After Colombo, Sri Lanka, our team traveled to Hanoi in March for the First SSC Alumni Meeting in Vietnam held on March 21, 2019. 9 alumni coordinators volunteered to liven up future activities while 3 selected members made presentations on how Sakura Science impacted their lives.
From the square banner on the right, you can read the life story of Dr. Satoshi Omura who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with Dr. William Campbell for the discovery of ivermectin, a remedy for river blindness prevalent in the African tropics. Before going into his life as a researcher, the author goes back to his family background, elementary school to university days, his teaching experience and how it lead to his entry into graduate school to start his career as a researcher. We hope his story could be an inspiration to your future.
SSC’s Member Only Bulletin Board has been renewed to a Social Networking Service (SNS) named “My Page”. On “My Page,” you will be able to search for club members and create community pages according to your interests. We would be delighted if you could utilize this tool to expand your knowledge and friendship with other club members. We look forward your participation!
The author Rensei Baba writes about Satoshi Omura’s life story and his research. Satoshi Omura had saved lives of 200 million people and won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine 2015 for his achievements.
Our contact details (SSC Secretariat)
Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science Promotion Office
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