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Lingnan University appoints world-renowned mathematician Prof Raymond Chan Hon-fu as Vice-President (Academics) cum Provost.
Lingnan University (LU)
04 Mar 2024
The Council of Lingnan University, in consultation with the Court, approved the appointment of Prof Raymond Chan Hon-fu as the Vice-President (Academics) cum Provost of Lingnan University for a term of five years, effective from 1 June 2024. As one of the world-renowned scholars recruited by the University’s recent “Lingnan-60 Global Talent Recruitment”, Prof Chan is appointed concurrently as Chair Professor of Scientific Computing, and will take the lead on the University’s strategic development on academic education and oversee the academic operations of the University, including the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Business and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. He will also oversee faculty affairs including recruiting, developing, and retention, and a number of academic support units, including the Office of Service-Learning (OSL), Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE), the Library and the Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) as well as the Office of Global Education (OGE) and the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) via the Associate Vice-President (Academic Quality Assurance and Internationalisation).
Asia Research News
01 Mar 2024
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are tiny tattoos for fish scales, how jellyfish can inspire forensics, and our intrinsic affinity for music.
Members of the Pacific Academy Establishing Committee at their meeting in Auckland 20 February, 2024.
International Science Council Regional Focal Point for Asia and the Pacific
29 Feb 2024
The Pacific is taking a critical step to establish an Academy of Sciences and Humanities to unify and recognize Pacific scholars and their research to inform international decisions about the region.
simulation of two merging black holes
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU)
29 Feb 2024
Jun’ichi Yokoyama once amused his professors by proposing a far-fetched idea of using neutrinos and gravitational waves to observe the Universe. Decades later, he was proven right and contends young scientists should be nurtured to believe in themselves.
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Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
28 Feb 2024
A new user-friendly tool helps researchers explore how gene activity is influenced by chemical modifications, providing insights into disease and paths to new treatments.
The molecules synthesized in this study form different isomers when irradiated with blue light. (Photo: Akira Katsuyama)
Hokkaido University
28 Feb 2024
Molecules that are induced by light to rotate bulky groups around central bonds could be developed into photo-activated bioactive systems, molecular switches, and more.
Tohoku University
28 Feb 2024
Organic materials discovered on Mars may have originated from atmospheric formaldehyde, according to new research, marking a step forward in our understanding of the possibility of past life on the Red Planet.
xray machine learning
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
28 Feb 2024
Analysis of materials can be done quicker and with less expertise with the help of proven machine learning techniques established in biomedical fields.
firefighter in protective suit
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
28 Feb 2024
Experimental analysis and computer simulations reveal how woven fabric composite materials are deformed by heat.
GPT4 chemistry
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
28 Feb 2024
GPT-4 shows promise as an aid to chemistry researchers, yet its limitations reveal the need for further improvements.
AI-generated artistic representation of brain neurons
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
28 Feb 2024
Magnetic nanorobots delivering nerve cells to targeted tissues could potentially be used to repair damaged brain tissue, as well as other organs.
dengue mosquito
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
28 Feb 2024
MozzHub, a user-friendly dengue hotspot detector, could significantly assist the management and control of dengue.
robotic head
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
28 Feb 2024
Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept system that allows robotic experiments to run without any human intervention.
molecular structure representation
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
28 Feb 2024
Researchers have developed an AI-driven system that can design novel molecules with any desired properties and suggest methods to create them using readily available materials.
robot hand on keyboard
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
28 Feb 2024
Researchers have combined machine learning with robotic process automation to speed up and simplify a time-consuming process.
cells
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
28 Feb 2024
A new technique allows researchers to map how the cellular “skeleton” adapts to external stress.
shipyard
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
28 Feb 2024
Researchers explore the benefits of export diversification in oil-rich Brunei, breaking free from the development economics "resource curse".
Osaka University
28 Feb 2024
Researchers from Osaka University found that members of the Japanese public are highly sensitive to perceived threats to collective ownership (for example, threats to national territorial integrity or national sovereignty). However, those who are more liberal in their political beliefs tend to be more sensitive to such perceived threats than conservatives.
