Outstanding Science Alumni Awards 2006
TAN Sok Pin Rosemary
PhD 2001
CEO, Veredus Laboratories Pte Ltd
CEO, Genecet Biotechnologies Pte Ltd

TAN Sok Pin Rosemary received her BSc degree from the University of Calgary, Canada. She was then awarded an EDB - Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha scholarship; and she studied cancer biology and infectious diseases at the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, Osaka University and the Department of Immunology at the Medical School in University of Tokyo, Japan.
 
She obtained her PhD degree from the NUS and has published widely in immunology and on the genetic basis of cancer and diseases. She was a recipient of the Naito Science Award.
 
In 1999, she was nominated for the NUH-National Medical Research Council Young Scientist Award for her study of infectious diseases. In 2003 she was awarded the Spirit of Enterprise Award for her work in Genecet Biotechnologies, a company she founded, dealing in educational kits.
 
Dr TAN moved on to form Veredus Laboratories, a medical diagnostics research company engaged in assays for tropical infectious diseases.
 
She has more than ten years of experience in the life sciences including one year at the National Cancer Centre. Dr TAN currently serves on the Biotechnology Advisory Committee for Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
 
"An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. And if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."