Warm congratulations to Fang (Rachel) Ou on being selected as a winner of the July 2017 Catalyst: Leader award to attend the 10th HOPE Meeting, 11–15 March 2018, Yokohama, Japan.
Under the auspices of the New Zealand-Japan Bilateral Programme between the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and MBIE, the Royal Society Te Apārangi administers the nomination of up to 5 exceptional young researchers to attend the meeting in Japan. The award will cover the cost of her flights, accommodation, and meeting registration.
HOPE meetings give an opportunity for the participants to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with Nobel Laureates and other distinguished scientists pioneering the frontiers of knowledge. It is expected that there will be about 100 doctoral students and young researchers in attendance from Australia, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea (R.O.K), Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.