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.
- Dr. Yutaka Arimoto
- Head, Arimoto Laboratory, RIKEN Research Cluster for Innovation
- Dr. Reizo Kato
- Chief Scientist, Director of Condensed Molecular Materials Laboratory
- Dr. Masaki Takata
- Deputy Director, RIKEN SPring-8 Center
- Dr. Franco Nori
- Group Director, Quantum Condensed Matter Research Group, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
- 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.
- Dr. Miki Ebisuya
- Research Unit Leader, Laboratory for Reconstitutive Developmental Biology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
- Dr. Yuuki Kohsaka
- Senior Scientist, Emergent Phenomena Measurement Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
- Dr. Takashi Saito
- Deputy Laboratory Head, Laboratory for Proteolytic Neuroscience, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
- Dr. Keisuke Tajima
- Team Leader, Emergent Functional Polymers Research Team, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
- Dr. Satoko Yoshida
- Senior Scientist, Plant Immunity Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
At the award ceremony