Ryuichi Shigemoto#

Membership Number:4597
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA

Present and Previous Positions

  • Since 2013 Professor, Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
  • 1998-2013 Professor, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Kyoto University
  • 1995-1996 Visiting scientist, MRC Neuropharmacology Unit, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford
  • 1990-1998 Assistant Professor, Department of Morphological Brain Science, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine
  • 1989-1990 Assistant Professor, 1st Department of Anatomy, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine
  • 1986-1987 Neurologist, Chikamori Hospital, Kochi, Japan
  • 1985-1986 Resident for Neurology, Department of Neurology, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto

Fields of Scholarship
  • Metabotropic glutamate receptor
  • AMPA/NMDA/GABAB receptors
  • Voltage-gated calcium channel
  • Cerebellum
  • Long-term depression
  • Hippocampus
  • Left-right asymmetry of the brain
  • Immunocytochemistry
  • Electron microscopy
  • Freeze-fracture replica labeling

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 ERC Advanced Grant
  • 2010 David Smith Lecture, University of Oxford
  • 2008 Apathy Plenary Lecture, IBRO international workshop on complex neural networks
  • 2004 SORST researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency
  • 2000 ISI Citation Laureate Award (Top 30 scientists in Japan, in recognition of authoring multiple high-impact papers from the period 1981-1998)
  • 1999 CREST researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency

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