National University Corporation Okayama University
[Okayama University] Professor Jianfeng Ma, Research Institute of Plant Science and Resources, holds a ceremony to confer the Medal with Purple Ribbon in the fall of Reiwa 4th
December 1, 2022
National University Corporation Okayama University
On November 18, 2022, Okayama University (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Okayama City, President: Hiroshi Makino) held the “Purple Ribbon Medal Conferment Ceremony in Autumn 2022” by Professor Ma Jianfeng of the Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University. I was. This is because the annual audience at the Imperial Palace and the award ceremony of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology have been postponed from the perspective of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus, so President Hiroshi Makino conveyed this to the same person.
Professor Ma was awarded the Ribbon in recognition of his research achievements in plant nutritional physiology. Plants require a wide variety of transporters to transport mineral nutrients essential for growth from the soil to each plant tissue. Elements are also accumulated in edible parts by transporters and affect health, so the elucidation of the transport mechanism of minerals is attracting attention as an important issue related not only to the productivity and quality of crops but also to our health. increase. For many years, Professor Ma has conducted research on mineral transport mechanisms, mainly in crops (rice, barley, buckwheat, etc.), identified numerous mineral transporters ahead of the world, and elucidated their regulatory mechanisms. It was highly evaluated for its significant contribution to the development of agricultural research in Japan. The ceremony was attended by President Makino, Deputy Kaori Takahashi (in charge of planning, evaluation, and general affairs), Professor Ma, and Director Takashi Hirayama of the Institute of Plant Science and Resources, and President Makino delivered the medal and the award. Professor Ma said, “I am greatly honored to receive the Medal with Purple Ribbon. I would like to express my gratitude to the many people who congratulated me. I would like to thank the staff, postdocs, students, and collaborators who have shared their joys and sorrows with me.” I would like to express my gratitude to all the researchers. I would like to use this chapter as an encouragement to further improve my research in the future.”
(From left) Executive Director Takahashi (in charge of planning, evaluation, and general affairs), President Makino, Professor Ma, and Director of the Institute of Plant Science and Resources Hirayama ○Okayama University Medal with Purple Ribbon
Spring 1998 Professor Emeritus Kinzo Nagahori
Fall 1998 Hikoya Hayatsu Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Fall 1999 Professor Emeritus Shigeru Torii
Fall 2020 Interdisciplinary Basic Science Research Institute Shen Chien-jin ◆ Reference
・Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University https://www.rib.okayama-u.ac.jp/
・Plant Stress Science Group, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University
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・ [Okayama University] Professor Jianfeng Ma and Associate Professor Naoki Yamaji of the Institute of Plant Science and Resources have been selected as the 2022 edition of “The World’s Most Influential Scientists”!
・ [Okayama University] Professor Jianfeng Ma, Associate Professor Naoki Yamaji, and Professor Jianren Shen have been selected as the 2021 edition of the “World’s Most Influential Scientists”!
・ [Okayama University] Professor Jianfeng Ma of the Institute of Plant Science and Resources has been awarded the “Japan Society of Plant Physiology Award”!
・[Okayama University] The paper published by Professor Ma Jianfeng’s group at the Institute of Plant Science and Resources has been selected as the “PCP Paper Award”!
・ [Okayama University] Professor Jianfeng Ma of the Institute of Plant Science and Resources won the Japanese Society of Plant Physiology Award!
・-FOCUS ON- Introduction of research by Professor Jianfeng Ma et al. https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/up_load_files/press_r3/press20211130-1.pdf ・Okayama University Public Relations Magazine “Gingko Namiki” (October 2017, Vol.87) Plants are a “small universe” – Exploring its unknown possibilities – “Approaching the survival mechanism of plants with infinite possibilities”
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Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University (Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture)
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