First meeting of UNCTAD researcher development program
In a collaboration between the United Nations and Okayama University, which seeks to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), seven young female researchers from Africa and ASEAN have been decided to participate in a new human resources development program. The kick-off meeting was held on November 11th at Okayama University. Ken Takahashi participated in this memorable meeting as a host researcher.
This program is implemented under a comprehensive cooperation agreement between the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Okayama University. Female researchers will conduct joint research or training under the acceptance of researchers at Okayama University from two weeks to one month. The timing of acceptance will be adjusted in observance with the status of the coronavirus pandemic.
I am very pleased to have an opportunity to work with a brilliant researcher in this UNCTAD program. Scientific research through international collaboration, such as this program, is something I love the most. Through this program, I would like to work with my new colleagues to promote the Sustainable Development Goals: health and well-being, peace and justice, and global partnerships.Ken Takahashi
Related: NHK news (local) “Okayama University’s First Meeting for Development of Researchers in Developing Countries”
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Takahashi Lab at Okayama University uses principles of physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and biophysics. The purpose of the lab is to develop science and medicine by unveiling the mechanisms of diseases through collaborations with scientists, epidemiologists, and corporate alliances. The alliance includes Harvard University, Boston University, Tokyo University of Science, and PD Aerospace, Ltd.