Wen Shan Yew

Yew Wen Shan

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
Administrative Appointment(s)
  • Supervisor, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering
  • Member, Graduate Programme Committee, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Member, Program Management Committee, Masters of Science (Environmental Management) Programme, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
  • Principal Investigator, Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation, National University of Singapore
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. Maybelle Kho Go, Jantana Wongsantichon, Vivian Wing Ngar Cheung, Jeng Yeong Cho Robert C. Robinson, Wen Shan Yew. 2015 May. Synthetic Polyketide Enzymology: Platform for Biosynthesis of Antimicrobial Polyketides. ACS Catal. 5(7): 4033–4042. doi: 10.1021/acscatal.5b00477.
  • 2. Gayathri Natarajana, Song Buck Tay, Wen Shan Yew, Yen-Peng Ting. 2015 May. Engineered strains enhance gold biorecovery from electronic scrap. Minerals Engineering. 75:(32-37). doi: 10.1016/j.mineng.2015.01.002.
  • 3. Cheung VW, Xue B, Hernandez-Valladares M, Go MK, Tung A, Aguda AH, Robinson RC, Yew WS. 2014 Jul. Identification of Polyketide Inhibitors Targeting 3-Dehydroquinate Dehydratase in the Shikimate Pathway of Enterococcus faecalis. PLoS One. 9(7):e103598. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103598. 25072253.
  • 4. Odokonyero D, Sakai A, Patskovsky Y, Malashkevich VN, Fedorov AA, Bonanno JB, Fedorov EV, Toro R, Agarwal R, Wang C, Ozerova ND, Yew WS, Sauder JM, Swaminathan S, Burley SK, Almo SC, Glasner ME. 2014 Jun. Loss of quaternary structure is associated with rapid sequence divergence in the OSBS family. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 111(23):8535-40. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1318703111. 24872444.
  • 5. Chow JY, Yang Y, Tay SB, Chua KL, Yew WS. 2014. Disruption of biofilm formation by the human pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii using engineered quorum-quenching lactonases. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 58(3):1802-5. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02410-13. 24379199.