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April 16, 2013

Science and Technology award winners

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

The recipients of the "Commendation for Science and Technology" awarded by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) 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 8, 2013.

Ten researchers from RIKEN received the award, 5 of them received "Prizes for Science and Technology" and 5 were awarded the "Young Scientists' Prize".

Prizes for Science and Technology

Awarded for: Highly original research or development which has great potential to develop science and technology in Japan.

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Dr. Yutaka Arimoto
Head, Arimoto Laboratory, RIKEN Research Cluster for Innovation
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Dr. Reizo Kato
Chief Scientist, Director of Condensed Molecular Materials Laboratory
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Dr. Masaki Takata
Deputy Director, RIKEN SPring-8 Center
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Dr. Franco Nori
Group Director, Quantum Condensed Matter Research Group, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
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Dr. Kazuo Moriwaki
Senior Advisor, RIKEN BioResource Center

The Young Scientists' Prize

Awarded to: Young researchers under forty who have done groundbreaking or original research, or who have shown outstanding research ability.

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Dr. Miki Ebisuya
Research Unit Leader, Laboratory for Reconstitutive Developmental Biology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
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Dr. Yuuki Kohsaka
Senior Scientist, Emergent Phenomena Measurement Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
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Dr. Takashi Saito
Deputy Laboratory Head, Laboratory for Proteolytic Neuroscience, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
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Dr. Keisuke Tajima
Team Leader, Emergent Functional Polymers Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
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Dr. Satoko Yoshida
Senior Scientist, Plant Immunity Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

Group photo at the ceremony

At the award ceremony