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“Forget not our Living Forest” – botanist Joseph Lai unveils an entourage of enthralling forest denizens! Thu 17 Oct 2013: 6.30pm @ NUS LT25

Raffles Museum Toddycats & Cicada Tree Eco-Place are pleased to present this free public talk: “Forget Not Our Living Forest” by Joseph Lai, botanist Thu 17 Oct 2013: 6.30pm – 8.00pm Venue: Lecture Theatre 25, Faculty of Science, NUS (map) … Continue reading

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That uniquely Singaporean crab disappearing fast (Johora singaporensis)

That uniquely Singaporean crab disappearing fast  Local scientists trying to save a crab that’s found nowhere else in the world – David Ee MENTION crab, and Singaporeans will think of it on a plate smothered in chilli sauce. But local … Continue reading

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Thursday 06 June 2013, 7 PM at Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Rony Huys on Copepods – An Introduction to the “Insects of the sea”

All are welcome but please register your attendance here. See you!  DATE : Thursday 06 June 2013 TIME: 7 pm to 8:30 pm VENUE: Function Hall, Botany centre level 1, Singapore Botanic Gardens About the talk -No group of plants or animals on … Continue reading

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Saturday 01 June 2013, 10:30 AM at Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Kevin Tilbrook on Lace Corals and Moss Animals

Ever wondered about the delicate lace corals that are found in marine waters around the world and in particular, Singapore?  Join Shell Visiting Scientist Dr. Kevin Tilbrook, curator of Bryozoa at the Museum of Tropical Queensland as he introduces us … Continue reading

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Kwek Yan featured in Straits Times and Today

Plant Systematics Lab member Chong Kwek Yan presented the results of his doctoral research project earlier this month and was featured the Straits Times and Today last Saurday! Text to ST article Natural greenery ‘key to diverse wildlife’ – Grace … Continue reading

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Alumnus features green consciousness

Professors Leo Tan, Peter Ng and Chou Loke Ming are amongst the many academics  featured in the April Issue of Alumnus, highlighting the effort made in ensuring environmental sustainability in NUS. They share their personal philosophies and reflections on the journey of … Continue reading

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Dr Francis Seow discusses his love for stick insects in Berita Minggu

Translation of Berita Harian article on Dr Francis Seow (7 April 2013) by Martyn Low.   STICK AND LEAF INSECTS Because of a deep interest, a colorectal specialist is willing to frequently enter forests to look for his favourite insects By FARID … Continue reading

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So long and see you soon!

Its been a hectic last month for the museum and the curtains have finally fallen over the public gallery. As a last swan song, the museum threw its doors open from 18 to 22 March during the Last Hurrah! Presented … Continue reading

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Powerful painkiller from cobra venom

Powerful painkiller from cobra venom NUS researchers develop painkiller 20 times stronger than morphine – David Ee JUST one bite from a king cobra kills a fully grown man in hours. But the snake’s lethal venom could one day kill … Continue reading

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RMBR staff recognised in 2012’s NUS Quality Service and Faculty of Science Awards

Cheers are around us here in the Department of Biological Sciences as staff bag nine out of 20 faculty-wide spots for 2012’s NUS Quality Service and NUS Faculty of Science Awards! From RMBR alone, collections manager Kelvin, curator Siong Kiat, Scientific … Continue reading

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