Tan Yu Qian

Dr. Tan Yu Qian

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Patents: Chemical & Life Science
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Yu Qian holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore, where she was engaged in short term research projects in the field of medicinal bioinorganic chemistry, with particular focus in the biological mode of action of ruthenium (II) complexes.

She then pursued her postgraduate studies at Nanyang Technological University in collaboration with the National University of Singapore and the University of Ulm, where she was awarded her PhD in bioinorganic chemistry for the bioconjugation of osmium clusters complexes, with particular applications as therapeutic agents, biological probes and electron microscopy labels for DNA.

Prior to joining Spruson & Ferguson, Yu Qian worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The main focus of her work was the study of the mode of action and physicochemical properties of copper(II) semicarbazone complexes which contribute to its activity against cancer cells.

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