News from Tianjin
News, reports and press releases from TWAS's 12th General Conference and 23rd General Meeting in Tianjin, China, from 18 to 21 September 2012
- Latest conference programme
- List of participants (as of 10 Sept)
- Abstracts of presentations
- Biodata of the 2012-2016 class of TWAS Young Affiliates (corrected)
- Press Release: Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize winner Dennis Lo in English and in Italian
- Press Release: 2012 TWAS Prize winners announced
- Press Release: 2012 C.N.R. Rao Prize winner: Mammo Deneke of Ethiopia
- Mohamed Hassan's Abdus Salam Medal Lecture (PDF of presentation)
Three TWAS Fellows have been selected to present the TWAS Medal lectures at next year's annual meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A woman scientist from Bangladesh has been awarded the first Atta-ur-Rahman Prize. Shamsun Nahar Khan was honoured for her work on enzyme identification and inhibition, cutting-edge research on the borders of chemistry and biology.
Richard N. Zare was one of three TWAS members selected to give a TWAS Medal Lecture at this years' conference in Tianjin. TWAS confers this privilege on three of its members each year, in recognition of their achievements in their fields of research. The winners lecture on a main aspect of their work, and are presented with a plaque. The title of Zare's lecture was, simply, 'TB or not TB?'
Fossil bones and teeth have told us much about what dinosaurs looked like. But, as Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan of the Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town South Africa, revealed during the TWAS General Conference in Tianjin, they can also tell us about how they lived, and even how they grew.
Zeyaur Khan presented to the TWAS General Conference in Tianjin the results of 18 years of experimentation of sustainable agriculture in Africa.
On Tuesday, 18 September, at the TWAS 23rd General Meeting in Tianjin, China, the 2012 winner of the C.N.R. Rao Prize for Scientific Research has been awarded to Wendimagegn Mammo Deneke of Ethiopia.
The first winner of the TWAS-Celso Furtado Prize in Social Sciences has been announced at the TWAS General Meeting being held in Tianjin, China: Ricardo Paes de Barros from Brazil.
19 September. 'TWAS' will remain 'TWAS'. But the four letters will again become an acronym. TWAS Members at their 23rd General Meeting in Tianjin agreed to change the Academy's name.
18 September. TWAS has announced the winners of the TWAS Prizes for 2012 at the Academy's 23rd General Meeting in Tianjin, China.
Chinese president Hu Jintao opened TWAS's 12th General Conference in Tianjin
18 September 2012. TWAS has forty-nine new members (45 Fellows and four Associate Fellows), including five women. The election took place at the Academy's 23rd General Meeting in Tianjin, China, on Monday, 18 September 2012. The current membership now stands at 1,077.
This year the regional prize is earmarked for 'Building Scientific Institutions', and the winners are Yin Li, China; Rogério Cerqueira Leite, Brazil; Magdy Madkour, Egypt; Charles Obadiah Wambebe, Nigeria; Jayant Narlikar, India, and Yousef Sobouti, Iran.
18 September. The USD100,000 Prize, reserved for scientists from the developing world, was awarded to Lo at the TWAS 12th Conference in Tianjin, China, for his work on non-invasive prenatal diagnosis.
Al via il 23mo Congresso Generale della TWAS. Oltre 400 membri dell’Accademia triestina a Tianjin, Cina, per presentare la scienza concreta (18-21 settembre)
12 September. TWAS will hold its 12th General Conference and 23rd General Meeting in Tianjin, China, on 18-21 September. More than 400 leading members of the global scientific community are expected to attend.
The TWAS Council, elected by members every three years, is responsible for supervising all Academy affairs.