Singapore Institute of Technology
Dr. Adison Wong is a synthetic biologist, with a background in chemical engineering and biotechnology. His seminal works on the genetic reprogramming of biological systems were featured by over hundreds of news agencies worldwide. He had won numerous accolades, including awards from the European Molecular Biology Organization, Singapore Straits Times and Ministry of Education Singapore. He currently serves as an associate editor of the scientific journal, Engineering Biology, and executive member to the Society of Synthetic Biology Singapore and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers Singapore. He values volunteering opportunities to serve community and people and aspires to create value through biotechnology. His research interests are genomics, novel foods, sustainable biomanufacturing and biosensors.


  • Layering genetic circuits to build a single cell, bacterial half adder
  • Engineering Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce odd chain-length fatty alcohols
  • Engineering microbes to sense and eradicate Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a human pathogen
  • Engineered probiotic Escherichia coli can eliminate and prevent Pseudomonas aeruginosa gut infection in animal models
  • Engineering a riboswitch-based genetic platform for the self-directed evolution of acid-tolerant phenotypes.
  • Applying the design-build-test paradigm in microbiome engineering
  • Metabolic engineering of microbes for monoterpenoid production
  • Enhanced limonene production by metabolically engineered Yarrowia lipolytica from cheap carbon sources
  • Enhanced production of amyrin in Yarrowia lipolytica using a combinatorial protein and metabolic engineering approach
  • Immersive virtual reality training of bioreactor operations
  • Characterization of Transcriptional Activities
  • Engineering Yarrowia lipolytica to Produce Itaconic Acid From Waste Cooking Oil
  • Design and optimization of pH-riboswitch circuits for cell sorting applications
  • Combining Metabolic Engineering and Lipid Droplet Storage Engineering for Improved α-Bisabolene Production in Yarrowia Lipolytica
  • Establishing chromosomal design-build-test-learn through a synthetic chromosome and its combinatorial reconfiguration

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