Dr. Yohei Hayashi was honored with the 29th Tsukuba Encouragement Prize

Dr. Yohei Hayashi, Team Leader of the iPS Cell Advanced Characterization and Development Team, was awarded the 29th Tsukuba Young Researcher's Encouragement Prize. Awards ceremony took place, followed by and memorable lectures by the award winners on November 13 at Tsukuba International Congress Center. The Prize was jointly established by the Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki and the Science Academy of Tsukuba, and it is given every year to only one young researcher (below 40 yrs) who have made creative accomplishments in scientific field.

Dr. Hayashi has been recognized for his proof-of-concept studies using disease-specific iPSCs derived from patients with intractable diseases for innovative treatments.

(From left to right) Dr. Reona (Leo) Esaki (the laureate of Nobel Prize in Physics 1973), Dr. Yohei Hayashi, and Mr. Mikito Kezuka (Deputy Mayor of Tsukuba City) during the awards ceremony

(From left to right) Dr. Reona (Leo) Esaki (the laureate of Nobel Prize in Physics 1973), Dr. Yohei Hayashi, and Mr. Mikito Kezuka (Deputy Mayor of Tsukuba City) during the awards ceremony