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Biopolis : Singapore’s World Class Bio-research Hub.

RIKEN is Japan's flagship research institute for basic and applied research. Over 2500 papers by RIKEN researchers are published every year in leading scientific and technology journals, covering a broad spectrum of disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and medical science. RIKEN's research environment and strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and globalisation have earned a worldwide reputation for scientific excellence. RIKEN celebrated its 100th birthday in 2017.

RIKEN Singapore Representative Office is RIKEN’s first overseas office officially opened in April, 2006 located at Biopolis, Singapore’s world-class Bio-research hub, as a regional coordinator for scientific research exchange and collaborations between RIKEN and Southeast Asian countries.
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Call for new RIKEN Network members!

Call for new RIKEN Network members!

We are expanding RIKEN Alumni network from Singapore to Southeast Asia and South Asia. We are also calling for non-Alumni network membership application for those who were not employees of RIKEN but are interested in RIKEN’s activities/news and research collaborations with RIKEN in the region.

>> Read more at http://www.sg.riken.jp/riken_network_membership

January 21, 2022

Recent Research Highlights – RIKEN Research (Winter 2021)

“RIKEN Research” is a quarterly English-language publication, highlighting the latest research at RIKEN labs and centers. You can download the PDF of the latest and the past printed issues at RIKEN Research archives.

To search RIKEN’s latest and past research news by year/research fields, please visit at Research News.

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December 24, 2021

Call for applications!

RIKEN CBS Summer Program 2022

Theme: ARCHITECTURES OF THE BRAIN

A hierarchy of genetic, synaptic, and circuit architectures in our brains creates function

Plan A: Internship Course (8 weeks, June 16 – Aug 10)

Summer interns will work in a CBS Lab for eight weeks and participate in the research activities of the host laboratory.

Plan B: Lecture Course (5 days, July 4-8)

The lecture course is set up to present both basic concept as well as cutting edge research that will aid in understanding the selected theme.

Held in either on-site, Hybrid or Virtual (To be advised by early of March 2022)

Application deadline: Monday, February 7, 2022 (23:59JST)

Click here to enlarge RIKEN CBS Summer Program 2022 Poster (PDF 3.8MB)

The RIKEN Center for Brain Science (RIKEN CBS), located just outside Tokyo, Japan, offers a summer program to train advanced students interested in brain function.

The Summer Program is designed to encourage and further the education of young neuroscientists and emerging researchers as they enter the international neuroscience community. Since its creation in 1999, nearly 300 prominent researchers and more than 1000 students have participated in the program.

For more information, please visit:  https://cbs.riken.jp/en/summer/

December 20, 2021

RIKEN joins Wellcome Leap Global Network

December 15, 2021

RIKEN has become a member of the Leap Health Breakthrough Network, a global group of academic and research institutions around the world working to tackle the world’s most serious health challenges at record speed, based on the idea of “leaps ahead.” RIKEN is the first Japanese institute to join this network, whose goal is to build and execute bold, unconventional programs that aim to deliver breakthroughs in human health over five to 10 years, demonstrating “seemingly impossible results on seemingly impossible timelines.” A key feature of the system is that Program Directors are given significant leeway in the direction of projects.

The Master Academic Research Funding Agreement (MARFA), which sets the terms and conditions of the partnership between RIKEN and Wellcome Leap, was signed on September 15. Based on this, RIKEN researchers have become eligible to apply for funding as part of the network, which also includes major global institutes in human health research such as Harvard University, MIT, the Francis Crick Institute, Karolinska Institute, and A*STAR. The MARFA allows projects to be started rapidly, without going through a long process of negotiation over intellectual property and the publication of research results.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20211116_3/index.html

December 20, 2021

Supercomputer Fugaku earns top rank on key machine learning benchmark

December 3, 2021

The supercomputer Fugaku earned the top rank on CosmoFlow, one of the MLPerf HPC benchmarks that are used to gauge a supercomputer’s capability in the area of large-scale machine learning processing. Remarkably, this feat was achieved using just half of Fugaku’s capability—the remaining resources being used simultaneously for other projects—and the system still achieved a score 1.77 times faster than its closest rival.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20211116_3/index.html

December 10, 2021

Fugaku extends its reign as champion of supercomputers

December 1, 2021

The supercomputer Fugaku—aptly named after Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji—maintained its place at the top of the high-performance computing world for the fourth consecutive term. At SC21, a hybrid high-performance computing event being held in St. Louis in the United States and online, it was awarded first place on the TOP500 list—the best-known supercomputing benchmark, as well as HPCG, a measure of supercomputer performance on real-world applications, and HPL-AI, which ranks computers on artificial intelligence-related tasks, and Graph500, which gauges a computer’s ability to handle data-intensive loads. Fugaku, which was jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited, began to be used for shared use in March this year.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20211116_3/index.html

December 06, 2021

COVID-19 related research at RIKEN (Updated September 9, 2021)

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, RIKEN is putting its research infrastructure and resources to work in a number of areas, including the development of more effective diagnostic kits, publication of data to contribute to the development of effective therapies, and other research to help people and communities get through the crisis.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/covid-19-rd/ .

September 24, 2021

Fugaku earns “quadruple crown” for third consecutive term

The supercomputer Fugaku—aptly named after Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji—maintained its place at the top of the high-performance computing world for the third consecutive term. At ISC2021, an online high-performance computing event, it was awarded first place on the TOP500 list—the best known supercomputing benchmark, as well as HPCG, a measure of supercomputer performance on real-world applications, and HPL-AI, which ranks computers on artificial intelligence related tasks, and Graph500, which gauges a computer’s ability to handle data-intensive loads. Fugaku, which was jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu Limited, began to be used for shared use in March this year.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2021/20210628_3/index.html

June 29, 2021

A faster diagnostic test for COVID-19

April 19, 2021

Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research have developed a new technology that can be used to diagnose COVID-19 in just minutes, by detecting single molecules of the virus RNA. Unlike the most commonly used method today, PCR, it does not require amplification of the RNA.

>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20210419_2/index.htmlhttps://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2020/20210419_2/index.html .

April 21, 2021

RIKEN established RIKEN Centre for Quantum Computing on April 1, 2021

The RIKEN Center for Quantum Computing (RQC) explores the frontier of quantum technologies through the research and development of quantum computers as innovative information processing units based on the principles of quantum mechanics. Our full-stack approach covers broad aspects of the research and development from hardware to software and from basic science to applications.

>> For more information, visit at https://rqc.riken.jp/en/ .

April 16, 2021

Singapore researchers to access Fugaku, the world fastest supercomputer

November 30, 2020

New collaboration between RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST) and National Computing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, will allow Singapore scientists to directly tap on the HPC resources of Japan’s Fugaku supercomputer to do ground breaking research, enhance educational activities and develop talent in high performance computing (HPC).

>>Find out more information from NSCC’s Press Room page https://www.nscc.sg/press-room/ and the press release(PDF).

>> Open call information from RIST to the Global HPC communities on how to access Fugaku
Video tutorial : How to Access World Fastest Supercomputer Fugaku
https://fugaku100kei.jp/e/exhibit/

December 04, 2020

RIKEN at a Glance 2020

Do you want to know about RIKEN ? Here is the latest pamphlet offers an introduction to RIKEN. To download the PDF of the printed version, please visit http://www.riken.jp/en/pr/publications/pamphlets/.

September 30, 2020

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