Recipients of FY2016 MEXT Science and Technology Award Announced

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has announced the recipients of its FY2016 Ministerial Awards for Science and Technology, including three researchers from Nagoya University who will be granted awards for their valuable achievements (one for the Science and Technology Prize, and two for the Young Scientist Prize).


These prizes are awarded to researchers who have achieved significant advances in research, development, and promotion of public understanding for science and technology, with the aim of strengthening the motivation of researchers in the field and contributing to improvements in Japan's level of science and technology.


Awards are bestowed for the categories of Science and Technology (further categorized to "Development," "Research," "Promotion of Science and Technology," "Technology," and "Public Understanding"), Young Scientist, Creativity, and Nurturing Creativity in Schools.


The award ceremony will be held at MEXT on April 20 (Wed), 2016.


Recipient of the Prize for Science and Technology






Yoshinobu Baba

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering

Research on the creation of nano-bio devices and application to genomic medicine


Recipients of the Young Scientists' Prize




Yoko Kitayama

Lecturer, Graduate School of Science

Research on the molecular basis of stabilizing biological rhythms

Daisuke Maruyama

Assistant Professor, Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City University

(Former Designated Professor, Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University, until March 2016)

*Nominated by Nagoya University

Research on cell fusion-based pollen tube attraction stopping mechanisms in angiosperms  



Related Link: MEXT Website (in Japanese)