Japanese Professors Receive Fujihara Award

Kei Hirose and Yoshinori Fujiyoshi were recognized for their research into Earth’s origins and membrane proteins respectively.

AsianScientist (Dec. 9, 2016) – Drs. Kei Hirose and Yoshinori Fujiyoshi, of Tokyo Institute of Technology and Nagoya University respectively, have received the Fujihara Award.

The Fujihara Award was established in 1959 by the Fujihara Foundation of Science. This award is presented to persons who have made an important contribution to the development of science and technology. Two people are selected for this award every year from the fields of mathematics and physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and agriculture, and medicine.

Hirose, director of the Earth-Life Science Institute, has contributed significantly toward our understanding of the origin of the Earth and its dynamics, and was recognized with this award. Fujiyoshi’s prize-winning research is about the structure and function of membrane proteins.


Sources: Tokyo Institute of Technology and Nagoya University; Photos: Earth-Life Science Institute and International Union of Crystallography.
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