Past Grantees

Grantees 2005

In 2004, Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience received 118 research grant applications from 21 countries. After careful evaluation for scientific merit, potentiality and feasibility, the foundation approved 15 projects and determined to award a total of 70,000,000 yen to them. The grantees for the 2005 fiscal year are (in alphabetical order):

Basu, Amit; Brown University, USA; "Glycodendrimers for probing for carbohydrate - carbohydrate interaction mediated signaling"
Bellis, Susan L; University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA; "Variant sialylation of α4β1 integrins regulates monocyte adhesion to VCAM-1"
Chen, Xi; University of California, Davis, USA; "Pathogenic microbial sialidases and their carbohydrate ligands
Herscovics, Annette A; McGill Cancer Centre, McGill University, Canada; "Membrane glycoproteins involved in lung development"
Imberty, Anne; CERMAV-CNRS, France; "Lectins, adhesins and flagellins of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in sugar binding"
Jakeman, David L.; College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University, Canada; "Engineering enzyme substrate specificity: directed evolution of glycosynthases"
Lennarz, William J.; State University of New York, USA; "Functional aspects of Stt3p, a subunit of the oligosaccharyl transferase enzyme"
Maeda, Yusuke.; Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Japan; "Mechanism of glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor remodeling in mammalian cells"
Rabinovich, Gabriel.; Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Hospital de Clinicas "Jose de San Martin", Argentina; "Impact of differential glycosylation in the regulation of tumor-immune escape"
Salmivirta, Markku T.; Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Finland; "Expression and function of specialized saccharide epitopes in heparan sulfate"
Sato, Sachiko; Research Centre for Infectious Disease, CHUL Research Center, Canada; "Galectins-lectinocytokines that act as molecules of danger signal for immune response"
Slevin, Mark A.; Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; "Hyaluronan-induced signaling pathways in tumour-derived endothelium"
Somlo, Stefan; Yale University School of Medicine, USA; "The role of N-glycosylation in human polycystic disease"
Ueda, Minoru; Dept. of Chemistry,Tohoku University, Japan; "Bioactive polysaccharide concerning the memory in a carnivorous plant, Dionaea muscipula Ellis"
Yamaguchi, Yu; The Burnham Institute, USA; "Role of heparan sulfate in glutamatergic synapses"


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