15 Mar 2022


The Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the College of Clinician Scientists are pleased to announce that Dr Huang Zhongwei has been awarded the Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Research Award 2021 for his research project entitled dlg circRNA and Proteins are Implicated in Reproductive Ageing in Women and Associated with Reproductive Outcomes


The annual Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Research Award aims to support clinical or basic research in important areas of medical and dental sciences. The award is capped at SGD$20,000.



“Being a Fellow of the Academy allows me the privilege and opportunity to apply for grants to further enhance my professional development as well as to meet and network with seniors and peers passionate in their work and contributing to the fraternity and patients they care for.



This research award will support my proposed project to generate vital pilot data to advance the study of reproductive ageing in women and in collaboration with scientific colleagues, to apply for competitive national and international grants for me as lead PI to further impact the field.



As the fertility and reproductive longevity research landscape in Singapore is still at its infancy, with this award and the findings of this research (when it comes to fruition), it will allow me to spearhead and lead the efforts as an independent Clinician-Scientist in Singapore and beyond in this understudied field.”


Dr Huang Zhongwei
Awardee of the Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Research Award 2021




Brief Profile
Dr Huang Zhongwei is a clinician-scientist and MOH accredited assisted reproductive techniques (ART) specialist practising at the National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore. He focuses on caring for couples with fertility and sexual issues as well as mothers during their pregnancy journey and women in the post-reproductive years. He was awarded the MBBS-PhD Scholarship by Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in 2003 and completed his PhD in 2011 under Associate Professor Dagan Wells at University of Oxford on effects of reproductive ageing on human oocytes. In addition to his clinical roles, he is also the Assistant Director of the NUS Bia-Echo Asia Centre for Reproductive Longevity and Equality, NUS, Research Clinician at Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR and Deputy Director of Medical Undergraduate Education for Obstetrics and Gynaecology at NUH and NUS.



Research Work
Passionate to find ways to ameliorate the detrimental effects of reproductive ageing on fertility and health outcomes of women, Dr Huang Zhongwei’s research focus is on unravelling the biology of ovarian folliculogenesis to change the irrevocability of reproductive ageing in women to that of reproductive longevity and enhanced health-span by means of rejuvenation of her ovarian follicles. Through collaborative basic and translational research efforts across multiple disciplines and institutions, he aims to discover innovative solutions to change a woman’s life narrative of reproductive inevitability to reproductive longevity.



For More Information
Please click here for more information on the Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Research Award.


For enquiries, please contact the College Secretariat:
DID: 6593 7808
Email: ccs@ams.edu.sg