.
* Visitors have to be 15 years old and above to attend
Venue: Fusionopolis One

[LT11]: INSTITUTE OF BIOENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY (IBN) [Full]   [+]
The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology conducts research at the interface of engineering, science and medicine. We develop new materials and devices to improve healthcare and our quality of life. Join our lab tour to find out what we are doing to fight superbugs and detect infectious diseases, learn how we make longer-lasting batteries for mobile devices, and see how we grow cells and tissues using our unique microfiber fabrication technique.
* No age restriction but children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian
* Visitors should wear covered shoes (i.e. no slippers or sandals)
* No photography is allowed inside the labs
Venue: Nanos, Level 4

 
1515-1545
[LT12]: SINGAPORE IMMUNOLOGY NETWORK (SIgN)/INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL BIOLOGY (IMB), [Full]   [+]
Joint lab tours from IMB-SIgN will include a preview of Institute of Medical Biology's histology lab where scientists prepare and process biopsy samples onto a microscope glass slide. These samples can be stained with various dyes to provide a more meaningful information of the proteins available in the sample. From here, scientists can proceed to IMB's Microscopy Unit and Singapore Immunology Network's The Functional Imaging Platform where they research on fixed and living tissues in various miscroscopy techniques. Such imaging techniques include brightfield, super resolution and multi-photon microscopy. Here, they will then be able to study cell migration and interaction to determine whether the cellular or tissue architecture is normal or diseased. This is one of the different ways scientists contribute to the cure of various diseases.
* Preferably no children below the age of 7.  Children between 7-12 years old should be accompanied by an adult.
Venue: Immunos, Level 4 and 6

 
1600-1630
[LT13]: SINGAPORE BIOIMAGING CONSORTIUM (SBIC) [Full]   [+]
Meet the scientists who make the research at Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC) happen!
SBIC is a research institute with a multidisciplinary team studying particular human diseases up to molecular level while using advanced bioimaging techniques. SBIC offers the unique opportunity for visitors to hear about our captivating research and see our scientific instruments in the Open house. In this lab tour, we will explore answers to questions such as: "What is bioimaging?", "Can we see Chemistry?" and "Biophotonics" To answer these questions, we will give visitors the opportunity to see our bioimaging instruments and learn how they work and what they are used for. We will also have exhibits showing the use of colours in chemistry reactions that are applicable in our daily lives. Finally, we will explain through our research why the motto 'Seeing is Believing' holds true.
* Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian
Venue: Helios, Level 1

 
1600-1645
[LT14]: INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING (IMRE) (NOISE MITIGATION) [Full]   [+]
Visitors will be introduced to the Sensors and Transducer Programme lab in IMRE, where sustainable urban technologies, such as novel noise mitigation solutions are being developed. The mission of the Sensors & Transducers Programme is to build the peak of excellence in material-critical sensing and transduction science, and spearhead innovations in sensor and transducer technology with material expertise for creating industry and societal values.
* 7 years old and above (important consideration for safety issues). Guide will brief visitors before tour.
Venue: Innovis, Level 8

[LT15]: INFOCOMM INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH (I2R) [Full]   [+]
Cable Monitoring
Demo on a model that provides real-time and online monitoring capabilities, to detect and identify suspected excavation activities which may damage the underground power distribution cables.
Gas Pipeline Leak Detection
Setup demonstrates a system that facilitates early intervention to protect the safety and integrity of the gas network, leading to higher productivity and optimization of resources deployed.
Photovoltaic Energy Storage System (PV ESS)
Demo showcases the interface to a smart local controller, capable of optimizing the energy flows between the solar panels, energy storage system, and the grid, as well as the user interface for visualization of collected data. Intelligent Energy - Cooling Network (IE-CN)
Demo on the simulation models developed for a thermal cooling energy storage system, to optimize its energy management and a battery-based solution.
Venue: Connexis South, Level 21

