Peter Ng sent out an email on 3rd May 2007 informing the biodiversity group that he had “formally stepped down as program chief for the Biodiversity Group for DBS.” He’s not taking a break but is moving on to head other initiatives within the department and the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research.
“With regards to DBS matters of BioD research, curriculum, staff and student matters, I now pass them to the good hands of Navjot Sodhi who can surely take us to the next level …
Head of department Hew Choy Leong chipped in to acknowledge Peter’s contribution that has helped make the team “notorious”!
“On behalf of the department, I want to put on records of our appreciation of the leadership, vision and passion that Peter has provided to the BioD team. You guys are notorious and famous that we all love it.”
Amongst other things, Navjot Sodhi remarked,
“I reckon that the biodiversity group going the “next level” will depend upon our abilities to recruit a few, top-of-the-line, dynamic and young faculty members.”
The gears are already in motion…watch out for news in 2008!