101st Japan Academy Prize awarded to Dr. Naoyuki Taniguchi, RIKEN ASI Group Director

On April 12, Dr. Naoyuki Taniguchi, Group Director of RIKEN Advanced Science Institute was awarded the Japan Academy Prize for the following achievements.

This prize is awarded to persons who have achieved notable research landmarks or who have authored particularly outstanding academic papers or books. The award ceremony will be held on June 20 at the Japan Academy, Tokyo, in presence of the Emperor and Empress of Japan. We offer our sincere congratulations to Dr. Taniguchi on this honor.

Dr. Naoyuki Taniguchi
Group Director
Systems Glycobiology Research Group
RIKEN Advanced Science Institute

"Glycobiology specifically pioneering achievements for the importance of N-linked oligosaccharide against diseases."

Comment from Dr. Naoyuki Taniguchi:

"I am deeply honored to receive this award. In the future, I hope to continue to make my own humble contribution to the achievements of my Japanese predecessors in the area of glycoscience while working, as a member of the Chemical Biology Department of the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, for the further development of integrated research in the area of glycobiology."