Division Awards

Division of Biological Science acknowledges excellent achievements of students and researchers by offering following awards.

Bioscience Division Award (from FY2019)

The Bioscience Division Award honors outstanding research done by young faculty members in the Bioscience Division. In principle, the Award Selection Committee will select one winner every year. Those eligible for the award are Associate Professors (except for Independent Associate Professors) and Assistant Professors, and the award is based on their research achievements over the past five to ten years. It is possible for faculty members who have won the Umezono Award in the past to receive the Bioscience Division Award based on accumulated research achievements.

NAIST Bioscience Award (from FY1999 to FY2018)

The Division of Biological Science honors our staff scientists by awarding the NAIST Bioscience Award, in principal one awardee per year, for their outstanding research achievements at NAIST. Starting from 2008, the award is open to current and also former staff scientists to improve the recognition of this prize and the awardees.

Award Recipient List

Year Recipient and Research Title
FY 2018 None
FY 2017 Takeshi IZAWA
Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Molecular mechanisms of photoperiodic floral induction in rice
FY 2016 Toshiyuki SHIMIZU
Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Structural study of Toll-like receptors sensing single-stranded nucleic acids in innate immune system
FY 2015 None
FY 2014 None
FY 2013 Kazunori IMAIZUMI
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
Biological and pathological regulation by endoplasmic reticulum stress response
FY 2012 Junko KYOZUKA
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
How to make plant body forms in logistic and wise ways
FY 2011 Miyo MORITA
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Plant Morphological Dynamics
Gravity sensing mechanisms in gravitropic responses in higher plants
FY 2010 Masahiro SHIRAKAWA
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Structures of proteins that regulates cell differentiation, and structures of proteins under intra-cellular environments
FY 2009 Toshiharu SHIKANAI
Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Regulation and machinery of cyclic electron flow around photosystem I
FY 2008 Katsuhiko SHIRAHIGE
Professor, School of Life Science and Technology
Department of Life Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Development of Genomic Approaches for the understanding of chromosome function and behavior
FY 2007 Naoyuki INAGAKI
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Signal Transduction
Analyses of the mechanism of neuronal polarity formation
FY 2006 None
FY 2005 None
FY 2004 Seiji TAKAYAMA
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Intercellular Communications
Self/non-self recognition mechanisms in plant self-incompatibility
FY 2003 Shinya YAMANAKA
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Animal Molecular Technology
Mechanisms to maintain pluripotency in ES cells
FY 2002 None
FY 2001 Toshihiko OGURA
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation in Animal Cells
FY 2000 Tetsuro KOKUBO
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Gene Function in Animals
Functional analysis of basic transcriptional factor TFIID subunit
FY 1999 Kozo KAIBUCHI
Professor, Laboratory of Signal Transduction
Regulatory mechanisms of the cytoskeletons and cell adhesions by Rho family of small GTPases
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