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Ms. Tse Mien Tan

Senior Laboratory Manager

Tse Mien (Mien) holds a first Class Honors in Biotechnology from the University of Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. Following graduation, she worked as a Laboratory Assistant in animal techniques and cell culture at NUS, in the Department of Physiology for 2 years. She joined SMART in 2009 as a Laboratory Technician in the Infectious Diseases (ID) interdisciplinary research group, working on Mycobacteria and progressed to the position of Laboratory Manager in 2010. Mien serves as the safety representative, overseeing safety in ID since 2017. Currently, Mien is the Senior Laboratory Manager and Safety Representative in the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group.

Mien is in charge of managing and maintaining laboratory operations. Together with the facilities director, she works very closely with the researchers in overseeing laboratory, office space and equipment management as well as the organization of seminars and workshops. As the safety representative of AMR, Mien oversees biosafety level 2 operations involving diverse organisms from intracellular parasites, multidrug resistant bacteria to viruses. She contributes to improvement of safety standards as a member of the AMR ESH (Environmental Safety & Health) committee. She also plays an active role in the AMR SIP (Science In Progress) committee, which organizes scientific workshops for the AMR community.

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