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--- 2020 ---

03/22/2020
Kyoko Koji (M2) received Dean's Award in the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.
03/09/2020
Prof. Cabral was highlighted in the YouTube channel of The University of Tokyo
Developing lifesaving nanomedicine
02/25/2020
Dr. Takuya Miyazaki (visiting researcher) received "Presentation Award (2nd place)" at pitch context in San Francisco, USA.This context was supported by The University of Tokyo EDGE-NEXT program.
02/22/2020
Dr. Takuya Miyazaki (visiting researcher) received "Best Presentation Award (1st place)" at pitch context in San Diego, USA.This context was supported by The University of Tokyo EDGE-NEXT program.

--- 2019 ---

11/26/2019
Ms. Noriko Nakamura (D2) received the JSB Outstanding Poster Award 2019 at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials (Ibaraki, Japan). The presentation title is "Interaction analysis between target membrane proteins and ligand molecules attached to the polymeric micelle with different molecular weight of hydrophilic shell" (Coauthers: Yasutaka Anraku, Shigeto Fukushima, Kazuko Tou, Horacio Cabral, Kazunori Kataoka).
11/22/2019
Mr. Eger Boonstra received the "Young Researchers Poster Award" at the 4th International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2019 in Hamamatsu, Japan for his work "Mechanistic analyses of polymer/lipid-based gene transfection processes through membrane integrity assay using proton sensing transistor" (co-authors: Hiroaki Hatano, Tatsuro Goda, Satoshi Uchida, Horacio Cabral and Yuji Miyahara).
11/03/2019
Ms. Thahomina Khan received the "Young Authors Travel Award" at the 32nd International Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference, MNC 2019. Hiroshima, Japan for her work "Development of polymeric micelles with 5-Boronopicolinic acid ligand to target sialylated epitopes in intratumoral microenvironment" (co-auhtors: Kazunori Igarashi, Akira Matsumoto, Horacio Cabral and Kazunori Kataoka).
11/07/2019
Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Associate Professor) was introduced in the JSTnews October issue "Leading Scientist" corner of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
10/05/2019
Dr. Takuya Miyazaki (visiting researcher) received "Best Presentation Award" at academist PRIZE vol.4 in Tokyo, Japan for his work "Development of drug delivery systems for chemotherapy during pregnancy"
09/07/2019
Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Associate Professor) received KATSUSHI Award (Research).
This award is an honorable award given to two young faculty members (under 45 years) from the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
06/28/2019
Mr. Takuya Nishizono (M2) received the best poster award at 68th SPSJ Annual Meeting. The presentation title is "Evaluation on brain accumulation and distribution of nanocarriers with different sizes" (Coauthers: Yu Fukusato, Noriko Nakamura, Kazuko Toh, Horacio Cabral, Yasutaka Anraku, Kataoka Kataoka).
06/28/2019
Mr. Yoshihiro Tachihara (D1) received the best poster award at 68th SPSJ Annual Meeting. The presentation title is "Development of pH-Sensitive Polymeric Micelles for Targeted Delivery of the Macrocycle Valinomycin via Host Guest Interaction" (Coauthers: Miyazaki Takuya, Quader Sabina, Nakagawa Yasuhiro, Anraku Yasutaka, Kataoka Kazunori and Cabral Horacio).
04/24/2019
Dr. Hiroko Oda received the JSOG Congress Encouragement Award at The 71st Annual Congress of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The presentation title was "The Development of Placenta Targeting Simvastatin Nano-Micelle Treatment in the Mouse Model of Preeclampsia - Challenge for clinical application of drug delivery system to avoid the adverse effect on fetus during pregnancy" (Coauthors: Takeshi Nagamatsu, Takuya Miyazaki and H. Cabral).
04/10/2019
Mr. Yoshihiro Tachihara (M2) received the best oral presentation award at the 10th Research Meeting of Cryogenic Research Center. The presentation title is "Development of pH-sensitive polymeric micelles effectively utilizing polymer freeze drying by liquid nitrogen" (Coauthers: Y. Anraku, H. Cabral).
02/22/2019
Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Associate Professor) received Dean's Award (Research).
【Awards and Commendations】FY2018 Deanfs Award was announced on February 21, 2019
02/02/2019
Ms. Noriko Nakamura (D1) received the TEIJIN Prize at the TEIJIN MIRAI FORUM 2019. The presentation title is "Interaction between Ligand Molecules on the Drug Delivery Carrier Penetrating Blood-Brain Barrier and Targeting Membrane Proteins" (Coauthers: Y. Anraku, S. Fukushima, K. Toh, H. Cabral, K. Kataoka).

