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Samuel Ken-En Gan (born 1981) is an ethnic Chinese Singaporean multi-disciplinary biomedical scientist, psychologist, writer, founder, Christian apologist, educator, innovator, and currently the founding Editor-in-Chief of the “Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices” journal.[1] He is currently the Principal Investigator of the Antibody and Product Development (APD[2]) Lab at the Bioinformatics Institute and p53 Laboratory of the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). He is also an associate lecturer in a few teaching institutions[3][4][5]



Samuel Ken-En Gan graduated from Temasek Polytechnic (TP)[6] with a Diploma in Biotechnology, the Certificate in English/Chinese Translation & Interpretation a year later, and a Certificate in Commercial Law & Technology Transfer 11 years later. He attained his BSc (Hons) in Molecular Cell Biology from University College, London (UCL) before embarking on his Ph.D. in Allergy from King's College London.


Samuel Ken-En Gan does research in many areas, many of which are cross-disciplinary.

He currently has over 40 publications[7] that includes scientific research articles and books over the areas of antibody engineering, viral drug management, psychology (including music psychology), theology, apologetics, scientific phone apps, and science-fiction.

He is most well known for the development of Scientific Phone apps,[8][9][10][11][12][13][14] in particularly, DNAApp,[15] which had received significant worldwide coverage.[16][17][18][19][20] DNAApp started him in the work of scientific phone apps, including founding the journal with SpringerNature. Gan also has work in psychology, most cited is the ‘P2P’ theory on how music can moderate anxiety and affect learning.[21] 


Dr Gan plays a significant role in coaching Singaporean polytechnic students. For his effort, he was featured on a report by Temasek Polytechnic to the Parliament of Singapore.[22]

Awards and RecognitionEdit

Dr Gan had been highlighted in the Temasek Polytechnic report to the Parliament of Singapore in the grooming of Polytechnic interns; was featured as one of fifty skilled talented alumni from polytechnic/ITE in Singapore in the SG50 Book “A Nation of Skilled Talents”.[23] He was also featured in the selected biography in Marquis Who’s Who in the World from 2011 - 2016 (28th - 33st). When he was a Ph.D. student, he was one of 200 selected international students globally for the 7th China Synergy Programme for Outstanding Youths 第七届海外杰青会 (2-18 July 2006),[24] this was just after being identified as one of the 100 most talented Singaporeans below the age of 25[25][26] (Straits Times, Singapore).


  1. ^ "Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices". Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  2. ^ "Security Check Required". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  3. ^ "Psychology". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  4. ^ "Biomedical Science Degree - PREVIEW SESSION | DIMENSIONS". Full-Time/Part-Time Courses. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  5. ^ Gan, Samuel. "Capstone Project Portal (Student Module)".
  6. ^ Polytechnic, Temasek. "Bringing Education to Life and Life to Education | Temasek Polytechnic". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  7. ^ SRDB. "User Profile". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  8. ^ "Scientific recognition for mobile app developers - A*STAR Research". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  9. ^ "Counting Microbes on a Smartphone". Medical Design Technology. 2017-03-08. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  10. ^ "The Rise of the Mobile Lab the Use of Smartphone Apps for Biomedical Research". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  11. ^ Nguyen, Phi-Vu; Ghezal, Ali; Hsueh, Ya-Chih; Boudier, Thomas; Gan, Samuel Ken-En; Lee, Hwee Kuan (2016). "Optimal processing for gel electrophoresis images: Applying Monte Carlo Tree Search in GelApp". Electrophoresis. 37 (15–16): 2208–2216. doi:10.1002/elps.201600197. PMID 27251892.
  12. ^ "Android app to enhance a DNA sequencing through image processsing algorithm | | PeerScientist". Archived from the original on 2017-07-28. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  13. ^ "Scientists use a gaming algorithm to enhance a DNA sequencing Android app". Long Room. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  14. ^ "Exploring open access publishing in Asia with Samuel Gan from Scientific Phone Apps and Mobile Devices - SpringerOpen blog". SpringerOpen blog. 2016-12-13. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  15. ^ Nguyen, Phi-Vu; Verma, Chandra Shekhar; Gan, Samuel Ken-En (2014-11-15). "DNAApp: a mobile application for sequencing data analysis". Bioinformatics. 30 (22): 3270–3271. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btu525. ISSN 1367-4811. PMC 4221124. PMID 25095882.
  16. ^ "Pocket Science: New Mobile Application Enables DNA Analysis On The Go". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  17. ^ "Setting sequencing free - A*STAR Research". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  18. ^ "DNAApp | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN". GEN. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  19. ^ "New mobile application enables DNA analysis on the go". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  20. ^ "DNA analysis in the pocket!". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  21. ^ "The relaxation effects of stimulative and sedative music on mathematics anxiety: A perception to physiology model (PDF Download Available)". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  22. ^ Polytechnic, Temasek (August 2015). "Temasek Annual Report 2014/2015" (PDF). Annual Report. 1: 138 – via Temasek Polytechnic.
  23. ^ "Security Check Required". Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  24. ^ "海外傑青匯中華". (in Chinese). Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  25. ^ "Straits Times".
  26. ^ "Straits Times".