Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science – Japan (2009)

For its annual awards for science mentorship in 2009, Nature invited nominations of outstanding scientific mentors in Japan. The winners were announced on 1 December 2009. The Editor-in-Chief of Nature, Dr Philip Campbell, presented the awards, each worth ¥1.5 million, at a special event in Tokyo. Full details of the awards are available on the Nature Asia-Pacific website in English and Japanese.

Award Winners

Lifetime achievement award:
Fumio Oosawa of the Aiichi Institute of Technology

Mid-career achievement award:
Hiroaki Kitano of Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc.

Press releases

1 December 2009
Japanese mentors excel in Nature awards


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