Award for Young Investigator

Past Winners

2018
Kentaro Takayama (Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences)
Yuichi Masuda (Mie University)
2017
Atsuhiko Taniguchi (Tokyo Univ. of Pharm. and Life Sci.)
Controlled aggregation of amyloid peptides using artificial chemical conversion
Tetsuo Narumi ()
Exploring the amide-to-alkene isosteric switch strategy in peptide science
2016
Yuki Goto (The Univ. of Tokyo)
In vitro biosynthesis systems for elaboration of novel bioactive peptides
Masahito Yoshida (Tohoku Univ.)
Total synthesis and biological evaluation of naturally occurring middle-size cyclodepsipeptides toward elucidation of the mode of action
2015
Kenji Usui (Konan Univ.)
Development of designed peptides with a secondary structure for use in nanobiotechnology
Fumihiko Katagiri (Tokyo Univ. of Pharm. and Life Sci.)
Development of peptide biomarkers and molecular probes for clinical applications
2014
Yoshiaki Yano (Kyoto Univ.)
Development of peptide-based tools for detecting behaviors of membrane proteins
Yosuke Demizu (Nat. Inst. of Health Sci.)
Development of stabilized short helical peptides and their functionalization
2013
Wataru Nomura (Tokyo Medical and Dental Univ.)
Development of peptide-derived molecular probes and inhibitors based on the interactions with biomacromoleclues
Hiroshi Tsutsumi (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)
Development of functional peptides and proteins by chemical modification approaches
2012
Akira Shigenaga (Tokushima Univ.)
Satomi Onoue (Univ. of Shizuoka)
2011
Takeshi Sato (Osaka Univ.)
Research on the function of membrane proteins based on the peptide chemistry
Ikuhiko Nagase (Kyoto Univ.)
Mechanisms of efficient cellular uptake of arginine-rich cell-penetrating peptides
2010
Kentaro Hozumi ()
Tsuyoshi Takahashi ()
2009
Seiji Sakamoto (Tohoku Univ.)
Design and functional regulation of proteins and peptides by conjugation of artificial components
Hiroyuki Konno (Yamagata Univ.)
Studies on marine natural products containing unusual amino acids
2008
Keiko Hojo (Kobe Gakuin Univ.)
Development of the solid-phase peptide synthesis in water
2007
Iori Maeda (Kyushu Inst. for Tech.)
Design of bioactive peptides based on their unique molecular structure
2006
Youhei Sohma (Kyoto Pharm. Univ.)
Development of “O-acyl isopeptide method”
2005
Toru Kawakami (Osaka Univ.)
Polypeptide synthesis based on ligation chemistry: Development of auxillaries for peptide ligation
2004
Takashi Sato (Saga Univ.)
Tertiary structure–function relationship of highly disulfide-bridged peptides
2003
Mamoru Mizuno (The Noguchi Inst.)
Synthetic study on glycopeptides
2002
Takaki Koide (Univ. of Tokushima)
Substrate recognition of procollagen-specific molecular chaperones
Takeru Nose (Kyushu Univ.)
Structure–function studies on the ligand/receptor π Interaction
2001
Naohiro Kobayashi (RIKEN)
Folding of protein GB1 domain and its related peptides
Takuro Niidome (Nagasaki Univ.)
Study on gene delivery into cells using peptides
2000
Hironobu Hojo (Osaka Univ.)
Development of a method for polypeptide synthesis using peptide thioester
1999
Koji Nagata (Univ. of Tokyo)
1998
Hirokazu Tamamura (Kyoto Univ.)
Discovery and its application of HIV-cell fusion inhibitors targeted to the HIV second receptor
1997
Shiroh Futaki (Kyoto Univ.)
1996
Akira Otaka (Kyoto Univ.)
Development of hard acid-mediated deprotecting protocols with application to phosphopeptides synthesis
Katsumi Matsuzaki (Kyoto Univ.)