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12th JSPS Prizes and 6th JSPS Ikushi Prizes conferred on 2 OU faculty members and 2 OU students, respectively

2016-2-2(Tue)

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) has announced that 2 faculty members of Osaka University have won 12th JSPS Prizes and 2 OU students 6th JSPS Ikushi Prizes.

12th Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Prize

Name Achievement
HINO Masanori
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science
Theory of Dirichlet forms and application to stochastic analysis
SEKIYA Tsuyoshi
Professor, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research
 
 
Development of flexible organic transistor integrated circuits and the application to large area sensors

The JSPS Prize was established as a means for raising the level of scientific research in Japan to the highest level and encouraging and supporting the leadership and outstanding creativity of young researchers at an early stage in their careers. Outstanding researchers from institutions throughout Japan are selected each year. This year 25 researchers were selected as recipients of the 12th JSPS Prize.

An awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2015 at The Japan Academy in Tokyo.

6th Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Ikushi Prize

Ryan Joseph, recommended by Osaka University, and YOKOSHI Moe, recommended by The RNA Society of Japan, won the 6th Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Ikushi Prize.

Name Research theme in the doctorate course
Joseph Ryan, Division of Studies on Cultural Forms, Graduate School of Letters Archaeological research about the process of construction of former countries in Japan viewed in terms of the production and distribution of iron weapons

YOKOSHI Moe, Division of Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine

Elucidating a role of Ataxin-2 in the development of neurodegenerative diseases

The Ikushi Prize was established on the 20th anniversary of Emperor Akihito's accession to the imperial throne through an imperial donation to support and encourage young researchers who continue their work despite severe economic conditions. Eighteen outstanding students in doctoral courses who are expected to contribute to the development of Japan's academic research in the future received awards.

An awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 2, at The Japan Academy in Tokyo.

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