Professor Hideki Kandori receives The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award
Category：Award｜Publishing : January 24, 2019
Professor Hideki Kandori (Department of Life Science and Applied Chemistry)
The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), established in 1878, annually awards outstanding achievers, who are commended during the Spring Meeting and make presentations describing their achievements. Among various Awards of CSJ, researchers in Nagoya Institute of Technology have not received the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award, for a significant contribution to the fundamentals and applications of chemistry. On January 9th, CSJ announced that Prof. Hideki Kandori of Department of Life Science and Applied Chemistry will receive the CSJ Award.
Dr. Kandori constructed highly accurate difference FTIR (Fourier-transform Infra-Red) measuring system to photoreceptive proteins, and provided new insights into the mechanism of how light is taken into proteins, and how it leads to function in vision, light-driven ion pumps and DNA photolyases. Furthermore, by utilizing the obtained spectroscopic data, Dr. Kandori has achieved discovery, creation and conversion of functions. These world-leading achievements now attract attention not only in basic research fields but also in applied research fields such as optogenetics. Therefore, CSJ concluded that Dr. Kandori deserves CSJ Award.