Past Winners

Year Name (Affiliation) Title
2022 Katsumi Matsuzaki (Kyoto Univ.) Mechanisms by which lipids shape and functionalize peptides and proteins
2021 Hisakazu Mihara (Tokyo Tech) Construction of functional peptides based on de novo design approaches
2019 Motoyoshi Nomizu (Tokyo Univ. of Pharm. and Life Sci.) Cell adhesion research based on peptide science
2017 Kenichi Akaji (Kyoto Pharm. Univ.) Development of functional molecules based on peptide chemistry
2015 Naoto Minamino (Nat. Cerebral and Cardiovasc. Center) Discovery of biologically active peptides through the development of new technologies
2013 Nobutaka Fujii (Kyoto Univ.) Peptide-based drug discovery
2011 Yasuyuki Shimohigashi (Kyushu Univ.) Peptide ligand probes for exploration into the receptor molecular mechanisms
2009 Tateaki Wakamiya (Kinki Univ.) Organic chemistry and chemical biology of amino acids and peptides with unique structure
2007 Saburo Aimoto (Osaka Univ.) Development of a chemical protein-synthesis method
2005 Masahiko Sisido (Okayama Univ.) Synthetic expansion of the central dogma-Synthesis of peptides and proteins containing nonnatural amino acids
2003 Yoshiaki Kiso (Kyoto Pharm. Univ.) Medicinal science studies based on synthetic peptide chemistry
2001 Masahiko Fujino (Takeda Pharmaceuticals) From peptide synthesis to genomic drug discovery
1999 Takayuki Shioiri (Nagoya City Univ.) Efficient syntheses of biologically active peptides of aquatic origin involving unusual amino acids
1997 Yasutsugu Shimonishi (Osaka Univ.) Mass spectrometry of peptides and proteins