09 Oct '11, 1am

Former NUS professor under investigation for fabricating research data

Former NUS professor under investigation for fabricating research data

Dr Alirio Melendez (above), a former professor at the National University of Singapore, is being investigated for allegedly fabricating research data. -- ST FILE PHOTO: SHAHRIYA YAHAYA By Chang Ai-Lien, Senior Correspondent In what could be the first major case of scientific fraud uncovered here, a former National University of Singapore (NUS) professor is being investigated for fabricating research data. NUS and the other universities involved are retracting two of his articles from top journals, and it has embarked on a mammoth exercise to relook around 70 other papers - all the work ever done by the scientist and his team. The man under fire, Dr Alirio Melendez, was considered a brilliant young researcher in immunology who had moved quickly up the ranks. Background story Thorough inquiry ahead 'Such cases do surface even in the best universities, and the last thing we w...

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