Annette Shoba Vincent

Annette Shoba Vincent

Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences

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Born in Singapore, Annette Vincent completed her undergraduate degree majoring in biochemistry from the National University of Singapore. She went on to complete her Ph.D. under the mentorship of Emeritus Professor Sit Kim Ping at the National University of Singapore. She joined the Biological Sciences Program at CMU-Q in 2012.


Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), The National University of Singapore, Singapore

B.Sc. (Hons), Biochemistry, The National University of Singapore, Singapore

Teaching in Higher Education Certificate, Learning Academy, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Problem-based Learning Facilitation Certificate, Learning Academy, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

Area Of Expertise


Tissue, cell and stem cell biology




Optimization of wastewater treatment processes using molecular bacteriology. Shomar, B., Al-Darwish, K & Vincent, A. (2020) Journal of Water Process Engineering, 33 101030

Maria A, Maryam A, Vincent, AS (2019) Mitochondria-Derived Oxidative Stress Associated with Aspartame Effect on Kidney Cells. Int J Endocrinol Metab Disord 5(3)

Influence of Household Water Filters on Bacteria Growth and Trace Metals in Tap Water of Doha, Qatar. Nriagu, J., Xi, C., Siddique, A., Vincent, A., & Shomar, B.(2018). Scientific Reports, 8(1).

The role of stem cell factor and c-KIT in keloid pathogenesis: do tyrosine kinase inhibitors have a potential therapeutic role? Mukhopadhyay A, Do DV, Ong CT, Khoo YT, Masilamani J, Chan SY, Vincent AS, Wong PK, Lim CP, Cao X, Lim IJ, Phan TT British Journal of Dermatology. 2011 Feb;164(2):372-86

Human skin fibroblasts display bioenergetics of cancer cells. Annette S. Vincent, Than T. Phan, Anandaroop Mukhopadhyay, Hwee Y. Lim, Barry Halliwell and Kim Ping Wong. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 128 pp 702-709, 2008.

Nephrotoxicity of diclofenac. Lin Eng Ng, Hwee Ying Lim, Annette S Vincent, Barry Halliwell, Kim Ping Wong. Mitochondrion 6(5):13-14, 2006

Mitochondrial activities in peripheral tissues in Type 1 diabetes. HY Lim, Annette S Vincent, Kim Ping Wong. Mitochondrion 6(5):13-13, 2006

Action of diclofenac on kidney mitochondria and cells. Ng LE, Annette S Vincent, Halliwell B and Kim Ping Wong. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 378 pp 494-500, 2006.

A mechanism of sulfite neurotoxicity: direct inhibition of glutamate dehydrogenase. Xin Zhang, Annette S Vincent, Kim Ping Wong. J. Biol. Chem. 279(41) pp 43035-43045, 2004.

Sulfite-mediated oxidative stress in kidney cells. Annette S Vincent, Beng Gek Lim, Jasmine Tan, Matthew Whiteman, Nam Seng Cheung, Barry Halliwell and Kim Ping Wong . Kidney Int. 65 pp 393-402, 2004.

Working Papers

16S microbial diversity in ballast water

Metaviromics of wastewater


University Service

Outreach coordinator

Co-chair for the Campus Climate Committee (CMU-Q)

Member of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Action) Committee


Use of next-generation sequencing to identify microbial population in environmental samples

Professional Activities

Member of Advisory Board for QAST

Courses Taught

  • Experimental Techniques in Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Experimental Biochemistry
  • Stem Cell Engineering
  • Frontiers, Analysis and Discovery in Biological Sciences
  • Undergraduate Colloquium

Academic Projects

Bacteriophage research for water sanitation

Defining bacterial communities in drinking water systems in Qatar

Industry Projects

Bacteriophage research for water sanitation

Defining bacterial communities in water systems