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LED Pioneers Win 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

For making low-cost, efficient lighting possible, LED pioneers and Nobel laureates Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura were awarded the world’s most prestigious engineering prize.

On The Cusp Of CRISPR

When Yoshizumi Ishino first encountered in 1986 the mysterious sequences that would later come to be known as CRISPR, he was as far away from the present day as he was to the discovery of the double helix. Here is the story of what has happened since then.

Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt On Education In A Post-COVID World (VIDEO)

Catch Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt as he discusses how technology can help universities respond to COVID-19 and students prepare for an uncertain future.

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.

2019 Nobel Prize In Chemistry Awarded To Akira Yoshino

Professor Akira Yoshino created the first commercially viable lithium ion battery in 1985.

Four Asian Scientists Elected To The Royal Academy Of Engineering

For their pioneering contributions to the engineering community, Professors Shuji Nakamura, Wu Jian-Ping, Paik Jeom Kee and Toh Chai Keong were elected as International Fellows of The Royal Academy of Engineering.

7 Must-Read Stories In April 2019

April 2019 saw the passing of Dr Sydney Brenner, but his legacy lives on, and the march of science continues in many laboratories around the world.

NUS Recruits Nobel Laureate Konstantin Novoselov As Faculty

Professor Konstantin Novoselov is the first Nobel laureate to be recruited by a Singapore university and will lead a research group working on intelligent materials.

Sydney Brenner, ‘father of the worm’ and decoder of DNA, dies at 92

Known for his sharp wit, visionary thinking and versatility, Brenner made many seminal contributions to molecular biology over the course of a seven-decade career.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Susumu Tonegawa

The sole winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Professor Susumu Tonegawa helped discover the genetic basis for antibody diversity. Today, he is spearheading research in neuroscience, seeking the biological mechanisms of memory.