2013 Inamori Research Grants Recipients

The Natural Sciences

Name Afilliation Research Title
Igaki, Tatsushi Associate Professor
Graduate School of Biostudies
Kobe University
Understanding cell competition-mediated Hippo pathway regulation and its role in the establishment of tumor microenvironment
Izumi, Taisuke Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering
Nagoya Institute of Technology
A Coding-Theoretic Approach for Computationally Hard Problems
Ohashi-Ito, Kyoko Associate Professor
Graduate School of Science
The University of Tokyo
Analysis of mechanism to initiate vascular cell differentiation
Inenaga, Shunsuke Associate Professor
Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
Kyushu University
Efficiently searchable and editable data compression
Inobe, Tomonao Assistant Professor
Frontier Research Core for Life Sciences
University of Toyama
Development of Regulation Methods of the Proteasomal protein degradation
Wong, Richard Professor
College of Science and Engineering
Kanazawa University
The role of the nucleoporins in epigenetic regulation
Otsubo, Noriyuki Associate Professor
Graduate School of Science
Chiba University
Arithmetic L-functions and motivic cohomology
Otera, Hidenori Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medical Science
Kyushu University
Identification and functional analysis of the novel factors involved in mitochondrial fission regulation
Ozeki, Yasuyuki Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Engineering
Osaka University
Label-free biological imaging with high molecular specificity based on multicolor stimulated Raman microscopy in the fingerprint region
Kaneko-Kawano, Takako Assistant Professor
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ritsumeikan University
Regulatory system of spatiotemporal cytoskeleton in cell migration
Kisu, Iori Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
Keio University
Development of uterine transplantation models in primates for uterine factor infertility: towards clinical application
Kubota, Akihisa Associate Professor
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Kumamoto University
Development of the high precision polishing method for ultra-low loss diamond power device fabrication
Koizumi, Itsuro Assistant Professor
Creative Research Institution
Hokkaido University
Spatial and temporal patterns in population dynamics and genetic structure: a long-term ecological research
Kokado, Kenta Assistant Professor
Faculty of Science
Hokkaido University
Facile Control of Thermoresponsiveness of Polymers by Utilizing Supramolecularly Intermolecular Interactions
Sasaki, Satoshi Assistant Professor
The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research
Osaka University
Investigation of the mechanism of topological superconductivity with a Josephson junction device on a topological superconductor
Sadakata, Tetsushi Assistant Professor
Advanced Scientific Research Leaders Development Unit
Gunma University
Analyses of the mouse model of autism
Sato, Kaoru Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Science
Keio University
Molecular mechanism of Transposon silencing mediated by piRNAs and nuclear-effector complexes in Drosophila
Shitanda, Isao Lecturer
Faculty of Science and Technology
Tokyo University of Science
Development of Light-driven Nanomotor imitating Phototaxis of Flagella Microorganism
Suzuki, Takashi Associate Professor
Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Central Synapse Formation and Plasticity in the Brain
Tatewaki, Yoko Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Yamagata University
Physical properties and preparation of actuator composed of molecular conductors
Cho, Ken Assistant Professor
Institute for Materials Research
Tohoku University
Development of low-cost Ti-Mn alloy through evaluation of mechanical properties and cytotoxicity in simulated body environment
Tsumura, Tomoaki Associate Professor
Graduate School of Engineering
Nagoya Institute of Technology
A Study on Low-Power Processor with Garbage-Collection Assistance Technique
Doi, Hirokazu Lecturer
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Nagasaki University
Investigation into the spatio-temporal dynamics of neural activation underlying the detection of reproduction-related signals in human
Tomikawa, Ko Associate Professor
Graduate School of Education
Hiroshima University
Elucidation of the phylogeographic pattern of the invertebrate and inspection of the refugia hypothesis in the Chugoku District
Nakaoka, Toshihiro Associate Professor
Faculty of Science
Sophia University
Fabrication and development of fundamental technologies for side-gate quantum-entanglement- diode toward quantum information transfer between two remote devices
Nakazawa, Yuka Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Atomic Bomb Disease Institute
Nagasaki University
Functional analysis of the initiation mechanism of transcription coupled nucleotide excision repair
Nakabayashi, Kazuhiro Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Yamagata University
Development of non-fullerene electron-transporting materials for organic photovoltanics
Nishioka, Kensuke Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering
University of Miyazaki
Development of formation method of solar-grade silicon using volcanic ash deposit Shirasu as a starting material and concentrated solar power as an energy source
Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Associate Professor
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Saitama University
Thermal conductivity measurement of thermoelectric signal crystal bismuth nanowire
Hirai, Yuji Lecturer
Faculty of Photonics Science Chitose Institute of Science and Technology
Tohoku University
Fabrications of the oxygen supplementation device learning from an insect plastron
Hirakawa, Hidetada Assistant Professor
Advanced Scientific Research Leaders Development Unit
Gunma University
Cell-to-Cell signal transduction in bacteria and its novel regulatory element, anti-sense RNA
Hirotsu, Takaaki Assistant Professor
Faculty of Science
Kyushu University
Mechanisms of olfactory preference switches
Matsui, Jun Assistant Professor
Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials
Tohoku University
Production of large scale ultrathin aligned CNT films as rubbing free electrodes for liquid crystal display
Miura, Osamu
2013 Hakuraku Grantee
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
Research and Education Faculty
Kochi University
Disturbance and recovery process of mudflat organisms —Ecological and genetic comparisons of Batillaria snails before and after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
Miyake, Hiroe Assistant Professor
Earthquake Research Institute
The University of Tokyo
Pioneering Source Modeling to Prepare Unexpected Earthquake Disasters
Miyamaru, Fumiaki Associate Professor
Faculty of Science
Shinshu University
Development of frequency conversion devices of terahertz waves with temporal interface of refractive indices
Moriya, Rai Assistant Professor
Institute of Industrial Science
The University of Tokyo
Detection of magnetic domain wall motion using non-magnetic electrode for the application of non-volatile memory
Yanagawa, Yojiro Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine
Hokkaido University
Physiological characteristics to become the proximate factor of reproductive trait in high density sika deer population
Yoshii, Taishi Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Okayama University
Can Social interaction synchronize insects circadian behavioral rhythm?
Watanabe, Shoji Research Assistant Professor
Organization for Advanced Research and Education
Doshisha University
Exploration of novel factors related to the cluster of voltage-dependent potassium channels in neuron by using photocross-linkable unnatural amino acids

