Winners of the 1st IMRA JAPAN Award

We appreciate the receipt of many applications for the first IMRA JAPAN AWARD to receive research grants for advanced seeds. The selection committee met on January 23, 2017, and after an impartial review and discussion, the committee selected the researchers and research themes listed below as recipients of the award.

Subject area

Study of the industrial use of microorganisms (except medicine and pharmaceuticals)

Winners of the 1st IMRA JAPAN AWARD

Winner Affiliated institution Research theme
Mamoru Oshiki
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,
National Institute of Technology, Nagaoka College
Hydrazine biosynthesis from wastewater using anaerobic ammonium-oxidizing bacteria
Satoru Kawasaki
Professor, Division of Sustainable Resources Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Demonstration of novel ground solidification technology using indigenous bacteria
Maki Teramoto
Associate Professor, Department of Marine Resource Science,
Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science, Kochi University
Research on growth-promoting factors, produced by a bacterium living on a deep-sea fish, for heterologous bacteria
Kenji Miyamoto
Associate Professor, Department of Biosciences and Informatics,
Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
A study on the improvement of hydrolytic activity of PET degradative enzyme

Subject selection committee

Chairman : Eiichi Yamaguchi
Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (Shishu-kan), Kyoto University
Member : Keiichi Torimitsu
Professor, Department of Finemechanics, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Member : Mitsuru Miyata
Executive Leader Writer, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc./CEO, Miyata Institute of Technologies, Inc.
Member : Masao Ando
President, IMRA JAPAN CO.,LTD.
Member : Naoki Gorai
Group Manager, IMRA JAPAN CO.,LTD.
  • In the venue for the awards ceremony
    of the IMRA JAPAN AWARD on February 24

Record of applications

17 applications in total

Research Information