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As industries grow so does its effect on the environment and therefore it is the responsibility of all stakeholders to consider innovative ways to embrace more environmentally responsible practises while maintaining standards of quality and safety. Understand the importance of building a sustainable and responsible model that will have a reduced environmental impact while identify ways to integrate and optimize technologies that are providing industry professionals with the right environment for innovation and creativity.

Join us to learn how sustainability continues to grow in importance while being cost-efficient, more connected and productive by modernizing and transforming lab facilities. Let us help you identify the key trends that are currently advancing sustainability in labs with a focus on the concepts and opportunities to modernize at a pace which is appropriate for each organization.


TONG Yen Wah

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Associate Professor Tong Yen Wah joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001 after graduating from the University of Toronto with a PhD in Chemical Engineering. His expertise is in biomaterials research for tissue engineering and in bioenergy from food wastes and biomass wastes, with over 200 publications and 10000 citations. His recent works in food wastes management has been successfully commercialized with distributed anaerobic digesters that can be effectively used in cities through a spin-off company from NUS. Dr Tong is currently the co-Programme Director for a NRF CREATE programme with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) on “Energy and Environmental Sustainability Solutions for Megacities”, E2S2-CREATE, a collaborative research programme between NUS and SJTU funded by the Singapore National Research Foundation for S$89 million on studying coupled problems in megacities related to energy, environment, health and waste.

P. M. Krishna Prasad

Global Director - Quality Assurance, Labcorp Drug Development (erstwhile Covance)

P.M. Krishna Prasad is a seasoned Quality Assurance and Compliance leader with more than 34+ years of experience in building and strengthening the QA culture in global pharmaceuticals majors, such as Pfizer, LabCorp and GlaxoSmithKline.

He Possess a diverse experience across Human, Consumer, Medical Devices and Animal Health segments. Recognized for managing ambitious greenfield and brownfield projects and also for driving large-scale change management initiatives to harvest efficiencies. Certified Auditor.

He has led and performed successful site inspections for USFDA PAI, MHRA, TGA and other Indian and International health boards. Also carried out remediation actions

He is Passionate about engaging, nurturing and grooming talent for success

He is an award-winning industry thought leader with proven success in strategic planning, building capabilities, improving operational efficiencies an eliminating risks, and driving enterprise-wide change spanning cultures and geographies.

Some of his greatest achievements involve:

  • Best in class Quality Partner of the Decade Award by 2021 World Leadership Congress
  • Quality Leadership Award’ for Excellence in Quality Management & Leadership at the World Quality Congress 2016
  • Featured among the Top 50 ‘Most Talented Quality Professionals’ by World Quality Congress in 2014

Branka Knezevic

Head of Sales & Service, Lab Water, Australia and New Zealand, Merck

Branka Knezevic has worked in the life-science industry for more than 15 years. She joined Merck Lab Water team in 2011 and is currently working as the Head of Lab Water Sales & Service, Australia & New Zealand (ANZ). Branka has an extensive experience in lab water solutions, developing and leading teams. Previously, Branka worked in various sales and marketing roles in Europe and ANZ. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Branka is focused on driving science, innovation, and customer experience.

Eugene Wang

Co-Founder & CEO Sophie’s BioNutrients

Eugene Wang grew up immersed in the vegetarian food business. Since 2010, his vision for launching Sophie’s Kitchen, the first Plant-Based Seafood Alternative, has manifested into a viable innovation. Sophie’s Kitchen had won numerous recognitions from companies like PepsiCo and Chipotle. In 2019, Eugene took the alternative protein to the microorganism level and started another venture – Sophie’s BioNutrients. The Singapore-based company, which grows microalgae in bioreactors and has recently expanded to Europe. The company created the world’s first allergen-free microalgae-based dairy alternatives and microalgae-based burger patties with its microalgae protein concentrate.

Priyanka Chamoli

Director - Quality Assurance, Avance Clinical

Priyanka Chamoli has worked in the Clinical Research Industry for more than 17 years. Priyanka is currently working as the Director of Quality Assurance in an Australian based CRO. She has experience in all phases of clinical research and conducting audits under multiple regulatory environments across Asia, Australia, the US and Europe. She has worked in pharma and biotech companies and small to big size CROs. She is an active member of RQA, UK and ARCS, Australia.

Meenu Bansal

Field Marketing Expert, Lab Water Solutions, India and Singapore, Merck

Ms. Meenu Bansal has 15+ years of experience in sample preparation workflows. She supports quality control and research labs in the private and public sector respectively. In her current role, she provides technical/application supports to the customers and gives end user trainings on water purification system.

Who Should Attend


Research and Development
Research & Development
Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance
Quality Control
Quality Control
Analytical Microbiology
Analytical Microbiology
Cell Culture
Cell Culture
Chemistry testing
Chemistry testing
Chromatography Labs
Chromatography Labs


Senior Scientist
Senior Scientist
Quality Control
Principle Scientists
Principle Scientists
Research Scientist
Research Scientist

What Will You Learn

Key trends
Key trends shaping the labs of the future
Technologies and digital solutions
Technologies and digital solutions driving productivity
Creating opportunities
Steps to build sustainable labs to optimize resources and accelerating research


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  • Understanding the concept of sustainability-oriented labs in real-world contexts
  • Importance of identifying ways to integrate and optimize technologies with the right environment for innovation and creativity
  • Compliance to Regulatory needs
  • Innovative ways of being cost-efficient, connected and productive by modernizing and transforming lab facilities
  • Key trends aiding sustainability in labs along with opportunities to modernize based on organizational needs
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