Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), established in 2002, is a beneficiary of Temasek Trust and is affiliated with the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University. It is located within the campus of the National University of Singapore and is situated alongside other research institutes and academic departments of the university.
The research institute has about 240 researchers from 21 different nationalities and its vision is to build a preeminent organization of global talent to undertake bio-molecular science research and applications to benefit people in Asia and beyond. TLL strives to develop its people and provide opportunities for them to be leaders in their own fields by challenging them to achieve breakthrough discoveries and impactful applications.
TLL focuses primarily on understanding the cellular mechanisms that underlie the development and physiology of plants, fungi and animals. Such research provides new understanding of how organisms function, and also provides foundation for biotechnology innovation. TLL has an international network of partnerships and hopes to create a positive impact on the development of biotechnology industry in Singapore through collaborations and joint research ventures with local and international partners.