Professor Tina Wong, MBBS, Ph.D
Prof Tina Wong is Head and Senior Consultant in the Glaucoma Service at the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and Head of the Ocular Therapeutics and Drug Delivery Research Group at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). She is co-Director of the Ocular Therapeutic Engineering Centre at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Prior to taking up her position in Singapore, she was a Glaucoma Fellow and Research Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK, where she had completed her general ophthalmic training. She was awarded the Wellcome Trust Vision Research Fellowship for which completed a PhD in Professor Sir Peng Khaw’s laboratory at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London. Her research culminated to the award of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress Fould’s Trophy and the prestigious Moorfields Research Gold Medal.
Her research interests include the application of sustained drug delivery platforms for ophthalmology, ocular inflammation and fibrosis, and the development of new anti-scarring therapeutics. She has received over $8Million of competitive funding and is the recipient of the NMRC Clinician Scientist Award (Investigator and Senior Investigator)
Prof Wong has authored extensively in peer-reviewed publications in her research field, contributed to book chapters and authored a book – a patient handbook on glaucoma. She currently holds 9 patents to her name and licensed one of the patents on sustained drug delivery for glaucoma, to a spin-off company, Peregrine Ophthalmic, of which she is co-founder. In 2014, Prof Wong together with her collaborators at NTU, were awarded the prestigious President’s Science and Technology Award for this work.
She is involved in both local and international education programmes, courses and regularly presents at international meetings. She is an active member of the Associate Advisory Board of the World Glaucoma Association. Associate Professor Wong is a recipient of the National Clinician Scientist Award in 2010 and 2015 for her work on novel drug delivery platforms for glaucoma, and the Distinguished Service Award at the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology in Sydney in 2011 for her extensive contributions to ophthalmology and research in glaucoma.
Teo Cher Hwa
Prior to joining NHIC, Cher Hwa was at A*STAR’s ETPL for seven years, where as Vice President of the Communications & Healthcare Cluster, he oversaw technology transfer activities including IP management, licensing, industry collaboration and translational funding projects in the medtech sector. His technical strengths include medical devices, health IT and medical software.
Before ETPL, Cher Hwa was the Deputy Director (Comms Systems) of ST Electronics where he was responsible for leading the sales & marketing, technical solutioning, and business development for Collaborative and Unified Communication Systems using VoIP Technology. Cher Hwa has more than ten years of industry experience working with Alcatel-Lucent, Radio Frequency Systems and ST Electronics in different capacities where he was responsible for product management, sales & marketing, systems engineering and business development for mission critical systems and communication products.
Cher Hwa holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield and an MBA from the University of Manchester.