Dr Patrick Tan Boon Oo is a research scientist at the Defence Science & Technology Agency. His work in genetic research has made him a worthy recipient of the Young Scientist Award. Tan worked with a group of other scientists.
Dr Tan has been doing research to analyse the genes that are activated in various situations like in normal tissue as opposed to cancerous tissue. His research will hopefully allow the medical field to understand the functions and effects of genes in the body, allowing for sharper and more accurate diagnostics. Dr Patrick Tan is also a medical doctor and a recipient of many other awards.