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Toshio YANAGIDA was named a Person of Cultural Merit of Japan

On October 25, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan announced this year's recipients of the Order of Culture and Persons of Cultural Merit. Prof. Toshio Yanagida, Deputy Director of IFReC was named a Person of Cultural Merit.

MEXT commented that Prof. Yanagida was awarded by his outstanding achievements in the studies of fundamental structure of biological system through the developments of single molecular measurements techniques.

This is the second time for the scientist of IFReC to be honored as a Person of Cultural Merit, since Shizuo Akira (Director of IFReC) got it in 2009.


Yanagida-Akira--.jpg Toshio Yanagida (L) & Shizuo Akira (R) at the IFReC Colloquium


- Webpage of YANAGIDA Lab is here.

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