Year Name Affiliation Research Title for the Award & Review Article Published in JBB
2022 Jonghoon Choi
Chung-Ang University
Nanoscale liposomes encapsulating oxygen saturated buffers for the reverse of hypoxia and drug delivery
2021 Rodney H. Perez
Univ. of the Philippines Los Baños
Multiple bacteriocin production and the novel circular bacteriocin of newly isolated lactic acid bacteria
Multiple bacteriocin production in lactic acid bacteria
(JBB vol. 134, no.4, Pages 277-287, 2022)
2020 Chong Zhang
Tsinghua Univ.
High-throughput genotype-phenotype association study to accelerate understanding of microbes and designing of MCFs
Genome-wide genotype-phenotype associations in microbes
(JBB vol. 132, no.1, Pages 1-8, 2021)
2019 Li Tan
Chengdu Inst. of Biol., CAS (P.R.China) Recycling of municipal solid waste via ethanol and/or methane fermentation
Potential for reduced water consumption in biorefining of lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol and biogas
(JBB vol. 131, no.5, Pages 461-468, 2021)
2018 Verawat Champreda
BIOTEC (Thailand) Exploration of lignocellulose degrading enzymes from hidden bioresource for biorefinery and green industries
Designing cellulolytic enzyme systems for biorefinery: From nature to application
(JBB vol. 128, no.6, Pages 637-654, 2019)
2017 John Chi-Wei Lan
Yuan Ze Univ. (Taiwan) Aerobic utilization of crude glycerol by recombinant Escherichia coli for simultaneous production of poly 3-hydroxybutyrate and bioethanol
Development of polyhydroxyalkanoates production from waste feedstocks and applications
(JBB vol. 126, no.3, Pages 282–292, 2018)
Tau Chuan Ling
Univ. of Malaya (Malaysia) Recovery of biotechnological products using aqueous two phase systems
Recovery of biotechnological products using aqueous two phase systems
(JBB vol. 126, no.3, Pages 273–281, 2018)
2016 Choowong Auesukaree
Mahidol Univ.
Molecular mechanisms underlying yeast adaptive responses to environmental stresses and pollutants
Molecular mechanisms of the yeast adaptive response and tolerance to stresses encountered during ethanol fermentation
(JBB vol. 124, no.2, Pages 133–142, 2017)
2015 Xinqing Zhao
Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
Towards efficient bio-based production: new aspect of zinc for improved stress tolerance and low cost cell harvest by controlled cell flocculation
Development of stress tolerant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains by metabolic engineering: New aspects from cell flocculation and zinc supplementation
(JBB vol. 123, no. 2, Pages 141–146, 2017)
2014 Ki Jun Jeong
Antibody engineering and production in bacterial hosts
Challenges to production of antibodies in bacteria and yeast
(JBB vol. 120, no. 5, Pages 483–490, 2015)
2013 Yue-Qin Tang
Sichuan Univ.
Microbial communities responsible for methane fermentation
Dynamics of the microbial community during continuous methane fermentation in continuously stirred tank reactors
(JBB vol. 119, no. 4, Pages 375–383, 2015)
2012 Jingchun Tang
Nankai Univ.
Reaction evaluation and new process design in composting of biological wastes
Characteristics of biochar and its application in remediation of contaminated soil
(JBB vol. 116, no. 6, Pages 653–659, 2013)
2011 Nguyen Nhu Sang
Inst. for Environ. Resour., VNU-HCMC
Effects of intermittent and continuous aeration on accelerative stabilization and microbial population dynamics in landfill bioreactors
Microorganisms in landfillbioreactors for accelerated stabilization of solid wastes
(JBB vol. 114, no. 3, Pages 243–250, 2012)
2010 Yu-Hong Wei
Yuan Ze Univ.
Development of a natural anti-tumor drug by microorganisms
Development of natural anti-tumor drugs by microorganisms
(JBB vol.111, no. 5, Pages 501–511, 2011)
2009 Suchada Chanprateep
Chulalongkorn Univ.
Biochemical engineering approaches toward bioprocess development for biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates production
Current trends in biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates
(JBB vol. 110, no. 6, Pages 621-632 , 2010)
2008 Dong-Myung Kim
Chungnam Natl. Univ.
Development of highly productive and economical cell-free protein synthesis systems
Methods for energizing cell-free protein synthesis
(JBB vol. 108, no. 1, Pages 1-4, 2009)
2007 Ping Xu Shandong Univ.
The development and potential on microbial degradation of sulfur, nitrogen and oxygen heterocycles
Biotechnological routes to pyruvate production
(JBB vol. 105, no. 3, Pages 169-175, 2008)
2006 Jitladda Sakdapipanich Mahidol Univ.(Thailand) More value materials from natural rubber based on structural characterization studies
Structural characterization of natural rubber based on recent evidence from selective enzymatic treatments 
(JBB vol. 103, no. 4, Pages 287-292 , 2007)
2005 Wen-Tso Liu Natl. Univ. of Singapore
Environmental biotechnology-on-a-chip
Nanoparticles and their biological and environmental applications
(JBB vol. 102, no. 1, Pages 1-7, 2006)
2004 Amulya K. Panda Natl. Inst. Immunol.
High throughput recovery of recombinant protein from inclusion bodies of Escherichia coli
Solubilization and refolding of bacterial inclusion body proteins
(JBB vol. 99, no. 4, Pages 303-310, 2005)
2002 Jian-Jiang Zhong East China Univ. of Sci. and Technol. (P.R.China) Manipulation of inducing signals and cell physiology and innovation of bioreactors and bioprocesses for efficient production of valuable secondary metabolites in cell culture
Plant cell culture for production of paclitaxel and other taxanes
(JBB vol. 94, no. 6, Pages 591-599 , 2002)
Suraini bt. Abd. Aziz Univ. Putra Malaysia
Biological hydrolysis of gelatinized sago starch using a recombinant yeast
Sago starch and its utilisation
(JBB vol. 94, no. 6, Pages 526-529, 2002)

*The Society for Biotechnology, Japan awarded the prize to two scientists as part of the activities commemorating its 80th anniversary in 2002.

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