 
1600-1630
[LT16]: SINGAPORE IMMUNOLOGY NETWORK (SIgN)/INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL BIOLOGY (IMB), [Full]   [+]
Joint lab tours from IMB-SIgN will include a preview of Institute of Medical Biology's histology lab where scientists prepare and process biopsy samples onto a microscope glass slide. These samples can be stained with various dyes to provide a more meaningful information of the proteins available in the sample. From here, scientists can proceed to IMB's Microscopy Unit and Singapore Immunology Network's The Functional Imaging Platform where they research on fixed and living tissues in various miscroscopy techniques. Such imaging techniques include brightfield, super resolution and multi-photon microscopy. Here, they will then be able to study cell migration and interaction to determine whether the cellular or tissue architecture is normal or diseased. This is one of the different ways scientists contribute to the cure of various diseases.
* Preferably no children below the age of 7.  Children between 7-12 years old should be accompanied by an adult.
Venue: Immunos, Level 4 and 6

 
1645-1715
[LT17]: SINGAPORE IMMUNOLOGY NETWORK (SIgN)/INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL BIOLOGY (IMB), [Full]   [+]
Joint lab tours from IMB-SIgN will include a preview of Institute of Medical Biology's histology lab where scientists prepare and process biopsy samples onto a microscope glass slide. These samples can be stained with various dyes to provide a more meaningful information of the proteins available in the sample. From here, scientists can proceed to IMB's Microscopy Unit and Singapore Immunology Network's The Functional Imaging Platform where they research on fixed and living tissues in various miscroscopy techniques. Such imaging techniques include brightfield, super resolution and multi-photon microscopy. Here, they will then be able to study cell migration and interaction to determine whether the cellular or tissue architecture is normal or diseased. This is one of the different ways scientists contribute to the cure of various diseases.
* Preferably no children below the age of 7.  Children between 7-12 years old should be accompanied by an adult.
Venue: Immunos, Level 4 and 6

 
1700-1730
[LT18]: SINGAPORE BIOIMAGING CONSORTIUM (SBIC) [Full]   [+]
Meet the scientists who make the research at Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC) happen! SBIC is a research institute with a multidisciplinary team studying particular human diseases up to molecular level while using advanced bioimaging techniques. SBIC offers the unique opportunity for visitors to hear about our captivating research and see our scientific instruments in the Open house. In this lab tour, we will explore answers to questions such as:"What is bioimaging?", "Can we see Chemistry?" and "Biophotonics" To answer these questions, we will give visitors the opportunity to see our bioimaging instruments and learn how they work and what they are used for. We will also have exhibits showing the use of colours in chemistry reactions that are applicable in our daily lives. Finally, we will explain through our research why the motto 'Seeing is Believing' holds true.
* Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian
Venue: Helios, Level 1

 
1700-1745
[LT19]: INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING (IMRE) (NOISE MITIGATION) [Full]   [+]
Visitors will be introduced to the Sensors and Transducer Programme lab in IMRE, where sustainable urban technologies, such as novel noise mitigation solutions are being developed. The mission of the Sensors & Transducers Programme is to build the peak of excellence in material-critical sensing and transduction science, and spearhead innovations in sensor and transducer technology with material expertise for creating industry and societal values.
* 7 years old and above (important consideration for safety issues). Guide will brief visitors before tour.
Venue: Innovis, Level 8

[LT20]: INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING (IMRE) (ENVIRONMENT SENSING) [Full]   [+]
Visitors will be introduced to the development of portable and efficient environmental sensing solutions. In this lab, we develop nanomaterial-based sensing methods for various things including bacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, and also proteins, DNA, and small drug. The methodologies are simple-to-use, rapid and low-cost, suitable for on-site and on demand applications. Research activities including synthesis and biofunctionalization of nanomaterials, sensing assay designs and integration with portable detectors.
* 7 years old and above (important consideration for safety issues). Guide will brief visitors before tour.
Venue: Innovis, Level 8


18 Aug (Fri) Open House: [+]
1100-1145
[OH01]: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY (SOUTH EAST ASIA) [Full]   [+]
As one of the most active and largest global entertainment companies in the region, Disney is committed to providing unparalleled entertainment experiences based on the rich legacy of quality creative content and exceptional storytelling to fans in Southeast Asia. Take part in the tour and learn how Disney work towards bringing magical moments and lifelong memories to kids and families.
Venue: Sandcrawler, #06 - 01, 1 Fusionopolis View

