Year Name Title of Award Review in BBB
2019 Masatoshi Maki Structures and functions of penta-EF-hand calcium-binding proteins and their interacting partners: enigmatic relationships between ALG-2 and calpain-7
2018 Masaya Imoto Chemistry and biology for the small molecules targeting characteristics of cancer cells
2018 Reiko Urade Oxidative protein folding in the plant endoplasmic reticulum
2017 Makoto Kimura Structural basis for activation of an archaeal ribonuclease P RNA by protein cofactors
2017 Hirofumi Yoshikawa Essentiality and function of WalK/WalR two-component system: the past, present, and future of research
2016 Koji Yamada Development of multifunctional foods
2015 Masahito Suiko Updated perspectives on the cytosolic sulfotransferases (SULTs) and SULT-mediated sulfation
2014 Shuji Adachi Engineering aspects of rate-related processes in food manufacturing
2014 Akiho Yokota Revisiting RuBisCO
2013 Ritsuo Nishida Chemical ecology of insect–plant interactions: ecological significance of plant secondary metabolites
2012 Hisakazu YAMANE Biosynthesis of Phytoalexins and Regulatory Mechanisms of It in Rice
2012 Koji YODA Molecular Mechanisms of the Localization of Membrane Proteins in the Yeast Golgi Compartments
2011 Katsuhiko Kitamoto Cell biology of the Koji mold Aspergillus oryzae
2011 Kenji YAMAMOTO Biological Analysis of the Microbial Metabolism of Hetero-Oligosaccharides in Application to Glycotechnology
2010 Katsumi IMAIZUMI Diet and Atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein E-Deficient Mice
2010 Toshihisa OHSHIMA Structural Characteristics of Active and Inactive Glutamate Dehydrogenases from the Hyperthermophile Pyrobaculum islandicum
2009 Fujio KAWAMURA Towards an Elucidation of the Roles of the Ribosome during Different Growth Phases in Bacillus subtilis
2008 Fusako KAWAI The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Xenobiotic Polymer Degradation by Microorganisms
2008 Makoto SHIMIZU Interaction between Food Substances and the Intestinal Epithelium
2007 Yoshifumi JIGAMI Yeast Glycobiology and Its Application
2007 Yasutaro FUJITA Carbon Catabolite Control of the Metabolic Network in Bacillus subtilis
2006 Satoshi TAHARA A Journey of Twenty-Five Years through the Ecological Biochemistry of Flavonoids
2006 Isomaro Yamaguchi Trails to the gibberellin receptor, GIBBERELLIN INSENSITIVE DWARF1
2005 Kozo OCHI From Microbial Differentiation to Ribosome Engineering
2005 Kensuke FURUKAWA Oxygenases and Dehalogenases: Molecular Approaches to Efficient Degradation of Chlorinated Environmental Pollutants
2004 Nobuo KATO The Physiological Role of the Ribulose Monophosphate Pathway in Bacteria and Archaea
2004 Yosuke KOGA Recent Advances in Structural Research on Ether Lipids from Archaea Including Comparative and Physiological Aspects