Bio-industry Prizes

The 6th Bio-industry Prizes (The 18th Conference in 2018)
Awarded by Winning Presentation
HAKKAISAN BREWERY CO., LTD. “Effect of AoaphA gene disruption and its overexpression in Aspergillus oryzae on Shoyu.”
Shoko Yoshino-Yasuda, Natsuko Ono, Osamu Hasegawa, Hironobu Mano (Food Reserch Center, Aichi-Institute)
Fujiwara Techno-Art Co., Ltd. “Fluorescence imaging analysis of fungal mycelial growth in steamed rice.”
Mizuki Yasui, Naoki Takaya, Jun-ichi Maruyama, Norio Takeshita (University of Tokyo)
Sanwa Shurui Co., ltd. “Characterization of putative RNA binding protein NrdA in the white koji fungus Aspergillus kawachii.”
Chihiro Kadooka, Kosuke Izumitsu, Teigo Asai, Kayu Okutsu, Yumiko Yoshizaki, Kazunori Takamine, Masatoshi Goto, Hisanori Tamaki, Taiki Futagami Kagoshima University, University of Shiga Prefecture, University of Tokyo, Saga University)
Bio’c Co., Ltd. “Biosynthesis of (2S)-2-(trimethylaminio)-3-[2-(hydroseleno)-1H-imidazole-5-yl] propanoic acid anion on rice bran medium.”
Shuri Yuyama, Yuki Ishikawa, Toshiaki Oshima (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)
Kikkoman Corp. “Wide variety of ustiloxin-type ribosomal peptide precursor-like genes in kingdom fungi.”
Maiko Umemura, Linh viet Dao (Bioproduction Reserch Insttitute, AIST)
Gekkeikan Sake Co., Ltd. “Functional analysis of HET domain genes in heterokaryon incompatibility in Aspergillus oryzae.”
Noriko Mori, Takuya Katayama, Ryota Saito, Kazuhiro Iwashita, Jun-ichi Maruyama (Univ. of Tokyo, National Research Institute of Brewing)
The 5th Bio-industry Prizes (The 17th Conference in 2017)
Awarded by Winning Presentation
Sanwa Shurui Co., ltd. “Influence of α-1,3-glucan synthase gene agsE on protoplast formation for gene manipulation in Aspergillus luchuensis.”
Jikian Tokashiki, Kenji Toshida, Risa Hayashi, Nahoko Nishibori, Osamu Yamada, Taisuke Watanabe, Osamu Mizutani, Hirohide Toyama (University of Ryukyus, National Research Institute of Brewing., Nihon University)
Bio’c Co., Ltd. “Comparative analysis for transcription start sites of enolase genes in Aspergillus oryzae and the related species.”
Taishi Inoue, Mizuki Tanaka, Takahiro Shintani, Katsuya Gomi (Tohoku University, University of Shizuoka)
Fujiwara Techno-Art Co., Ltd. “Biochemical characterization of tannase, AoTanB, from Aspergillus oryzae.”
Kyotaro Ichikawa, Katsuto Sasaki, Yoshihito Shiono, Takuya Koseki (Yamagata University)
Kumiai Chemical Industry Co, Ltd. “Analysis of the mode of action of Tolnifanide based on whole genome analysis.”
Sae Shigeyoshi, Toshikazu Irie, Kazumi Suzuki, Hisashi Miyagawa, Chihiro Tanaka, Kosuke Izumitsu (University of Shiga Prefecture, Kyoto University)
Miyajima Shoyu Co., Ltd. “Analysis on physiological functions of oryzapsins in Aspergillus oryzae.”
Tamaki Katagiri, Michio Takeuchi, Youhei Yamagata (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
marukome co., ltd. “Functional analysis of Sirtuin and laeA homologous genes in Aspergillus luchuensis mut. kawachii.”
Aoi Miyamoto, Chihiro Kadooka, Kenta Hamada, Kayu Okutsu, Yumiko Yoshizaki, Kazunori Takamine, Masatoshi Goto, Hisanori Tamaki, Taiki Futagami (Kagoshima University, Saga University)
The 4th Bio-industry Prizes (The 16th Conference in 2016)
Awarded by Winning Presentation
Sanwa Shurui Co., ltd. “Characterization of the deletion and overexpression mutants of acid protease gene in Aspergillus luchuensis.”
Sho Setoguchi, Osamu Mizutani, Toru Takahashi, Osamu Yamada, Taiki Futagami, Hisanori Tamaki, Kenichi Iwai, Yoshikazu Takase (Kagoshima University, National Research Institute of Brewing, Kirishima Shuzou Co.)
Kumiai Chemical Industry Co, Ltd. “A novel target of chloramphenicol in Pyricularia oryzae.”
Akihito Nozaka, Shogo Endo, Nobukiyo Tanaka, Megumi Narukawa, Shinji Kamisuki, Masahiro Nakajima, Hayao Taguchi, Fumio Sugawara, Takashi Kamakura (Azabu University)
Kikkoman Corp. “Development of genome editing technique with Cas9 in Aspergillus oryzae.”
Kouhei Shimamoto, Ryouta Saitou, Yusaku Wada, Ken Oda, Masaki Okuda, Kazuhiro Iwashita (National Research Institute of Brewing, University of Hiroshima, FASMAC. Co., Ltd.)
Bio’c Co., Ltd. “Control of fungal adhesion by chemical modification of substrate surfaces.”
Marie Nishimura, Miki Nakano, Koji Miyake (NARO, AIST)
Fujiwara Techno-Art Co., Ltd. “Construction of heavy metal recovery systems using Hydrophobin HypA from Aspergillus oryzae.”
Riko Kurihara, Hiroki Nakano, Yasuhiro Kuchikata, Keisuke Domae, Asuka Kase, Harushi Nakajima (University of Meiji)
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)