2022 Inamori Research Grants Recipients

The Natural Sciences

Name Afilliation Research Title
Asano, Keisuke Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Engineering
Kyoto University
Development of Spatiotemporally Controlled Reaction Probes Based on Catalytic Function of Carbon–Carbon Double Bonds
Anzai, Atsushi Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
Keio University
Deciphering multi-organ inflammatory networks identifies novel mechanisms underlying atherosclerosis progression
Itoh, Taichi Assistant Professor
Faculty of Arts and Science
Kyushu University
The function of ornithine underlying sexual dimorphism of sleep in hydra
Ueda, Masahiko Lecturer
Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation
Yamaguchi University
Mathematical structure of payoff control in repeated games
Ogawa, Akiko Assistant Professor
Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer
Tohoku University
Regulatory roles of modified RNA metabolism in immunity and disease
Oguri, Yasuo Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Agriculture
Kyoto University
Elucidating the regulatory factors of beige adipose cell proliferation
Ono, Daisuke Lecturer
Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Nagoya University
Identification of new circadian clock system
Kasho, Kazutoshi Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kyushu University
Identification and mechanistic analysis of regulators for maintaining the copy number and genetic information of mitochondrial genome
Kashiwagi, Mitsuaki Assistant Professor
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine
University of Tsukuba
Elucidating a glutamatergic neural circuit that induces sleep
Kawabe, Takeshi Associate Professor
Graduate School of Medicine
Tohoku University
Developing a novel therapeutic strategy to infectious diseases based on innate immune function of T lymphocytes
Kimata, Yusuke Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Life Sciences
Tohoku University
Elucidation of the evolution of plant body axis formation using a basal land plant, Marchantia
Kodama, Masafumi Assistant Professor
Faculty of Fisheries
Kagoshima University
Processes and mechanisms of ecosystem-formation on floating macroalgae
Goto, Akihiro Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Medicine
Kyoto University
Requirement of off-line synaptic plasticity in memory consolidation
Kowada, Toshiyuki Assistant Professor
Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials
Tohoku University
Development of a chemical tool to optically manipulate the formation and dissociation of organelle membrane contact sites
Kondoh, Azusa Associate Professor
Graduate School of Science
Tohoku University
Synthesis of Optically Active Compounds Possessing Non-adjacent Stereogenic Centers Utilizing Chiral Strong Brønsted Base Catalyst
Shiomi, Kozue Assistant Professor
Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Tohoku University
Genetic mechanisms of the flight-mode evolution in birds
Jitsuki, Susumu Associate Professor
Graduate School of Medicine
Mie University
The mechanism of functional remapping of cortical function by synaptic plasticity
Shinoda, Kazuma Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Utsunomiya University
Multispectral polarization imaging and multipurpose digital staining method for rapid telepathology
Shimada, Takashi Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Horticulture
Chiba University
Elucidation of the mechanism of stress tolerance via lipid droplets in plants
Suwa, Hidemaro Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Science
The University of Tokyo
Development of finite-temperature quantum dynamical simulation for charge-spin-orbital entangled systems
Takeda, Takashi Assistant Professor
Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials
Tohoku University
Creation of Dynamic Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Framework and its Application to Stimulus Responsive Material
Tanaka, Hiroyoshi Y. Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Okayama University
Development of therapeutic strategies to overcome fibrotic barriers to nanomedicine delivery in pancreatic cancer
Tanaka, Masaki Assistant Professor
Department of Biotechnology and Life Science
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Exploring molecular dynamics inducing highly ordered dipole orientation
Tanaka, Yuya Assistant Professor
Institute of Innovative Research
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Development of organometallic molecular switches based on stabilization of radical by delocalization
Tsuchioka, Shunsuke Lecturer
School of Computing
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Derivations of Rogers-Ramanujan type identities via representation theory of the affine Lie algebras
Teshima, Hideaki Assistant Professor
Faculty of Engineering
Kyushu University
Development of atomic force microscopy in heating liquid and elucidation of onset of nucleate boiling
Togashi, Yosuke Professor
Graduate School of Medicine,Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Okayama University
Antitumor immunity and abnormal mitochondria in the tumor microenvironment
Nagaoka, So Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
Nara Medical University
The elucidation of transcriptional mechanisms establishing oocyte function and ensuring oocyte survival during mouse development
Hayashi, Gosuke Associate Professor
Graduate School of Engineering
Nagoya University
Design and chemical synthesis of non-degradable protein
Hayashi, Shotaro Assistant Professor
School of Environmental Science and Engineering
Kochi University of Technology
Monitoring of molecular phase transition behavior based on domino-like single-crystal-to-single-crystal phase transition
Hibiya, Yuki Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
The Birth Environment of the Solar System constrained by Noble Gas Isotopes: Elucidating the Temperature Structure of the Primordial Solar System Disk and the Type of Nearby Star
Hirota, Masakazu Senior Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medical Technology
Teikyo University
Vision Performance Management in the Digital Era: Development of a Device for Simple Quantitative Evaluation of Visual Fatigue and Detection of Appropriate Distance for Smartphone Use
Maeda, Miharu Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Medicine
Akita University
Why secretion is inhibited during mitosis?
Matsuhisa, Naoji Associate Professor
Institute of Industrial Science
The University of Tokyo
A high-speed, stretchable, and skin-conformable display
Matsumoto, Tomonori Assistant Professor
Research Institute for Microbial Diseases
Osaka University
Development of treatment strategy for chemoresistance of cancers by ploidy alterations
Morishita, Hideaki Lecturer
Graduate School of Medicine
Juntendo University
Identification of novel intracellular degradation mechanisms for cellular and tissue homeostasis and remodeling in vivo
Morita, Ritsuko Senior Scientist
Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
Mechanisms leading to the acquisition of self-renewal ability by hair follicle stem cells
Yamada, Kihiro Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Pioneering X-ray-induced magnetization reversal
Yamada, Shunsuke Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Engineering
Tohoku University
A Study on Fabrication of Nanoporous Structure of Biodegradable Metal for Energy Storage
Yoshida, Suguru Associate Professor
Faculty of Advanced Engineering
Tokyo University of Science
Consecutive aryne reactions for constructing novel heteroaromatic rings

