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Announcement of Nakatani Award and Research Subsidy Recipients

  Nakatani Foundation of Electronic Measuring Technology Advancement (Tokyo ; hereafter, the "Foundation") today announced the one recipient of Nakatani Award and the eleven recipients of its research subsidies for fiscal 2010. Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe; president: Hisashi Ietsugu) has been a financial supporter of the Foundation for many years.

  The Foundation was established in April 1984, endowed principally by Sysmex and its founder and first president, the late Taro Nakatani, with the mandate of "promoting advances in electronic measuring technology as a foundation for industrial technology, in order to contribute to the development of Japanese society and its economy as well as the betterment of national life." Since it began, the Foundation has provided award and annual subsidies for research in the field of in vivo electronic measuring technology, awarding a total of 521 million yen to 278 research projects over the last 27 years.
1. Recipients and research themes
Please see "Recipients of FY2010."
2. Presentation ceremony
Time: February 25, 2011, 13:30
Place: Cherry Room, Hamamatsucho Tokyo Kaikan, 39F, WorldTradeCenter Bldg.
3. About the Foundation
Name: Nakatani Foundation of Electronic Measuring Technology Advancement
Location: 1-2-2 Ohsaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo


Recipients of FY2010
Nakatani Foundation of Electronic Measuring Technology Advancement

For Nakatani Award
Recipient Position and Affiliation Research Theme Amount (yen)
Yoshiaki Adachi Applied Electronics Laboratory, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Associate professor
Development of noninvasive spinal cord functional imaging by biomagnetic measurement and current source reconstruction using spatial filters 3,000,000

For Senior Researchers
Recipient Position and Affiliation Research Theme Amount (yen)
achiko Yoshida Toyohashi University of Technology Department of Enviromental and Life Science
Enzyme-linked evanescent-photo devices for detection of neurotransmitter release 2,000,000
Keiichiro Kagawa >Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,
Osaka University
Associate Professor
Three-dimensional multispectral endoscope with extended depth of focus and functional illuminations 2,000,000
Toshiharu Saiki Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering,
Keio University
Development of a rapid and sensitive homogeneous assay based on rotational diffusion dynamics of gold nanorods 2,000,000
Hirokazu Takahashi Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, 
The University of Tokyo
Assistant Professor
Odor sensor using dissociate neuronal culture with gene expression of odorant receptors 2,000,000
Tomoyuki Yasukawa Graduate School of Material Science, 
University of Hyogo
Associate Professor
Measurements of single-cell activities based on chemical amplification systems 2,000,000
Tsuyoshi Uchiyama Department of electronics, Graduate school of Engineering, 
Nagoya University
Associate Professor
Real type mapping active current signal in cell tissue using highly sensitive micro magnetic sensor 2,000,000
Hiroyuki Abe Biochemical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering,
Yamagata University
Development of high performance measuring system for cell respiratory activity using electrochemical imaging technique 2,000,000

For Junior Researchers
Recipient Position and Affiliation Research Theme Amount (yen)
Genki Yoshikawa Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA),
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
ICYS-MANA Researcher
Wide-band analysis of cell nano-vibration using highly sensitive self-sensing membrane-type surface stress sensors 1,000,000
Daisuke Koyama Precision & Intelligence Laboratory, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Microcapsule Sensor for Ultrasonic Drug Delivery System and the Traceability in Vascular Flow 1,000,000
Yoshiyuki Sowa Department of Frontier Bioscience,
Hosei University
Development of a microscope for fast 3D tracking of biological molecules 1,000,000
Katsunori Ishii Medical Beam Physics Laboratory,
Graduate School of Engineering,
Osaka University
Vascular Endoscopic Diagnosis of Atherosclerotic Plaque using Near-infrared Spectroscopic Imaging 1,000,000
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