The celebration for the Medical School Excellent Paper Award for 2009 was held.
The award celebration for the Kobe University Medical School Excellent Paper Award for 2009 was held at the professors meeting on October 13 (Wed.) in 2010. Prof. Yoshimi Takai, the dean of the Kobe University Medical School, delivered the Excellent Paper Award with a prize money (100,000 yen) to four winners. Each winner expressed their thanks and gratitudes to the attendants and his hopes for future.

The winners of the Medical School Excellent Paper Award for 2009 are as follows:

ĄThe staff section:

Dr. Zhang CL, Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Cellular and Molecular Medicine    
Dr. Zhang CL
(Award-winning paper) Zhang CL, Katoh M, Shibasaki T, Minami K, Sunaga Y, Takahashi H, Yokoi N, Iwasaki M, Miki T, Seino S. The cAMP sensor Epac2 is a direct target of antidiabetic sulfonylurea drugs. Science. 325:607-610, 2009. (Here)

Dr. Satake W, Postdoctoral fellow, Division of Neurology/Molecular Brain Science  
Dr. Satake, W.
  (Award-winning paper) Satake W, Nakabayashi Y, Mizuta I, Hirota Y, Ito C, Kubo M, Kawaguchi T, Tsunoda T, Watanabe M, Takeda A, Tomiyama H, Nakashima K, Hasegawa K, Obata F, Yoshikawa T, Kawakami H, Sakoda S, Yamamoto M, Hattori N, Murata M, Nakamura Y, Toda T. Genome-wide association study identifies common variants at four loci as genetic risk factors for Parkinson's disease. Nat Genet. 41:1303-1307, 2009. (Here)
ĄThe student section:

Kasai D, Division of Microbiology    
Dr. Kasai, D.
(Award-winning paper) Kasai D, Adachi T, Deng L, Nagano-Fujii M, Sada K, Ikeda M, Kato N, Ide YH, Shoji I, Hotta H. HCV replication suppresses cellular glucose uptake through down-regulation of cell surface expression of glucose transporters.J Hepatol. 50:883-894, 2009. (Here)

Dr. Enomoto, M, Division of Cell Physiology/Pedriatics  
Dr. Enomoto, M.
  (Award-winning paper) Enomoto M, Hayakawa S, Itsukushima S, Ren DY, Matsuo M, Tamada K, Oneyama C, Okada M, Takumi T, Nishita M, Minami Y. Autonomous regulation of osteosarcoma cell invasiveness by Wnt5a/Ror2 signaling. Oncogene. 28:3197-3208, 2009. (Here)

The Medical School Excellent Paper Award is aimed to honour the author(s) of the excellent paper(s) written by staffs and doctoral students at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine to encourage our collogues and students. The paper for the Award is selected among the papers issued during the last academic year.

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