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News/Events 2007-2005

RIKEN CDB Co-hosted a meeting with NUS

November 24-28, 2007  The fourth ARBS meeting on Reproductive Biotechnology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine was held in Singapore on November 24-26, 2007, followed by a two-day post-conference scientific excursion. The meeting was co-hosted by the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (Kobe, Japan) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).

RIKEN joined National Science and Technology Fair 2007 in Bangkok

August 8-19, 2007 RIKEN was invited to join National Science and Technology Fair 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand.The fair’s main theme was “Sustainable Energy”.RIKEN’s booth featured physiological active substances derived from Nomura’s jellyfish, bioenergy resource research using analysis of termite ecosystems, biobased polymer research of bacteria and plants, and plant bleeding using baryon beam.

Photo at RIKEN’s booth: Dr.Pinsurang (She studied at RIKEN) and her students from Kasetsart University,Bangkok. They helped RIKEN as translators. Mr.Kakihara, Director of RIKEN Singapore (center)

RIKEN Honorary Fellow to Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad

July 30, 2007   Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, has been selected to be the second RIKEN Honorary Fellow. The fellowship program aims to motivate RIKEN’s researchers and to improve its international character. The ceremony was held at RIKEN, Japan (photo).

In the ceremony: (Right) Prof. Noyori, President of RIKEN, (Left) Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia

RIKEN and NTU  held joint Workshop

May18-19, 2007 RIKEN – School of Biological Sciences (SBS) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Joint Workshop
“From Genomics Toward Genomic Medicine” was held at NTU campus, Singapore.

Speakers from RIKEN & NTU

2nd RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting

May16, 2007   2nd RIKEN Alumni Singapore Meeting at the networking dinner at Biopolis,Singapore.

RIKEN and A*STAR held joint Symposium

May16, 2007 RIKEN – A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)Joint Symposium on Immunology & Developmental Biology was held at Biopolis,Singapore.

-> Related news from RIKEN Research

From left to right: A*STAR Chairman Mr. Lim Chuan Poh, RIKEN Executive Director Dr. Kenji Takeda, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology Director Dr. Masaru Taniguchi

A*STAR-Noyori Forum Joint Symposium

May 14-15, 2007   A*STAR-Noyori Forum Joint Symposium on Organic Chemistry was held at Biopolis, Singapore.

RIKEN President Prof. Noyori(3rd from right), A*STAR Chairman Mr. Lim Chuan Poh(3rd from left)

RIKEN President Prof. Noyori at RIKEN Singapore Office

RIKEN and NUH launched a feasibility study

May 8, 2007 Press Conference in Singapore: RIKEN’s Genome Exploration Research Group of Genome Science Centre (GSC) (currently Omics Science Center), Director Dr. Yoshihide HAYASHIZAKI, in collaboration with National University of Singapore (NUS) and National University Hospital,Singapore (NUH) has launched a feasibility study on the clinical application of SMAP for point-of-care diagnosis of drug efficacy.

RIKEN and India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) entered into a MOU

December 12-15, 2006   RIKEN and the Government of India agree to Promote Collaboration in Science and Technology. Prime Ministers Singh and Abe issue a joint statement emphasizing cooperation between RIKEN and the Department of Science and Technology
->RIKEN Press Release

RIKEN Scientists lectured at Biopolis

July 27, 2006   Lecture @ Biopolis: Dr. Makoto Taiji , Team Leader of RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center (GSC) (currently Group Director of Computational Systems Biology Research Group, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute) gave a talk on Molecular dynamics Simulations of Proteins with a Petaflops Special-Purpose Computer.

2006.7.24 Lecture @ Biopolis: Dr. Mariko Hatakeyama, Team Leader of RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center (GSC) ( currently Team Leader of Cellular Systems Modelling Team, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute) gave a talk on Model-based analyses of RTK-signal transduction pathways in breast cancer cells.

RIKEN’s first overseas representative office was opened at Biopolis

April 21, 2006 RIKEN’s first overseas representative office,RIKEN Singapore Representative Office was opened at Biopolis,Sinagpore.

Left to right: Mr. Kakihara, Mr. Yeo(Chairman ofA*STAR), and Dr. Takeda (RIKEN Executive Director ), on the tour of RIKEN Singapore Representative Office.

RIKEN and A*STAR entered into a MOU

September 16, 2005  Memorandum of Understanding on General Collaboration on life sciences and biotechnology between RIKEN and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore was signed on September 16, 2005.
-> RIKEN Press Release

(left) Prof. Noyori, President of RIKEN, (right) Mr. Yeo, Chairman of A*STAR