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Sep. 17, 2010

Osaka Science Prize awarded to Yoshiki Sasai

Dr. Yoshiki Sasai

It has been announced that the Osaka Science Prize will be awarded to Dr. Yoshiki Sasai for his work on Mechanistic Study and in vitro Recapitulation of Brain Development. Dr. Sasai is a Group Director in the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology.

The prize is awarded to a person who has made a major contribution to physical science, engineering, agriculture, biology, medicine, pharmacology or information science by helping to advance scientific understanding and developing new technology. The prize, awarded to two awardees each year, was established in 1983.

An award ceremony and memorial lecture is scheduled to take place on October 29 at the Osaka Science & Technology Center. The proceedings will be conducted in Japanese and will be open to the public free-of-charge.

Brief Resume of Dr. Yoshiki Sasai

2008-present Visiting Professor, National Institute of Physiological Sciences
2007 Visiting Professor, Lund University Faculty of Medicine
2003-present Affiliated Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
2000-present Group Director at RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe
1998-2003 Professor, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University
1996-1998 Associate Professor, Kyoto University School of Medicine
1993-1996 Research fellow at UCLA School of Medicine (Professor E. De Robertis)
1993 Awarded PhD (on the neural specific transcriptional regulators HES family )
1988-1992 PhD course at Kyoto University School of Medicine (Professor S.Nakanishi)
1986-1988 Internship in general and emergency medicine
Award Presentation Commemorative Lecture

Award Presentation and Commemorative Lecture (October 29, 2010)