Past Grantees

Grantees 1998

In 1997, Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience received 117 research grant applications from 23 countries. After careful evaluation for scientific merit, potentiality and feasibility, the foundation approved 13 projects and awarded a total of 70,000,000 yen to them. The grantees for the 1998 fiscal year are (in alphabetical order):

Campbell, Kevin P.; The University of Iowa College of Medicine, HHMI, USA; "Carbohydrate moieties of alpha-dystroglycan, its link with extracellular matrix"
Gatt, Shimon; Hebrew University, Israel; "Fluorescence-based studies of glycosphingolipid storage diseases"
Hoshi, Motonori; Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; "Egg-coat saccharide chains serving as physiological signals for sperm"
Liptak Andras; L. Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary; "Totally synthetic saccharide-protein conjugate vaccines against Shigella infections"
Marco-Contelles, Jos via; "samarium diiodide carbocyclization of 1,6-carbonyl oxime ethers derived from sugars"
Pagano, Richard E.; Mayo Foundation, USA; "Synthesis & characterization of novel glycosphingolipids for cell biology"
Raetz, Christian R.H.; Duke University Medical Center, USA; "Synthesis and biological activity of endotoxin photoaffinity probes"
Rapraeger, Alan C.; University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; "Mapping of bioactive heparan sulfates in development"
Sandrin, Mauro S.; Austin Research Institute, Australia; "Molecular analysis of Golgi localization signals of glycosyltransferases"
Schachner, Melitta; Institut fŸr Biosynthese Neuraler Strukturen, Germany; "Functions of oligomannosides in neural recognition molecule-dependent cell interactions"
Woods, Robert J.; The University of Georgia, USA; "Carbohydrate mimics complexed with their protein receptors"
Yamaguchi, Yu; The Burnham Institute, USA; "Transgenic studies on the role of hyaluronan in brain function"
Yanagishita, Masaki; Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan; "Regulation of heparan sulfate proteoglycan metabolism by heparanase"


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