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IMSUT Outstanding Young Investigator Award

Winner of the IMSUT Outstanding Young Investigator Award 2021

The IMSUT Outstanding Young Investigator Award is to be presented to a young investigator of IMSUT who has made a significant contribution to the progress in basic and clinical research, social implementation of medical science research, or the dissemination of cutting-edge medical therapies.  The award was founded with the aim to communicate our activities to the public, to encourage the young investigators of IMSUT to pursue basic and clinical research, and to promote their contribution to society.

In July 2021, IMSUT announced that the first recipient of the IMSUT Outstanding Young Award was Dr. Kei Sato in the Division of Systems Virology of the International Research Center for Infectious Diseases. Dr. Sato focused not only on virus research but also on the virus-host interaction and promoted novel approaches to the elucidation of the retroviral mechanisms including its origin, evolution, mutualism, and virus-host coevolution. In recognition of his unique research and contribution to the establishment of a new interdisciplinary field “Systems Virology”, Dr. Sato was presented with the Award.

We would like to congratulate Dr. Sato on his research achievements and wish him every success in his future studies.