 
1200-1330
[OH10]: 987FM STUDIO TOUR [Full]   [+]
Tour the brand new 987fm studios and learn about the ins-and-outs of being a radio DJ, through one-to-one sessions with our 987fm DJs! (Please meet at Mediacorp Campus Entrance, 15 mins before the lab tour begins.)
Venue: Mediacorp Campus, 1 Stars Avenue

 
1400-1445
[OH02]: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY (SOUTH EAST ASIA) [Full]   [+]
As one of the most active and largest global entertainment companies in the region, Disney is committed to providing unparalleled entertainment experiences based on the rich legacy of quality creative content and exceptional storytelling to fans in Southeast Asia. Take part in the tour and learn how Disney work towards bringing magical moments and lifelong memories to kids and families.
Venue: Sandcrawler, #06 - 01, 1 Fusionopolis View

[OH03]: A*STARTCENTRAL, ETPL [Full]   [+]
Visitors can expect an exciting insider's look at the tech start-ups and facilities housed in A*START Central, as well as speak to some of our resident extrepreneurs.  
Venue: Blk 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #05-03

 
1400-1530
[OH11]: 987FM STUDIO TOUR [Full]   [+]
Tour the brand new 987fm studios and learn about the ins-and-outs of being a radio DJ, through one-to-one sessions with our 987fm DJs! (Please meet at Mediacorp Campus Entrance, 15 mins before the lab tour begins.)
Venue: Mediacorp Campus, 1 Stars Avenue

 
1430-1600
[OH04]: MEDIACORP GALLERY TOUR [Full]   [+]
Radio Corridor
Individual radio station highlights line this corridor overlooking the contys in operation. Visitors press a button of the selected station to hear what is happening in real time (In discussion)
In the Spotlight
Visitors' get to pose for the cover of 8 DAYS or i-Weekly.
MediaPlay Interactive Stations
-Visitors get to choose their fave celebrity (eg Aunty Lucy, Jo Jo Joget) for a fun makeover.
-Visitors face appears in a Mr Unbelievable video.
Media Globe
The finale of the tour is where Visitors are treated to a big screen with sensurround sound for a glimpse of the future of media possibilities and what television can bring to our homes.
Venue: Mediacorp

 
1500-1545
[OH05]: A*STARTCENTRAL, ETPL [Full]   [+]
Visitors can expect an exciting insider's look at the tech start-ups and facilities housed in A*START Central, as well as speak to some of our resident extrepreneurs.  
Venue: Blk 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #05-03

 
1600-1645
[OH06]: A*STARTCENTRAL, ETPL [Full]   [+]
Visitors can expect an exciting insider's look at the tech start-ups and facilities housed in A*START Central, as well as speak to some of our resident extrepreneurs.  
Venue: Blk 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #05-03

 
1600-1730
[OH07]: MEDIACORP GALLERY TOUR [Full]   [+]
Radio Corridor
Individual radio station highlights line this corridor overlooking the contys in operation. Visitors press a button of the selected station to hear what is happening in real time (In discussion)
In the Spotlight
Visitors' get to pose for the cover of 8 DAYS or i-Weekly.
MediaPlay Interactive Stations
-Visitors get to choose their fave celebrity (eg Aunty Lucy, Jo Jo Joget) for a fun makeover.
-Visitors face appears in a Mr Unbelievable video.
Media Globe
The finale of the tour is where Visitors are treated to a big screen with sensurround sound for a glimpse of the future of media possibilities and what television can bring to our homes.
Venue: Mediacorp



