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Tan Chun Hong

Singapore National Institute of Chemistry


Professor Tan received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1999. Following that, he carried out two years postdoctoral training at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University. Subsequently, he worked as a Research Associate at Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School for another year before joined the Department of Chemistry, the National University of Singapore as Assistant Professor in 2003. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and Professor in 2016. He has been invited to delivered lectures in many academic institutions including ETH Zurich, University of Oxford, University of Tokyo, the University of Wisconsin at Madison and University of Cambridge. He has gained international recognition by winning the Asian Core Lectureship Awards from four countries: Hong Kong (2009), Japan (2009), China (2010) and Korea (2010). He has also won the UK Singapore Partners-In-Science Collaboration Development Awards in 2008 from the British High Commission in Singapore. He also won the Young Chemist Award (2009) and the Young Scientist Award (2009). He also won the prestigious GSK-SNIC Organic Chemistry Award (2011). 

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Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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