About us

Brain Bank Singapore

The Brain Bank Singapore is a joint partnership between NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI), National Healthcare Group (NHG) and the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, 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 and the wider region.

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 Joseph Sung
LKCMedicine Dean
Prof Au Wing Lok
NNI Medical Director
Prof Daniel Fung
Prof Chong Yap Seng
YLL Medicine Dean
Prof Lim Kah Leong
Vice-Dean Research
Prof Tan Eng King
Deputy Medical Director
Dr Benjamin Seet
Prof Chng Wee Joo
Vice-Dean Research

Executive Committee

Prof Lim Kah Leong
Vice-Dean Research
Prof Louis Tan Chew Seng
NNI Director, Research
Prof Soong Tuck Wah
YLL Medicine
Prof Balázs Gulyás
Translational Neuroscience
Dr Adeline Ng
NNI Senior Consultant
Dr Jimmy Lee
IMH Senior Consultant
Asst Prof Foo Jia Nee
Dr Tan Ern Yu
TTSH Senior Consultant
Dr Tan Chi Hsien
NUH Consultant
Dr Yeo Tianrong
NNI Senior Consultant

Brain Bank Singapore Team

Dr Adeline Ng
Asst Prof Foo Jia Nee
Deputy Director
Dr Yeo Tianrong
Deputy Director
Ms Priscilla Martin
Ms Apphia Choa
Donor Coordinator
Ms Vidal Russel Orilla
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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