Great minds who further R&D in S’pore

Working as a team to fight Parkinson's

The President's Science and Technology Awards are the highest honours given to research scientists and engineers in Singapore for their contributions. Jose Hong highlights this year's winners, who were presented their prizes on Tuesday by President Halimah Yacob.

Professor Tan Eng King
Professor Tan Eng King

This year's team winners of the President's Science Award are lauded for their work with Parkinson's disease.

Led by Professor Tan Eng King, 53, the deputy medical director of academic affairs at the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), they helped to identify clinical biomarkers for the disease, as well as develop new ways to manage Parkinson's.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2018, with the headline 'Working as a team to fight Parkinson's'. Subscribe