Purpose of the Award

The Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize stimulates research and honors outstanding accomplishments in the field of biotechnology by young scientists in Asia other than Japan.

Past Recipients

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be actively engaged in research in the field of biotechnology as a staff of a private or governmental organization in Asian countries other than Japan, and must have their research work published in the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering in the past. The candidate must be 45 years of age or younger as of January 1 of the year the prize is presented.


One recipient shall be granted the prize annually by the board committee of the Society, upon the recommendation of the prize selection committee.


The prize laureate shall be presented with a certificate and a plaque at the Annual Meeting, where the laureate delivers the Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize Lecture. Travel expenses to the Meeting shall be borne by the Society. The laureate will be invited to contribute the Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize Review to the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (JBB).


Each member of the Society for Biotechnology, Japan is eligible to submit one nomination.

A complete nomination package should include the following:

  • Nomination formword (Self-nominations will not be accepted)
  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF / Word)  
  • Graphical abstract of the research (1 page, A4 size)
  • Reprints/Copies of 3 major publications including at least one article published in the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (JBB).

Nomination materials will not be returned.

Nominations should be submitted to the Society Office () by email no later than March 17, 2023.
The e-mail subject line should be “Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize Nomination”.


For more information about the Prize program or nomination process, please contact the Society Office.

The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
Business Office
c/o Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

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