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RIKEN and USM signed MOU

November 30, 2008   RIKEN and University of Science,Malaysia(Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

5th RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting

November 28, 2008   5th RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting was held at RIKEN Singapore office.

Visitors from RIKEN

November 5,2008  RIKEN Advance Science Institute(ASI) Deputy Director Prof Yoshihito OSADA, Computational Astrophysics Laboratory Dr.Toshiaki IITAKAand former RIKEN Computational Science Div. scientist and Tohoku University(Japan) Prof Fabio PICHIERRI participated in AsiaNANO 2008(2008.11.3-7) held at Biopolis and visited RIKEN Singapore.

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Opening Ceremony of Fusionopolis, Singapore’s second major R&D hub

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Fusionopolis (phase 1)
(Photo courtecy of JTC)

October 17, 2008   RIKEN Singapore Director Kakihara attended Opening Ceremony of Fusionopolis,Singapore’s second major R&D hub in 5 years after Biopolis.

Director Kakihara lectured at Nagasaki University, Japan

October 10, 2008   RIKEN Singapore Director Kakihara was invited to be a speaker of “The 3rd Nagasaki Symposium on Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases & the 9th Nagasaki-Singapore Medical Symposiums ” organized by Institute of Tropical Medicine-Nagasaki University in Nagasaki city, Japan.

RIKEN GRO Director visited Singapore NUS and NTU

2008.9.19 RIKEN’s Global Relations Office (GRO) Director Yutani visited the Agency for Science, Technology and Research(A*STAR), National University of Singapore (NUS)and Nanyang Technological University(NTU) to discuss collaboration between RIKEN and the institutes.

NUS Professors visited RIKEN Kobe and Yokohama Institutes

September 3-4, 2008   The NUS Cancer Research Centre of Excellence’s Director Professor Daniel G. Tenen and Deputy Director Professor Yoshiaki Ito visited RIKEN Kobe Institute and RIKEN Yokohama Institute.

RIKEN Researchers invited as speakers at  Symposium held at NUS

July 28, 2008   The 3rd Medicinal Chemistry Symposium on “Trends in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology” was held at National University of Singapore (NUS).
It was attended by over 80 participants from 6 institutions. 2 of invited speakers ware Chemical Biology Research Group Leader Dr Hiroyuki Osada and Chemical Genetics Laboratory chief Scientist Dr Minoru Yoshida from RIKEN Advanced Science Institute (ASI).

RIKEN delegation visited USM

July 25, 2008 RIKEN Singapore Director Kakihara, Scientists from RIKEN Advanced Science Research Institute (ASI)and Officers from RIKEN’s Global Relation Office (GRO) visited University of Science, Malaysia(Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM)to discuss collaboration between RIKEN and USM.

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4th RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting

July 17, 2008 4th RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting was held at RIKEN Singapore Office.

RIKEN delegation visited A*STAR

July 16-17, 2008 Delegates of Scientists from RIKEN Advanced Science Institute(ASI) visited Institutes and Laboratories of A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) .

A*STAR Chairman visited RIKEN, Japan

May 12, 2008 Singapore A*STAR Chairman Mr. LIM Chuan Poh and A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) Executive Director Prof. CHONG Tow Chong visited RIKEN Advanced Science Institute(ASI), Wako, Japan.

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Front row from left to right : RIKEN Executive Director Dr. Doi, RIKEN President Dr. Noyori,
A*STAR Chairman Mr. Lim and A*STAR SERC Executive Director Prof. Chong

Director Kakihara was invited as a panelist at BioTherapeutics Asia 2008

April 15, 2008  Mr. Kakihara, Director of RIKEN Singapore Representative Office, was a panelist to discuss on “How Asian nonprofits organizations can help your company innovate and accelerate biotherapeutics development.” chaired by Dr Andre Wan, Deputy Executive Director, ASTAR, at BioTherapeutics Asia 2008 (14th-17th April) held at Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore.

RIKEN extended MOU with A*STAR

March 31, 2008 RIKEN and Singapore’s A*STAR (the Agency for Science, Technology and Research) agreed Extension of Memorandum of Understanding on General Collaboration (MOU), which first concluded in September 2005. Under this MOU, RIKEN and A*STAR intend to collaborate on scientific research, through their various institutes, in science and engineering research as well as life sciences and biotechnology, with a view to making large contributions to these fields and to international society.

RIKEN President was invited as a guest speaker and panelist for Molecular Frontiers Symposium/Forum 2008

January 10, 2008  Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2001), RIKEN President Professor Ryoji Noyori was at Biopolis in Singapore to be a guest speaker and panelist for Molecular Frontiers Symposium/Forum 2008.

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