Director of Research Affairs and Administration at SERI
As Director of Research Affairs and Administration at SERI, Dr Vandana Ramachandran oversees all research, academic affairs and spearheads the formulation and implementation of strategic projects and initiatives locally and internationally. Vandana received her PhD from the National University of Singapore in collaboration with INSERM, Paris, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, working on malaria. She was the Head of Research Admin at Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR for the last 10 years where she founded A*PECSS (A*STAR Postdoc and Early Career Scientists Society). She was awarded a MTI (Ministry of Trade & Industry) outstanding activist award for this. She is the co-founder of the Singapore Women in Science and have been actively promoting women participation in Science through networking events with women leaders in the STEM field, mentoring and hosting talks by these professional women. Vandana was a speaker at the Gender Summit 15 (GS15) held in London in June 2018 and she is co-organizing the Gender Summit Asia Pacific 2019 in Singapore (GS16).