Nobel Laureate Ōsumi Sets Up Foundation for Fundamental Biology (News)

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Tokyo, Sept. 13 (Jiji Press)—Tokyo Institute of Technology honorary professor Ōsumi Yoshinori, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has announced the establishment of a foundation for fundamental biology research.

"I would like to provide research funding for researchers who are important but could not receive support in the field of fundamental biology," Ōsumi said at a press conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

He added that some researchers could make progress in their research even with ¥1 million or ¥2 million in additional assistance.

The Ohsumi Frontier Science Foundation will also hold study sessions for companies and universities, as well as networking events for researchers, citizens, and elementary to high school students.

"We would like to offer information in a fun way," Ōsumi said. "There are people who are doing fascinating work even with low levels of research funding."

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