2021 Inamori Research Grants Recipients

The Natural Sciences

Name Afilliation Research Title
Atarashi, Koji Associate Professor
School of Medicine
Keio University
Manipulation of the gut microbiota for healthy aging and longevity
Ito, Ayaka Assistant Professor
Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Nagoya University
Elucidation of significance of cellular lipid metabolism in systemic lupus erythematosus
Ito, Minako Associate Professor
Medical Institute of Bioregulation
Kyushu University
The mechanism of regulation of inflammation by the factors from blood in the chronic phase of ischemic stroke and its therapeutic application
Imamura, Teruhiko Lecturer
University Hospital
University of Toyama
Clinical Implication of Heart Rate Optimization using Doppler Echocardiography in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
Iwasaki, Yusaku Professor
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Kyoto Prefectural University
Involvement of autonomic and central nerves system in intestinal GLP-1 induced increasing insulin sensitivity
Uchida, Masaki Associate Professor
School of Science
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Creation of new magnetic semiconductor materials realizing high spin density
Endo, Mizuki Assistant Professor
School of Science
The University of Tokyo
Development of thermogenetic system that enables direct modulation of cell-cell signal transduction in deep tissue
Oisaki, Kounosuke Lecturer
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of Tokyo
Iterative peptide synthesis using backbone protecting group-free amino acid
Otsuka, Tomohiro Associate Professor
Research Institute of Electrical Communication
Tohoku University
Research on high-frequency measurement techniques for semiconductor quantum devices
Okamoto, Tomoko Assistant Professor
Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences
Gifu University
Does the evolution of dioecy lead to the diversity of floral scent?
Kamiya, Yukiko Associate Professor
Graduate School of Engineering
Nagoya University
Design of unique triplex structure formed by acyclic nucleic acid and RNA for control of nucleic acid function
Kume, Kazunori Associate Professor
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life
Hiroshima University
Elucidation of the mechanism that creates direction to membrane transport between nucleus and endoplasmic reticulum
Kono, Michihito Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
Hokkaido University Hospital
Hokkaido University
Cell metabolism as a therapeutic target in systemic lupus erythematosus
Kokusho, Takuma Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Science
Nagoya University
An observational study of phosphorous production by supernova toward understanding the origin of life
Kobayashi, Makoto Associate Professor
Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere
Hokkaido University
Winter climate change and increase of deer population could decrease the advantage of tree regeneration on fallen log in boreal forests
Kobayashi, Yusuke Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Ibaraki University
Molecular analysis of maternal inheritance of the organelle genomes
Kondoh, Kunio Assistant Professor
National Institute for Physiological Sciences
National Institute of Natural Sciences
Analysis of neural circuit that links the central nervous system and peripheral tissues responsible for energy metabolism
Saitoh, Kuniyasu Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Kyoto Sangyo University
Anomalous viscoelastic and elastoplastic properties of poly-dispersed particles and mathematical physics for their hierarchical structures of sizes
Saito, Masahiko Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Hiroshima University
Development of novel n-type semiconducting materials with high crystallinity for high performance organic photovoltaics
Sako, Kaori Assistant Professor
Department of Advanced Bioscience
Kindai University
Screening of an insect hormone receptor in plants
Sawada, Toshiki Assistant Professor
School of Materials and Chemial Technology
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Construction of liquid crystalline oriented membrane composed of filamentous virus toward highly sensitive detection of biomarker molecules
Sueki, Shunsuke Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Musashino University
Novel Cyanation Reaction Catalyzed by Heterobimetallic Complexes
Takaoka, Katsuyoshi Associate Professor
Institute of Advanced Medical Sciences
Tokushima University
Mechanism of mouse diapause
Takimoto, Daisuke Assistant Professor
Faculty of Science
University of the Ryukyus
Synthesis of atomically thin Pt metal nanosheets and electrochemical properties
Tanaka, Takashi Assistant Professor
Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences
Gifu University
Evaluation of instability in crop emergence based on deep learning and spatial modeling
Nomoto, Hiroshi Assistant Professor
Hokkaido University Hospital
Hokkaido University
The relationship between intracellular energy metabolism and macrophage polarity in the human atherosclerotic carotid plaques
Funamizu, Akihiro Lecturer
Institute for Quantitative Biosciences
The University of Tokyo
Neural mechanism of behavior optimization based on prior knowledge
Honda, Yuki Assistant Professor
Faculty, Division of Natural Sciences
Nara Women’s University
Light-driven hydrogen production by a combination of an abiotic photosensitizer and a biocatalyst
Maeda, Chihiro Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Okayama University
Development of Circularly Polarized Luminescence Materials Based on Azahelicenes
Masai, Hiroshi Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
Asymmetric cross-coupling reactions induced by circularly polarized light
Masuda, Takahiro Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kyushu University
Understanding of homeostatic brain development and CNS pathology through a comprehensive analysis of CNS-associated macrophages
Matsuo, Kazuya Assistant Professor
Research Institute for Electronic Science
Hokkaido University
Development of Cell Engineering Methods Using Optochemical Techniques
Mamada, Masashi Assistant Professor
Faculty of Engineering
Kyushu University
Exhaustive investigation of unexplored organic laser dyes and application to high performance organic semiconductor laser diodes
Miura, Satoshi Lecturer
School of Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Construction of interface control method considering human embodiment
Minato, Nami Assistant Professor
Institute of Science and Technology
Niigata University
Comprehensive insights into defense response to insect-borne transboundary viral disease
Morimoto, Masahiro Assistant Professor
Academic Assembly Faculty of Engineering
University of Toyama
Polarization and Carrier Transfer Characteristics at Metal/Organic Semiconductor Interface
Moroishi, Toshiro Professor
Faculty of Life Sciences
Kumamoto University
Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of cell differentiation controlled by iron
Yamaguchi, Shintaro Instructor
School of Medicine
Keio University
Development of a method to augment endogenous incretin secretion by targeting vascular endothelial and intestinal NAD+ metabolism
Yamamuro, Kazuhiko Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine
Nara Medical University
Identification of neural basis of fear memory formed by prefrontal cortex – paraventricular nucleus of thalamus circuit
Watanabe, Kenichi Assistant Professor
Research Center for Global Agromedicine
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Identification of causative genes for inclusion body disease of Japanese brown cattle: a novel neurodegenerative disease

