Welcome to scelse

The Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Singapore Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore. Hosted by the NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from the emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to understand, harness and control microbial biofilm communities. The union of these fields has established a new discipline of Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (ELSE).


SCELSE will be synonymous with the advanced understanding and informed control of complex microbial communities and will enable the development of novel biotechnologies for clean water, a sustainable environment, and human health.

Seminar Series

September 18th 11:00 AM, SBS Classroom 8
Research in Progress seminar by Victor Wang & Irina Afonina
September 24th 11:00 AM, SBS Classroom 8
Mr. Hari Seshan, Research Associate, SCELSE
October 2nd 11:00 AM, SBS Classroom 8
Mr. Enzo Acerbi, Research Fellow, SCELSE
September 11th 11:00 AM, SBS Classroom 8
Dr. Damien Keogh, Research Fellow, SCELSE
September 4th 11:00 AM, SBS Classroom 8
Research in Progress seminar by CHAN, Siew Herng & NG, Chun Kiat
March 13 11:00 AM, SBS Classroom 8
Visiting student Aya Murakami from Kyoto University, Japan
"Analyzing microbial ecology of freshwater river biofilms in a watershed"