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KOREA HERALD –  [Xuedong Huang] Empowering the Digital Transformation of Education with Artificial Intelligence

19 September 2022

KOREA HERALD – [Xuedong Huang] Empowering the Digital Transformation of Education with Artificial Intelligence

Educators often have classes of more than 20 students and can take advantage of AI to help automate tasks, thus allowing them to focus more deeply on other aspects of classroom instruction. It's a future where education is enhanced by artificial intelligence to provide a more personalized experience that is available anywhere, anytime and in any language.
TECHNODE GLOBAL- VinFuture InnovaTalk Webinar: The development of the ultrasensitive and fast liquid biopsy – A revolution in cancer measurement at the point of care

11 August 2022

TECHNODE GLOBAL- VinFuture InnovaTalk Webinar: The development of the ultrasensitive and fast liquid biopsy – A revolution in cancer measurement at the point of care

According to Prof. Cunningham, following the direction of a simple, rapid, and inexpensive assay that can be frequently performed to enable early detection, treatment planning, effectiveness measurement, and recurrence monitoring, scientists developed a non-invasive point-of-care device for routine use in clinical settings. The device, which can be used at room temperature, recently highlighted the ability to detect mutated molecules directly out of human serum and quickly give precise results after only one minute with one testing step.
The Evolution Of Lipid Nanoparticles: From Biophysics To Gene Therapy, Vaccines And Drug Delivery

21 June 2022

The Evolution Of Lipid Nanoparticles: From Biophysics To Gene Therapy, Vaccines And Drug Delivery

"Lipid Nanoparticles have opened the door to treat genetic, diseases, rare diseases, neglected diseases and currently incurable diseases. The sky is the limit!". Featuring field pioneers Dr. Philip Felgner, Dr. Terry Allen and Dr. Pieter Cullis, we explored the evolution of the field from inception to modern day, covering advances that have enabled the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, gene therapy and novel cancer treatment options.
Leveraging Nanoparticle Technologies For Novel Vaccines & Therapies EPanel

14 April 2022

Leveraging Nanoparticle Technologies For Novel Vaccines & Therapies EPanel

The ePanel will feature pioneering work by Dr. Philip Felgner, Dr. Terry Allen and Dr. Pieter Cullis. Dr. Cullis is this year's winner of the VinFuture Grand Prize, which honors exceptional minds whose breakthrough scientific research, and technological innovations have enormous potential to create meaningful change at scale.
Why sustainability progress rests on encouraging future talent

7 March 2022

Why sustainability progress rests on encouraging future talent

VinFuture Prize - an awards ceremony dedicated to honouring the exceptional minds who are transforming lives around the world through research and innovation. The Prize represents two key steps we need to take to incentivise innovation and empower scientists.
Boosting female representation in STEM is crucial to global innovation

18 February 2022

Boosting female representation in STEM is crucial to global innovation

In 2021, not a single Nobel winner in the scientific categories was female despite us all benefiting from the work of many brilliant women scientists. Women make up less than a quarter of the STEM workforce and, in the UK, just 16 per cent of engineering graduates. While progress has been made, these facts serve as a stark reminder of the need to do more to boost gender diversity in science and engineering.
Katalin Karikó: Covid-19 vaccine pioneer urges more girls and young women to take up science

15 February 2022

Katalin Karikó: Covid-19 vaccine pioneer urges more girls and young women to take up science

The pioneering researcher whose work on messenger RNA technology formed the basis for both the Moderna and Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines has urged more girls and young women to follow in her footsteps and forge a career in the sciences. Between 1975 and 2019 Dr Karikó won two awards of note. Since then she has won 53, including Time Hero of the Year 2021 among dozens of top scientific prizes including, jointly with Weismann and Canadian Pieter Cullis for their work on mRNA technology, the VinFuture Grand Prize, with the trio sharing $3m last month. She is now favourite for the Nobel Prize in chemistry. ‘Never give up’ is a message she knows how to deliver.
ACS members receive inaugural VinFuture Prizes

31 January 2022

ACS members receive inaugural VinFuture Prizes

Two American Chemical Society members have been honored with inaugural VinFuture Prizes. The awards program was established by the VinFuture Foundation to honor innovation in science and technology.
Stanford University: Zhenan Bao Is Awarded The VinFuture Prize For Female Innovators

31 January 2022

Stanford University: Zhenan Bao Is Awarded The VinFuture Prize For Female Innovators

Bao was awarded this prize for scientific advancements from her pioneering work on the development of skin-inspired electronics and their applications to a range of medical and energy applications. She has developed a wide range of novel molecular design concepts for organic electronic materials and fabrication methods.
Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim scoop another international award

24 January 2022

Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim scoop another international award

Durban scientists and infectious disease epidemiologists professors Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim have been honoured in Vietnam for their ground-breaking research on HIV prevention in SA. The award programme is part of the VinFuture Foundation, an independent, non-profit organisation set up by Phạm Nhật Vượng, the first Vietnamese billionaire and founder and chairperson of the largest Vietnamese conglomerate, VinGroup Corporate, with his wife, Phạm Thu Hương, to create meaningful change in the lives of millions by recognising and rewarding transformative innovation in sci-tech.

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