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2016 Grant Recipients

(As of April, 2016)
  • The Natural Sciences / 40 persons
  • The Humanities and Social Sciences / 10 persons
  • Okayama University
  • Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Assistant Professor
    Ikeda, Hajime
  • Unraveling the molecular mechanisms for reproductive isolation in plants
  • Hokkaido University
  • Faculty of Engineering, Assistant Professor
    Ishida, Yohei
  • Novel artificial photosynthesis utilizing metal nanoclusters as photosynthetic molecules
  • Miyazaki University
  • Organization for Promotion of Tenure Track, Tenure Track Assistant Professor
    Inaba, Yasuko
  • Identification of core factors, which activate mitochondrial biogenesis in plants, using a robust respiratory cell system
  • Nagoya Institute of Technology
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Project Assistant Professor
    Inomata, Tomohiko
  • High efficient hydrogen production from water by ionic liquid-modified substrates and bio-inspired catalysts
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Graduate School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
    Ueda, Kazutaka
  • Estrogen and Obesity; Hormonal Regulation of Energy Metabolism
  • Hokkaido University
  • Creative Research Institution, Assistant Professor
    Uehara, Ryota
  • Molecular Mechanism of Plasma Membrane Deformation During Cell Division
  • Quantitative Biology Center, Unit Leader
    Ebisuya, Miki
  • Molecular level verification and real parameter search of cellular patterning
  • Osaka University
  • Graduate School of Science, Associate Professor
    Okawa, Shinnosuke
  • Studies on noncommutative algebraic varieties
  • Kyoto University
  • Graduate School of Informatics, Assistant Professor
    Ohzeki, Masayuki
  • Innovative decoding algorithm for quantum error correction by spin-glass theory
  • Research Organization of Information and Systems
  • National Institute of Informatics, Associate Professor
    Kaneko, Megumi
  • Protocol Design for Wireless Communication Systems Based on Full Duplex Technology
  • Osaka University
  • Research Institute for Microbial Disease, Assistant Professor
    Kidoya, Hiroyasu
  • Analysis of mechanism for vascular strand invasion by vessel associated myeloid cell
  • Kyushu University
  • Graduate School of Medical Sciences , Assistant Professor
    Kunisaki, Yuya
  • Influence of age-related changes of bone marrow environments on a development of hematological neoplasms
  • Keio University
  • School of Medicine, Professor
    Kubota, Yoshiaki
  • Spatio-temporal regulation of retinal vascular patterning by neurons
  • Kyoto University
  • Primate Research Institute, Associate Professor
    Goto, Yukiori
  • Investigation for the Roles of Monoamines in Social Hierarchy and Their Relationships to Evolutionary Origins of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Hokkaido University
  • Faculty of Science, Associate Professor
    Kobayashi, Atsushi
  • Visualization of Proton Conductivity by Luminescence Energy of a Nano-sized Coordination Polymer
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Institute of Industrial Science, Associate Professor
    Kobayashi, Tetsuya
  • Unified understanding of biological adaptation by integrating theoretical evolutionary biology and theoretical neuroscience
  • Tohoku University
  • Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Assistant Professor
    Kobayashi, Makoto
  • Synthesis of TiO2(B) crystal doped with a penta- or hexavalent ion aiming at development of novel transparent conductive films
  • University of Tsukuba
  • International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, Associate Professor
    Sakaguchi, Masanori
  • Memory function of adult born neurons during sleep revealed by optogenetics
  • Wakayama Medical University
  • Institute of Advanced Medicine, Assistant Professor
    Sasaki, Izumi
  • Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms of cholera toxin-induced IL-1β production
  • Keio University
  • Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Assistant Professor
    Sano, Hitomi
  • Prediction of potential molecular targets based on a comprehensive mathematical model toward treatment of intractable epilepsy
  • Cellular Memory Laboratory, Research Scientist
    Shimazu, Tadahiro
  • Regulation of fatty acid beta-oxidation by mitochondrial protein methylation
  • Niigata University
  • Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Associate Professor
    Shimizu, Ippei
  • The role of brown adipokine in the progression of pathologies in NASH
  • Okayama University
  • Graduate School of Natural Science & Technology, Assistant Professor
    Suga, Michihiro
  • Visualization of molecular mechanisms of photosynthetic oxygen evolving using X-ray free electron laser
  • Tohoku University
  • Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Daigaku, Yasukazu
  • Mutagenesis by error-prone DNA polymerases during genome replication
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Graduate School of Science, Research Associate
    Takahashi, Tomoko
  • Functional analysis of a crosstalk between RNA silencing and antiviral response in human cells
  • University of Fukui
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Takeuchi, Ayako
  • Study on the mechanisms underlying coupling among CI dynamics-mitochondria-B lymphocyte via novel CI carriers
  • University of Toyama
  • Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Takeuchi, Yuichi
  • Clarification of neuronal and genetic mechanisms of behavioral laterality
  • Waseda University
  • Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Assistant Professor
    Tanaka, Shu
  • Machine learning theory based on quantum annealing
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Graduate School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
    Nakaoka, Shinji
  • Development of novel formal grammar for immune responses
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Faculty of Medicine, Assistant Professor
    Nishimura, Ken
  • Investigation of the mechanism of Klf4-dose dependent reprogramming during iPSC production
  • Osaka Prefecture University
  • Research Organization for 21st Century, Special Lecturer
    Nouchi, Ryo
  • Verification of a novel touch sensor based on molecular-scale switching layers
  • Nagoya University
  • Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Hashimoto-Sugimoto, Mimi
  • Molecular mechanism of gravity response in liverworts
  • Yamaguchi University
  • Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Tenure-track Assistant Professor
    Hara, Yuki
  • Analysis to explore an environmental factor inside the cell for organizing a functional nucleus
  • Nagoya University
  • Institute of Transformative Bio-molecules, Designated Associate Professor
    Hirota, Tsuyoshi
  • Chemical Biology Dissection of Crosstalk Between Circadian Clock and Cancer
  • Osaka University
  • Research Institute for Microbial Disease, Assistant Professor
    Fujita, Toshitsugu
  • Development of the novel biotechnology using genome editing tools to comprehensively identify genome-interacting molecules in a locus-specific manner
  • Kyoto University
  • Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Lecturer
    Hoshi, Yuichiro
  • Arithmetic of hyperbolic algebraic curves related to p-adic Teichmuller theory
  • Tohoku University
  • Graduate School of Science, Associate Professor
    Matsubara, Masakazu
  • Development of novel optical spin control method with metal-based metamaterials
  • Nara Institute of Science and Technology
  • Graduate School of Materials Science, Professor
    Yanagida, Takayuki
  • Development of transparent ceramic halide scintillators
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Life Science Center of Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance, Assistant Professor
    Yamashiro, Yoshito
  • Analysis for preventing aortic aneurysm rupture, focus on abnormal mechanosensing in mice
  • Kobe University
  • Graduate School of Medicine, Professor
    Wake, Hiroaki
  • Myelin in gray matter and their contribution on to the learning

