In Kang Laboratory in Sydney Pharmacy School, our work is focused on microscale technologies and 3D printing for drug delivery and tissue engineering. Work in progress includes the following: (1) Microstructured hydrogels to generate microscale tissues for organ regeneration, including hair follicle, heart, and tooth. (2) Expression of glycosylated human leukemia inhibitory factor using Pichia pastoris to bioengineer meat. (3) Topical and transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents using nanocarriers, microneedles, semisolids, with controlled / sustained release profile. (4) Drug solubilization using herb-extracted sugars.
Lifeng Kang joined editorial board of Scientific Research
May 11, 2022. Lifeng Kang been invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member for the Scientific Report journal: https://www.nature.com/srep/. Scientific Reports is the 6th most-cited journal in the world, with more than 540,000 citations in 2020.
Michelle Junxing Bian awarded MPhil degree
Oct 8, 2020. Michelle has obtained her MPhil degree, after two years of hard work since Mar 1, 2018. Her thesis title is: Skin permeation enhancement using chemical enhancers and polymeric microneedles for chemicals and peptides. Her degree will be conferred on Dec 10, 2020.
Lifeng Kang promoted to Senior Lecturer
Jan 1, 2020. Dr. Kang has been promoted to a senior lecturer in School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. He will continue to his teaching and research on tissue engineering and drug delivery.
Lifeng Kang awarded the Outstanding Abstract Award
Sep 16, 2019. The Third Belt and Road Initiative Global Health International Congress & 2019 Global Health Forum of the University Alliance of the Silk Road September 13-16, 2019, Xi’an China. The abstract is titled: Strategies against androgenetic alopecia through hair follicle engineering in hydrogel.
Lim Seng Han awarded the Best Graduate Researcher Award
Aug 6, 2018. The Best Graduate Researcher Award 2018 in the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science. The award ceremony was held on Aug 6, 2018 at NUS LT31. Seng Han was presented with a certificate and a cash prize of $500.
Lim Seng Han awarded a Top-Class Prize, Best Podium Presentation
Jun 16, 2018. Title: Development of a 3D Printed Human Respiratory Tract Assembly for Inhalation Drug Testing. Best Podium Presentation Award, 2018 AAPS-SYSU-NUS 13th PharmSci@Asia Symposium, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Lim Seng Han awarded a First-Class Prize, Poster Presentation
Jun 16, 2018. Poster Title: Development of a 3D Printed Human Respiratory Tract Assembly for Inhalation Drug Testing. First-Class Prize, 2018 AAPS-SYSU-NUS 13th PharmSci@Asia Symposium, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Himanshu Kathuria awarded the First Prize, Poster Presentation
Aug 24, 2017. Poster Title: Proposomes: A Nano-formulation Approach for Targeted Skin Delivery. First Prize, ISPE Singapore Conference and Exhibition 2017. Himanshu will be representing Singapore to the ISPE Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Lim Seng Han awarded a Best Podium Presentation Award
Jul 5, 2017. Title: Effect of Microneedle Geometry and Body Curvatures on Skin Penetration for the Development of a 3D-Printed Personalised Microneedle Eye Patch. Best Podium Presentation Award, the 12th PharmSci@Asia Symposium 2017, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
Lifeng Kang started a new job
Jun 1, 2017. Dr. Kang has started a new job as a Lecturer in Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, after he resigned from Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore. In this continuing position, he will have a balanced time allocation of research and teaching.
Li Hairui awarded the Best Graduate Researcher Award
Jun 26, 2015. The Best Graduate Researcher Award 2015 in the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science. The award ceremony will be held on July 29, 2015, at NUS LT31. She will be presented with a certificate and a cash prize of $500.
Fong Hui Min Michelle won a Poster Award in Pharmaceutical Technology
Apr 8, 2015. Poster title: Fabrication of Photomasks Consisting Microlenses for the Production of Polymeric Microneedle Array. Annual Pharmacy Research Awareness Symposium 2015, 8 April 2015@NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House, Singapore. Congratulations!
Li Hairui and Himanshu Kathuria awarded a University Innovation Fund (UIF) grant
Feb 27, 2014. Together with an engineer student Sebastien Lagesse, Hairui and Himanshu have been awarded a University Innovation Fund (UIF) grant worth of $10,000. The awarded project Nusmetics is aimed to increase effectiveness of skin care solutions. Congratulations!
