About us

Brain Bank Singapore

The Brain Bank Singapore is a joint partnership between Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) and the National Healthcare Group (NHG), that was initiated in 2018. Our main purpose is to collect post-mortem human brain tissues via a donor scheme and preserve them optimally for use in ethics committee-approved scientific research studies.

Our Principles

To educate the public about brain degenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Motor Neuron Disease and multiple sclerosis, amongst others;

To convey to the public, accurately and concisely, the importance of scientific studies on neurological conditions;

To ensure that all human brain tissues are treated respectfully for non-commercial use in research studies.

To ensure the fair and justifiable use of human brain tissues for scientists across Singapore.

Human Tissue Bank

The Brain Bank Singapore is located at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Novena Campus) where the facility is equipped to receive, process and store brain tissues using various preservation techniques, before they are sent out to researchers for ethics committee-approved studies.

We are registered as a Human Tissue Bank regulated by the Human Biomedical Research Act (HBRA) and Human Tissue Framework (HTF) of the Ministry of Health (MOH). Our study protocol is also approved by SingHealth Centralised Institutional Review Board (CIRB), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Institutional Review Board (IRB) and NHG Domain Specific Review Board (DSRB).

Governing Board

Partners & Collaborators

Steering Commitee

Prof Au Wing Lok
NNI Medical Director
Prof James Best
LKCMedicine Dean
Prof Chua Hong Choon
CEO (Institute of Mental Health)
Prof Tan Eng King
NNI Deputy Medical Director (Academic Affairs)
Prof Lim Kah Leong
LKCMedicine Vice-Dean (Research)
Dr Benjamin Seet
(Education and Research)

Executive Commitee

Prof Louis Tan Chew Seng
NNI Deputy Director
Prof Lim Kah Leong
LKCMedicine Vice-Dean (Research)
Dr Jimmy Lee
Senior Consultant (IMH)
Dr Adeline Ng Su Lyn
Senior Consultant (NNI)
Prof Balázs Gulyás
Translational Neuroscience
Dr Tan Ern Yu
Senior Consultant (TTSH)
Prof Richard Reynolds
Director (Brain Bank Singapore)

Brain Bank Singapore Team

Prof Richard Reynolds
Dr Adeline Ng Su Lyn
Assistant Director
Asst Prof Foo Jia Nee
Assistant Director
Asst Prof Anna Barron
Assistant Director
Dr Joan Sim
Jillian Terese Teo
Assistant Manager
& Donor Coordinator
Thein Than Htike
Research Associate
Location & Hours
Brain Bank Singapore
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Nanyang Technological University
Clinical Sciences Building (Novena)
11 Mandalay Road
Singapore 308232
Operating Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Study Partners & Collaborators:
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