The Humanities and Social Sciences

Name Afilliation Research Title
Woo, Yujin Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Law
Hitotsubashi University
Two Roads for Refugee Rights: When Do Host Countries and International Institutions Protect Refugees?
Kawamura, Yusuke Assistant Professor
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
Kobe University
Analyzing Effects of China’s Foreign Aid on Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa: A Case Study of Egypt
Sasaki, Megumi Associate Professor
Health Care Center
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Relationship between procrastination and mental health among university students: a psychological study focusing on the similarities and differences between Japanese and international students
Sato, Shohei Associate Professor
Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Waseda University
A comparison of the British and Japanese empires’ destruction and concealment of sensitive colonial records
Takahashi, Junichi Associate Professor
Faculty of Human Development and Culture
Fukushima University
Diversity of mind’s eye: Appearance ratio and subtypes of aphantasia
Tominaga, Kyoko Associate Professor
Collage of Social Sciences
Ritsumeikan University
Ridicule, cynicism and attacks on the claims for social rights: a corpus analysis of journal articles and retrospective narratives
Nakayama, Ryohei Research Associate
Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
The University of Tokyo
A psychophysical study of visual motion processing as a basis for reading ability in Japanese
Fukui, Masanori Associate Professor
Center for University Education
Tokushima University
A Study of a Method of Enhancing Creativity in School Education: An Empirical Study Focusing on Problem Modification and Understanding the Structure of Problems
Washiya, Yosuke Associate Professor
Graduate School of Education
Tohoku University
Mobilizing “the method of becoming” – From the ethnography of matagi hunters

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