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About Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes — the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) — and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

Ranked 13th in the world, NTU has also been ranked the world's top young university for the last two years running. The University's main campus has been named one of the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore's medical district.

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About Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE)

The Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a unique interdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). Hosted by NTU in partnership with NUS, SCELSE is linking new insights from the life sciences with expertise from emerging technologies in engineering and natural sciences to discover, control, and direct the behaviour of microbial biofilm communities for sustainable environmental, engineering, public health and medical applications.

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About npj Biofilms and Microbiomes

Part of the Nature Partner Journals series, npj Biofilms and Microbiomes is a high-quality new Nature Research journal published by Nanyan Technological University in partnership with Springer Nature. The journal is an open access, online-only multi- and interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing the most important scientific advances on both microbial biofilms and microbiomes.

The journal hosts cross-disciplinary discussions and allows for our understanding of mechanisms governing the social behaviour of microbial biofilm populations and communities, and their impact on life, human health, and the environment, both natural and engineered.

The scope of npj Biofilms and Microbiomes is to serve as a comprehensive platform to promote biofilms and microbiomes research across a wide spectrum of scientific disciplines. The journal thereby also establishes a platform for cross disciplinary discussions and allow for the understanding of the biology and ecology of biofilms, populations and communities, as well as applications so derived across medical, environmental and engineering domains.

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About Natureconferences

Nature Research is distinguished by its scientific excellence, breadth of coverage, timeliness of topics, and commitment to clear scientific communication. In keeping with this tradition, Natureconferences are aimed at the international scientific community, with the goal of fostering and facilitating communication and collaboration between scientists. We are proud to present these unique events (some in concert with specific institutions) that will become essential resources for the researchers of today and tomorrow.

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