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8 OU professors win 2018 Commendation for Science and Technology

2018-4-12(Thu)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced the recipients of the 2018 Commendations for Science and Technology. From Osaka University, eight faculty member received awards. Six faculty members was awarded a Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category); two were awarded Young Scientists' Prizes commending them on their ability to develop advanced research.

In order to motivate those individuals working in the fields of science and technology and contribute to the improvement of science and technology in Japan, MEXT awards the following prizes:

  • Prize for Science and Technology (Development, Research, Science and Technology Promotion, Technology, Public Understanding Promotion)
  • Young Scientists' Prize
  • Prize for Creativity

Prize for Science and Technology (Research Category)

Name Position • Affiliation Name of Achievement

OKADA Mariko

Professor, Institute for Protein Research

Research on cellular mechanisms based on experiments and mathematical models

KIKUCHI Kazuya

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Research on a chemical probe for in vivo imaging

SASAI Hiroaki)

Professor, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research

Research regarding the design of chiral catalysts with unique reaction promotion mechanism

HIGASHINO Teruo

Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

Research regarding performance analysis techniques for mobile networks and their applications

YAMAGUCHI Hirozumi

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

MASHIMA Kazushi

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science

Research regarding unique catalytic activity of multinuclear metal cluster complexes

Young Scientists' Prizes

Name Position • Affiliation Name of Achievement

KONDO Makoto

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine

Research on development of psychotropic drugs based on the clarification of mechanism of experience-dependent neural plasticity

SASAI Miwa )

Associate Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases

Research regarding pathogen removal mechanisms via intracellular vesicular trafficking

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (link in Japanese)

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