With interdisciplinary research and management experience, both in the corporate as well as public institutions, Yee Ting’s career passion is to drive science innovations and put good technology into practical solutions that will improve lives and health outcomes.
Her research experience and publications spanned across areas such as food science, nutrition, gerontology, oxidative stress mechanisms, wound healing, immunology and bio-nanotechnology. She has worked on multiple projects involving validation and harmonisation of international food testing methods and regional nutritional labelling strategies for companies.
Having managed multi-million dollar grants and research projects through public-private partnerships, she was involved in cross-sectorial teams and international engagement platforms to facilitate research, intellectual property protection and commercialisation of scientific and clinical discoveries. She has extensive experience working with multi-disciplinary experts such as engineers, scientists, clinicians, healthcare workers, management consultants, entrepreneurs, venture capitals as well as legal counsels from various organisations. She champions work cultures and organisations that put emphasis on team empowerment to make game-changing decisions and those that nurture global citizenship values through the adoption of United Nations-Sustainable Development Goals framework. In her current role, she is involved in establishing new R&D programmes and in bringing scientists and industry player into partnerships to develop a vibrant and innovative food and agrifood ecosytem for Singapore addressing issues such as food security and public health.