Soon Wei Jun awarded the A*Star Young Researcher Award
Nov 19, 2013. Soon Wei Jun is a student of NUS High School. He has been working on polymeric microneedles with Jaspreet, under the SCIENCE Training-in-Action (SCIENTIA) program since 2012. He graduated from NUS High School with this prestigious Award in November 2013. Congratulations!
Pan Jing awarded an AAPS Travelship
Sep 3, 2013. Pan Jing awarded a travelship from the Biotechnology (BIOTEC) Section of AAPS, to attend the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio, TX, November 10-14. The travelship consists of $750.
Jaspreet Singh Kochhar awarded the Best Graduate Researcher Award
July 9, 2013. The Best Graduate Researcher Award 2013 in the Department of Pharmacy. The award ceremony will be held on 6th August 2013, Tuesday, 9:45am at LT31. He will be presented with a certificate and a cash prize of $500.
Parthiban S/O Anbalagan awarded a Deloitte Prize
Jun 25, 2013. The top student for Final Year Project under the category of Pharmaceutics. The Deloitte Prize was created from a donation by Deloitte & Touche Enterprise Risk Services in 2011. The award will be presented during the University Commencement Ceremony in July 2013.
Jaspreet Singh Kochhar awarded a Best Podium Presentation Award
May 30, 2013. Title: Polymeric microneedles for transdermal delivery in clinical and cosmeceutical applications. Best Podium Presentation Award, the 8th PharmSci@Asia 2013, Nanjing, China.
Jaspreet Singh Kochhar awarded a Silver Award
May 18, 2013. Title: Microneedles for painless delivery of drugs and cosmetics. Oral Presentation Silver award, Bioengineering Society 7th Scientific Meeting, Singapore.
Wong Xin Yi Cheryl won the First Prize in Pharmaceutical Technology
Apr 3, 2013. Poster title: Methacrylated Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel for Tooth Germ Engineering. Annual Pharmacy Research Awareness Symposium 2013, 3 April 2013@NUS Kent Ridge Guild House, Singapore.
Jaspreet Singh Kochhar awarded a 1st Runner-up Award
January 30, 2013. Title: Polymeric microneedles for transdermal drug delivery. Oral Presentation 1st runner-up award, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine 3rd Annual Graduate Scientific Congress, Singapore.
Lim Wan Xuan Selina won the First Prize
December 6, 2012. Poster title: Integrated microneedle transdermal patch for delivering lidocaine in the management of peripheral neuropathic pain. UK-Singapore Materials Workshop 2012. Prize won: A to-and-fro trip to the UK for research collaboration, kindly sponsored by BHC. In addition, a Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Books Poster Prize.
Jaspreet Singh Kochhar awarded a Poster Presentation Award
June 7, 2012. With his poster: A novel method of fabricating polymeric microneedles for transdermal delivery of chemical and biological drugs, Jaspreet has won a Poster Presentation Award at the AAPS-NUS 7th PharmSci@Asia Symposium, June 6-8, 2012 at NUS Kent Ridge House, Singapore. Congratulations to Jaspreet!
Pan Jing awarded a Podium Presentation Award
June 7, 2012. Presented for the AAPS-NUS 7th PharmSci@Asia Symposium, June 6-8, 2012 at NUS Kent Ridge House, Singapore, Fabrication of a 3D microstructure for in vitro hair follicle regeneration, has won Pan Jing a Podium Presentation Award. Congratulations to Pan Jing!
Jaspreet Singh Kochhar, a finalist of YPWLC in London
May 11, 2012. Jaspreet has won the First Prize of the annual Young Persons Lecture Competition (YPLC) 2012 in Singapore from May 10 to 11. So he will represent Singapore to take part in the 2012 Young Persons World Lecture Competition (YPWLC) in London, UK, on 5 July, sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
Mah Choon Siong awarded a Poster Award
April 4, 2012. Presented for the the Research Awareness Symposium 2012 in Singapore, his poster: Transdermal drug delivery of endoxifen for the treatment of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer has been awarded a Second Prize. Congratulations !
Terence Tay awarded 3M Best Poster Award
April 15, 2011. With his poster: A hydrogel system for developing human skin substitutes with full barrier function, Terence has won the 3M Best Poster Award at the 2011 Singapore Symposium for Drug Delivery Systems. Congratulations to Terence!