Prof. Keiko Torii, Principal Investigator and Visiting Professor of the Nagoya University Institute of Transformative Biomolecules (ITbM) and Professor of University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as a winner of the Asahi Prize for 2021.
The Asahi Prize was established in 1929 by the Asahi Shimbun Company to honor individuals and groups that have made outstanding accomplishments in the fields of academics and arts, and have greatly contributed to the development and progress of Japanese culture and society at large. Currently, the Asahi Shimbun Foundation runs the operation of the prize.
Prof. Torii has received this prize for "her breakthroughs on the growth control of plants and the development mechanism of stomata."
ITBM Principal Investigator and Visiting Professor