Top international scientists to lead research in Singapore
( dpa ) - Two international scientists will lead cancer and earthquake research at facilities in Singapore, news reports said on Monday.
The cancer facility at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be headed by Professor Daniel Tenen of Harvard Medical School.
The earthquake centre at Nanyang Technological University will be helmed by California Institute of Technology geologist Kerry Sieh, The Straits Times reported.
The centres could each receive more than 100 million Singapore dollars (72 million US dollars) in funding under a scheme to set up a number of world-class research facilities at universities in the city-state.
Tenen was in a team which identified a mutation in the gene associated with lung cancer, the report said.
Seah will work on a proposal to create an earth observatory focusing on earthquake, coastal and climate hazards.