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Annual Awards 2021

1 The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award 2021

New methodologies for synthesis of bioactive molecules and analysis of their functions

Mikiko Sodeoka, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, RIKEN

Advanced molecular transformation based on an innovative catalytic system

Yoshiji Takemoto, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University

Clinical pharmacology research for optimal drug therapy and its application to drug development

Yusuke Tanigawara, Ph.D., Professor, Keio University School of Medicine

Elucidation of complex dynamic intermolecular interactions in membranes

Katsumi Matsuzaki, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University

2 The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Divisional Scientific Promotion 2021

Pharmaceutics and clinical pharmacy

Chrono-pharmaceutical study based on the molecular mechanism of circadian rhythms in pathological condition and drug efficacy

Satoru Koyanagi, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University

Biochemistry and microbiology

Functional study of TNFR-II signal and drug discovery by using protein engineering approach

Shin-ichi Tsunoda, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University

Natural products chemistry and medicinal chemistry

Biosynthetic studies on marine natural products

Toshiyuki Wakimoto, Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University

3 The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Young Scientists 2021

Total synthesis and functional analysis of complex peptidic natural products and their artificial analogues

Hiroaki Itoh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Development of next-generation cell-based therapy by regulating cell-cell interactions

Kosuke Kusamori, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Science

Development of tyrosine chemical modifications and elucidation of biological function

Shinichi Sato, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University

Development of nucleic acid-loaded lipid nanoparticles based on design of lipid structure

Yusuke Sato, Ph.D., Assistant professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University

Peptide tool-driven functional elucidation of biomolecules related to endocrine and metabolism

Kentaro Takayama, Ph.D.., Associate Professor, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

Development of catalytic reactions toward underexplored chemical space

Hidetoshi Noda, Dr. Sc., Senior Researcher, Microbial Chemistry Research Foundation

Development of novel reaction property of metal-carbene species and synthetic applications

Shingo Harada, Ph.D., Lecturer, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University

Elucidation of the pathological molecular mechanisms underlying trans-fatty acid-related diseases

Yusuke Hirata, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University

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, Master,

Director, Intellectual Property Department, Eisai Co., Ltd.

Takahisa Hanada, Ph.D.,

Senior Director, Strategy Planning & Operations, Medicine Development Center, Eisai Co., Ltd.

Koshi Ueno, Ph.D.,

Director, Intellectual Property Department, Patent Group 1, Eisai Co., Ltd.

Masataka Ueno, Master,

Director, Dementia Total Inclusive Ecosystem

Osamu Takenaka, Ph.D.,

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, Ph.D.,

Chairman, Japan Health Sciences Foundation

6 The 44th Sato Memorial Fund

Kazuya Ooi, Ph.D.,

Professor, Faculty of pharmaceutical Sciences, Suzuka University of Medical Science
Exploring the risk factors of dry skin in humans and it's pharmacotherapy