19 Aug (Sat) Public Talks: [+]
1200-1245
[PT35]: HOW AUTOMATIC VIDEO EDITING WAS ACCIDENTALLY INVENTED IN SINGAPORE   [+]
Come hear the backroom stories of how one small company accidentally invented automatic video editing 15 years ago and went on to license their IP to global companies like LG, Samsung, Dell, HP, Sony and Moto.
Venue: Discovery theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT36]: WHY HAVEN'T WE WON THE WAR ON CANCER? [Full]   [+]
After 50 years and hundreds of billions of dollars spent on research, we still have not won the war on cancer, despite former US President Richard Nixon's promise in 1971 that a cure was just around the corner. Cancer incidence has decreased since the 1990s, and breakthrough treatments - most recently cancer immunotherapy - have cured half of all cancers worldwide. However, the global cancer death rate is down by single-digit percentage points over the last 50 years. Dr Toh discusses why this disease is so tough to conquer, and how complete understanding of its complexity may be the key to winning the ultimate war.
Venue: Breakthrough theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT37]: TACKLING DIABETES IN WOMB FOR THE FUTURE HEALTH OF MOTHER AND CHILD   [+]
Today, there is 1 in a 3 chance of developing diabetes during one's lifetime. With the increasing burden of this disease it is expected that by 2050 nearly 1 million of Singaporeans could be affected by it. One of the forms of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy is called Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), and this condition can affect the metabolic health of both mother and the future generation. Expecting mothers with GDM can develop high blood pressure leading to pregnancy complications and pre-term labour. Our longitudinal developmental cohort study GUSTO conducted at NUH and KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) since 2009 has shown that one in five pregnant women can develop GDM, making universal GDM screening a critical health prerequisite. KKH and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) have already implemented GDM screening for all pregnant women. In GUSTO we found women with GDM to have 7 times higher chance of developing Type 2 diabetes than the non-GDM cases. Children born to mothers with GDM are at risk of having higher birth weight and a potential to develop obesity and diabetes later in the life-course. Our launch of two new cohorts S-PRESTO and NiPPeR has been helping develop deeper insights into the biomarkers related to early onset of the disease and the potential for nutritional interventions. Our vision for Singapore aims at 'Precision Health', by focusing on preventing the disease before it strikes.
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT38]: FUTURE-READY SKILLS FOR A CAREER IN TODAY'S DYNAMIC WORLD [Full]   [+]
The world we live in is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, as we struggle with modern problems such as stress and rapid changes in our working environment. As the world evolves rapidly, we too must change and adapt quickly to thrive and maximise our potential.
Join Crystal Lim at the forefront of innovation as she discusses a radical approach to preparing students and youth for the future through two pioneering initiatives - "Roots & Wings", and the proprietary "CFG Future-ready Index".
Venue: Exploration theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

 
1300-1345
[PT39]: THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD [Full]   [+]
How will cyber threats affect our bank accounts and our everyday lives? With the emergence of financial technology (Fintech), the Smart Nation and the widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), there has been a dramatic increase in the complexity of the cyber world. How should we approach technology with confidence, safeguard our digital safety and not fall into the trap of hackers?
Join Mr Matthias Yeo, Chief Technology Officer of the Asia-Pacific at Symantec, as he shares some of the cyber-attacks that have shaken the world and what individuals need to be aware of to protect themselves.
Venue: Discovery theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT40]: CANCER MEDICINE: CROSSING THE BORDERS TO PERSONALISED HEALTHCARE   [+]
Have you considered the possibility of having robots perform surgery on you, or taking a 3D-printed pill, as part of your personalised healthcare regiment?
Many such phenomena, imagined in old sci-fi movies, have become a fast approaching reality today - self-driving cars, bionic body parts, virtual reality, etc. Join Shivaji Rikka as he discusses the innovative healthcare technologies that are rapidly changing the face of cancer therapeutics and bringing personalised healthcare within reach.
Venue: Breakthrough theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT41]: FACTORY OF THE FUTURE: A BRAVE NEW WORLD OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES [Full]   [+]
In today's hyper-connected world digitalisation permeates every aspect of our lives. The manufacturing industry is experiencing a similar revolution in value-added services, rising demand for mass customisation, higher efficiencies and improved quality.
Join Stuart Wong as he discusses how the Model Factory @ARTC will help companies understand the implications of Industry 4.0 and the advanced technology which can help businesses differentiate themselves from the competition. Learn more about how disruptive technology can revitalise your business model and help you benefit from the new opportunities in industry.
Venue: Exploration theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT42]: DO OUR PAST EXPERIENCES SHAPE OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE?   [+]
Academic grades, mental health and social relationships can all be influenced by our brain's capabilities for learning, stress regulation, planning and decision-making. Importantly, these abilities are also related to the quality of caregiving we received in childhood. Dr Anne Rifkin-Graboi discusses how and why parenting influences your child's brain development, and examines how the nature of such associations may differ depending on our children's age.
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

