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Dr Samuel Gan is the founding Chief Editor of the first specialized open access journal "Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices" and a pioneer in the area. He is also the Chief Editor of the first neutral student journal in Singapore - APD Trove and is the group leader of the Antibody and Product Development (APD) Lab (joint lab of the Bioinformatics Institute and the p53 Laboratory, A*STAR Singapore); and associate lecturer at the School of Psychology of James Cook University, Singapore, and School of Science & Technology, Singapore Institute of Management University (UniSIM).
He had previously taught in King’s College London (KCL), Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and University of Wollongong-Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). APD lab currently performs research in multiple areas from antibody engineering, product development, virology, mobile device development, smartphone apps, psychology, and complexity sciences.
Samuel is himself trained in a wide variety of disciplines across biomedical sciences (TP-SGP, UCL-UK, KCL-UK, BBK-UK), translation & interpretation (TP-SGP), psychology (OU-UK), higher education (KCL-UK), theology (KCL-UK, CLBS-SGP, GBI-SGP, FEBC-SGP), business admin (OU-UK), complexity science (SFI-USA), and commercial law & tech transfer (TP-SGP).
He is an associate of King’s College, member of the Higher Education Academy UK, the British Psychological Society, Biochemical Society UK, and Allergy & Clinical Immunology Society, Singapore, and was listed as one of fifty skilled talent alumni from technical tertiary education in the SG50 book “A Nation of Skilled Talents”, as well as a "World-Class Fusioneer" by SP Jain School of Global Management. In mid 2017, he founded the startup company APD SKEG Pte Ltd, and in 2018, he is recognized as one of "the world’s most promising Early Career Investigators" in the Interstellar Initiative organized by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development and the New York Academy of Sciences.