The second Antibiotic Awareness Essay Contest – jointly organized by SSHSPH, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore General Hospital – received more entrants than last year. Thankfully, the judges managed to read through the whole lot in time and the winners are listed below. We particularly enjoyed Ms Megan Sim’s clever poem, which is included as […]

The two essay competitions have officially started! Essays may be submitted to the following email addresses anytime before 31st August 2018, 2359H – mdchly@nus.edu.sg and idsg50feedback@gmail.com – more details are available at the SSHSPH website here.  

The talented staff at SSHSPH have put up the webpage for the student essay contests here, including the rather psychedelic designs (reproduced below). We have an additional co-organizer/sponsor in SGH Microbiology this year, with a second whimsical topic on personal microbiomes included by the SGH Microbiology blogger. Other than age categories and the themes, the […]

Following on last year’s essay and video contest on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), we are organizing another essay contest supported by the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and Singapore General Hospital. The contest will open on 1st June 2018, with the final date of submission of essays being 31st August 2018. […]

It is one week after World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Nonetheless, raising awareness of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance is an ongoing process, and the team led by Dr Clarence Tam from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health set up their stations at Marine Parade Public Library this weekend. The library did not see as […]

While the first prize was the JC/Polytechnic section was deservedly awarded to Mstr Fong Khi Yung from Raffles Institution, for his work of futuristic fiction. More by the microscopic than the colossal On some evenings, I walk through the expressionless countryside fields undulating in the wind, gazing up at the crimson heavens and golden sunset […]

And the top prize for the Post-Antibiotic World Essay Competition goes to Chan Ger Hui. Well-deserved! A Post-Antibiotic World It all started with one small holiday And one very small spore. Stray fungi growing on a petri dish Was soon to be so much more. Remember for this discovery Fleming— But forget not Florey, Chain, […]