For their pioneering efforts amid COVID-19, three health experts from Pakistan, Singapore and South Korea were named to the BBC’s annual 100 Women list.
Two early-career scientists from Indonesia and the Philippines were recognized for their efforts to promote sustainable development in ecosystems.
Atsushi Miyawaki was co-awarded the 25th Keio Medical Science Prize for developing bioimaging technology that allows researchers to observe the cell’s most intricate details.
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.