Genome Institute of Singapore

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The Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS)[1] is a research institute of Singapore, located in the Biopolis.[2]:113

GIS was founded in 2001 by Edison Liu, who became the Institute's executive director.[2]:113 GIS was a formed around the Singapore Genomics Program (SGP), which was established in 2000 by Kong Hwai Loong at the behest of Philip Yeo.[2]:113

The goal of the institute is to use genomic sciences to improve public health and public prosperity.

In 2016, GIS opened the PerkinElmer-GIS Center for Precision Oncology as a joint venture with PerkinElmer.[1]

The GIS scientific advisory board includes Professor Morris Birnbaum, Professor Edward Rubin, Professor Pavel A. Pevzner and Professor Nicholas J. Schork.


  1. ^ a b Staff (15 May 2016). "PerkinElmer and GIS Collaborate on Oncology Research". Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (Paper). 36 (10): 8. 
  2. ^ a b c Thampuran, Raj; Loong, Kong Hwai (2016). "Chapter 5 — The Biomedical Sciences: Research for Better Health". In Hang, Chang Chieh; Low, Teck Seng; Thampuran, Raj. The Singapore Research Story. World Scientific Series on Singapore's 50 Years of Nation-Building. World Scientific. ISBN 9789814641289 – via Google Books. 

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