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This Daiwa Adrian Prize is an award given by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, a UK charity, to scientists who have made significant achievements in science through Anglo-Japanese collaborative research. Prizes are awarded every third year and applications are handled by the foundation with an assessment conducted by a panel of Fellows of The Royal Society.
The prize was initiated 1992 by Lord Adrian (2nd Baron Adrian), a former Trustee of the Foundation. The physiologist Richard Adrian was Master of Pembroke College, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and the only son of the Nobel laureate Edgar Adrian (1st Baron Adrian).
The ceremony was held at the Royal Society on 26 November 2013 and was attended by Trustees of the Foundation including the Chairman, Sir Peter Williams, who is former Vice President of the Royal Society. The Prizes were presented by Lord Adrian's wife Lady Adrian.
Chemonostics: Using chemical receptors in the development of simple diagnostic devices for age-related diseases.
Institutions: University of Bath, University of Birmingham, Kyushu University, Tokyo Metropolitan University and University of Kitakyushu. UK Team Leader: Professor Tony James, University of Bath Japan Team Leader: Professor Seiji Shinkai, Kyushu University
Circadian regulation of photosynthesis: discovering mechanisms that connect the circadian clock with photosynthesis in chloroplasts in order to understand how circadian and environmental signals optimise photosynthesis and plant productivity.
Institutions: University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh, Chiba University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. UK Team Leader: Dr Antony Dodd, University of Bristol Japan Team Leader: Dr Mitsumasa Hanaoka, Chiba University
Exploration of active functionality in abundant oxide materials utilising unique nanostructure: discovering novel properties in traditional materials and addressing the limited availability of technologically important elements through curiosity-driven research.
Institutions: University College London and Tokyo Institute of Technology UK Team Leader: Professor Alexander Shluger, University College London Japan Team Leader: Professor Hideo Hosono, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Extension of terrestrial radiocarbon age calibration curve using annually laminated sediment core from Lake Suigetsu, Japan – establishing a reliable calibration for radiocarbon dates thus considerably improving the accuracy of the age determination.
Institutions: University of Newcastle, University of Oxford, NERC Radiocarbon Facility, Aberystwyth University, Nagoya University, Chiba University of Commerce, Osaka City University and University of Tokyo UK Team Leader: Professor Takeshi Nakagawa, University of Newcastle Japan Team Leader: Professor Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Nagoya University
The ceremony was held at the Royal Society on 2 December 2010 and was attended by Trustees of the Foundation including the then Chairman, Sir John Whitehead, and Sir Peter Williams. The Prizes were presented by Lord Adrian's wife Lady Adrian.
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