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A New Horizon of The Aschoff and Honma Prize

     アショフ・ホンマ賞は、生物リズム研究分野における若手研究者を奨励する目的で、1984年に制定されました。第1回受賞者は米国のDr. Joseph Takahashi で、1986年の第2回「生物リズムに関する札幌シンポジウム」で表彰されました。その後、2005年まで10名の受賞者と4名の名誉受賞者を顕彰しました。

    顕彰事業は一時中断しておりましたが、新しい財団の設立が決まった2012年に事業を再開しました。第11回の受賞者はスイス国のDr. Ueli Schiblerで、その年の9月に札幌市で行なわれた日本時間生物学会大会の前日に表彰式が行われました。


    The Aschoff and Honma Prize was instituted in 1984 to inspire young scientists in the field of biological rhythm research. The first prize winner was Dr. Joseph Takahashi, who was awarded on an occasion of the 2nd Sapporo Symposium on Biological Rhythm held in 1986.  Since then, the foundation has awarded 10 young scientists and 4 established as honorable prize winners. 

    The selection of prize winner was stopped until the foundation was decided to be renewed in 2012.  In this year, Dr. Ueli Schibler in Swiss was selected as the 11th prize winner and awarded on an occasion of the annual meeting of Japanese Society of Chronobiology held in Sapporo. 

    In the new rule of Aschoff and Honma Prize, the age limitation was abandon, but the prize winner should be expected to be active and contribute to the biological rhythm research for at least 10 years after awarding. Selection of the prize winner was conducted by the international selection committee (chairperson: Dr. Takao Kondo).  The previous prize winners, the current presidents of 3 related societies (JSC, SRBR, EBRS) and the members of the international selection committee nominate the candidate for the prize winner.





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