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Teruo Fujii Elected University Of Tokyo President

Professor Teruo Fujii will begin a six-year term as University of Tokyo president on April 1, 2021.

Bellowing Alligator Study Wins Ig Nobel Acoustic Prize

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.

Dennis Lo Wins 2021 Breakthrough Prize In Life Sciences

Lo received the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for developing noninvasive genetic fetal screening tests used by millions of prospective parents worldwide.

Akira Kouchi & Naohiro Yoshida Win 2020 Miyake Prize

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.

2003 SARS Hero Joins NTU Singapore As Dean Of Medicine

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.

Subra Suresh Honored With 2020 ASME Medal

NTU Singapore President Subra Suresh has been awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ highest honor, the ASME Medal.

Tadamitsu Kishimoto Wins 2020 Tang Prize

Tadamitsu Kishimoto of Osaka University is one of three recipients of the 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Sciences.

WEF 2020 Young Scientists Include Eight From Asia

From neuroscience to satellite research, eight scientists based in Asia were honored as part of the World Economic Forum’s Class of 2020 Young Scientists.

Nobel Laureate Tasuku Honjo Refutes Link To ‘Man-Made’ Coronavirus Claim

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.

New Center To Harness Nature In Climate Change Fight

Researchers at the new research center will also help inform policies to mitigate climate change in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region.