Joint lab to understand role of microbes for skin health

NTU Singapore and L’Oréal Singapore today launched a joint laboratory, hosted by the Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), to conduct research on the community of bacteria, fungi, and viruses (also called the microbiome) that live on our skin and scalp.

SCELSE will spearhead this collaboration with L’Oréal to understand the role of microbes for skin health. The researchers will also look into possible applications of microbes for cosmetics and dermatology.

Located on the NTU Smart Campus, the joint lab is the culmination of the long-standing collaboration between SCELSE and L’Oréal Singapore. The partners have already jointly patented new technologies and this initiative will further strengthen their collaboration in the future.

The tie-up between NTU and L’Oréal exemplifies the University’s research efforts as part of its 2025 strategic plan to translate knowledge into enterprise that benefits industry and society through partnerships.

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