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Singapore's biomedical shake-up: Scientists 'must play in top league'

A*Star chief says funding changes due to shifts in strategy amid worry over jobs, institutes' fate

Mr Lim Chuan Poh said scientists in Singapore now play in a different league, and they will have to keep up, or brace themselves for change.
Mr Lim Chuan Poh said scientists in Singapore now play in a different league, and they will have to keep up, or brace themselves for change. PHOTO: ST FILE

Competition for funding among Singapore's key biomedical research institutes is heating up, causing tension among scientists who are concerned about the future of their jobs, and the fate of their institutes.

Mr Lim Chuan Poh, who heads A*Star, the lead public sector agency driving Singapore's research and development, told The Sunday Times that scientists here now play in a different league, and they will have to keep up, or brace themselves for change.

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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 'Scientists 'must play in top league''. Subscribe