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The Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan

The Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan

The Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for Japan is awarded annually by the Millennium Science Forum to a young researcher from a Japanese University or research institute who has performed outstanding research in the area of condensed matter science.

The Millennium Science Forum was established in 1998 to promote scientific exchange between Britain and Japan.

The prize is named after Sir Martin Wood, Founder and Honorary President of Oxford Instruments plc. The Sir Martin Wood Prize winner receives ¥500,000 in cash and the opportunity to give a series of lectures in British Universities, including Oxford University. The lectures have acquired a good reputation in British Universities and contribute to the science and technology exchange between Japan and the UK.

Dr Keiichi Inoue, Associate Professor from the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan is the winner of the 2019 Sir Martin Wood Prize. 

Dr Keiichi Inoue has been awarded for his work on Discovery of novel functional retinal proteins with new type of ion pumps based on comprehensive use of genetic analysis together with ion transport and spectroscopic measurements, opening a way to the use of proteins as functional materials.

He will receive the prize at the Millennium Science Forum that will be held from 2pm on Friday 22nd November 2019 at the UK Embassy in Tokyo.      

Further details of the Sir Martin Wood Prize and nomination procedures can be obtained from the Secretariat at www.msforum.jp or email to msf@oxinst.co.jp.

 


Committee Members

Name Institute
Professor Hidetoshi Fukuyama (Chair) Tokyo Universiy of Science
Professor Reizo Kato                  RIKEN
Professor Hidenori Takagi           The University of Tokyo
Professor Masashi Kawasaki       The University of Tokyo
Professor Naoto Nagaosa           RIKEN
Professor Hideo Hosono             Tokyo Institute of Technology
Professor Shinji Tsuneyuki                The University of Tokyo
Professor Koki Takanashi      Tohoku University

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20th Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for Japan

To commemorate the 20th Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan this year, a booklet has just been published by the Millennium Science Forum (MSF) that includes abstracts from all the prize winners since 1999. The winners also shared their comments on how winning the prize helped their career and their current research. 

20th Anniversary booklet

Previous Winners of the Sir Martin Wood Science Prize

2005 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2009 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2006 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2010 Science Prize Winner

2007 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner

2011 Sir Martin Wood Science Prize

Co-winners of the 2008 Sir Martin Wood Prize

2012 Sir Martin Wood Prize Winner