March 16, 2023
USM-RIKEN Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Advanced Sciences (URICAS) was established as a collaborative program by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and RIKEN in February 2015 to undertake interdisciplinary research as well as to promote further exchange of young researchers. The fruitful collaboration between RIKEN and USM, which was started in 1993, is one of the successful models of the collaboration between RIKEN and the research institutions in the Southeast Asia.
During this 2-day symposium, 14 researchers from RIKEN and USM presented their collaborative research works. In addition, RIKEN Singapore Director Dr Kawabe and other research support staffs from RIKEN introduced RIKEN’s activity and collaboration in the Southeast Asia. There were also impressive presentations by 13 USM students in the conference. Through RIKEN’s International Program Associate (IPA) program, RIKEN has hosted more than 50 USM PhD students over the past 20 years, and nurtured the talents under RIKEN scientists’ guidance.
Through both research collaborations and exchange program of young researchers, the partnership between RIKEN and USM will continue to grow stronger and more flourishing.
RIKEN is currently accepting applications for the FY 2024 Special Postdoctoral Researcher (SPDR) Program, from young, creative, independent researchers who will be a powerful force in furthering RIKEN’s research activities.
・Duration of contract: Three years from date of hire (in principle, April 1, 2024) (Actual starting date to be decided upon consultation)
・Place of work: RIKEN laboratories in Japan ( Location of RIKEN host laboratory)
・Application deadline: 5 pm April 6 Thursday, 2023 (Japan Time) for registering basic information
**For more information, please visit SPDR program website at https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/programs/spdr/career2024/index.html
RIKEN strives to provide the best and most exciting opportunities for young scientists in the crucially important early stages of their career.
To find out more programs for Junior Scientists, please visit at https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/programs/
“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.
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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 are not RIKEN Alumni 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
Applications have been closed.
November 29, 2022
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. Applicants may choose either a 2 month laboratory internship (Plan A) within a RIKEN CBS laboratory or an intensive 5 days lecture course (Plan B) featuring a distinguished international faculty.
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 3–7)
The lecture course is set up to present both basic concepts as well as cutting-edge research that will aid in understanding the selected theme. The intensive course is a coherent platform from where a wide variety of important new research and techniques will be revealed.
Application deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 9:00, JST
For more information, please visit https://cbs.riken.jp/en/summer/
November 17, 2022
Japan’s supercomputer Fugaku took top place in two rankings—HPCG and Graph 500—as well as the number two spot on the Top500 ranking and third place on the HPL-AI benchmarks. These rankings, announced at SC22 in Dallas, Texas, show that Fugaku continues to maintain its place at the top of the supercomputing world.
Fugaku is being used in projects aimed at overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as in work aimed at the development of Society 5.0, and research aimed at the further development of high-performance computing, such as the fusion of classical and quantum computation, is also expected.
>> Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/news/2022/20220530_3/index.html
September 08, 2022
In collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Waseda University in Japan, RIKEN has developed a technology that allows thin, soft solar cells and electronic components to be placed on the backs of insects for recharging and wireless communication. This technology allows cyborg insects with sensors to detect people without worrying about running out of battery power, such as when searching for victims in inaccessible areas.
>>Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/research_news/pr/2022/20220905_2/index.html
>> RIKEN press release in Japanese: 再充電可能なサイボーグ昆虫
>>Supplementary movies are provided in the article:
Integration of body-mounted ultrasoft organic solar cell on cyborg insects with intact mobility https://www.nature.com/articles/s41528-022-00207-2
RIKEN – NTU Neuroscience Workshop held in Singapore
September 08, 2022
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the mutual research collaboration agreement and showcasing of the research works by the members of the RIKEN – NTU Joint Research Centres, RIKEN – NTU Neuroscience Workshop was held by hybrid form at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Lee Kong Chang School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) in Singapore on September 05, 2022. At the on-site workshop, which was co-organised by RIKEN and NTU LKCMedicine, having Mr Yoshiaki TAKAHASHI, Minister, Embassy of Japan in Singapore as a guest of honour, five RIKEN scientists presented their research works together with their research collaborators in Singapore. The workshop spanned a wide range of disciplines, not only in medicine and biology, but also in chemistry and engineering. At the end of the lively and successful workshop, the RIKEN – NTU Joint Research Centre co-Directors Prof Atsushi IRIKI from RIKEN and Prof Kah Leong LIM from NTU promised to further deepen their cooperation, both in terms of research and the exchange of young researchers between the two research institutions.
>>Read more at http://www.sg.riken.jp/category/2022 .
Above left : RIKEN – NTU Neuroscience Workshop onsite
Above right : Workshop participants group photo taken at the workshop venue at LKCMedicine
August 24, 2022
“RIKEN’s Vision on the 2030 Horizon”.
RIKEN, Japan’s premier scientific research institute, seeks to be a place where scientists conduct the research that they themselves wish to pursue, research that coincides with the creation of knowledge needed to secure humanity’s future, a place where science and society converge and deepen mutual trust.
>>Read more at https://www.riken.jp/en/about/president/index.html
Greetings from the President : https://www.riken.jp/en/about/president/index.html
Our latest English pamphlet is now online.
Please visit https://www.riken.jp/en/news_pubs/pubs/pamphlets/index.html .