--- 2018 ---

11/13/2018
Dr. Yasuhiro Nakagawa (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow) received the RSC Award (Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Presentation Prize) at The 40th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials. The presentation title is "Development of Apoptotic Cell Inspired Polymer Materials (MPS) for Immunosuppression".
05/04/2018
Dr. Satoshi Uchida (Assistant Professor) received the 10th Young Scientist Award, the Japan Society of Drug Delivery System. He will give the award lecture at 34th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Drug Delivery System.
05/01/2018
Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Assistant Professor) was introduced on Kawasaki City free paper "Kawasaki Shisei dayori" for May.
04/19/2018
Dr. Horacio Cabral (Associate Professor) was awarded by The Asahi Glass Foundation. The resarch title is "Development of nanomedicines with boronic acid derivatives targeting both cancer cells and cancer stem cells".
04/19/2018
Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Assistant Professor) was awarded SPSJ Publicity Award 2018.

--- 2017 ---

06/29/2017
Mr. Naoto Nakamura (M2) received the poster award at The 70th SFRRJ Annual Meeting. The presentation title is "Development of polymeric micelles for oxidative stress-responsive release of antioxidant".
06/21/2017
Mr. Naoto Yoshinaga (D2) and Naoto Nakamura (M2) received the poster award at The 66th SPSJ Annual Meeting. The presentation titles are "Design of intracellular environment-responsive polyplex micelles with phenylboronic acid-based cross-linker for mRNA delivery" (Yoshinaga) and "Development of polymeric micelles for ROS-triggered release of antioxidant" (Nakamura).
04/13/2017
Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Assistant Professor) was awarded CSJ Presentation Award 2017 for Industries at 97th Annual spring meeting (Japan Chemical Society).
03/15/2017
Dr. John Daniel MARTIN (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow) and Yuka ONUMA (M2) received the Presentation of Poster Awards at the 11th Annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology 2017 . Title is "Proteasome inhibitor loaded micelles enhance antitumor activity through macrophage reprograming by NF-B inhibition" (John Daniel MARTIN), "Development of porphyrin/polyaminoacid-based worm-like micelles for drug delivery" (Yuka ONUMA).
03/01/2017
Mr. Daiki Sueyoshi (D3) received the Dean Award for Academic Excellence from Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
01/31/2017
Dr. Yasutaka Anraku (Assistant Professor) received the Takagi award at Intelligent materials/system symposium. The title is "Development of Innovative Therapeutic Polymeric Micelles for Intractable Neurological Disease".
01/10/2017
Mr. Daiki Sueyoshi (D3) received the IPC2016 young scientist poster award at The 11th SPSJ International Polymer Conference (IPC2016). The presentation title is "Enzyme-Loaded Polyion Complex Vesicles as Intravital Reactors Functioning in Vivo in the Circulating Blood" (Coauthers: Yasutaka Anraku, Kazunori Kataoka).
01/04/2017
iCONM will hold the 11th Annual Symposium on Nanobiotechnology
Date: Feb. 27 (Mon.) & 28 (Tue.) 9:30am -(Registration starts at 8:30am)
Venue: Ground Floor & 4th Floor, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, Kawasaki City Industrial Promotion Hall
Language: English (No simultaneous interpretation)
Registration Fee: 3,000yen ※ Please register online.
The symposium website can be found here.

--- 2016 ---

11/01/2016
Our article "Nanomedicines Eradicating Cancer Stem-like Cells in Vivo by pH-Triggered Intracellular Cooperative Action of Loaded Drugs" has been highlighted in the ACS Channel in YouTube. In the movie, Dr. Hiroaki Kinoh and Dr. Horacio Cabral discuss the significance of eliminating both cancer cells and cancer stem cells for the best long-term therapeutic response, describing the major findings in their article.
▶ (10/24) Nanomedicines Eradicating Cancer Stem-like Cells in Vivo
10/21/2016
We started a laboratory homepage.