Professor Teruo Fujii will begin a six-year term as University of Tokyo president on April 1, 2021.
An international team won the acoustic category at the 30th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize for inducing a Chinese alligator to bellow in a helium-filled chamber.
Lo received the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for developing noninvasive genetic fetal screening tests used by millions of prospective parents worldwide.
Two Japanese researchers have been awarded the 2020 Miyake Prize, which honors outstanding contributions in the field of materials science or earth and planetary science.
Named an Asian Hero by TIME Magazine in 2003, Joseph Sung's research interests range from the prevention and early diagnosis of gastric disorders and cancers to SARS and infectious diseases.
2018 Nobel laureate Tasuku Honjo has refuted any link to social media posts that claim the SARS-CoV-2 virus was 'man-made' or 'invented' in a lab.
Researchers at the new research center will also help inform policies to mitigate climate change in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region.