Akabori Memorial Award

Past Winners

2016
James P. Tam (Nanyang Technological University)
Discovery, design and synthesis of peptide bioactives
2014
Hiroaki Suga (The University of Tokyo)
A RaPID Way to Discover Bioactive Natural Product-like Peptides
2012
Horst Kessler (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Molecular Imaging by Peptides and Peptidomimetics
2010
Stephen B.H. Kent (University of Chicago, U.S.A.)
Mirror Image Proteins: the Natural World Reinvented Using Chemistry
2008
Yoshiaki Kiso (Kyoto Pharmaceutical University)
Defying difficult diseases: Peptide chemistry in medicinal science
2006
Jean Martinez (Université Montpellier I et II, France)
30 years of research with gastrointestinal neuropeptides: From gastrin/cholecystokinin to ghrelin
2004
Geoffrey Tregear (Howard Florey Institute, Melbourne, Australia)
New relaxin peptides: Structure and biological function
2002
Yasutsugu Shimonishi (Osaka University)
Mass spectrometry of peptides and proteins in the post-genome era
2000
Gunther Jung (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
From MHC ligand motifs to T-cell antagonists and synthetic vaccines