Scienceなう(sciencenau) is an event about science, but not an event for scientists alone. The organizers of Sciencenau are a very diverse group composed of students, engineers, teachers, and people who work in Japan in different fields. We all share an interest about science, and its recent discoveries and applications. But we also feel that the TV and the newspapers nowadays approach science in a very incomplete and often misleading way. We felt the need to discuss science by going straight to the source, straight to the people who make science happen today: scientists themselves. But we also wanted to talk about science without having to go to class. It is in light of those needs that we came up with scienceなう. This space gives us the freedom to talk about important, scientific topics in a relaxed atmosphere.
Want to join our team, organize or host an event, or just interested in talking about your research, then contact us here.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at RIKEN. My research focuses on modifications of RNA that regulate interesting biology.
In my free time, I like to go running, hiking, and to take photographs.
I hope you can come enjoy some science talk with us.
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Diego Tavares Vasques
Hailing from Brazil, I hold both an M. Sc. and a Ph.D. in Plants Taxonomy and Systematics from the University of Tokyo. Currently I am working as a project Assistant Professor for the University of Tokyo, teaching a course on academic writing. My research revolves around elucidating the evolutionary history of extant lineages of ferns in order to suggest new taxonomic combinations. My latest studies has brought insight on how some particular species of ferns are delimited, including the discovery of new species. I also have a deep interest in education, in particular how to develop tools to facilitate in-class activities when teaching science-related contents.
I received my B.Sc. from University of São Paulo (Brazil) and am currently finishing my Master’s degree at Tokyo Institute of Technology. I do research on obtaining green chemicals from bacteria by using cheap carbon sources, like methane gas or waste oil.
I am very interested in science communication, and I believe that science can be way more fascinating than that which we passively learn inside school classrooms and university seminar rooms.
Hopefully, we can work together for science to become less of a lecture and more of a meaningful experience.