"JST-Bay Area Structural Biology Workshop and Laboratory Visit" was held at Stanford University (1.23-25). Nine PRESTO researchers and 14 researchers mainly from School of Medicine, Stanford University attended the Workshop. After the Workshop, PRESTO researchers visited SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and individual PRESTO researcher had his own Laboratory visit to cultivate personal exchanges. (1.23-25)
"Crystal structures of the ATP-binding and ADP-release dwells of the V1 rotary motor." by Dr. Takeshi Murata was published in Nat Commun. 2016 Oct 27;7:13235. JST and Chiba University issued a press release of its summary (10.27).
Dr. Yuichiro Hori received The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, The Young Scientists' Prize. (4.12)
“Crystal Structure of Cpf1 in Complex with Guide RNA and Target DNA” by Hiroshi Nishimasu was published in Cell, 165, Issue 4, p949−962, 5 May 2016. Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) and JST issued a press release of its summary (4.22)
Dr. Yuichiro Hori, effective April 1, became Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, and Faculty of Science, Osaka University.
Dr. Kohsuke Inomata, effective April 1, became Researcher, RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC)
Dr. Rikiya Watanabe, effective April 1, became Lecturer, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
Dr. Rikiya Watanabe received Konica Minolta Imaging Science Encouragement Award (Outstanding). (3.4)
Drs Takeshi Murata and Rikiya Watanab will have oral presentations at "New Technology Presentation Meetings of JST". (2.2)
"Crystal Structures of SecYEG in Lipidic Cubic Phase Elucidate a Precise Resting and a Peptide-Bound State." by Dr. Tomoya Tsukazaki was published in Cell Rep. 2015 Nov 24;13(8):1561-8. JST, Nara Institute of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY, and Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo issued a press release of its summary (11.13).
"Direct observation shows superposition and large scale flexibility within cytoplasmic dynein motors moving along microtubules" by Dr. Takahide Kon was published in Nature Communications, Published online 14 September 2015. JST, Chuo University, Osaka University and RIKEN issued a press release of its summary (9.14).
Dr. Takeshi Noda, effective September 1, became Professor, Experimental Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Ultrastructural Virology, Kyoto University (9.1).
Dr. Takeshi Noda received Incentive Award of The Japanese Society of Microscopy (5.14).
Dr. Takeshi Noda, effective August 1, became Associate Professor, Division of Ultrastructural Virology, Department of Special Pathogens, International Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo.
Dr. Takeshi Murata, effective July 1, became Professor, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University.
"Arrayed Lipid Bilayer Chambers Allow Single Molecule Analysis of Membrane Transporter Activity" by Dr. Rikiya Watanabe was published in Nature Communications on 24 July. JST and The University of Tokyo issued a press release of its summary. (7.24)
A report was published on the proceedings of the SciFos (Science for Society) workshop. SciFos is a trial program implemented in the fiscal year 2013 by JST as a means of re-evaluating and advancing individual researches by conducting interviews with the people in the industrial sector. Participating in the program were supervisors from PRESTO Structural Life Science and Molecular Technology, respectively, as well as 5 researchers from each of the two disciplines.
Dr. Hiroshi Nishimasu received The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, The Young Scientists’ Prize. (4.7)
Drs Tomoya Tsukazaki, Takashi Fujii, Takeshi Murata, Kohsuke Inomata, Noriyuki Kodera, Rikiya Watanabe and Hiroshi Nishimasu will have oral presentations at the Symposium of The 14th Annual Meeting of the Protein Science Society of Japan (Theme:Novel methods for structural life science research, Organizers: Drs Soichi Wakatsuki (Supervisor) and Genji Kurisu（Adviser）). (6.25)
Explanatory meetings for this Research Area (CREST, PRESTO, Fiscal Year 2014) will be held in Tokyo (4.26).
"Gating-Associated Clustering-Dispersion Dynamics of the KcsA ."by Dr. Ayumi Sumino was published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2014, 5 (3), pp 578-584 and selected as ACS LiveSlides (01-29).
The three-dimensional structure of the V1 moiety of Enterococcus hirae V-ATPase (EhV1) analyzed by Dr Takeshi Murata appeared on the cover of J. Biol. Chem. 2013 Nov 8;288(45). (11.8)
Dr. Noriyuki Kodera received the 9th Early Research in Biophysics Award (The Biophysical Society of Japan)(10.29)
Phase 2 12 researchers started their research themes (10.1).
Dr. Yuichiro Hori received the 2nd Presidential Awards for Achievement of Osaka University (8.2).
Drs. Minoru Kubo, Akihiro Narita, Yuichiro Hori, Kouta Mayanagi and Takeshi Murata will have poster presentations at International Conference on Structural Genomics 2013-Structural Life Science-(ICSG2013-SLS)(7.29-8.1, Sapporo Japan)
Invitation of Research Proposal in Fiscal Year 2013 for Basic Research Programs (CREST, PRESTO) was announced by JST (4.18).
Explanatory meetings for Application (CREST& PRESTO, Fiscal Year 2013) were held in Osaka (4.8) and Tokyo (4.12).
Professor Fuyuhiko Inagaki of Hokkaido University, assumed a post of Adviser, as of April 1.
Dr. Minoru Yoshida, Chief Scientist, Chemical Genetics Laboratory, RIKEN, assumed a post of Adviser, as of April 1.
Dr. Takahide Kon, effective April 1, became Professor of Faculty of Bioscience and Applied Chemistry, Hosei University.
Dr. Tomoya Tsukazaki, effective April 1, became Associate Professor, Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Department of Systems Biology, Nara Institute of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY.
Dr. Akihiro Narita, effective April 1, became Associate Professor, Nagoya University Structural Biology Research Center, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University.
Dr. Motoyuki Hattori, effective April 1, became Research Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo.
Dr. Tomoko Masaike, effective April 1, became Lecturer, Department of Applied Biological Science, Tokyo University of Science.
Dr. Takeshi Murata, effective April 1, became Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University.
Explanatory meetings for Application (CREST, PRESTO, Fiscal Year 2013) will be held in Osaka (4.8) and Tokyo (4.12).