Science Laboratories

Science at Yale-NUS College is supported by a wide range of specialised laboratories, scientific equipment, field resources and computing infrastructure. These facilities are central to our mission of promoting active experiential learning in science and supporting faculty in achieving their research goals. The science laboratories and resources are supported by a dedicated team of laboratory staff led by Dr Li Fang Ng.

Chemistry Laboratories

Where we are located:

Yale-NUS Science Centre and NUS CREATE Building

What we do:

Bio-organometallic chemistry; Surface chemistry; Synthesis of photo-switchable catalytic molecules

Our key facilities:

  • Atomic force microscope (AFM)
  • Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) spectrometer
  • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry system (GCMS)
  • High-performance liquid chromatography system (HPLC)
  • Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry system (LCMS)
  • Nanoparticles tracking analyser
  • Preparative liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry system (prep-LCMS)
  • Scanning tunnelling microscope (STM)

Environmental Science Laboratories

Where we are located:

Yale-NUS Science Centre

What we do:

Behavioural ecology; Coral reef ecology; Environmental microbiology; Forest ecology

Our key facilities:

  • Access to St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory
  • Data laboratory including GIS and statistics suite
  • Field equipment for ecophysiology, forest ecology, marine science, microbiology
  • Insectary
  • Microbiology laboratory
  • Molecular ecology laboratory
  • Wet laboratory

Life Sciences Laboratories

Where we are located:

Yale-NUS Science Centre and NUS E6 Building

What we do:

Ageing; Computational biology; Developmental cell biology; Neurobehaviour

 

Our key facilities:

  • Arthropod facility
  • Cell culture facility
  • Extracellular flux analyser
  • Imaging suite comprising:
    • Fully-motorised fluorescence stereomicroscope
    • Fully-motorised upright light-sheet system
    • Inverted confocal laser scanning microscope with apochromatic beam path
    • Multiview light-sheet illumination laser confocal microscope
    • Upright widefield fluorescence microscope
  • Microinjection system
  • Nematode facility
  • Zebra fish facility

Physics Laboratories

Where we are located:

Yale-NUS Science Centre

What we do:

Cold-atom quantum physics, Surface physics

 

Our key facilities:

  • Atomic force microscope (AFM)
  • FTIR-ATR spectrometer
  • Laser imaging lab
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance System (NMR)
  • Raman Microscope
  • Scanning electron microscope(SEM)
  • Scanning tunneling microscope (STM)
  • Spectroscopic ellipsometer

Computing and Data Science Facilities

Where we are located:

Yale-NUS Science Centre

What we do:

Computer science; Data science

Our key facilities:

  • GPU-based servers for deep learning and AI
  • CPU-based Dell PowerEdge servers
  • High-performance computing cluster
  • Private cloud for creating Linux-based virtual machines
  • Server load balancer