Wen Shan Yew

Yew Wen Shan

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Administrative Appointment(s)
  • Supervisor, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering
  • Principal Investigator, Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation, National University of Singapore
  • Technical Member, Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology
  • Deputy Chair, Masters in Environmental Management PMC
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • BSc, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Research Interest(s)
  • Synthetic Enzymology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Enzyme Engineering
  • Drug Design and Development
  • Environmental Sustainability
Recent Publications
  • 1. Hwang, I. Y., Lee, H. L., Huang, J. G., Lim, Y. Y., Yew, W. S., Lee, Y. S., & Chang, M. W. (2018). Engineering microbes for targeted strikes against human pathogens. CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES, 75(15), 2719-2733. doi:10.1007/s00018-018-2827-7.
  • 2. Lee, H. L., Shen, H., Hwang, I. Y., Ling, H., Yew, W. S., Lee, Y. S., & Chang, M. W. (2018). Targeted approaches for in situ gut microbiome manipulation. Genes, 9(7). doi:10.3390/genes9070351.
  • 3. Lubkowicz, D., Ho, C. L., Hwang, I. Y., Yew, W. S., Lee, Y. S., & Chang, M. W. (2018). Reprogramming Probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri as a Biosensor for Staphylococcus aureus Derived AIP-I Detection. ACS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, 7(5), 1229-1237. doi:10.1021/acssynbio.8b00063.
  • 4. Ho, C. L., Tan, H. Q., Chua, K. J., Kang, A., Lim, K. H., Ling, K. L., . . . Chang, M. W. (2018). Engineered commensal microbes for diet-mediated colorectal-cancer chemoprevention. NATURE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, 2(1), 27-37. doi:10.1038/s41551-017-0181-y.
  • 5. Go, M. K., Chow, J. Y., & Yew, W. S. (2018). Directed evolution of quorum-quenching enzymes: A method for the construction of a directed evolution platform and characterization of a quorum-quenching lactonase from geobacillus kaustophilus. Unknown Journal, 1673, 311-323. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-7309-5_24.