The Humanities and Social Sciences

Name Afilliation Research Title
Iizuka, Akiko Assistant Professor
Center for International Exchange
Utsunomiya University
Comparative studies of the disaster volunteers for recovery and sustainable development
Ide, Kazuki Specially Appointed Associate Professor
Center for Infectious Disease Education and Research
Osaka University
Ethical and integrity aspects of academic journal: Analysis using a large-scale database
Kanehara, Akiko Project Assistant Professor
University of Tokyo Hospital
The University of Tokyo
The development of the guideline for peer specialist training
Kojima, Masae Designated Assistant Professor
Institutes of Innovation for Future Society
Nagoya University
Educational effects of experiencing one’s own driving behavior from the perspective of another vehicle
―Aiming to improve appropriate meta-cognition―
Sakita, Yoshihiro Associate Professor
Faculty of Education
Hokkaido University
Rethinking of Japanese sport history in terms of an analysis of the characteristics of motions in running and jumping captured in historical visual materials
Takahashi, Keita Associate Professor
Department of Literature
Hanazono University
A Study on Representation of Mnchuria in Repatriate Literature:Focus on GOMIKAWA Junpei
Takayanagi, Seiya Assistant Professor
Faculty of Science and Technology
Tokyo University of Science
A Study on Demographic and Land Use Change in Flood-prone Areas
Hirami, Kenta Assistant Professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
Waseda University
The Era of Securitization and International Economic Law: Rethinking the Relationship between State and Market
Fujimoto, Akari Associate Professor
Faculty of Letters
Kyoto Prefectural University
A study of the use situation of the vocabulary in the first Japanese dictionary “Iroha-jiruisho” during the cloister government period
Motooka, Takuya Assistant Professor
Institute for Study of Humanities and Social Sciences
Doshisha University
Urban development and evictions: in case of postwar Kyoto

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