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Recipients of the Japan Academy Medal elected

Six scholars were elected as recipients of the 16th Japan Academy Medal at the 1135th General Meeting held on January 14th, 2020. They are:


Name ISHIZAKI Akihito Ishizaki
Position Professor, Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences
Research Subject Theoretical Development of Quantum Dissipative Dynamics and Its Application to Primary Processes of Photosynthesis
Name KATO Kengo Kato
Position Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science, Cornell University
Research Subject Research on Statistical Theories for Analyzing Big Data and High-dimensional Data
Name KURAMOTO Hisanori Kuramoto
Position Associate Professor, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University
Research Subject A Reconstruction of Chinese Buddhist History during the Six Dynasties, Sui and Tang Periods, Based on Comprehensively Collected Stone Inscriptions
Name NISHIMASU Hiroshi Nishimasu
Position Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Research Subject Structure and Engineering of CRISPR-Cas9 Genome-editor Nucleases
Name MATSUSHITA Tomonao Matsushita
Position Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Research Subject Research on Multistep Regulation of Gene Expression by Plant Photoreceptor Phytochrome
Name YORIMITSU Hideki Yorimitsu
Position Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Research Subject Development of Novel Synthetic Organic Reactions Based on the Breaking of Aromaticity

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