Author Archives: Cécile Gauthier

THE MERLION PROGRAM: CATALYST FOR GREEN CHEMISTRY

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Green chemistry is the design of new environmentally friendly chemical processes.  It is a high stakes area of which catalysis, which makes chemical transformations more efficient and less energy-consuming, is one of the pillars. Thanks to the franco-singaporean scientific cooperation programme MERLION, Dr Ning Yan, heads the Lab for Green Catalysis in the Department of […]

BIOINFORMATICS AND CANCER RESEARCH: INTERVIEW WITH DR.TOUATI BENOUKRAF

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Cancer treatments are evolving. A little more than 30 years after the discovery of the genetic origin of cancer, cancer therapies have become more targeted. The last five years have seen the emergence of a new era; that of personalised medicine, which involves the individualised treatment of each patient according to the genetic and biological […]

INTERNATIONAL JOINT LABORATORIES

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Figure 1. Structuring tools for international partnerships.   International Joint Units (UMI) in Singapore A UMI is a full-fledged laboratory, as found in universities and research organizations. It is based in a single location, in France or abroad, and brings together researchers, students, postdocs, and support staff from CNRS and the partner institution(s). The Director […]

RESEARCH COLLABORATION AGREEMENTS

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1.Groupement de Recherche International (GDRI) A GDRI is a scientific coordination network gathering research teams in European and non-European countries. Its activities are coordinated by a scientific committee. It is adviced not to have more than three French laboratories involved, it last four years and is renewable once. GDRI SINERGIE – NERGIE (2016-2020) CNRS / […]

VOILAH! FRENCH FESTIVAL SINGAPORE 2018

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SEE THE WORLD ANEW WITH VOILAH! 2018 Innovative showcase of arts and culture marks 10 years of Sing-France cultural exchange. Singapore, 29 March 2018 – An exciting line-up of over 20 arts and cultural programmes await Singapore at Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2018, as France and Singapore pay homage to 10 years of cultural cooperation […]

FRANCE-SINGAPORE YEAR OF INNOVATION 2018 LAUNCHES WITH FRENCH MINISTER VISIT

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Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation arrives in Singapore to collaborate closely on research and innovation   22 January 2018 – The France-Singapore Year of Innovation officially kicks-off this month with visiting French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal, arriving in Singapore in a visit aimed at strengthening ties between both […]

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2017

A STORY FOR EVERYONE AT THE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 A diverse presentation of French films to indulge Singaporeans’ love affair with French cinema   Singapore, 19 October 2017 – Experience new places, cultures and people as the French Film Festival presents 16 compelling French films that showcases the exciting diversity and artistry in the […]

VOILAH! FRENCH FESTIVAL SINGAPORE 2017

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IMAGINATIVE AND INNOVATIVE POSSIBILITIES TAKE CENTRESTAGE AT VOILAH! 2017 More than 40 events await festival goers ranging from arts and culture to gastronomy and science Singapore, 5 April 2017 – Voilah! French Festival Singapore returns with the best of French culture, creativity and innovation this April and May. From the making of popular video game […]