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Choon Nam ONG

Choon Nam ONG

Director
NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI)
Singapore

Biography

Choon Nam ONG is the Director of the NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) and a professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. He has published more than 300 papers in international peer-reviewed journals with an h-index of 75, and over 17,000 citations. His main research interest is Environmental Health Sciences and teaches in Toxicology and Environment Health, and nursing a lifelong passion of all matters related to environment on health. Since 1985, he has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) on many occasions and was involved in 12 of its Health Criteria publications.He is an editorial board member of several international journals on environment and sustainability. He is a visiting professor to several overseas universities and serves as a Scientific Advisor to the China Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was the recipient of Astra-Zeneca American Toxicology Society Award, 2002. Dr Ong also served as an advisor to the OECD, US National Water Research Institute, and has been consulted often by international health agencies on issues related to environmental health. He has been a member of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality Expert Panel since 2003. His research group currently focuses on the use of metabolomics as a technology platform for biomedical and environmental research.

Research Interest

Environmental Health, Metabolomics, Toxicology