The Humanities and Social Sciences

Name Afilliation Research Title
Ashidate, Masami Associate Professor
School of Law
Tohoku University
Reexamination of the Concept “source” in Trademark Law
Ishikawa, Ryuichiro Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
University of Tsukuba
Research on Financial contagion due to Mark-to-market accounting system
Kashihara, Saori Assistant Professor
Global Cooperation Institute for Sustainable Cities
Yokohama City University
Research on the prospect of support system for resident’s bottom-up activity in the urban conservation practices in Asian cities
Kumazawa, Terukazu Assistant Professor
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Natural Institutes for the Humanities
Development of methodology for general citizens to discuss with experts as equals focusing on the science communication of environmental and resource issues
Shibayama, Sotaro Assistant Professor
School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo
International Comparative Study on Transition in Production and Exchange of Intellectual Property under Academic Commercialism
Sogabe, Masahiro Professor
Graduate School of Law
Kyoto University
Constitutional Court and Politics in France
Takahashi, Wakana Associate Professor
Faculty of International Studies
Utsunomiya University
An empirical study of “civil society” after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident —A case of Fukushima refugee mothers and infants evacuation to Niigata and the acceptance of those families by local communities and civil society in Niigata
Terada, Ayumi Affiliate Assistant Professor
The University Museum
The University of Tokyo
Preparatory Research for the establishment of museum management studies: exploring the possibility of activating public cultural capital
Miyazawa, Toshiaki Associate Professor
Graduate School of International Social Sciences
Yokohama National University
Yokohama National University Citizen suits in Japanese environmental law
Yamasawa, Manabu Associate Professor
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tsukuba
The Interplay and Creation of Knowledge, Thought and Practice: Nineteenth-Century Japan and its Intellectual Transition

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