 
1400-1445
[PT43]: RETHINKING MANUFACTURING AS A CAREER   [+]
From robotics and automation to the latest advances in data analytics, the future of manufacturing is a radically different vision from what existed in the past. Join Mr Brian Kim as he discusses how data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are being applied in manufacturing and the new set of skills it takes for one to work in this industry.
Venue: Exploration theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT44]: HOW COMPUTATIONAL THINKING HELPS YOUR CHILDREN SUCCEED IN THE DIGITAL AGE [Full]   [+]
The schools of today can teach children literacy, numeracy and other subjects, but how can we better prepare our children to tackle problems in a world where computers and robots are revolutionising every aspect of our lives?
Computational Thinking (CT) builds the foundations of coding, making it easier for your child to understand vital coding concepts such as sequence and patterns.
As the world becomes increasingly automated, mastery of CT skills such as Pattern Recognition, Decomposition, Algorithmic Thinking and Abstraction are vital in giving children the keys to success in the digital future.
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT45]: TELE-REHABILITATION: SUPERVISED THERAPY WITHIN THE COMFORTS OF HOME   [+]
As our population ages, rehabilitation services are increasingly needed to help lighten the impact of disease and disability. For stroke patients, rehabilitation is particularly essential to get a full recovery. However, research shows that only a third of patients regularly return for rehabilitation Join A/P Arthur Tay as he speaks about his team's effort to bridge the gap between patients and rehabilitation, using a tele-rehabilitation system that has been successfully tested by Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. Learn how technology can provide patients with greater convenience and flexibility in the comfort of their homes.
Venue: Breakthrough theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT46]: DELIVERING HYPERLOCAL INNOVATIONS TO SOUTHEAST ASIA   [+]
Ridehailing has changed the way people commute every day. At a touch of a button, you can now hail a taxi, car, shuttle bus, or carpool anywhere, anytime. In this session, Jerald Singh, Head of Product at Grab, discusses Grab's approach to innovation and the many innovative features the company has created for Southeast Asians. By listening to customers, developing local solutions to overcome market constraints, and using quantitative and qualitative analysis to build meaningful engagement, Grab has grown to become the leading ridehailing platform in Southeast Asia.
Venue: Discovery theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

 
1500-1545
[PT47]: HOW DO WE DISCOVER NEW MEDICINE?   [+]
We pop a couple of pills when we are sick. Do you ever ponder how those pills were discovered and made? How do we know if they are safe and effective? Unlike the accidental discovery of penicillin, discovering new medicine in the 21st century is a very systematic process, involving many disciplines of scientific expertise as well as legal and regulatory administrations. In this talk, learn how scientists discover new medicines, and the steps used to ensure that they target the intended disease.
Venue: Breakthrough theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT48]: AICHAT: EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS [Full]   [+]
Tired of listening to a litany of irrelevant pre-recorded messages when you dial in to a customer hotline? Customer service and support hotlines are in the midst of disruption as businesses are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) to serve their customers online.
Join AiChat - a Singapore-based artificial intelligence (AI) start-up - as they discuss how this technology empowers businesses with efficient and personalised automated customer support through their "bot-as-a-service" customer service platform. The platform uses sophisticated AI technology to automate replies, deliver content and engage customers through chat robots ("Chatbots"). Chatbots have generated revenue for a diverse range of industries ranging from retailers and F&B outlets to global electronic brands.
Venue: Discovery theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT49]: DECODING ALLERGIES: NATURE OR NURTURE?   [+]
When was the last time you had an allergic reaction? It could have been anything from a runny nose to something more serious. Allergies are surprisingly common in tropical Singapore, with nearly half of our population affected. What causes this high prevalence? Is it something you are born with, or do you develop it over time? How does our lifestyle affect our allergies?
Come listen to Dr Anand Andiappan as he shares startling insights from years of studying how and why people develop allergies globally, and find out what A*STAR's scientists are doing to help us fight allergies better.
Venue: Creation theatrette, Level 4, Matrix

