Awards

Notable Awards Received by TMRC Members

Assistant Professor Ryo Fujita

University of Tsukuba

Assistant Professor Ryo Fujita from the TMRC Regenerative Medicine Division received the Young Investigator's Excellence Award at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Muscle Sciences, in December, 2020. The award was given for his research presentation titled "Stem cell maintenance mechanism of skeletal muscle stem cells by selective protein translation mechanism".

Professor Takashi Matsuzaka

University of Tsukuba

Professor Matsuzaka of the TMRC Energy and Metabolism Laboratory, received the Lily Award for outstanding research achievement in diabetes from the Japan Diabetes Society on October 10th, 2020.

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Professor Satoru Takahashi

University of Tsukuba

Professor Satoshi Takahashi received the Ando/Tajima Prize from the Japan Society for Experimental Animal Science 0n 9 June 2020 for his exceptional research on 'Functional analysis of Large Maf transcription factors and elucidation of the relationship with human diseases.

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Professor Mitsuyasu Kato

University of Tsukuba

Professor Mitsuyasu Kato was presented an award by the Japanese Society of Pathology - June 2020.

Professor Satoru Takahashi

University of Tsukuba

Professor Takahashi was awarded the 2020 National Science and Technology Award on 7th April, 2020, by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Science and Technology Promotion Division. The MEXT commendation aims at improving the motivation of those contributing to advanced science and technology by praising outstanding achievements, and to contribute to the improvement of science and technology standards.

The commendation was for contributions by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and University of Tsukuba team for development of the unique space mouse breeding system, which is being used in Japan's Kibo laboratory module aboard the International Space Station (ISS), for investigation of the biomedical effects of micro-gravity.

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Professor Satoru Takahashi

University of Tsukuba

2018 ISS Award for Compelling Results granted for experiments in JEM 'Kibo' – International Space Station (ISS) R&D 2018

Professor Takahashi was presented an award at the 2018 ISS Conference in San Fransisco, USA, for 'Compelling Results in Biology and Medicine:Transcriptome analysis of gravitational effects on muscles of mice'. The work was associated with mouse research and breeding experiments conducted aboard JAXA's Kibo laboratory aboard the International Space Station (ISS)

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Professor Shinji Fukuda

University of Tsukuba

Awarded the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MECST), Japan Science and Technology Policy Research Initiative Outstanding Contribution to Science and Technology 2015 (Nice-Step Researcher) Establishing a Bio-Venture Company ”February 12, 2016

Professor Masayuki Matsumoto

University of Tsukuba

Awarded the 2015 JSPS Prize (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Professor Shinji Fukuda

University of Tsukuba

Awarded commendation in Science and Technology, by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The Young Scientist Prize was awarded for “Study on Intestinal Symbiosis System Using Integrated Omics” April 16, 2013.