Past Grantees 
- Last updated: Feb 22. 2022 -

Research Grants in 2021

Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience received 137 research grant applications from 32 countries in 2020. After careful evaluation for scientific and social merit, potentiality and feasibility, the Foundation decided to award the grants of approximately 70 million yen in total to the following 15 projects.

Grant recipients for the 2021 fiscal year
(In alphabetical order)

 1. Aharoni, Asaph;
Weizmann Institute of Scienc, Israel;
Fucosyltransferases and sustainable production of high-value natural products
 2. Bel, Shai;
Bar-Ilan University, Israel;
Determining How Colonic Goblet Cells Control Mucus Glycosylation
 3. Fass, Deborah;
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel;
Structural Analysis of O-glycosylated Domains During Mucin Supramolecular Assembly
 4. Hirai, Go;
Kyushu University, Japan;
Development of novel mechanism-based inhibitors for glycohydrolases
 5. Kajihara, Yasuhiro;
Osaka University, Japan;
Elucidation of glycan functions by a new semi-synthetic method of glycoproteins
 6. Matthijs, Gert;
KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium;
A novel Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation and a new facet of dolichol metabolism
 7. Narimatsu, Yoshiki;
Copenhagen University, Denmark;
Display of the Human Mucinome with Defined O-Glycans by Gene Engineered Cells
 8. Sumida, Tomomi;
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan;
Screening and characterization of novel glycoside hydrolases from deep sea
 9. Suzuki, Jun;
Kyoto University, Japan;
Identification and functional analysis of glucosylceramide scramblase
 10. Takahashi, Takeshi;
Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Japan;
Improved human xenograft in NOG mice by manipulating receptors for glycans
 11. Tanaka, Katsunori;
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan;
In Vivo Patrolling and Therapeutic Molecules by Glycan Pattern Recognition
 12. Trinchera, Marco;
University of Insubria, Italy;
Novel diseases reveal glycosylations affecting human specific brain functions
 13. Uchimura, Kenji;
CNRS, University of Lille, France;
Regulation of amyloid clearance by heparan sulfate remodeling
 14. Yi, Wen;
Zhejiang University, China;
Regulation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Signaling by O-GlcNAcylation
 15. Zhao, Yan;
Iowa State University, United States;
Synthetic Glycan-Processing Catalysts for Modern Glycomics
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