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Annual Awards 2021


1. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award 2021
○ Mikiko Sodeoka (RIKEN)
  New Methodologies for Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules and Analysis of Their Functions
○ Yoshiji Takemoto (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University)
  Advanced molecular transformation based on an innovative catalytic system
○ Yusuke Tanigawara (Keio University School of Medicine)
  Clinical pharmacology research for optimal drug therapy and its application to drug development
○ Katsumi Matsuzaki(Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University)
  Elucidation of complex dynamic intermolecular interactions in membranes

2. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Promotion 2021
○ Satoru Koyanagi (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University)
  Chrono-pharmaceutical study based on the molecular mechanism of circadian rhythms in pathological condition and drug efficacy
○ Shin-ichi Tsunoda (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University)
  Functional study of TNFR-II signal and drug discovery by using protein engineering approach
○ Toshiyuki Wakimoto (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University)
  Biosynthetic studies on marine natural products

3. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Young Scientists 2021
○ Hiroaki Itoh (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
  Total synthesis and functional analysis of complex peptidic natural products and their artificial analogues
○ Kosuke Kusamori (Tokyo University of Science)
  Development of next-generation cell-based therapy by regulating cell-cell interactions
○ Shinichi Sato (Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University)
  Development of Tyrosine Chemical Modifications and Elucidation of Biological Function
○ Yusuke Sato (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University)
  Development of nucleic acid-loaded lipid nanoparticles based on design of lipid structure
○ Kentaro Takayama (Kyoto Pharmaceutical University)
  Peptide tool-driven functional elucidation of biomolecules related to endocrine and metabolism
○ Hidetoshi Noda (Microbial Chemistry Research Foundation)
  Development of Catalytic Reactions toward Underexplored Chemical Space
○ Shingo Harada (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University)
  Development of Novel Reaction Property of Metal-Carbene Species and Synthetic Applications
○ Yusuke Hirata (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University)
  Elucidation of the pathological molecular mechanisms underlying trans-fatty acid-related diseases

4. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Drug Research and Development 2021
○ Drug discovery research of Perampanel, an AMPA type glutamate receptor antagonist
 Satoshi Nagato (Director, Intellectual Property Department, Eisai Co., Ltd.)
 Takahisa Hanada (Senior Director, Strategy Planning & Operations, Medicine Development Center, Eisai Co., Ltd.)
 Koshi Ueno (Director, Intellectual Property Department, Patent Group 1, Eisai Co., Ltd.)
 Masataka Ueno (Director, Dementia Total Inclusive Ecosystem)
 Osamu Takanaka (Senior Director, Clinical M&S, Clinical Pharmacology Science Department, Medicine Development Center, Eisai Co., Ltd.)

5. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Distinguished Service 2021
○ Teruo Takayanagi (Japan Health Sciences Foundation)

6. The 44th Sato Memorial Fund
○ Kazuya Ooi (Faculty of pharmaceutical Sciences, Suzuka University of Medical Science)
  Exploring the risk factors of dry skin in humans and it's pharmacotherapy