  • Osaka University
  • Graduate School of Law and Politics, Associate Professor
    Aoki, Hiroya
  • The Protection of Product Designs as Digital Data by Intellectual Property Law
  • Nagoya University
  • School of Economics, Associate Professor
    Adachi, Takanori
  • A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Advertising: From the Perspective of Industrial Economics
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • College of Policy Science, Associate Professor
    Uehara, Takuro
  • The construction and validation of operational sustainability assessment method toward a realization of Satoumi: A case-study of Hinase-cho, Okayama
  • National Institutes for the Humanities
  • National Institute of Japanese Literature, Professor
    Kansaku, Kenichi
  • Research and Publication of the Rare Books in the Mitsui Collection in UC. Berkeley’s C.V. Starr East Asian Library
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Associate Professor
    Shida, Taisei
  • Research of the History of the Dispute over the Evanescence in Medieval India and the Eastward Spread of the View of Transience
  • Niigata University
  • The Institute of Education and Student Affairs, Associate Professor
    Zhang, Yun
  • A Theoretical and Empirical Study on the Linkage Between Strategic Perception and Foreign Policy in International Relations: Focusing on China’s Diplomacy Toward Japan
  • Nagoya City University
  • Graduate School of Design and Architecture, Associate Professor
    Nakagawa, Ryu
  • Creating a Shared Space Using a Music Creation Software for Tablet Devices
  • Nihon University
  • College of Economics, Associate Professor
    Nakamura, Yasuhiko
  • The Long-term decision makings of a public firm and a private firm: their mergers and competition structures
  • Nagoya University
  • Institute for Advanced Research, Designated Assistant Professor
    Yoshida, Sayuri
  • Making Digital Images and an Inventory of Manuscripts of Ethiopian Ethnographic Collections in Early 20th Century at Museum in Austria
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Assistant Professor
    Lee, Chan-Woo
  • A study on the influx of martial arts in Edo era. -Focusing on the early Korean martial arts that is handed down to the Inland Sea-

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