Title award ceremony for Research Associate Professor
Okayama University provides support for researchers with outstanding research achievements from the perspectives of promoting research strength and fostering young researchers. In this context, the university has established a “research associate professor” system, which is an incentive system for lecturers and assistant professors. On August 24, a ceremony was held to give the title of research associate professor to the 8 elected lecturers and assistant professors, including Ken Takahashi, who have excellent research achievements.
At the title award ceremony, President Hirofumi Makino handed the certificate in the presence of Director and Vice President Yasutomo Nasu. In the greeting, President Makino encouraged the awardees.
I hope that you will continue to work hard on your research activities and play an active role as a researcher who leads your research field.”President Hirofumi Makino
While keeping an eye on trends such as the “A comprehensive package for strengthening research capabilities and supporting young researchers” formulated by the Japanese government in January this year and the “Next Science and Technology/Innovation Basic Plan” that is currently being formulated, Okayama University will vigorously promote the training of researchers and the improvement of their research environment.
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Takahashi Lab at Okayama University uses principles of physiology, cellular and molecular biology, and biophysics. The purpose of the lab is to develop science and medicine by unveiling the mechanisms of diseases through collaborations with scientists, epidemiologists, and corporate alliances. The alliance includes Harvard University, Boston University, Tokyo University of Science, and PD Aerospace, Ltd.