About Me

IMG_9940NEO MEI LIN

Research Fellow

St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory, c/o Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore

18 Kent Ridge Road, S2S, Singapore 119227 | tmsnml @ nus.edu.sg


Research Interests:

  • Experimental Marine Ecology
  • Giant clams (Bivalvia: Tridacninae)
  • Giant clam Mariculture
  • Invertebrate Larval Biology and Ecology
  • Marine Biodiversity
  • Marine Conservation

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Academic Records:

2009 – 2013: Ph.D. in Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
Advisors: Peter A. Todd (DBS), Serena Teo Lay-Ming (TMSI)
Dissertation: Giant clams (subfamily Tridacninae) in Singapore: Past, Present, and Future.

2005 – 2009: B.Sc. Life Sciences (Hons), Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore
Advisor: Peter A. Todd (DBS)
Dissertation: Defence mechanisms in juvenile fluted giant clams (Tridacna squamosa).


Research Awards and Honors:

2016: 2016 South-East Asia Network for Education and Training (SEA-NET) – Visiting Scientist Award (Taiwan)

2016-2017: Dongsha Atoll Research Station – Research Award (Taiwan): Phylogenetic study of giant clams (Tridacninae) in Dongsha Atoll, Taiwan [Co-Principal Investigator]

2015-2016: L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship (FWIS) National Fellowships (Singapore): Prioritising conservation for giant clams – An integrative assessment based on threat, phylogenetic and functional diversity ($30,000 SGD fellowship grant)

2015: The Singapore’s Women Weekly: Great Women of Our Time Award (Nominee in the Health, Sport and Wellness category)

2014: Singapore Environment Council (SEC)-Sky Creation Design Environmental Blogger of the Year: Psychedelic Nature (Merit Winner)

2013-2014: World Future Foundation Ph.D. Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research ($10,000 USD prize)

2013 – 2018: National Parks Board Research Grant: Phase II – Restocking of giant clams in Singapore ($603,480 SGD research grant) [Co-Principal Investigator]

2011, 2012, 2013: National University of Singapore Faculty Awards – Teaching Assistant Award (Part-time)

2011 – 2013: National Parks Board Research Grant: Phase I – Restocking of giant clams in Singapore ($150,000 SGD research grant) [Ph.D. funding]

2009 – 2013: Tropical Marine Science Institute Graduate Research Scholarship

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2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dear Dr Neo,

    On behalf of ITE, we would like to invite you to be one of our speaker for our Eco Conference on 16 October 2014 held at ITE College West. It would be a 20 minutes presentation on your Marine Life Park at Sisters Island sharing. At the end of the conference, there would be a panel discussion.

    Please email your response to me at sharon_yeo@ite.edu.sg. I am contactable at 64111239.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you.
    Sharon Yeo

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