[PT50]: KEEPING AN EYE ON THE FUTURE   [+]
Sight is widely regarded as the most important sense. The impact of sight loss can have a devastating impact on one's life both socially, economically and also mentally. Surgery for eye related diseases are the most common surgical procedures performed in the world, on any part of the body. Hence restoration of vision for someone with visual loss is of paramount importance for the individual, for the community but also for the nation. Translational research done at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) has aimed to improve outcomes of patients undergoing visual restoration at Singapore National Eye Centre. Apart from operative procedure, research at SERI has also looked into the future of ophthalmology with new therapies, new procedures and personalized medicine as applied to eye conditions.
Venue: Exploration theatrette, Level 4, Matrix


19 Aug (Sat) Workshops: [+]
1330-1430
- [WS11]: DRAWING WITHOUT PENCIL   [+]
There are many ways with which we can do excellent drawings. However, using simple tools like 2B pencil or other conventional materials for convenience may result in stereotypical images. To develop curiosity and a creative spirit which is required in both art and science, we would like to invite participants to go out of their comfort zones, experience making drawings using different tools and materials, and discover hidden drawing possibilities and qualities through various processes. Participants are encouraged to free their mind and have fun with these "drawings"!
Limited slots available. Register on the spot at the lobby of Genome, Biopolis
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

[WS13]: METAL STAMPING WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]
This workshop is inspired by the one-north Festival and one-north as the epicentre for Research, Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise or R-I-C-E!
Get hands-on and let your creative juices flow as you learn how to design and make mementos such as dog-tags and keychains for the one-north Festival!
Techniques you will get to explore include:
Stamping, Wire twisting, Drilling and Making of bails.
Have fun experimenting with base metals such as copper and brass!
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

 
1400-1445
[WS16]: DNA EDITING WITH CRISPR CAS9 WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]
Living cells represent a flexible platform that we can programme and engineer in a manner similar to computers. The workshop will demonstrate how CRISRP-Cas9 can be deployed to change DNA at any desired location and highlight how the technology can be used in therapeutic applications to correct disease-causing mutations permanently.
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

 
1430-1530
- [WS12]: DRAWING WITHOUT PENCIL   [+]
There are many ways with which we can do excellent drawings. However, using simple tools like 2B pencil or other conventional materials for convenience may result in stereotypical images. To develop curiosity and a creative spirit which is required in both art and science, we would like to invite participants to go out of their comfort zones, experience making drawings using different tools and materials, and discover hidden drawing possibilities and qualities through various processes. Participants are encouraged to free their mind and have fun with these "drawings"!
Limited slots available. Register on the spot at the lobby of Genome, Biopolis
Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

[WS14]: METAL STAMPING WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]

Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

 
1500-1545
[WS17]: DNA EDITING WITH CRISPR CAS9 WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]

Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix

 
1600-1645
[WS18]: DNA EDITING WITH CRISPR CAS9 WORKSHOP [Full]   [+]

Venue: Brenner Library, Level 5, Matrix


19 Aug (Sat) Lab Tours: [+]
1100-1130
[LT21]: FUSIONWORLD [Full]   [+]
FusionWorld is an interactive showcase of award-winning inventions and cutting edge in-house and industry-collaboration prototypes created by A*STAR's research institutes.  It serves as a platform where visitors get to view some of the latest innovations that are brewing in A*STAR's labs.  It also serves as an educational platform for students where young minds can catch a glimpse of how technologies can help make the world a better place. Come experience the fusion of science and engineering disciplines and let your imagination surge freely in an advanced technology wonderland.
* Visitors have to be 15 years old and above to attend
Venue: Fusionopolis One

