AsianScientist (Apr. 26, 2021) – Asian Scientist Magazine has launched the sixth edition of the Asian Scientist 100 (2021 edition), an annual listing of the brilliant scientific talent in the region. This year’s list features the achievements of the researchers, innovators and leaders tackling the world’s most pressing issues from climate change to COVID-19.
Though COVID-19 may have brought much of the world to a standstill, researchers across Asia were quick to leverage their expertise in the global fight against the coronavirus. From harnessing supercomputers for drug discovery to developing homegrown vaccines, the region’s foremost minds came together to help fend off our generation’s greatest challenge so far.
And yet, amid the breakthroughs and setbacks brought by the pandemic, the pursuit of great science marched on. Featuring representatives from China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Hong Kong SAR, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam in fields ranging from molecular imaging to quantum computing—this year’s edition of the Asian Scientist 100 features the trailblazing pioneers and rising stars who made a difference in an especially difficult year.
To qualify for the list, honorees must have won a national or international prize in 2020. Alternatively, the honoree must have a significant accomplishment in scientific discovery or leadership that benefits academia or industry. By highlighting these achievements, Asian Scientist Magazine hopes to inspire the next generation of exceptional young scientists.
“It is now clearer than ever that science—and scientists—are what will help us overcome challenges like COVID-19 and longer term issues like climate change,” said Dr. Rebecca Tan, editor-in-chief of Asian Scientist Magazine. “We are committed to shining a spotlight on the scientists who often work behind-the-scenes to bring much needed innovations like new vaccines to the world.”
The list, in no order of merit, is available online here.
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