Minister Tarutoko signs the Golden Book
Dr. Robert Baughman at Sydney Brenner Memorial Tribute
Dr. Robert Baughman introduced Dr. Brenner’s business skills as well. “Sydney had another remarkable career that is less well known,” Baughman said. “He was a prolific and successful entrepreneur in technology transfer. He had more than 400 patents and … was involved with the founding of several biotechnology companies.”
Mr. Koji Omi at Dr. Sydney Brenner Memorial Tribute
“In 2001, when I was Minister of Science and Technology Policy and was developing the idea for OIST, I began looking for someone who could help make my vision a reality. I interviewed numerous Nobel Laureates, but among all those I met during my search, Dr. Brenner was one of those who responded most strongly to my idea for a graduate university for science and technology. I was highly impressed by his energy and vision, and I knew then that I had found the right person to oversee the long process of establishing OIST,” said Mr. Koji Omi.