Updated on 28 April 2014
"The finger-prick technique paves the way for establishing hiPSC banking for stem cell research. The potential access to a wide range of hiPSCs could also replace the use of embryonic stem cells, which are less accessible. It could also facilitate the set-up of a small hiPSC bank in Singapore to study targeted local diseases," says Dr Jonathan.
For his innovation in research, Dr Jonathan was the winner of the Singapore Young Scientist award in 2009, the MIT TR35 regional award for Asia Pacific and was a top 8 finalist for the World Technology award in Biotechnology in 2012.