31 Dec '17, 12am

Lunch With Sumiko: Want a Smart Nation? Then make sure you get talent, says Philip Yeo

Lunch With Sumiko: Want a Smart Nation? Then make sure you get talent, says Philip Yeo

The first thing that strikes me are the books and files. They are everywhere and they look scarily erudite. Mr Philip Yeo has opted to have lunch at his office on the 21st floor of Symbiosis Tower in Fusionopolis. I'm early, he is not in yet, and his secretary has led me to his office-cum-library to wait. Sunlight streams in from tall windows, giving the room a pleasant, airy feel. His books and files occupy two large shelves. A long glass table - where we later have lunch - is also completely covered with plastic files filled with articles, all printed on cream-coloured paper. In front of me on the table is an article titled, "A reversible haploid mouse embryonic stem cell biobank resource for functional genomics". Next to it is a paper headlined, "Analysis of Fusobacterium persistence and antibiotic response in colorectal cancer". Other articles are on topics like molecu...

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