Akabori Memorial Award

This award was established in 2000 by the Japanese Peptide Society in commemoration of Dr. Shiro Akabori based on the donation by Dr. Rao Makineni.

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