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Support for Research in Life Sciences

Taisho established the Uehara Memorial Foundation in February 1985 as a way of contributing to the health of Japanese people by supporting research related to the life sciences, including the development of pharmaceuticals. The foundation provides aid through research grants and recognizes research accomplishments through prizes such as the Uehara Award. In addition, the foundation fosters interest through sponsorships of international symposiums and research study programs abroad.

Uehara Award recipients

Year Prize Winner Position (at that time)
2015 Chikashi Toyoshima Professor, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, The University of Tokyo
Noboru Mizushima Professor, Graduate School and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Tamotsu Yoshimori Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences/Graduate School of Medicine,Osaka University
2014 Masanobu Kano Professor, Department of Neurophysiology, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
2013 Yoshiki Sasai Deputy Center Director, Organogenesis and Neurogenesis Group, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN
(passed away in 2014)
  Osamu Nureki Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
2012 Tadaomi Takenawa Specially Appointed Professor, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine/ School of Medicine
Center Director, The Integrated Center for Mass Spectrometry, Kobe University
  Yoshinori Watanabe Professor, Laboratory of Chromosome Dynamics, Institute of Molecular and Biosciences, The University of Tokyo
2011 Kazutoshi Mori Professor, Department of Biophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
  Masayuki Yamamoto Professor, Department of Medical Biochemistry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
2010 Haruo Kasai Professor, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
  Hiroyuki Mano Professor, Division of Functional Genomics, Jichi Medical University
Specially Appointed Professor, Department of Medical Genomics, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
2009 Yuichi Sugiyama Dean and Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  Eisuke Nishida Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University
2008 Masamitsu Iino Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
  Shinya Yamanaka Director , Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, iCeMS, Kyoto University 
2007 Takashi Kadowaki Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
  Shimon Sakaguchi Director , Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University
2006 Shizuo Akira Professor, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University
  Kenji Kangawa Deputy Director, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute
2005 Yoichi Nabeshima Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University 
  Yoshikuni Mizuno Professor, School of Medicine, Juntendo University 
2004 Takao Shimizu Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
  Keiji Tanaka Vice-Director, The Tokyo Metropolitan institute of Medical Science
2003 Masaru Taniguchi Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University 
  Tetsuo Nagano Professor, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
2002 Shouichirou Tsukita Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
(passed away in 2005)
2001 Shu Narumiya Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University 
  Mitsuhiro Yanagida Professor, Graduate School of Life Science, Kyoto University 
2000 Makoto Asashima Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  Koichi Tanaka Professor, Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
1999 Yasushi Miyashita Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1997 Shigekazu Nagata Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University
  Katsuhiko Mikoshiba Professor, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
1996 Yoshio Yazaki Dean, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
1995 Masatoshi Takeichi Professor, Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
1994 Nobutaka Hirokawa Professor, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
1993 Tadatsugu Taniguchi Professor, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Osaka University
  Tasuku Honjo Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University Head of the Center for Molecular Biology and Genetics
1992 Akira Ichihara Professor, The Institute for Enzyme Research, The University of Tokushima
  Keiya Tada Professor, Tohoku University School of Medicine
  Toshiharu Nagatsu Professor, Fujita Health University, Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science
1991 Fumimaro Takaku President, International Medical Center of Japan
  Shigetada Nakanishi Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University
1990 Seiichiro Tarui Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University
1989 Masaji Ohno Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1988 Satoshi Omura Vice-president, The Kitasato Institute
1987 Michio Ui Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1986 Hiroshi Irisawa Professor, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki National Research Institutes (passed away in 1991)
1985 Hideo Sugita Director, Neurological Research Center of National Musashi Sanatorium
  Yukio Yamori Professor, Shimane Medical University

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