Biography

Seah-Ling Kuan received her B.Sc (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and completed her PhD in Chemistry in the same institute in 2009. Subsequently, she joined Prof. Tanja Weil in NUS from 2008-2010 as a research fellow. In 2011, she began her independent research as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow in the groups of Prof. Tanja Weil and Prof. Klaus Müllen (MPIP, Mainz). She was a group leader in Ulm University from 2013-2016. Since May 2016, she is a group leader in the Department of Synthesis of Macromolecules at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. She has maintained her strong ties with the Singapore research community and was the Europe coordinator for the SNIC overseas members network from 2017-2019. She also serves as an international advisory board member of ChemMedChem since 2020. Her research details a multidisciplinary approach at the interface of chemistry and biology to gain access to next generation semi-synthetic biomacromolecules which can address current challenges in health-related issues.​

CV

Professional Experience
Since 5/2016 Group Leader
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

2013-2016 Group Leader (Bio-inspired Organic Chemistry)
Institute of Organic Chemistry III, Ulm University, Germany

2011-2012 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
Institute of Organic Chemistry III, Ulm University, Germany
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany

2010 Scientist
Health Sciences Authority Singapore, Singapore

2008-2010 Research Fellow
Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore


2004-2008 Teaching Assistant
Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore


2002-2008 Mentor
Special Programme in Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore

 Professional Appointments

2020-    International Advisory Board Member

ChemMedChem

2016-    External Lecturer

Ulm University

2017-2019 Europe Coordinator for Overseas Network

Singapore National Institute of Chemistry

2013-2015 Lecturer

Ulm University

 
Education
2004-2008 PhD, Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore

1999-2003 BSc(Hons), Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Awards
2011-2012 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

2004-2008 NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative Graduate Scholarship
National University of Singapore, Singapore

 
 

 
 

 
 

 


 

 

 


 

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