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Anxiety over funding, targets as research landscape evolves

Professors Jackie Ying (left) and Birgitte Lane recently stepped down. PHOTOS: BERITA HARIAN, ST FILE

Scientists looking wistfully back seven years call the period the golden age of Singapore's biomedical industry.

Research funds flowed freely, superstar scientists moved here from across the world, and the gleaming Biopolis research hub stood as the crown jewel of the Republic's research ambitions. Institutes were running at full throttle, papers were being churned out, start-ups were emerging.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 04, 2018, with the headline 'Anxiety over funding, targets as research landscape evolves'. Subscribe