Past Winners

Year Name (Affiliation) Title
2022 Takashi Iwasaki (Tottori Univ.) Discovery and applied studies of polyhistidine peptides
Yuya Asahina (Nippon Shokubai) Development of methodology for an efficient synthesis of glycoproteins
2021 Jumpei Morimoto (Univ. of Tokyo) Conformational studies of alanyl-backbone peptoids and application to biomolecular recognition
Takashi Misawa (Nat. Inst. of Health Sci.) Fundamental studies on the development of next-generation medium-sized peptide drugs
2020 Toshiki Sawada (Tokyo Tech) Construction of functional soft materials using phage-displayed peptides
Akihiro Taguchi (Tokyo Univ. of Pharm. and Life Sci.) Development of new peptide synthetic methodology based on disulfide bond formation: revival of Npys chemistry
2019 Taku Yoshiya (Peptide Inst.) Creation of peptide-tools using intramolecular reactions
Gosuke Hayashi (Nagoya Univ.) Novel strategies for peptide ligation toward epigenetic research
2018 Kentaro Takayama (Tokyo Univ. of Pharm. and Life Sci.) Medicinal chemistry based on mid-sized peptides derived from biomolecules
Yuichi Masuda (Mie Univ.) Structure-activity relationship study of naturally ocurring peptides and its application to drug design
2017 Atsuhiko Taniguchi (Tokyo Univ. of Pharm. and Life Sci.) Controlled aggregation of amyloid peptides using artificial chemical conversion
Tetsuo Narumi (Shizuoka Univ.) Exploring the amide-to-alkene isosteric switch strategy in peptide science
2016 Yuki Goto (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 Med. and Dent. Univ.) Development of peptide-derived molecular probes and inhibitors based on the interactions with biomacromoleclues
Hiroshi Tsutsumi (Tokyo 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 (Tokyo Univ. of Pharm. and Life Sci.)
Tsuyoshi Takahashi (Tokyo Tech)
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. of 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 (Noguchi Inst.) Synthetic study on glycopeptides
2002 Takaki Koide (Tokushima Univ.) 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.)