左から 菱山豊 (文部科学省科学技術・学術政策局長) 芦田多恵 山東昭子 (参議院議長 元科学技術庁長官) 久保千春 (九州大学 総長) 戎家美紀 (European Molecular Biology Laboratory Barcelona グループリーダー) 深澤愛子 (京都大学 高等研究院 物質―細胞統合システム拠点 教授) 濵口道成 (国立研究開発法人科学技術振興機構 理事長) 鳥居啓子 (テキサス大学 Johnson and Johnson Centennial 冠教授) 渡辺美代子 (科学技術振興機構 副理事 / ダイバーシティ推進室長) (敬称略)
The 1st Brilliant Female Researchers Award (Jun Ashida Award) Announced
A presentation ceremony for the 1st Brilliant Female Researchers Award (Jun Ashida Award), established as part of the efforts of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) to promote diversity in the sciences, was recently held at Miraikan - the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Arising from the wish to support the work of female scientists, the award is sponsored by the Jun Ashida Foundation, established in 1994 with the purpose of fostering young people. After rigorous consideration of a large number of worthy candidates by the selection committee, headed by Selection Committee Chairperson Keiko Torii and comprised of numerous internationally recognized authorities in the sciences, the 1st Brilliant Female Researchers Award (Jun Ashida Award) was presented to Miki Ebisuya, who is engaged in research at the University of Barcelona exploring the innovative subject of differing time scales in the developmental mechanisms of various life forms. Tae Ashida presented Ms. Ebisuya with the trophy and prize of one million yen. The Brilliant Female Researchers Award (JST President's Award) was presented to Aiko Fukazawa, and the Brilliant Female Researchers Award Research Support Award was conferred on Kyushu University.
From left to right: Yutaka Hishiyama, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Director-General Science and Technology Policy Bureau; Tae Ashida; Akiko Santo, President of the House of Councilors and former Minister of Science and Technology, Chiharu Kubo, President Kyushu University; Miki Ebisuya, Group Leader European Molecular Biology Laboratory at Barcelona; Aiko Fukazawa, Professor iCeMS (Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences) Kyoto University; Michinari Hamaguchi, President JST; Keiko Torii, Johnson and Johnson Centennial Professor of Plant Cell Biology, University of Texas at Austin; Miyoko O. Watanabe, Executive Director and General Manager Office for Diversity and Inclusion, JST.