Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience

Mailing Address:
Marunouchi Center Building 9F
1-6-1 Marunouchi,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-0005 Japan
Grant Information
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Research Grants in 2017

Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience received 192 research grant applications from 34 countries in 2016. After careful evaluation for scientific and social merit, potentiality and feasibility, the Foundation decided to award the grants of approximately 78 million yen in total to the following 17 projects.

Grant recipients for the 2017 fiscal year (In alphabetical order)

Ando, Hiromune; Gifu University, Japan; Innovation of the glycosidation reaction of sialic acid
Asensio, Juan Luis; Institute of General Organic Chemistry (IQOG-CSIC), Spain; Aromatic stacking in glycochemistry: Can glycosyl cations be tamed?
Coulson- Thomas, Vivien; University of Houston, USA; Targeting the stem cell hyaluronan microenvironment for regenerative medicine
Gagneux, Pascal; University of California San Diego, USA; Exploring the role of siglecs in the female reproductive tract
Geller, Herbert; National Institutes of Health, USA; Novel glycosaminoglycan binding to type IIa protein phosphatases
Guerardel, Yann; CNRS, France; Implication of microbiota polysaccharides in intestinal inflammatory diseases
Ito, Yukishige; RIKEN, Japan; Creation of carbohydrate derived epigenetic controlling molecules
Jennings, Michael; Griffith University, Australia; Investigation of multiple novel lectin functions of human complement receptor 3
Kajimura, Shingo; University of California San Francisco, USA; Molecular basis of brown fat development and function by glycosylation
Kitatani, Kazuyuki; Tohoku University, Japan; Identification of acid β-glucosidase as a tumor suppressor gene
Knudson, Warren; East Carolina University, USA; Cartilage Hyaluronan and CD44 in the Age of DAMPs
Ruan, Hai-Bin; University of Minnesota, USA; Gut microbiota-sensitive O-GlcNAc signaling protects intestinal inflammation
Strasser, Richard; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria; Identification of the arabidopsis N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase I receptor
Suzuki, Kenichi; Kyoto University, Japan; Unraveling of regulation mechanisms of receptor activity by gangliosides
Tateno, Hiroaki; National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan; Development of an ultra-sensitive and non-destructive system to analyze glycome
Vasta, Gerardo; University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA; Galectin inhibitors for sepsis prevention and therapy
Yanagisawa, Hiromi; University of Tsukuba, Japan; Intervention of renal calcification focusing on heparin-binding matrix fibulin-7

Number of applicants by country (for 2017):