Dr. Markus Wenk is the Dean College of Health and Life Sciences. He fills other key roles at the moment; he is a Visiting Toh Chin Chye Professor and the National University of Singapore, an Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopaedia in Lipidomics (Springer), and a privatdozent in the faculty of science in the University of Basel.
Wenk has been interested in the structure and function of membranes since his time as a student at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel in 1994. During his time at Yale, he introduced new techniques to study how cells metabolize phospholipids. He's been a leader in using advanced methods to study lipids (lipidomics), earning recognition such as the European Lipid Science Award in 2018. Markus founded the Singapore Lipidomics Incubator (SLING) and the international Singapore Lipid Symposium (iSLS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), focusing on innovation, education, and collaboration in lipid research. Lately, he's been working on incorporating precise molecular analysis into medical research for personalized health.
Prior to his assumption of the role in HBKU, Markus led the Department of Biochemistry at NUS from 2015 to 2022 and also directed the NUS Precision Medicine Translational Research Programme from 2020 to 2023.
Precision Medicine Translational Research Program, National University of Singapore2020 – 2023
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore2016 – 2023
Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore2016 – 2023
The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute2013 – 2015
Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore2007 – 2009
Biozentrum University of Basel1994 - 1997
University of Basel1990 - 1994
Liebisch, G., Ahrends, R., Arita, M., Arita, M., Bowden, J. A., Ejsing, C. S., Griffiths, W. J., Holčapek, M., Köfeler, H., Mitchell, T. W., Wenk, M. R., & Ekroos, K. (2019, July 29). Lipidomics needs more standardization. Nature Metabolism, 1(8), 745–747.
Triebl, A., Burla, B., Selvalatchmanan, J., Oh, J., Tan, S. H., Chan, M. Y., Mellet, N. A., Meikle, P. J., Torta, F., & Wenk, M. R. (2020, January). Shared reference materials harmonize lipidomics across MS-based detection platforms and laboratories. Journal of Lipid Research, 61(1), 105–115.
Chew, W. S., Torta, F., Ji, S., Choi, H., Begum, H., Sim, X., Khoo, C. M., Khoo, E. Y. H., Ong, W. Y., Van Dam, R. M., Wenk, M. R., Tai, E. S., & Herr, D. R. (2019, July 11). Large-scale lipidomics identifies associations between plasma sphingolipids and T2DM incidence. JCI Insight, 4(13).