Started in 2006, Molecular Frontiers operates as a non-profit organization, hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Its Scientific Advisory Board, a group of eminent scientists including many Nobel Prize laureates, represent expertise from a wide range of molecular science disciplines
Date: Apr 20-21, 2012
This symposium was organized in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Some 400 students from Singapore schools attended the symposium!
The symposium highlighted emerging molecular technologies of importance to molecular medicine and biology, including hyperpolarizable NMR, super-resolution imaging, fluorescent probes for RNA, optical methods to activate selected proteins in cells, miniaturized lab on chip, and bioluminescence as a tool for studying transport in animals, and minimal synthetic genome systems.
Lectures, in chronologial order:
Bertil Andersson, President of Nanyang Technological University and Bengt Nordén, Chairman and Founder of Molecular Frontiers, Sweden
Craig Venter, J. Craig Venter Institute, United States
Huanming Yang, President, Beijing Genomics Institute, China
Professor Jackie Y. Ying, Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore
Ram Sasisekharan, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, United States
Professor Erling Norrby, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden
Arnaud Comment, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland'
Tom Brown, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Sir Harold Kroto, 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Florida State University, United States
Karl Barry Sharpless, 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, United States
Jens Nielsen, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Shimon Weiss, University of California at Los Angeles, United States
Stefan Hell, 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Director, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Eric Betzig, 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, United States
Atsushi Miyawaki, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan