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Student Chapter 2023

Tedmond Chang Jing Wei Student Chapter President
Jang Yijin
Jang Yijin Student Chapter Vice President
Eu Herng
Chai Eu Herng Student Chapter Events & Finance Director
Felix Lee Jun Jie Student Chapter Marketing Director
Yao Chang
Zhou YaoChang Student Chapter Human Resources Director & Secretary
Wan Sin
Chan Wan Sin Student Chapter Communications Director



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Event Highlights of 2023:

1st Bonding Event

On 28th May 2023, our first ever post-covid physical bonding event was held at TheMindcafe exclusively for our student chapter members. Students got to interact with like-minded individuals from various pharmaceutical backgrounds and schools in person. It is also the first event held since the transition of the new leadership team in 2023. 

Bonding Day 2

Bonding Day 2

ISPE Hackathon

On 24th August 2023, the student chapter together with the emerging leaders committee planned and executed the first physical Hackathon after Covid. The event brought together students and young professionals from different countries to work together on a case study. Participants got an exclusive tour of Merck Labs, where they were given a run down of the latest developments in the pharmaceutical field. Participants were then placed in groups to tackle a problem statement regarding the supply chain distribution before presenting to a panel of judges from the industry.



Lonza Plant Tour (with NTU Singapore’s Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Biotechnology Club)

On 2nd Sept 2023, 30 students from NTU Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Biotechnology (CCEB) Club and 10 student chapter members had an incredible day getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at LONZA's cutting-edge biologic plants. Students experienced a guided tour through their Quality Control (QC) and Drug Substance (DS), as well as their manufacturing operations, followed by an intimate networking session with their professionals. Students gained exposure to Project Management, Manufacturing (Biologics), Training, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Development Services, Cell Gene Manufacturing, HR and MSAT. 



SIT PE SMC X ISPESC: Pharma Career Day

On September 8, 2023, our collaborative event with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) Pharmaceutical Engineering Student Management Committee (PE SMC), Pharma Career Day, featured insightful talks from speakers representing ISPE Singapore Affiliate, No Deviation, MSD, GDMC and Singapore General Hospital. Following the presentations, SIT Pharmaceutical Engineering students engaged in a networking session, leaving 120 attendees inspired and with clearer career-planning perspectives. A heartfelt thanks to our speakers—Shanshan Liu, Shao Siong Chua, Kelvin Lee and Wayne Ewe—for dedicating their Friday night to mentor and inspire the passionate young talents aspiring to enter the pharmaceutical industry.


Pharmaceutical Frontier: Mastering the Art of Landing Your Dream Job

On 20th September 2023, our member-exclusive event covered everything you need to know to craft a winning resume, ace your interviews, and land your dream job in pharma. The event consists of a fireside chat between Mr. Piers Atkinson from EBC (Ethos BeathChapman) and Ms. Li Sihong from GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), followed by an engaging tea and networking session. Participants hear from industry experts on the latest trends in the pharmaceutical job market, and get expert tips on resume writing, interview skills, and more. 

Pharmaceutical Frontier

Pharmaceutical Frontier

NUS Pheauture 

The NUS Pheauture Career Fair, a collaborative effort between NUS Pharmaceutical Society, took place physically on the NUS campus on 25th September 2023. The event provided students with the opportunity to engage directly with numerous companies, gaining valuable insights into career prospects within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Furthermore, the fair featured speaker sessions led by key employers from prominent companies like Menarini, National Health Group (NHG), and Merck, offering students valuable perspectives on industry trends and opportunities.



2nd Bonding Event 

On 1st October 2023, the student chapter organized its second bonding session, featuring guest speakers Louis Chan Jin Wei, a sustainability manager, and Jeff Kok, a leader in private funds research. The event provided students with valuable insights into their career journeys, allowing them to gain firsthand knowledge and ask burning questions. Additionally, students had the chance to network and interact with one another over a catered meal. 

Bonding Day

Bonding Day

Automation in Pharma Workshop

On 15th October 2023, our member-exclusive event provided students insights to automation in pharmaceutical manufacturing. The workshop, conducted by our speaker Ms. Claire Tran, introduces the Automation Pyramid's five levels, and delves into Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Track & Trace systems, and integrating with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for comprehensive pharmaceutical manufacturing efficiency. Participants engage with one another in focused-group discussions on case problems based on the topics discussed.



Student Chapter 2022

Tan Zhi Hao, Gary
Student Chapter President
Hua Yue, Hazel
Student Chapter Vice President
Jun Hui
Teo Jun Hui
Student Chapter Finance Director
Muhammad Irfan bin Ismail
Student Chapter Events Director
Que Chi
Nguyen Que Chi
Student Chapter HR Director
Khayrin Aisyah Binte Jamal
Student Chapter Secretary
Sheen Yee
Tham Sheen Yee
Student Chapter Marketing Director



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Instagram: sgispesc

ISPESC Leadership Team Recruitment

Stay tuned to the results of the ISPESC 2023 Leadership Team. Recruitment for Associate Directors and subcommittee members will begin in late January/ February. Should you wish to have more information on the roles and responsibilities of such roles, feel free to contact Gary (ISPESC 2022 President) at or @Gtzh97 (Telegram).

Event Highlights of 2022:

  • ISPE x ARTC Site Visit 2022

ISPE x ARTC Site Visit is the first physical site visit held on 7th February since the pandemic. This site visit is open to students and industrial professionals, showcasing various facilities:

  • Arcstone's Digital Manufacturing Joint Lab that showcases the end-to-end capabilities of Arcstone's entire suite of tools.
  • Factory of the Future Line that deploys the latest toolsets and advanced manufacturing.
  • Manufacturing Intelligence Control Room that conducts maintenance across all the equipment, calibrations of the equipment, safety controls and quality controls.
  • Hyper Personalisation Line that focuses on creating direct connectivity of data between suppliers so that production can be done real-time when the demand comes in.

Participants are exposed to the latest digital manufacturing technology to broaden their horizons in light of the industrial digitalisation revolution.


  • ISPESC x NTU SPMS: Pharma101

Led by the ISPESC 2022 Leadership team in collaboration with MSD and supported by NTU SPMS, Pharma101 is an informative webinar held on 20th May and focused to provide an overview and key insights of the Pharmaceutical industry for our students. The distinguished guests include an industrial professional and NTU SPMS alumni to share insights and their experiences in the industry following graduation.

We hope that such an event has brought more value to our members and ignited more interest moving into the everchanging Pharmaceutical landscape.

  • ISPE SG Virtual Hackathon 2022

Led by the ISPESC and ISPEEL, ISPE SG Hackathon 2022 is an international annual case-study themed competition where participants innovate a solution from a given real-life problem statement. This year’s theme is on Sustainability in Pharma (Supply chain). The competition was held across 19th to 25 June, with teams of up to 6 members consisting of students and emerging leaders, and an industrial professional team coach to ideate creative solutions. Complimentary Pre-Hackathon Webinars were organized for participants to gain an understanding for the topics prior to the initiation of the Hackathon. Participants are given the opportunity to showcase their ideas during the ISPE Conference & Exhibition 2022 following the Hackathon.

The Hackathon aims to expose participants to industrial problems outside of their curriculum and apply relevant knowledge and creativity to innovate solutions prior to embarking on their journey in the Pharmaceutical industry.

This event wouldn’t have been such a success without the passion and effort of the Judges and Industrial Mentors who volunteered and provided key insights and advice to the teams. We wish to thank the Judges, Coaches, Participants and the Organising Committee for making this event a success. We hope you will look forward to ISPE SG Hackathon 2023.

Biopharma Talk


  • Ace your interview

Following the “Connecting with Resume” event in 2021, Ace your interview is an interactive webinar held on 27th August and focused to provide tips and tricks for a successful interview experience. The webinar tackled common problems faced during an interview and key insights on good interview skills. The distinguished guest Ms Shirley Chia from Amgen shared her insights and experiences in the industry.

We hope that such an event has provided invaluable insights and inspired confidence in our members to ace their future interviews.

Ace Your Interview

  • Automation in Pharma

Automation in Pharma is a webinar held on 16th September and focused to provide key insights into the levels of automation utilised in the Pharmaceutical Industry. The webinar provided an overview of each level of automation followed by trends noticed in the industry with Pharma 4.0 wave. The distinguished guest Ms Claire Giang from Körber Pharma shared her insights and experiences in Automation in the industry.

The event has provided invaluable technological insights of the industry and provided participants with inspiration and knowledge to look forward to in the digitalising industry.


  • ISPESC x PDA: Pandemic to Endemic

ISPESC in collaboration with Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), supported by SIT PE SMC has successfully held Pandemic to Endemic at SIT@Dover on 30th September. Pandemic to Endemic showcases the changes brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic situation in various sectors of the Pharmaceutical Industry such as Education, Regulatory & Compliance, Project Management, Operations and Manufacturing. Distinguished guests from Novartis, No Deviation and SIT shared their observations on work life adaptations seen with the Pandemic, and discussed possibilities and opportunities for the industry moving ahead post-pandemic.

We hope that this event has provided insight to our members and inspired students as we progress post-pandemic.

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  • Pharmaceutical Genesis

ISPESC’s trademark event Pharmaceutical Genesis is back, showcasing insights and technical knowledge into trending topics of the Pharmaceutical Industry! This year Pharmaceutical Genesis was held at PSB Academy on 12th November, and the topics of focus are Single-use, ATMPS, CGT, and mRNA technologies. Distinguished guests from PALL Corporation and Merck group were invited to share their expertise on the topics and engaged students in focused discussion groups to innovate on potential challenges and opportunities for the industry moving forward.

We hope that the participants have gained technical knowledge in the following topics and inspired students moving forward into the industry.


  • Bonding Day

To wrap up the year, ISPESC Bonding Day was held on 3rd December where our diverse student community members were invited to meet-up over lunch for interaction and networking during their school break. We hope that the students were able to learn more from each other and foster bonds through this interaction to build a cohesive diverse student community.

Bonding Day

Student Chapter 2021

Chan Jin Wei Louis
Student Chapter President
Melvinder Singh
Student Chapter
Vice President
Li Chunxin
Student Chapter
Soong Li Ting Crystal
Student Chapter
Finance Director
Candy Loo Mei Qi
Student Chapter
Events Director
Mahiratunnisa Binte Mohamed Ikram
Student Chapter
Human Resource Director
Javier Tham Jun Heng
Student Chapter
Communications Director
Muhammad Syakir
Muhammad Syakir Bin Mohamed Tajudin
Student Chapter
Marketing Director

The International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Singapore Affiliate is a non-profit organization and we, the Student Chapter (SC), aims to expose students to the Pharmaceutical industry by exposing them to the professionals in this field and to provide opportunities for them to plan and organise related events. 

As a member of ISPESC, you can look forward to networking opportunities with students from different courses, acquire more knowledge from sharing of content beyond your curriculum, and develop your soft skills etc. 



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Instagram: sgispesc

Direct Contact: @Louisdrex

ISPESC Leadership Team Recruitment

Stay tuned to the results of the ISPESC 2022 Leadership Team. Recruitment for Associate Directors and subcommittee members will begin in late January/ February. Should you wish to have more information on the roles and responsibilities of such roles, feel free to contact Louis (ISPESC 2021 President) at or @Louisdrex (Telegram).

Key New Initiatives:

  • ISPESC Info-bites

Led by the Communications team, ISPESC Info-bites is an initiative to simplify information and make it digestible for our students. The team consolidated feedback on topics of interest from students and relevant happenings in the industry.

We hope that such an initiative has brought more value to our members and enhanced their knowledge.

Here are some snippets:


  • ISPESC Champions

In line with ISPESC’s vision of better engaging you (students) and to seek regular feedbacks, we incorporated the Champions Initiative.

Under this Initiative, there is one student per course/school whom have valiantly volunteered and been selected to take on this responsibility as being the liaison between their school/course and ISPESC.

His/her role will be to share details about ISPESC Events with his/her course mates. More importantly, to hear from the ground on the needs of the students and how ISPESC can curate events to cater to these needs. 

