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Research Strategy

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Welcome to LKCMedicine Research!​​​

n line with the School’s vision of redefining medicine and transforming healthcare, the motivation of LKCMedicine’s research is to shape future medicine and healthcare through disruptive discoveries and inventions that are of national and global impact.

Accordingly, our research programmes focus on addressing therapeutic priority areas that are relevant both locally and globally. The five key research foci at LKCMedicine are: Neuroscience and Mental Health, Population Health, Respiratory and Infectious Diseases, Vascular/Metabolic Diseases and Skin Diseases and Wound Repair, strategic programmes that directly address Singapore’s healthcare challenges of tomorrow, including caring for its rapidly ageing population. Intersecting with these programmes are cross-cutting themes such as Health Technologies, Developmental Biology & Regenerative Medicine and Microbiome Medicine​ for which we have unique strengths.

We recognise that human health and potential is the product of multi-organ and multi-system interactions, and that diseases occur in a multifaceted manner. We therefore seek to promote cross-talk and synergies between and among different research themes as well as across different disciplines. Members are often represented in multiple programmes and are engaged in inter-programme and inter-disciplinary collaborations (e.g. with engineers) to maximise research interactions and outcomes. Such a holistic “Systems Medicine” approach is a defining feature of LKCMedicine research that represents the key towards realising our vision. Another innovative feature is the strategic positioning of medical education research​ into our research framework. This effectively bridges biomedical research with medical education, and allows for cross-talk between research and education that is critical for advancing the science and practice of medicine.

LKCMedicine’s researchers have access to state-of-the-art platforms and facilities, and work at the centre of national and international networks, delivering world-class science and medicine via collaborative initiatives and Research Centres.

By investing in people, creating the best research environment, and approaching healthcare’s most complex translational challenges through focused interdisciplinary research between biomedical and engineering sciences, we undertake transformative science, provide innovative education, and ultimately, change lives for the better.

Professor Lim Kah Leong
Vice-Dean (Research)

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