About Us

Memory, Ageing and Cognition Centre

Memory, Ageing, and Cognition Centre
The Memory, Ageing, and Cognition Centre (MACC) was established in 2010. The MACC aims to investigate and provide novel insights into the risk factors and biomarkers for cognitive decline and dementia that may lead to potential therapeutic approaches. We imagine a future where cognitive decline and dementia can be prevented and treated. It is our mission to translate our research into productive interventions which promote healthy memory and healthy ageing in Singapore. Continue reading about our aims, our core research projects and our team. Follow us on twitter to get the latest updates and news from the MACC.


  • To provide novel insights in terms of risk factors and biomarkers for dementia and cognitive decline.
  • To create interventions that can prolong independent community function, delay institutionalisation and therefore lower healthcare expenditure.
  • To contribute to reduce the health care costs related to dementia for patients, caregivers and Singaporeans in general.



Director +

A/Prof Christopher
Chen Li-Hsian
Level 9, Centre for Translational Medicine,
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine,
14 Medical Drive,
Singapore 117599

Clinical and Coordinators Team +

  • Ageing
    Connie Teo Kee Ling
  • Cognition Centre
    Liaw Hui Shan
  • Alzheimer's Disease
    Ng Jhun Yuan
  • Alzheimer
    Go Wei Ying
  • Alzheimer Disease
    Fu Na
  • Memory Decline
    Charmaine Lim
  • Memory Problems
    Jameelah binte Sheik Mohamed
  • Memory Problems
    Dr Nalini Sathe

Raters Team +

  • Dementia Singapore
    Eddie Chong Jun Yi
  • Dementia Prevention
    April Phua Ka Sin
  • Healthy Ageing
    Kan Cheuk Ni
  • Memory Test
    Wong Zi Xuen
  • Memory Screening
    Kimberly Ann Chew

Neuroimaging & Retinal Imaging Team +

  • Memory Clinical Trials
    Dr Saima Hilal
  • Improve Memory
    Caroline Robert

Laboratory Team +

  • Online Memory Screening
    Joyce Chong Ruifen
  • QDRS
    Chai Yuek Ling
  • Dementia Singapore
    Giselle Ava Francisco Pantaleo
  • Dementia Prevention
    Rachel Chia Ser Li

Data & Administrative Team +

  • Memory Issue
    Tan Yen Ling
  • Dementia
    Shim Hee Youn

Current & Past Principal Investigators +

  • Asst/Prof Mitchell Lai
  • Prof Tien Yin Wong
  • Dr. Carol Y Cheung
  • A/Prof NV Ramani
  • Prof Peter Wong
  • A/Prof Simon Collinson
  • A/Prof Kamran Ikram
  • Dr. YH Dong
  • Prof Xin-Yuan Fu
  • A/Prof Anqi Qiu

Co-Investigators & Collaborators +

  • Dr P Yap (AH)
  • Dr M Saini (CGH)
  • Prof Sachdev (CHeBA UNSW)
  • Dr Anthonin Reilhac (CIRC)
  • Dr Benjamin Thomas (CIRC)
  • Prof D Townsend (CIRC)
  • Asst/Prof J Totman (CIRC)
  • Dr Mary Stephenson (CIRC)
  • Prof V Mok (CUHK)
  • Prof AM Richards (CVRI)
  • A/Prof SP Lam (Duke-NUS)
  • Asst/Prof Zhou Juan, Helen
  • Dr S Hilal (Erasmus MC)
  • A/Prof C Thompson (JCU)
  • Prof AC Cuello (McGill)
  • A/Prof DA De Silva (NNI)
  • Dr N Kandiah (NNI)
  • A/Prof SK Sze (NTU)
  • Dr EYS Ting (NUH)
  • Dr S P Suministrado (NUH)
  • Dr B Chan (NUHS)
  • Asst/Prof BS Wong (NUHS)
  • Prof EH Kua (NUHS)
  • Dr Jemellee Cano (NUHS)
  • Dr Khor Lih Kin (NUHS)
  • Dr R Merchant (NUHS)
  • Dr Thet Naing (NUHS)
  • A/Prof TP Ng (NUHS)
  • Dr V Sharma (NUHS)
  • Prof B Halliwell (NUS)
  • Dr F Lei (NUS)
  • Dr Huilin Shao (NUS)
  • Dr Ling Shuo-Chien (NUS)
  • A/Prof M Wenk (NUS)
  • Prof Too (NUS)
  • Dr YA Lim (NUS)
  • Dr KH Chuang (SBIC)
  • Dr D Seow (SGH)
  • Dr MG Tan (SGH)
  • Dr Xie Wanying (SGH)
  • Prof Thakor (SINAPSE, NUS)
  • A/Prof BY Tan (SLH)
  • Dr Lester Leong (SLH)
  • Prof GJ Biessels (UMCU)
  • Dr S Marasigan (USTH)

International Advisors

  • Prof E Koo (USA)
  • Prof P Francis (UK)
  • Prof C Tzourio (France)
  • Prof D Nyenhuis (USA)
  • Prof C Holmes (UK)
  • Prof G McKhann (USA)
  • Prof M Albert (USA)
  • Prof W Jagust (USA)