Past Events

  • ISPESC Food Future

ISPE Singapore's Affiliate Students' Chapter has organised the last knowledge-based event for 2021 - Food Future - catered to our members’ needs. This event was newly initiated in ISPESC as we understand the intertwine between the food industry and the pharmaceutical industry. We also understand that our valued members (you) have various interests, and many are exploring the opportunities in the workforce.

Feedback from a participant: From the basic concepts to in-depth industry knowledge, this session was truly an eye opener to food industry in Singapore. I learnt more about the plant based meats and cell based meats and their prospects in current market, as well as personal experience of speaker in working in an alternative food options start-up. Moreover, the session covered on the root cause of why alternative food options have surfaced, and what are other aspect of food industry focuses on to reduce the food wastage . Overall, this session benefitted me in a way of finding out about our sister industry and provided an alternative path to overlook. The tips and job scope insights of the manufacturing plant were beneficial as well as can’t be found anywhere else !

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  • ISPESC Monthly Bonding Session (MBS)

This year ISPESC has conducted monthly e-MBS to be aligned with ISPESC 2021 vision of bridging and forging connections amongst students. In the past months, participants had a great deal of fun through the online games as they get to interact with other students! Members could also learned more about ISPESC through such an opportunity.

We are truly glad to provide networking and bonding opportunities for our members through games. Considering our members are from different academic institutions and background, it was even more fulfilling.

Feedback from a participant: Great bonding sessions, great place to chill and meet people of similar interest. Has allowed me to learn and develop.

Monthly Bonding session

  • ISPESC Members Bonding Day

In November, ISPE Singapore's Affiliate Students' Chapter concluded our new initiative- Members Bonding Day 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the event was held online. However, we are glad that that did not affect the enthusiasm of our participants. Members of ISPESC had the opportunity to interact with one another in a speed bingo and even compete with other groups with hot rounds of Battle Royale!

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  • Connect with Resume

We have successfully executed the "Connect with Resume" event. Through the event, we aimed to allow students to get a better understanding of how to craft an impactful resume that showcases their talents.

A special thanks to the planning team, and our distinguished speaker Ambrose Chan who shared handy tips on how to prepare a good resume. We believe that this will serve a good foundation for the students.

Feedback from a participant:
'The event was useful and there were many dos and don'ts that were being shared during the webinar, and it gives a better understanding how to do my resume'.

Connect with resume

  • “Women Empowerment” Event

The Women Empowerment event (co-organised between Singapore Polytechnic DCHE Club, ISPE Singapore Affiliate and Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has successfully concluded.

The three distinguished speakers (Julia Gandhi, Elaine Yong and Elisa Goh) shared great insights into their journey in the Pharmaceutical and Engineering industry. We believe that participants have gained better clarity on how to navigate through the workforce and make a significant contribution (regardless of gender).

We wish to thank the speakers for their time and contribution to enriching the lives of students!

Women Empowerment

  • Pharum

ISPESC first-ever event collaboration with SIT Pharmaceutical Engineering SMC- Pharum 2021 has successfully concluded.

It was a resounding success as the team invited 3 speakers from Novartis, such as Rajat Bhasker, Sabrina Peh and Manuel Ungerer. In addition, we invited the SIT Pharmaceutical Engineering students (Edina Lee & Muhammed Harith) who had just finished their Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) to talk about their experience in manufacturing operation and lab research respectively.

In this collaboration, we dived into the specialisation of Pharmaceutical Engineering, such as the Small Molecular Drugs (SMD) track and the Biologics track and process. Participants gained great insights into the upstream and downstream process for both the SMD and Biologics tracks. The technical skills and knowledge from different specialisations provide many career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry. Most importantly, the participants will have a better idea of which path they are interested in after the event.

Feedback from one participant: "Pharum 2021 is insightful. The event equipped me with important knowledge to choose my specialisation properly.”

Many thanks to the ISPESC Pharum 2021 Team and SIT Pharmaceutical Engineering SMC for their contribution and extensive efforts.

Once again, ISPESC is glad to be the enabler to organise events that will value add to our members


  • “Life after Poly” Event

We understood that many of our members whom are from a Poly background had wished to find out more about what happens after one's Poly education.

Hence, we launch a collaboration with Singapore Poly's Diploma in Chemical Engineering Club as both organisations believe in adding value to students.

Through students’ sharing, we had enabled more polytechnics students to gain clarity on what lies in University education and the workforce.
Life after Poly

  • ISPE SG Hackathon 2021

The ISPE SG Hackathon has successfully concluded from 18th to 27th June.

The Hackathon's aims were:
1) Expanding participant network with likeminded peers
2) For participants to learn about the Pharmaceutical Industry and skills relevant to the industry
3) Providing Learning through Gamifications

We are glad to say it was a success as participants enjoyed their experience and could also learn key concepts about the Pharma 4.0 process in Manufacturing. The participants were of an impressive standard as they also brought in business perspectives to discuss the feasibility of their ideas.

This event wouldn't have been possible without the Coaches who volunteered and provided key and useful advices to the teams.

We wish to thank the Judges, Coaches, Participants and the Organising Committee for making this event a success. We hope you will look forward to ISPE SG Hackathon 2022.

Hackathon 2021

  • ISPE Singapore Webinar Pharma 4.0

ISPE Singapore Affiliate Emerging Leaders and ISPE Singapore Student Chapter have collaborated to organise a Webinar on BioPharma Organisational Design and Pharma 4.0. Do check out our poster for more details. 

The Speaker is Wilbur Ho who is the Director of Pharma Operations at Amgen Singapore Manufacturing where he drives global (Asia, US, Europe) manufacturing strategies to optimize network supply chain reliability and agility and deliver Lean Six Sigma initiatives as Black Belt Coach. 

  • PharmGenesis

14 Jun 2021 | 10am-1pm SGT

One of ISPESC’s flagship event- Pharmaceutical Genesis 2021 has successfully concluded on 14th June.

It was a resounding success as the team invited 4 speakers from organisations such as Mr Derek Seah from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Ms Levana Sani from Nalagenetics, Mr Ivan Heng from Johnson & Johnson and Mr Benjamin Cheng from Singapore General Hospital (SGH)

Participants were able to immerse in the informative and insightful seminar on the pharmaceutical industry in Singapore. Together we unveiled several topics concerning the opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry such as the variety of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry and the technologies used in industry such as treatment of leprosy using genomic technologies. Most importantly participants were able to understand the preparation and skills needed before heading into the fast-moving pharmaceutical industry.

Some feedback from our participants:

"The event is very informative. It gave insights of the wide range of career opportunities that they can specialise in the future. Looking forward to joining future events organised by ISPE."

“I was able to gain a lot of learning about the insights of the pharmaceutical industry. Will be looking forward to joining future ISPE events and initiatives! “PharmGenesis2021 


Student Chapter 2020

Zhou Meikun, Charles
Student Chapter President
Verma Apoorva
Verma Apoorva
Student Chapter Vice President



Past Events:

23 Oct - 01 Nov 2020: ISPE Singapore Hackathon 2020

Jan 2021: Pheature 2021 |

Highlights 2020 ISPE Singapore Student Chapter

This year, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lifestyles and how society works. Conferences and social gatherings have been postponed or cancelled but this did not deter the ISPE Singapore Student Chapter from organising their events. The Student Chapter saw this as an opportunity to transition into the technological era where events are held virtually while keeping participants safe. (read full article)

Student Poster Competition 2016

At the Student AGM on 1 Apr 2016 a new Student Chapter Executive Committee was elected. Congratulations to: Wendy Han (President), Kimberly Siacor (Vice President), Jonathan Tan (Secretary), Liu Chin Mei (Treasurer), Jia Huan Wan (HR), Collin Chong (PR), Ziling Zeng (Info-Comm Tech). We are looking forward to some great student activities this year!

ISPE Annual Meeting 2013 – A Singaporean Student’s Perspective

By Ng Qin Xiang, National University of Singapore

I did not have the slightest inkling on what was in store for me when I first signed up for the local ISPE student poster competition …

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