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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Prof. LOH Xian at Nanyang Technological University Singapore


"Designing Tomorrow: Biomaterials in Biotechnology Innovation" is a comprehensive course that delves into the fundamental role of biomaterials within the realm of biotechnology. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, the course explores the foundational principles of biomaterials, their diverse properties, and their pivotal applications in various fields. From their significance in medical devices, tissue engineering, and drug delivery to cutting-edge advancements such as nanotechnology, 3D printing, and regenerative medicine, this course illuminates the intricate interplay between biomaterials and innovation. It navigates through the ethical considerations, sustainable development, and future trends, addressing the ethical, sustainable, and future-oriented dimensions of biomaterial utilization. Moreover, it probes into emerging areas like biomaterials in neural interfaces, organ transplants, and wearable health tech, underscoring their impact on the evolving landscape of biotechnology. With a succinct yet comprehensive structure, each 20-minute lecture provides a focused understanding of the role of biomaterials in shaping the future of biotechnology and its far-reaching implications.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Designing Tomorrow: Biomaterials in Biotechnology Innovation, by LOH Xian

  • Xian Jun Loh graduated with a PhD from the National University of Singapore. He is a polymer chemist with >20 years of scientific experience working in the inter-disciplinary field of biomaterials. He is currently the Executive Director at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE). His main research interests are in the design of supramolecular and stimuli-responsive polymers and hydrogels for biomedical and personal care applications. Currently, he is the author and co-author of >300 journal papers, 19 patents, 45 book chapters and 6 books, publishing mainly in the area of biomaterials. He is the associate editor of Biomacromolecules. He serves on 6 editorial boards and is consulted extensively by major funding bodies. He is the current President of the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry.

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