Professor Kenichiro Itami, Center Director of ITbM, receives the Chunichi Cultural Award
Professor Kenichiro Itami, Center Director and Professor at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), has been selected to receive the 2017 (70th) Chunichi Cultural Award.
The Chunichi Cultural Award was established in 1947 to commemorate the enforcement of the Constitution of Japan, by Chunichi Shimbun, a daily Japanese newspaper mainly distributed in the Tokai region. The award is granted to individuals and groups with outstanding accomplishments in the arts and science fields, contributing to the promotion of culture. The nominees are recommended from various fields and Chunichi Shimbun selects the winner based on advice from experts.
Professor Itami receives this award for "the development of rapid synthetic catalysts and the creation of functional molecules".
The Award Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Chunichi Palace in Nagoya.