Prof TEH Bin Tean
B. Med. Sc. (1st class Honors), M.B.B.S. (Medicine), Ph.D. (Medical Genetics) National Cancer Centre Singapore
Hosted by Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Biodiversity refers to variety and variability of all lifeforms in their ecological environments and it contributes significantly to human health and well-being. The application of botany knowledge to treat disease and promote health has been prevalent since time immemorial. Developments in science and technology, across a diversity of cross-disciplinary fields such as genomics and artificial intelligence, continue to generate opportunities to explore, exploit, and advance the field for greater impact on medicine, health and wellness. The SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Biodiversity Medicine (BD-MED), a joint initiative by Singapore Health Services and Duke-NUS Medical School, aims to drive and accelerate biodiversity research that can promote all aspects of human health and wellness. It has three signature programs: 1) Herbal Biodiversity and Medicine, 2) Food Biodiversity and Nutrition and 3) Urban Biodiversity and Wellness. Examples of specific projects will be presented and discussed at this presentation.