Research Support Activities

Yoshinori Ohsumi Fund for Fundamental Research

Overview

The fund is designed to provide financial support for young researchers engaged in fundamental research that requires a long-term perspective.

Background of Yoshinori Ohsumi Fund and This Grant

After Honorary Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2016, a fund was set up in his name to broaden the base of researchers and to foster talented individuals who will serve as a foundation for Japan in the future. For example, the fund provides for students in need of financial help who wish to study at the Institute, and promotes support for young researchers engaged in fundamental research that requires a long-term

FY2020 Application guideline【Internal】

FY2019 Grant Recipients

FY2019 was the second year of the grant, in which four researchers were selected as recipients.

Affiliation Title Name Research topic
Department of Chemistry,
School of Science
Assistant
Professor
Masahiro
YAMASHINA
Synthesis of multi-colored fluorescent supramolecular polymers with a Janus-shaped molecular tweezer
Department of Life Science and Technology,
School of Life Science and Technology
Assistant
Professor
Kohei
SATO
Self-assembly of Peptide within "Closed Microenvironment"
Department of Life Science and Technology,
School of Life Science and Technology
Assistant Professor
Professor
Tatsuki
NAGASAWA
The Evo-Devo study of hatching gland cells
-to propose a new evolutionary model-
Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science,
Institute of Innovative Research
Assistant
Professor
Takamasa
TSUKAMOTO
Experimental demonstration of "super-degeneracy" materials with extremely high symmetry beyond sphere

Grant Ceremony

The FY2019 Yoshinori Ohsumi Fund for Fundamental Research Grant Ceremony was held at Suzukakedai Campus Hall on January 24, 2020.

Memorial photo of the ceremoy Memorial photo of the ceremoy
Congratulatory speech from Honorary Prof. Ohsumi Congratulatory speech from Honorary Prof. Ohsumi
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