asias scientific trailblazers

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Miyoko Watanabe

Ever since she joined Toshiba as its first female researcher four decades ago, Miyoko Watanabe has been championing gender diversity and visibility for women in science. We are revisiting this interview with her today on International Women’s Day 2022.

Women Wunderkinds

To celebrate this year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we take a look at eight shining examples of scientific excellence in Asia.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Gabriel Lau

For fifty years, Professor Gabriel Lau has dedicated himself to understanding the forces behind climate change—a field that grows more advanced and more urgent each day.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Ashok Venkitaraman

Having discovered BRCA2’s crucial role in genome stability, Professor Ashok Venkitaraman continues to drive research into cancer detection and treatment at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and A*STAR.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Kim Se-Kwon

To turn the tide on disease and aging, Professor Kim Se-Kwon transforms marine biomaterials into novel cosmetics, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Sham Mai Har

After navigating a career full of surprising opportunities, Chinese University of Hong Kong Pro-Vice-Chancellor Sham Mai Har is now building a research culture that empowers rising scientists.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Patrick Cozzone

For Professor Patrick Cozzone, Executive Director of the Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, bioimaging lies at the heart of understanding fundamental biological processes.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Vivian Yam

By harnessing the unique properties of photoactive materials, Professor Vivian Yam hopes to develop processes that would utilize energy in a cheaper and more efficient manner.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Maoi Arroyo

Biologist by training and entrepreneur by spirit, Maoi Arroyo aspires to build a strong biotechnology ecosystem in the Philippines.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Chikashi Toyoshima

In seeking to visualize proteins at the smallest scale, Professor Chikashi Toyoshima has cemented his place as one of structural biology’s most impactful researchers.