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April 17, 2012

Commendation for Science and Technology Winners

The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

The recipients for "The Commendation for Science and Technology" to honor those who have made noteworthy contributions either to the research and development of science and technology, or to advancing the understanding of science, were announced on April 9, 2012.

8 researchers from RIKEN (Prizes for Science and Technology: 4 recipients; The Young Scientists' Prize: 4 recipients) received the award.

Winners from RIKEN

Prizes for Science and Technology

Awarded for: Highly original research or development which has great potential to develop the science and technology of Japan (40 awards this fiscal year).

Dr. Yoshiharu Doi
Dr. Yoshiharu Doi
Director, RIKEN Research Cluster for Innovation
Dr. Akihiko Nakano
Dr. Akihiko Nakano
Chief Scientist, Director of Molecular Membrane Biology Laboratory, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute
Dr. Yasunori Yamazaki
Dr. Yasunori Yamazaki
Distinguished Senior Scientist, Atomic Physics Laboratory, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute
Dr. Tomohiro Kurosaki
Dr. Tomohiro Kurosaki
Group Director, Laboratory for Lymphocyte Differentiation, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology
Professor, WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University

The Young Scientists' Prize

Awarded to: Young researchers under forty who have done groundbreaking or original research, or who have shown outstanding research ability. (90 awards this fiscal year)

Dr. Tomokatsu Ikawa
Dr. Tomokatsu Ikawa
Research Scientist, Laboratory for Lymphocyte Development, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology
Dr. Kimiko Inoue
Dr. Kimiko Inoue
Senior Research Scientist, Bioresource Engineering Division, RIKEN BioResource Center
Dr. Mototsugu Eiraku
Dr. Mototsugu Eiraku
Deputy Unit Leader, Four-dimensional tissue analysis unit, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
Dr. Norihiko Hayazawa
Dr. Norihiko Hayazawa
Senior Research Scientist, Nanophotoics Laboratory, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute
The Young Scientists' Prize Winners

The Young Scientists' Prize Winners

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