Apr. 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).
Director, RIKEN Research Cluster for Innovation
Chief Scientist, Director of Molecular Membrane Biology Laboratory, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute
Distinguished Senior Scientist, Atomic Physics Laboratory, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute
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)
Research Scientist, Laboratory for Lymphocyte Development, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology
Senior Research Scientist, Bioresource Engineering Division, RIKEN BioResource Center
Deputy Unit Leader, Four-dimensional tissue analysis unit, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
Senior Research Scientist, Nanophotoics Laboratory, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute
The Young Scientists' Prize Winners