 
1200-1230
[LT22]: FUSIONWORLD [Full]   [+]
FusionWorld is an interactive showcase of award-winning inventions and cutting edge in-house and industry-collaboration prototypes created by A*STAR's research institutes.  It serves as a platform where visitors get to view some of the latest innovations that are brewing in A*STAR's labs.  It also serves as an educational platform for students where young minds can catch a glimpse of how technologies can help make the world a better place. Come experience the fusion of science and engineering disciplines and let your imagination surge freely in an advanced technology wonderland.
* Visitors have to be 15 years old and above to attend
Venue: Fusionopolis One

 
1500-1530
[LT23]: INSTITUTE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (IHPC)/A*STAR COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE (ACRC)/NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE (NSCC) [Full]   [+]
In this tour, you will visit A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR's Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC) and the National Supercomputing Centre Singapore (NSCC). At IHPC, we hope to enthral you with our world of modelling and simulation using our latest Large Scale Visualization Display, where you will get up-close-and-personal with our simulations from atoms and molecules to cityscapes in a three-dimensional world. We will also share how 3D visualisations can be used to provide and interpret insightful results from simulations. 12 years old and above (children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian). Covered shoes must be worn
Venue: Connexis South, Level 15 and 17

 
1600-1630
[LT24]: INSTITUTE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (IHPC)/A*STAR COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE (ACRC)/NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE (NSCC) [Full]   [+]
In this tour, you will visit A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR's Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC) and the National Supercomputing Centre Singapore (NSCC). At IHPC, we hope to enthral you with our world of modelling and simulation using our latest Large Scale Visualization Display, where you will get up-close-and-personal with our simulations from atoms and molecules to cityscapes in a three-dimensional world. We will also share how 3D visualisations can be used to provide and interpret insightful results from simulations. 12 years old and above (children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian). Covered shoes must be worn
Venue: Connexis South, Level 15 and 17

 
1700-1730
[LT25]: INSTITUTE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (IHPC)/A*STAR COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE (ACRC)/NATIONAL SUPERCOMPUTING CENTRE (NSCC) [Full]   [+]
In this tour, you will visit A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR's Computational Resource Centre (A*CRC) and the National Supercomputing Centre Singapore (NSCC). At IHPC, we hope to enthral you with our world of modelling and simulation using our latest Large Scale Visualization Display, where you will get up-close-and-personal with our simulations from atoms and molecules to cityscapes in a three-dimensional world. We will also share how 3D visualisations can be used to provide and interpret insightful results from simulations. 12 years old and above (children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian). Covered shoes must be worn
Venue: Connexis South, Level 15 and 17


19 Aug (Sat) Open House: [+]
1430-1600
[OH08]: MEDIACORP GALLERY TOUR [Full]   [+]
Radio Corridor
Individual radio station highlights line this corridor overlooking the contys in operation. Visitors press a button of the selected station to hear what is happening in real time (In discussion)
In the Spotlight
Visitors' get to pose for the cover of 8 DAYS or i-Weekly.
MediaPlay Interactive Stations
-Visitors get to choose their fave celebrity (eg Aunty Lucy, Jo Jo Joget) for a fun makeover.
-Visitors face appears in a Mr Unbelievable video.
Media Globe
The finale of the tour is where Visitors are treated to a big screen with sensurround sound for a glimpse of the future of media possibilities and what television can bring to our homes.
Venue: Mediacorp

 
1600-1730
[OH09]: MEDIACORP GALLERY TOUR [Full]   [+]
Radio Corridor
Individual radio station highlights line this corridor overlooking the contys in operation. Visitors press a button of the selected station to hear what is happening in real time (In discussion)
In the Spotlight
Visitors' get to pose for the cover of 8 DAYS or i-Weekly.
MediaPlay Interactive Stations
-Visitors get to choose their fave celebrity (eg Aunty Lucy, Jo Jo Joget) for a fun makeover.
-Visitors face appears in a Mr Unbelievable video.
Media Globe
The finale of the tour is where Visitors are treated to a big screen with sensurround sound for a glimpse of the future of media possibilities and what television can bring to our homes.
Venue: Mediacorp