2016 Inamori Research Grants Recipients

The Natural Sciences

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

The Humanities and Social Sciences

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