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Wed 11 Jul 2007

Sasi Nayar receives the Tan Teck Guan Gold Medal

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09 Jul 2007 - Sasi Nayar receives the Nature Society (Singapore) Tan Teck Guan Gold Medal from John Tan, great-grandson of Tan Teck Guan, who was one of the sons of Tan Tock Seng. The Tan Teck Guan Medal was presented to Sasi Nayar for his 2003 doctoral thesis on "Nutrient and Biotic Fluxes in Relation to Dispersal of Pollutants in Ponggol River."

The Nature Society (Singapore) Tan Teck Guan Gold Medal was awarded to Sasi Nayar for the best Masters and Doctoral Thesis from National Tertiary Institutions of Singapore for the period 2003-2006 on a subject related to Nature Conservation or Environmental Protection/Improvement.

It was well deserved, and Sasi not only toiled relentlessly (1999-2003) over his project, but also found time to help out in the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore for several years, the Biodiversity of Singapore Symposium I as a programme manager, organised the department Deepavali Tea and made his version of milo-dinosaur for many a stressed graduate student!

Steady-lah dude!


An audience of NSS members, students and members of the biodiversity community listened as Sasi then presented a seminar on more recent work of his in Australia, where as part of a large and hardworking team, they tackled the mystery of "What killed the seagrasses off the Adelaide coast in Southern Australia?" he spiced up that talk with sharks, an upcoming, seasickness-guaranteed cruise to study upwellings along the South Aistralia coast as well as the work that has taken him on this recent globe-trotting trip to India, Europe, US and Singapore - biodiesel from macroalgae.

Margie Hall, the Honorary Secretary of the Nature Society (Singapore), did the honours and presented Sasi with "Singapore Waters" and John Tan with "Trees Of Bukit Timah Campus: A Tribute To Old Friends."

After that a bunch of us old friends trooped to the prata shop down the road for dinner and arguments conversation :-) The latter might inspire more than a couple of blog posts in future!

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