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OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD

[2022]

In March 2022, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to four students working at the Institute.

MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2021
Awarded to Mr. Michitada Hirano, Division of Stem Cell Pathology, Center for Experimental Medicine and Systems Biology (Supervisor: Professor Yasuhiro Yamada)
For the paper "MYCL-mediated reprogramming expands pancreatic insulin-producing cells",
Nature Metabolism, 2022 Feb;4(2):254-268, DOI: 10.1038/s42255-022-00530-y

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2021
Awarded to Ms. Narumi Suzuki, Division of Cancer Cell Biology, Department of Cancer Biology (Supervisor: Professor Makoto Nakanishi)
For the paper "TP53/p53-FBXO22-TFEB controls basal autophagy to govern hormesis",
Autophagy, 2021 Nov;17(11):3776-3793, DOI: 10.1080/15548627.2021.1897961

Awarded to Ms. Minami Nagai, Division of Viral Infection, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases (Supervisor: Associate Professor Takeshi Ichinohe)
For the paper "Oral Bacteria Combined with an Intranasal Vaccine Protect from Influenza A Virus and SARS-CoV-2 Infection",
mBio, 2021 Aug 31;12(4):e0159821, DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01598-21

Awarded to Ms. Julia Matsuo-Dapaah, Division of Malaria Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Supervisor: Professor Cevayir Coban)
For the paper "Using a new three-dimensional CUBIC tissue-clearing method to examine the brain during experimental cerebral malaria",
International Immunology, 2021 Oct 29;33(11):587-594, DOI: 10.1093/intimm/dxab060


*From left: Dean Yamanashi, recipient of award, Vice Dean Nakanishi
[2021]

In March 2021, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to three students working at the Institute.

MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2020
Awarded to Mr. Satotaka Omori, Division of Cancer Cell Biology, Department of Cancer Biology (Supervisor: Professor Makoto Nakanishi)
For the paper "Generation of a p16 Reporter Mouse and Its Use to Characterize and Target p16high Cells In Vivo",
Cell Metabolism, 32(5), 814-828, Nov 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2020.09.006

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2020
Awarded to Mr. Hirofumi Kosuge, Medical Proteomics Laboratory (Supervisor: Professor Kohei Tsumoto)
For the paper "Proteomic identification and validation of novel interactions of the putative tumor suppressor PRELP with membrane proteins including IGFI-R and p75NTR",
Journal of Biological Chemistry, 296, 100278, Jan 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbc.2021.100278

Awarded to Mr. Kou Hioki, Division of Vaccine Science, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Supervisor: Professor Ken Ishii)
For the paper "Discovery of Self-Assembling Small Molecules as Vaccine Adjuvants",
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 60(2), 961-969, Jan 2021, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202011604


*From right: Dean Yamanashi, recipient of award, Vice Dean Nakanishi
[2020]

In March 2020, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to two students working at the Institute.

MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2019
Awarded to Mr. Sousuke Nakamura, Division of Molecular Therapy, Advanced Clinical Research Center (Supervisor: Professor Arinobu Tojo)
For the paper "Prognostic impact of circulating tumor DNA status post-allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in AML and MDS.",
Blood, 133(25), 2682-2695, Jun 2019, DOI: 10.1182/blood-2018-10-880690.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2019
Awarded to Mr. Kosuke Takada, Division of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Supervisor: Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka)
For the paper "A humanized MDCK cell line for the efficient isolation and propagation of human influenza viruses.",
Nature Microbiology, 4(8), 1268-1273, Aug 2019, DOI: 10.1038/s41564-019-0433-6.

Awarded to Ms. Boon Min Poh, Division of Molecular Pathology, Department of Cancer Biology (Supervisor: Professor Yoshinori Murakami and Project Professor Sumiko Watanabe)
For the paper "Foxr2 promotes formation of CNS-embryonal tumors in a Trp53-deficient background.",
Neuro-Oncology, 21 (8), 993-1004, Apr 2019, DOI: 10.1093/neuonc/noz067.


*From left: Dean Yamanashi, recipient of award, Vice Dean Nakanishi
[2019]

In March 2019, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to two students working at the Institute.

MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2018
Awarded to Mr. Atsuhiro Yasuhara, Division of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Supervisor: Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka)
For the paper "Antigenic drift originating from changes to the lateral surface of the neuraminidase head of influenza A virus.",
Nature Microbiology. 2019 Jun(Epub 2019 Mar 18);4(6):1024-1034, DOI: 10.1038/s41564-019-0401-1

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2018
Awarded to Ms. Miyu Moriyama, Division of Viral Infection, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases (Supervisor: Associate Professor Takeshi Ichinohe)
For the paper "High ambient temperature dampens adaptive immune responses to influenza A virus infection.",
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 19;116(8):3118-3125, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1815029116


*From left: Dean Murakami, recipient of award, Vice Dean Takekawa
[2018]

In March 2018, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to two students working at the Institute.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2017
Awarded to Mr. Taishi Yonezawa, Division of Cellular Therapy, Advanced Clinical Research Center (Supervisor: Associate Professor Susumu Goyama)
For the paper " The ubiquitin ligase STUB1 regulates stability and activity of RUNX1 and RUNX1-RUNX1T1 ",
Journal of Biological Chemistry, 28;292(30):12528-12541, DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M117.785675 (MAY 2017)

Awarded to Mr. Tomoyuki Ohsugi, Division of Clinical Genome Research, Advanced Clinical Research Center (Supervisor: Professor Yoichi Furukawa)
For the paper " Decreased expression of interferon-induced protein 2 (IFIT2) by Wnt/β-catenin signaling confers anti-apoptotic properties to colorectal cancer cells ",
Oncotarget, 26;8(59):100176-100186, DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.22122 (OCT 2017)


*From left: Dean Murakami, recipients of awards, Vice Dean Takekawa
[2017]

In March 2017, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to three students working at the Institute.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2016
Awarded to Ms. Miyu Moriyama, Division of Viral Infection, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases (Supervisors: Associate Professor Takeshi Ichinohe)
For the paper " The RNA- and TRIM25-Binding Domains of Influenza Virus NS1 Protein Are Essential for Suppression of NLRP3 Inflammasome-Mediated Interleukin-1β Secretion ",
Journal of Virology, 90 (8): 4105-4114, DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00120-16 (APR 2016)

Awarded to Ms. Sumiho Nakatsu, Division of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Supervisor: Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka)
For the paper " Complete and Incomplete Genome Packaging of Influenza A and B Viruses ",
mBio, 7 (5): e01248-16, DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01248-16 (SEP-OCT 2016)

Awarded to Ms. Yumi Terakado, Division of Clinical Genome Research, Advanced Clinical Research Center (Supervisor: Professor Yoichi Furukawa)
For the paper " A novel mouse model of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma induced by liver-specific Kras activation and Pten deletion ",
Scientific Reports, 6: 23899, DOI:10.1038/srep23899 (APR 2016)


*From left: Dean Murakami, recipients of awards, Vice Dean Takekawa
[2016]

In March 2016, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to two students working at the Institute.

MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2015
Awarded to Mr. Rui Yokomori, Laboratory of Functional Analysis in silico, Human Genome Center (Supervisor: Professor Kenta Nakai)
For the paper " Genome-wide identification and characterization of transcription start sites and promoters in the tunicate Ciona intestinalis ",
Genome Research, 26: 140-150, DOI: 10.1101/gr.184648.114 (JAN 2016)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2015
Awarded to Mr. Takahiko Murayama, Division of Molecular Therapy, Advanced Clinical Research Center (Supervisor: Professor Arinobu Tojo)
For the paper " Oncogenic Fusion Gene CD74-NRG1 Confers Cancer Stem Cell-like Properties in Lung Cancer through a IGF2 Autocrine/Paracrine Circuit ",
Cancer Research, 76: 974-983, DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-15-2135 (FEB 2016)


*From left: Dean Murakami, recipients of awards, Vice Dean Takekawa
[2015]

In March 2015, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to three students working at the Institute.

MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2014
Awarded to Mr. Yuuki Obata, Division of Bacteriology, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases (Supervisors: Associate Professor Hitomi Mimuro and Visiting Professor Koji Hase)
For the paper " The epigenetic regulator Uhrf1 facilitates the proliferation and maturation of colonic regulatory T cells ",
Nature Immunology, 15, 571-579, DOI: 10.1038/ni.2886 (JUN 2014)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD FY 2014
Awarded to Mr. Hideyuki Murayama, Division of Stem Cell Therapy, Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (Supervisor: Professor Hiromitsu Nakauchi)
For the paper " Successful Reprogramming of Epiblast Stem Cells by Blocking Nuclear Localization of ƒÀ-Catenin ",
Stem Cell Reports, Volume 4, Issue 1, 103-113 (JAN 2015)

Awarded to Mr. Koji Tanaka, Medical Proteomics Laboratory (Supervisor: Professor Kohei Tsumoto)
For the paper " Structural basis for self-assembly of a cytolytic pore lined by protein and lipid ",
Nature Communications, 6: 6337, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7337(FEB 2015)


*From left: Dean Kiyono, recipients of awards, Deputy Dean Murakami
[2014]

In March 2014, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to three students working at the Institute.

MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD 2014
Awarded to Mr. Daichi Inoue, Division of Cellular Therapy, Advanced Clinical Research Center (Supervisor: Professor Toshio Kitamura)
For the paper " Myelodysplastic syndromes are induced by histone methylation-altering ASXL1 mutations ",
The Journal of Clinical Investigation 123(11): 4627-4640 DOI: 10.1172/JCI70739 (NOV 2013)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD 2014
Awarded to Mr. Yuuki Obata, Division of Mucosal Barriology, International Research and Development Center for Mucosal Vaccines (Supervisor: Project Professor Koji Hase)
For the paper " Commensal microbe-derived butyrate induces the differentiation of colonic regulatory T cells ",
Nature 504: 446-450 DOI: 10.1038/nature12721 (DEC 2013)

Awarded to Mr. Yuhei Maruzuru, Division of Molecular Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Supervisor: Professor Yasushi Kawaguchi)
For the paper " Roles of p53 in Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Replication ",
Journal of Virology 87(16): 9323-9332 DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01581-13 (AUG 2013)


*From left, Dean Kiyono, recipients of awards, Deputy Dean Murakami
[2013]

In March 2013, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to two students working at the Institute.

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD 2013
Awarded to Mr Ryuta URAKI, Division of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Supervisor: Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka).
For the paper "Virulence Determinants of Pandemic A(H1N1)2009 Influenza Virus in a Mouse Model.",
JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY 87: 2226-2233 DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01565-12 (FEB 2013)

Awarded to Ms Aya MAEKAWA, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (Supervisor: Professor Izumu Saito).
For the paper "Efficient Production of adenovirus vector lacking genes of virus-associated RNAs that disturb cellular RNAi machinery.",
Scientific Reports, 3: 1136 DOI:10.1038 (JAN 2013)

Awarded to Mr Lim, Kyungtaek, Laboratory of Social Genome Sciences, Department of Medical Genome Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (Supervisor: Professor Ichizo Kobayashi and Professor Kenta Nakai).
For the paper "Large Variations in Bacterial Ribosomal RNA Genes.",
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION 29: 2937-2948 DOI: 10.1093/molbev/mss101 (OCT 2012)


*From left, Dean, PhD-Course Students, Deputy Dean.
[2012]

In March 2012, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to two students working at the Institute.

MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD 2012
Awarded to Mr. Takeo GORAI, Division of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
(Supervisor: Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka).
For the paper gThe F1Fo-ATPase at the Plasma Membrane is Critical for Efficient Influenza Virus Budding.h,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1114728109 (2012)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD 2012
Awarded to Mr. Masaki FUKUYO, Laboratory of Social Genome Sciences, Department of Medical
Genome Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (Supervisor: Professor Ichizo Kobayashi).
For the papergSuccess of a suicidal defense strategy against infection in a structured habitat.h,
Scientific Reports 2, 238; DOI:10.1038/srep00238 (2012)


*From left, Dean Hiroshi Kiyono, Masaki Fukuyo, Takeo Gorai, Deputy Dean Yoshinori Murakami.


[2011]

In March 2011, IMSUT presented awards for outstanding research to two students working at the Institute.

MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD 2011
Awarded to Mr. Yoshikazu FURUTA, Laboratory of Social Genome Sciences, Department of Medical Genome Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
(Supervisor: Professor Ichizo Kobayashi).
For the paper gBirth and death of genes linked to chromosomal inversion.h,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 108: 1501-1506 (2011)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT PUBLICATION AWARD 2011
Awarded to Mr. Hirotaka IMAI, Division of Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
(Supervisor: Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka).
For the papergThe HA and NS genes of human H5N1 influenza A virus contribute to high virulence in ferrets.h,
PLos Pathogens, Volume 6, Issue 9, e1001106, 2010


*From left, Dean Motoharu Seiki, Yoshikazu Furuta, Hirotaka Imai, Deputy Dean Junichiro Inoue.