CHUA Sin Bin

Dr. Chua Sin Bin Adjunct Professor
Department of Food Science and Technology
National University of Singapore
Principal Consultant, Agrifood Technologies Pte. Ltd


Educational Qualifications

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (2nd Class Hons Div A), 1970, University of Queensland, Australia.
Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, (UK), 1973

Current Key Appointments

Health, Welfare and Food Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The People's Republic of China
Member, Expert Committee on Food Safety

Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Control Authority, United Arab Emirates
Member, Scientific Committee

Singapore Polytechnics
Chairman, School of Chemical & Life Sciences Advisory Committee
Deputy Chairman, Food Innovation and Resource Centre

Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING)
Advisor, Food Standards Committee
Chairman, Ad-hoc Technical Committee on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point

Ministry of Health
Member, National Biosafety Committee

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Co-Deputy Chairman, Genetic Modification Advisory Committee of Singapore

PSB Certification
Member, Advisory Committee for Certification

NTUCFairprice Co-operative Ltd
Member, Board of Directors

Singapore Food Manufacturers Association
Scientific Advisor

Expertise & Research Interest

Food Safety, Agriculture and Life Sciences

Selected Publications

Chua Sin Bin (2001), AVA's Food Safety Program, Singapore Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology AGM, 3 Mar 2001.

Lim P L, Chan A, Chua G C, Luk S C, Chew S T and Chua S B (2001), Rapid screening for organophosphorous pesticides in fruits and vegetables, Singapore J Pri Ind 29 : 15-20

Karichiappan K, Chew T K, Lim C H, Chew S T and Chua S B (2001), Use of enzymatic assay to differentiate between fresh chilled meat and thawed frozen meat under the cold chain system, Singapore J Pri Ind 29 : 21-26

Koh M C, Chong P S, Lim P C, Lim C H, Chew S T and Chua S B (2001), Use of GMO analytical methods for regulatory functions at Veterinary Public Health Laboratory, AVA Technical Seminar

Chong S Y, Yong J, Phua L, Chew S T and Chua S B (2002), Characterisation of campylobacter isolates by automated ribotyping
Singapore J Pri Ind 30 : 65-70

Chua Sin Bin & Helen Phang (2002), Food Safety & Food Catering, FCSI Seminar on Food Safety, Food & Hotel Asia 2002, Singapore Expo, 11 Apr 2002

Chua Sin Bin (2002), Veterinary Public Health Program - Singapore Experience, Hong Kong Food & Environmental Hygiene Department Seminar, 27-28 Nov 2002.

Chua Sin Bin (2003), Food safety - strategic to business success in food industry, Singapore Federation of Industries Conference "Strategic partnering, the way forward", 16 Sep 2003.

S Yogeswari, Chng A L, Chiew K T and Chua S B (2003), Rapid screening method for chloramphenicol in tissues using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, AVA Technical Seminar

Chua Sin Bin (2004), Food safety policy & its related techniques - Singapore experience, AMAF+3 Symposium on food safety policy & its related techniques, 8-9 Mar 2004, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Chua Sin Bin, Seah Huay Leng, Koh Boon Liang & Helen Phang (2004), Food safety in flights
2004 IFCA/IFSA Asian Pacific Conference - "China: the potential is huge", Shanghai, 14-17 sep 2004

Chua Sin Bin (2004), Avian Influenza, Epidemiol News Bull; 30:55-63

Chua Sin Bin (2005), Avian Influenza - An Update, Inagural Combined Scientific Meeting of SingHealth, National Healthcare Group and National University of Singapore, 5 Nov 2005 at Raffles Convention Centre.

T L Ng, P P Chan, T H Phua, J P Loh, R Yip, C Wong, C S Liaw, B H Tan, K T Chiew, S B Chua, S Lim, P L Ooi, S K Chew, K T Goh (2005), Oyster-associated outbreaks of Norovirus gastroenteritis in Singapore, Journal of Infection, 51: 413-418

Chua Sin Bin (2006), Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Asia - Implications for Control in Singapore
KK Women & Children Hospital, 6 Jan 2006.

Chua Sin Bin (2006), Avian Influenza Outbreaks - Implication to Singapore, Asthma Association of Singapore, 8 Apr 2006

Chua Sin Bin (2006), Avian Influenza Outbreaks - What they mean to Singapore, United Premas, 9 May 2006

Chua Sin Bin & Chew Siang Thai (2006), Current Challenges in Food Safety, Singapore Veterinary Association Annual Conference 2006, 7 Oct 2006

Chua Sin Bin (2006), Singapore Food Safety Program, Ministry of Health Lecture Series, 19 Oct 2006

Chua Sin Bin (2006), H5N1 in Mammals, Centre for Disease Control, Singapore 20 Oct 2006

Chua Sin Bin (2007), Disease Control in a Globalized Environment - AVA's Perspective, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 25 April 2007.

Chua Sin Bin (2007), Animal Diseases of Significant Biosecurity Concern to Singapore, Regional Experts Forum, Australian Biosecurity Co-operative Research Centre (AB-CRC), 24-25 July 2007, Brisbane, Australia.

H K Leong, C S Goh, S T Chew, C W Lim, Y N Lin, S F Chang, H H Yap, S B Chua (2008), Prevention and Control of Avian Influenza in Singapore,  Ann Acad Med Singapore 2008; 37:504-9

Thomas Menkhoff, Patrick H M Loh, Chua Sin Bin, Hans-Dieter Evers and Chay Yue Wah (2008), “Knowledge-Transfer across the Straits of Malacca: Riau vegetable for Singapore consumers” in the book “The Straits of Malacca – Knowledge and Diversity” edited by Solvay Gerke, Hans-Dieter Evers, Anna-Katharina Hornidge, pp 99-112

Chua Sin Bin (2009), Inspection Systems for Live Animal Farms, 6th Scientific Committee Meeting, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Abu Dhabi, 9-10 May 2009,

Chua Sin Bin (2009), Food Hygiene with Special Reference to Microbiological Control, Veterinary Public Health Workshop, Hong Kong, 4-5 Nov 2009.

Chua Sin Bin (2009), Practice of Veterinary Public Health in Singapore, City University of Hong Kong, 6 Nov 2009.

Chua Sin Bin (2009), Food Safety Regulation in Singapore,Seminar on Food Safety, Nanning, Guangxi, Peoples Republic of China, 20 Nov 2009.

Chua Sin Bin (2009), Animal Traceability Systems, 7th Scientific Committee Meeting, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Abu Dhabi, 6-7 Dec 2009.

Chua Sin Bin (2010), Veterinary Control and Food Safety in Singapore, 8th Scientific Committee Meeting, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Abu Dhabi, 30-31 May 2010.

Tze-Hoong Chua, Connie Y H Leung, H E Fang, Chun-Kin Chow, Siu-Kit Ma, Sin-Fun Sia, Iris H Y Ng, Stanley G Fenwick, Cassandra M James, Sin-Bin Chua, Siang-Thai Chew, Jimmy Kwang, J S M Peiris and Trevor M Ellis (2010), Evaluation of a Subunit H5 Vaccine and an Inactivated H5N2 Avian Influenza Marker Vaccine in Ducks Challenged with Vietnamese H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus, Influenza Research and Treatment, Vol 2010, Art ID 489213, Doi:10.1155/2010/489213,