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Annual Awards 2020

 
1. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award 2020
○ Shigehiro Ohdo (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University)
Chrono-drug discovery and development based on circadian rhythm of molecular, cellular and organ level
○ Atsushi Nishida (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University)
Synthetic Study of Polycyclic Natural Products Based on Development of New Strategy
○ Yuichi Hashimoto (Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, The University of Tokyo)
Development of Biological Response Modifiers Based on Unique Medicinal Chemical Strategy
○ Shiroh Futaki(Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)
Functional peptides that target biomembranes: Design and modes of action 
 
2. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Contribution 2020
○ Hisashi Matsuda (Kyoto Pharmaceutical University)
Pharmacological Studies on Biofunctional Molecules in Traditional Medicines
○ Yoshiharu Deguchi (Faculty of Pharma-Sciences, Teikyo University)
Analysis of blood-brain barrier transport mechanism of drugs using the in vitro blood-brain barrier model and the microdialysis technology
 
3. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Promotion 2020
○ Hidetaka Akita (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University)
Development of intracellular environment-responsive lipid-like material as a multi-DDS technology
 
4. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Young Scientists 2020
○ Takayoshi Awakawa (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Exploitation and Application of Microbial Biosynthetic Enzymes
○ Atsuhiko Ichimura (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, Kyoto University)
Elucidation of Physiological Functions of Membrane Proteins as Novel Drug Target Candidate Molecules
○ Tsubasa Inokuma (Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University)
Synthesis of non-canonical amino acids and peptides containing them for establishment of the template for drug discovery
○ Yoshihiro Ueda (Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University)
Development of Site-Selective Molecular Transformation: Acylation of Hydroxy Groups and C-H Amination
○ Yasuo Uchida (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University)
Quantitative proteomics-based elucidation of transport function and pathological molecular mechanism at the blood-brain barrier
○ Hiroyuki Koide (Department of Medical Biochemistry, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka)
Development of a novel strategy for intractable disease therapy with functional nanoparticles
○ Kazuaki Taguchi (Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University)
Pharmaceutical technology innovation strategy based on the function of blood transport proteins as DDS carriers for the treatment of intractable disorders and cancer
○ Ryo Yazaki (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University)
Development of Catalytic Reactions for Precise Control of Chemoselectivity.
 
5. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Drug Research and Development 2020
○ Yasuhiro Funahashi (Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, Oncology Business Group, Eisai Co., Ltd.)
 Akihiko Tsuruoka (Officer, Executive Director, Japan/Asia Clinical Development Department, Medicine Creation, Oncology Business Group, Eisai Co., Ltd.)
 Junji Matsui (Deputy Chief Discovery Officer / Executive Director, Translational Science Department, Medicine Creation, Oncology Business Group, Eisai Inc.)
 Tomohiro Matsushima (Executive Director, Strategy Department, Oncology Business Group, Eisai Co., Ltd.)
 Kazuki Miyazaki (General Manager, Department of Innovative Drug Discovery, Research & Development Division, OHARA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.)
 
○ Toshiyuki Kanemasa (Shionogi & Co., LTD., Corporate Planning Department, Corporate Strategy Division)
 Masanao Inagaki (Shionogi & Co., LTD., Medicinal Chemistry Research Laboratory, Medium Molecular Drug Discovery, Associate Principal Scientist)
 Tsutomu Suzuki (Hoshi University, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Addiction Research Laboratory, Specially Appointed and Emeritus Professor)
 Takaaki Yokota (Shionogi & Co., LTD., Global Development Division, Project Management Department)
 Minoru Hasegawa (Shionogi & Co., LTD., Drug Discovery & Disease Research Laboratory, Vice President)
 
 
6. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Distinguished Service 2020
○ Koichi Hirai (Director, The Research Foundation for Pharmaceutical Sciences)
 
7. The 43rd Sato Memorial Fund
○ Yasuhiro Tsuji (School of Pharmacy, Nihon University )
Pharmacometrics for evaluating effect and toxicity based on patients’ data and drug model