09 Oct '11, 4am

Former NUS don under probe for research fraud

Former NUS don under probe for research fraud

A former National University of Singapore (NUS) professor, Dr Alirio Melendez, is being investigated for scientific fraud, The Sunday Times reported. If allegations are true, it will be the first major case of scientifc fraud here, the report said. The university was alerted to the possible fraud through an anonymous tip-off, the report added. It usually disregards anonymous tip-offs but here, the evidence was 'compelling' enough to start an inquiry. The professor, who joined NUS a decade ago and left for professorships in Britain in 2009, had published two papers in journals Nature Immunology, and Science, in February and last year respectively. The piece in Nature Immunology was retracted following some irregularities identified in the paper, The Sunday Times said. The report added that questions had also been raised about the validity of findings in the Science paper, w...

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