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Nakano Tōru
  • Nakano Tōru 
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Born in 1957. Professor in the Graduate School of Frontier Bioscience at Osaka University, where he specializes in stem cell research and epigenetics. Took up his present position in 2004, after previous stints at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the Osaka University for Microbial Diseases.
Japan’s Troubling Shortage of New Scientific Researchers2018.04.16

Scientific research programs at Japanese universities are losing momentum, and the number of graduate students pursuing doctorates is declining. Most postdoctoral researchers end up in poorly compensated nontenured posts at university laboratories. The government’s moves to promote innovation, including its tenure track system for young scientists, have little chance of succeeding unless universit…

The Crisis Facing Japanese Scientific Research2017.06.12

In March this year, an editorial in the British journal Nature showed that the pace of scientific research in Japan has slowed considerably over the past decade. Nakano Tōru, a leading stem cell researcher, discusses the challenges facing researchers in Japan and some of the structural weaknesses holding science back.

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