Bio-industry Prizes

The 3rd Bio-industry Prizes (The 15th Conference in 2015)
Awarded by Winning Presentation
Amano Enzyme, Inc. “Overexpression of D-lactate dehydrogenase (D-LDH) gene found from Aspergillus oryzae genome in Escherichia coli and its enzymatic characterization.”
Akira Watanabe, Yoko Satoh, Katsuya Gomi (Tohoku University)
Kikkoman Corp. “Comparative analysis of genome sequence and aspirochlorine productivity of Asperugillus oryzae strains.”
Ryota Saito, Tami Ohota, Miyuki Umeo, Ken Oda, Kazuhiro Iwashita (National Research Institute of Brewing)
Kumiai Chemical Industry Co, Ltd. “Characterization of hybrid strais of Epichloae (Epichloë/Neotyphodium spp.) endophyte produced via para-sexual reproduction.”
Hitomi Isobe, Akira Masunaka, Koya Sugawara, Takao Tsukiboshi, Aiko Tanaka, Daigo Takemoto (Nagoya University, NARO Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, NARO Tohoku Agricultural Research Center)
Novozymes Japan, Ltd. “Characterization of genes associated with citrate synthesis in Aspergillus kawachii.”
Chihiro Kadooka, Kosuke Izumitsu, Kayu Okutsu, Yumiko Yoshizaki, Kazunori Takamine, Masatoshi Goto, Hisanori Tamaki, Taiki Futagami (Kagoshima University, University of Shiga Prefecture, Kyushu University)
Bio’c Co., Ltd. “High efficient secretion of free fatty acids from Aspergillus oryzae by supplementation of non-ionic surfactants to the culture medium.”
Koichi Tamano, Ai Miura, Hideaki Koike, Yasushi Kamisaka, Kazuyoshi Kimura, Myco Umemura, Masayuki Machida (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Fujiwara Techno-Art Co., Ltd. “Designed-expression of multi-copy genes in genetically engineered Aspergillus oryzae.”
Satoshi Wakai, Nanami Asai, Chiaki Ogino, Hiroko Tsutsumi, Yoji Hata, Akihiko Kondo (Kobe University, Gekkeikan Sake Co., Ltd.)
The 2nd Bio-industry Prizes (The 14th Conference in 2014)
Awarded by Winning Presentation
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. “Functional analysis of Aspergillus nidulans SunA involved in extracellular enzymes production.”
Azumi Funayama, Kyoko Kanamaru, Makoto Kimura, Tetsuo Kobayashi (Nagoya University)
Amano Enzyme, Inc. “Analysis of two secretory phospholipases A2 in Aspergillus oryzae.”
Ayumi Takayanagi, Takuya Miyakawa, Jun Ohtsuka, Masaru Tanokura, Katsuhiko Kitamoto, Manabu Arioka (The University of Tokyo)
Kikkoman Corp. “Overexpression of heterologous genes in deletion strains of genes involved in carbon catabolite repression in Aspergillus oryzae.”
Sakurako Ichinose, Mizuki Tanaka, Takahiro Shintani, Katsuya Gomi (Tohoku University)
Kumiai Chemical Industry Co, Ltd. “Identification of two polyoxin resistant genes in Bipolaris maydis.”
Hiroshi Masumoto, Kosuke Izumitsu, Yuki Kitade, Chihiro Tanaka (Kyoto University, University of Shiga Prefecture)
Gekkeikan Sake Co., Ltd. “Analysis of extracellular endoproteases in Aspergillus oryzae pepO gene deletion strain.”
Ayako Ueno, Hiroshi Maeda, Youhei Yamagata, Michio Takeuchi (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Bio’c Co., Ltd. “Expression analysis of AOX and UCP genes homologous to plant thermogenesis genes in Aspergillus oryzae.”
Hironobu Ogasawara, Takayuki Watanabe, Kikukatsu Ito, Katsuya Gomi (Akita Reseearch Institute of Food & Brewing, Iwate University, Tohoku University)
The 1st Bio-industry Prizes (The 13th Conference in 2013)
Awarded by Winning Presentation
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. “Transcriptome analysis of white koji mold in a barley koji-making process.”
Taiki Futagami, Kazuki Mori, Shotaro Wada, Yasuhiro Kajiwara, Hideharu Takashita, Toshiro Omori, Kosuke Tashiro, Satoru Kuhara, Masatoshi Goto (Kyushu University, Sanwa Shurui Co., Ltd.)
Amano Enzyme, Inc. “Substrate switching of antibiotics acylase by 3D modeling.”
Kazuki Nakayama, Masato Yamada, Hiromi Nishida, Yasuhiro Isogai (Toyama Prefecture University)
Kikkoman Corp. “Characterization of milk clotting enzymes in Aspergilli.”
Yoko Takyu, Ayako Okamoto, Hiroshi Maeda, Yohei Yamadata, Michio Takeuchi (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Gekkeikan Sake Co., Ltd. “Development and publication of comprehensive Aspergillus oryzae genome database (CAoGD).”
Ken Oda, Yasuo Uemura, Kazuhiro Iwashita (National Research Institute of Brewing, Hiroshima University, Genaris Inc.)
Novozymes Japan, Ltd. “Enzymatic properties of β-glucosidase isozymes from Trichoderma reesei.”
Boyang Guo, Kouichi Nozaki, Masahiro Mizuno, Yoshihiko Amano (Shinshu University)
Bio’c Co., Ltd. “Overexpression and characterization of a novel 4-methyl-2-oxopentanoic acid (MOA) reductase in Aspergillus oryzae.”
Tatsuya Yamamoto, Emiri Koide, Tiaki Mori, Takeura Kengo, Miki Daikoku Motoyuki Shimizu, Masashi Kato (Meijo University)