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Oct. 4, 2013

Yuichi Sugiyama receives R.T. Williams Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award

Image of Sugiyama receiving the award Award Ceremony

Yuichi Sugiyama, Head of the Sugiyama Laboratory at the RIKEN Innovation Center, has been awarded the 2013 R.T. Williams Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award for his research on drug transporters and pharmacokinetics. The award is presented once every three years by the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) to a scientist who has made substantial and seminal scientific contributions to the field over a sustained period.

Dr. Sugiyama is a world leader in drug transporter and pharmacokinetic studies, focusing on how drugs behave in the body and how they exert their pharmacological and/or toxic effects. The announcement of the award explains: “Sugiyama’s work has highlighted the importance of considering pharmacokinetic properties in drug development, using good screening methods to test large numbers of drug candidates. Overall, he has produced a remarkable body of scientific work, with a profound impact on how we understand the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and use of drugs.”

The award ceremony and award lecture were held on September 30th at the 10th International ISSX Meeting in Toronto, Canada. For more information, see the article announcing the award.