Department of Biomedical Engineering National University of Singapore
The TTE group leverages biomaterials to engineer in vitro and ex vivo tumors for personalized drug testing
March 2023 - We have been awarded the prestigious NMRC-OF Individual Research Grant!! See news here.
March 2023 - Check out our new review paper on leveraging technologies to revive patient-derived tumor explant cultures! Link here.
May 2022 - Our work on recapitulating cancer-endothelial crosstalk using organoids and engineered hydrogels has been featured by NUS News! Link here.
April 2022 - Our work on recapitulating cancer-endothelial crosstalk using organoids and engineered hydrogels is now online at Biomaterials! Link here.
April 2022 - We have just been awarded the 2021 MOE AcRF Tier 2 research grant!
Dec 2021 - The special issue that Dr. Fong co-edited in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews is now done! Next Generation in vitro Tumor Models Guiding Cancer Therapy -- preface here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169409X21004403?dgcid=author
Oct 2021 - We are hiring! Post-Doctoral position available for Singaporean/SPR PhD holders. PD is required to lead industry-funded project to develop patient-derived tumor slice models. Background in cancer immunology preferred.
July 2021 - Dr. Eliza Fong is featured under Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator; read more here: https://blogs.rsc.org/bm/2021/07/05/biomaterials-science-emerging-investigator-eliza-fong/?doing_wp_cron=1625645766.0538840293884277343750
June 2021 - We are excited that our review article 'Engineering Stromal Heterogeneity in Cancer' is now in press in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews!! https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0169409X21001915
May 2021 - Our review article 'Hot or Cold: Bioengineering Immune Contextures into In Vitro Patient-Derived Tumor Models' is now in press in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews!! https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0169409X21001575
Jan 2021 - Our review article on 'Hydrogels to Engineer the Tumor Microenvironment' has just been featured in Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigators 2021 theme issue! Biomaterials Science, 2021,
16 July 2020 - Big congrats to Omer for successfully proposing and passing his Ph.D. thesis with flying colors!!!
Growing liver cancer patient-derived xenograft cells using 3D scaffolds