policy perspectives

Helping Research Collaborations Flourish

Plant the seed of collaboration well, and an ecosystem of meaningful research will grow from it, says Professor Lam Khin Yong.

Planting The Seeds Of Food Security In Asia

In Asia, the humble rice grain has far-reaching impacts on lives and economies. Dr. Bruce Tolentino of the International Rice Research Institute shares his insights.

Attracting Angels: Earl Valencia on S&T Investment

Earl Valencia set up the IdeaSpace Foundation to encourage innovation in the Philippines, where startup founders still face barriers to opportunities and angel investment.

Singapore’s Next Lap: Interview With A*STAR’s Dr Benjamin Seet

Precision medicine and digital healthcare are likely to be emphasized in the upcoming R&D budget, says Dr. Benjamin Seet, executive director of the A*STAR Biomedical Research Council.

Dengue Day 2015: Interview With Professor Tikki Pang

From the perspective of a policymaker, implementation and operational research on dengue is far more urgent than basic research, says Professor Tikki Pang.

Antimicrobial Resistance: The End Of The Antibiotics Era

Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan speaks to Asian Scientist about the World Health Organization’s plans to combat antimicrobial resistance and the challenges ahead.

Spearheading Regulatory Leadership In Asia

The Center of Regulatory Excellence at Duke-NUS will focus on pan-Asian regulatory policy for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Towards Gender Parity In Asian Science & Tech

Gender imbalances in science and technology participation throughout Asia are a missed opportunity to capture the potential of the best scientists, says Ms. Danièle A. Castle.

Professor Tommy Koh: The Future Of Water Today

National University of Singapore's Professor Tommy Koh highlights the importance of treasuring water and discusses solutions to conserve water.

The WHO Dealmakers: Sending Vaccine Technology To The Third World

Empowering countries to make their own vaccines may sound like a herculean task, but it is all in a day's work for the Technology Transfer Initiative team at the World Health Organization.