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Welcome to the January 2014 IEEE Life Sciences eNewsletter

I had the honor of chairing the 2013 IEEE Life Sciences Grand Challenges Conference (LSGCC), which took place on December 2-3 in Singapore. We will be bringing you some highlights from this exciting conference in this Newsletter and on the IEEE Life Sciences Portal.

This month we are happy to share with you some impressive research reports from winners of the Poster Session. In addition, we present an interview where I discuss the significance of the Conference.

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The IEEE Life Sciences eNewsletter is a new initiative to bring forth interesting articles and informative interviews within the exciting field of life sciences every month. Please subscribe to the eNewsletter to receive notification each month when new articles are published.

January 2014 Contributors

Y. SunY. Sun (M'13) is a Research Fellow in the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE) at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Sun received his PhD degree in Electronics, Electricals, and System Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, in 2011 and the PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2012 respectively. Read more

J. SunJ. Sun (M'10) is an assistant professor of School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He received the PhD degree in Electronic and Information Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2009. His research interests include neuroimaging, brain network modeling, and their applications in stroke, mental disorders and Alzheimer's disease. Read more

Nitish V. ThakorNitish V. Thakor (F'97) is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA as well as the Director of the newly formed institute for Neurotechnology, SINAPSE, at the National University of Singapore. His research interests are neuroengineering, neuroprosthetics, brain machine interfaces, neurochips and devices, and clinical and translational applications. Read more

Anastasios (Tassos) BezerianosAnastasios (Tassos) Bezerianos (SM'08) is a Research Professor in the ECE, National University of Singapore and Senior Principal Research Fellow of Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE) and Professor at the Medical School of Patras University, Greece. His research interests at large are in Neuroengineering and Systems Medicine and Bioinformatics. Read more

Haoyong YuHaoyong Yu is an Assistant Professor of Department of Biomedical Engineering at NUS. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2002. His current research at NUS focuses on robotics for neurorehabilitation, assistive technologies, robotics in surgery, and bio-inspired robots. Read more

Chen GongChen Gong is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering, NUS with his supervisor Dr. Yu Haoyong. His current research interests include rehabilitation robots system, compliant actuator and control theory. Read more

Guo ZhaoGuo Zhao is a Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the Institute of Robotics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2012. His research interests include neurorehabilitation exoskeleton, neuromuscular modeling, and neuromuscular-model based robotic control. Read more

Ngai-Man (Man) CheungNgai-Man (Man) Cheung is an Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. His research interests are image processing and image analysis with application to healthcare. Read more

Dawn Chin-Ing KohDawn Chin-Ing Koh is a biomedical scientist with specific interests in neuroscience and cancer research. She has extensive experience using both in vitro (cell lines) and in vivo (mouse models) studies in her research. Read more