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  current news   Press   selected story    
     
  25th July 2013  
  IMCB participates in Singapore Science Festival 2013
 
 



( From left: Front row – Audrey, Weixin, Shan, Debbie, Sharifah, Xueli and Ajay
                  Back row – Eugene, Rebekah, Charlotte, Penelope, Tarang, Chang Siang and Agus
)

X-periment! 2013, July 19-21

The Singapore Science Festival is an annual national event celebrating the dynamism of science, engineering, technology and biomedicine. Previously known as the National Science Month, the festival is jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Science Centre.

This year’s festival was officially launched on Friday 19th July 2013 by A*STAR Chairman Mr Lim Chuan Poh at X-periment!, a three day science carnival held at Marina Square Atrium. Aimed at bringing the latest innovations and experiments out of the labs to the masses, X-periment! gives Singaporeans the opportunity to see, touch and experience science. On display at the IMCB booth at X-periment! 2013 was a tank with different strains of Zebrafish. Visitors had the opportunity to view (under microscopes) fish embryos at different stages of development. Staff from the Zebrafish and other labs demonstrated to both old and young alike the novelties and intricacies of Zebrafish biology, sporting this year’s theme “Science is Fun” on their T-shirts. (Please see Photo Gallery below.)

A perennial favourite, the Zebrafish display once again attracted an enormous crowd of visitors of different ages and nationalities to the IMCB booth.
 
“Congratulations to the IMCB. X-periment! has reached out to and has clearly captured the imagination of a whole generation of young Singaporeans, who are then moved to explore science and scientific careers.” - Dr Lim Khiang Wee, Executive Director of A*STAR Graduate Academy

“Once again, the Zebrafish exhibit proved to be extremely popular with the visitors. My colleagues and I were thrilled by the enthusiastic response from members of the general public and it has been a most enriching experience. I would like to thank all volunteers for contributing to the success of this event and hope that others will participate in future.” –  Mr. Mohd Agus, Senior Lab Officer in Zebrafish Facility

IMCB offers our thanks to the staff who gave up their time to participate in this event, reaching out to the Singapore community with their passion for Science. Special thanks goes to Mohd Agus for organizing the IMCB Zebrafish exhibit for this year’s Singapore Science Festival.

Mohd Agus ABDUL RAMAN

Zebrafish Facility

Penelope BOYD

SR Lab

Tom CARNEY

PWI Lab

Rebekah CHAN

BR Lab

Zheng Shan CHONG

JL Lab

Audrey Qin IYU

PWI Lab

Eugene LEE

SC Lab

Raymond LEE

PWI Lab

Chang Siang LIM

Administration

Debbie LIM

DNA Sequencing Facility

Xue Li LOK

PWI Lab

Charlotte LUPTON

JS Lab

Ajay Sriram MATHURU

JS Lab

Tarang MEHTA

BV Lab

Weixin NIAH

PWI Lab

Sharifah Nur Hazirah

DNA Sequencing Facility

For more information about the Singapore Science Festival, please visit: http://www.sciencefest.sg

Heartfelt thanks also to the ladies in the Zebrafish Facility who provided behind-the-scene support and folded hundreds of origami fishes to give away at X-periment.


From left: Foon Ying LOK, Ah Yan LEONG, Sui Hoon NEO, Bee Gee Serene TAN and Poh Choo TEO