Award 2006

The Japanese Society of Animal Reproduction (JSAR) is pleased to announce the Awardees of "Journal of Reproduction and Development (JRD) Outstanding Paper Award in 2006." The JRD Outstanding Paper Award is given to the first authors of the papers that showed the most outstanding research outcomes during the volume year. The Awardees will be presented the certificate of commendation and monetary prize of 30,000 Japanese yen. The JRD Editorial Board carefully reviewed the papers and determined the Awardees in 2006. The Awardees and the titles of the papers selected are as follows (in alphabetical order).

Dr. Klaus-Peter BRUSSOW
Experimental Evidence for the Influence of Cumulus-Oocyte-Complexes on Sperm Release from the Porcine Oviductal Sperm Reservoi.
J. Reprod. Dev. 52: 249-257, 2006.
Dr. Naoko INOUE
Expression and localization of Fas ligand and Fas during atresia in porcine ovarian follicles.
J. Reprod. Dev. 52: 723-730, 2006.
Dr. Shun-ichiro KAGEYAMA
Stage Specific Expression of Histone Deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) during Oogenesis and Early Preimplantation Development in Mice.
J. Reprod. Dev. 52: 99-106, 2006.
Dr. Hiromi MIKI
Improvement of Cumulus-free Oocyte Maturation In Vitro and Its Application to Microinsemination with Primary Spermatocytes in Mice.
J. Reprod. Dev. 52: 239-248, 2006.