LEE Peng Foo Peter

Designation
Lecturer

Department
Natural Sciences & Science Education (NSSE)

Office Location
NIE7-03-70

Education
PhD

Email
peter.lee@nie.edu.sg

Office Telephone Number
67903844

Research Interests
inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, metals in medicine

  • Peter obtained both his B.Sc.(Hons) and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the National University of Singapore. His current research is directed towards the interface of inorganic/ bioinorganic/ organometallic chemistry and cell/molecular biology, looking at the chemical biology and chemical genetics of metal complexes and their applications in medicine.

     

    Academic Background
    • BSc(Hons) 1997 NUS
    • PhD 2002 NUS

     

    Awards
    • Awarded the “Excellence in Teaching Commendation 2011” in recognition of teaching excellence achieved in year 2010
    • Awarded the “Excellence in Teaching Commendation 2010” in recognition of teaching excellence achieved in year 2009
    • Awarded the “Excellence in Teaching Commendation 2008” in recognition of teaching excellence achieved in year 2007
    • Nanyang Research Programme (2006): Outstanding Mentor Award
    • Nanyang Research Programme (2005): Outstanding Mentor Award

     

    Research Interests
    • Investigation of metal complexes as potential therapeutics for cancer
    • Pathogen-Host cell interaction studies 
    • Apoptosis

     

    Research Grants

      
    PI

    • OER 46/12 LPF Learning to Argue and Arguing to Learn: Developing Scientific Argumentation Skills in Pre-service Chemistry Teachers (2013 – 2015)
    • ATREC-Energetic Analysis and Characterisation of Novel Energetic Materials (2013 – 2015)
    • RI 10/10 PL Design of G-Quadruplex-targeting Anticancer Metal Complexes (2011 – 2013)
    • RI 7/07 KYC Disposable plastic microchips and photonic crystal fibers for analysis of proteins and DNA (2007 – 2013)
    • RI 4/05 LPF Potential metal based anticancer drugs: Design, screening and molecular basis of action (2005 – 2010)

      
    Co-PI

    • RI 4/13 YYK G-Quadruplex-targeting Anticancer Metal Complexes (2014-2017)
    • RI 11/10 TLT Marine Cyanobacteria: Potential Source of Secondary Metabolites for Drug Discovery (2011 – 2013)

     

    Professional Activities
    • Hon. Treasurer, Singapore Institute of Biology (Oct 2006 to Oct 2008)
    • Hon. Treasurer, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (Mar 2007 to Mar 2009)