Former Kyoto U. chief to take helm at scandal-plagued Riken

National Mar 24, 2015

Former Kyoto U. chief to take helm at scandal-plagued Riken

Former Kyoto University President Hiroshi Matsumoto will replace Nobel laureate Ryoji Noyori as head of the Riken research institute, the science ministry decided Tuesday. Noyori, 76, will leave the post on March 31, halfway through his third term through March 2018, after a difficult year ...

National / Science & Health Mar 7, 2015

Nobel laureate Noyori to resign as Riken head

Nobel laureate Ryoji Noyori, head of the Riken institute, intends to step down after a difficult year caused by last year's botched stem cell study, sources close to the matter said. Noyori, 76, won the 2001 Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been president of ...

National Oct 24, 2014

Riken top brass to take pay cuts over STAP cell scandal

The Riken research institute has announced pay cuts for its top brass, in connection with an embarrassing international scandal over research on so-called STAP cells. Riken President Ryoji Noyori, a 2001 Nobel laureate in chemistry, will return 10 percent of his pay for three months, ...