NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health has received $50,000 from At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy. It will be channelled towards the collection of microbiome samples from rural populations in Southeast Asia and their preservation in the Microbiota Vault.
The gift will contribute to logistics around data and sample collection as well as engagement of local communities in Southeast Asia to participate in the initiative.
The gift was presented to Professor Teo Yik Ying, Dean of NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, by Dr Kwan Lui, founder of At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy for the creation of the Microbiota Local Collection at the National University of Singapore (NUS). At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy is an EduTrust-certified institution that cultivates global chefs and F&B professionals.