27 Feb 2024
Applied Microbiology International has announced it will be launching a new series of educational online content called The Microbiologist Masterclass.
Lingnan University holds a Chinese New Year media reception today on campus, where senior management members share the latest developments of the University with the media.  From Left: Ms Margaret Cheung Wai-fong, Registrar of Lingnan University; Prof Lau Chi-pang, Associate Vice-President (Academic Affairs and External Relations); Prof S. Joe Qin, President; Prof Xin Yao, Vice-President (Research and Innovation); Prof Sam Kwong Tak-wu, Associate Vice-President (Strategic Research).
Lingnan University (LU)
27 Feb 2024
Lingnan University held a Chinese New Year media reception today (27 February) at its Tuen Mun campus, where Prof S. Joe Qin, President and Wai Kee Kau Chair Professor of Data Science of Lingnan University, together with Prof Xin Yao, Vice-President (Research and Innovation), who joined Lingnan in January; Prof Sam Kwong Tak-wu, Associate Vice-President (Strategy Research); Prof Lau Chi-pang, Associate Vice-President (Academic Affairs and External Relations); and Ms Margaret Cheung Wai-fong, Registrar, shared the latest developments of the University with the media.
Tohoku University
27 Feb 2024
research team from Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine undertook a detailed examination of the medical validity of deep learning models using post-mortem imaging for diagnosing drowning. The results reveal an inconsistency between the deep learning models’ results and the medical professionals’ observations.
Kanazawa University
27 Feb 2024
Researchers from Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI), Kanazawa University report in Nature Communications that TMEM16F, a transmembrane protein that facilitates the passive movement of phospholipids and ions across membranes, explores a larger conformational landscape than previously thought to perform its unique functions. The finding refines our molecular understanding of crucial physiological processes such as blood coagulation and COVID-19 pathogenesis, and highlights the importance of probing membrane proteins in native-like environments.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
26 Feb 2024
Touch sensors that don’t even need direct contact offer new sensitivity for robotic 3D structure recognition and wireless transmission of data.
Newcastle University in Singapore
25 Feb 2024
Fibre-reinforced composites, prone to internal damage, benefit from fibre hybridisation. Using ductile fibre glass mesh (FGM) in ramie/FGM composites, this study shows improved damage resistance, load-bearing, and deformation capacity.
DGIST held a degree ceremony on Feb. 16
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
24 Feb 2024
Granted degrees to 54 doctoral students, 73 master’s students, and 99 bachelor’s students, fostering a total of 226 talented individuals in science and technology
 DGIST, PKNU, HNIBR Partner Research Team
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
24 Feb 2024
- DGIST, HNIBR, and PKNU partner in the Island Wildlife Material Advancement Research Group to create big data on and develop practical resources from natural island wildlife products
A photo to commemorate the award of the Samsung Humantech paper awards
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
24 Feb 2024
- DGIST, which is celebrating its 20th year of establishment, won 1 grand prize, 2 silver prizes, 1 bronze prize, and 2 participation prizes at the 30th Samsung Humantech Paper Award
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
24 Feb 2024
- Utilizing ultra-high-resolution signal-processing technology to enhance imaging capabilities in traditional radar devices with lower resolutions. - Excellence of research achievements recognized in research paper accepted at ICASSP 2024, a globally recognized society for signal processing, and IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, a respected scholarly journal in relevant disciplines.
An electrodynamic screen based on a frictional charging power generation device developed by a research team
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
24 Feb 2024
- Research team developed a high-output friction electrification energy generator operated by wind energy - Nano Technology has published this technological breakthrough for preventing and removing surface contamination on self-generating solar cells using friction electrification power generator
Single-molecule detection biosensor using carbon nanotubes, 'molecular glasses' developed through this study
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
24 Feb 2024
- Dr. Lee Yoon-hee of the DGIST Convergence Research Institute has developed a carbon nanotube transistor for single module research. - Analysis of aptamer-ligand interactions is expected to yield a novel tool poised to revolutionize nanotechnology and molecular biology research