At the 114th annual meeting of the Society for Reproduction and Development, held online in September, the 2021 SRD awards were presented to each winner.

SRD Outstanding Research Award

The SRD Outstanding Research Award is given for outstanding basic and applied research in animal reproduction. The SRD Award Committee has selected the following member as the winner in 2021:

Kimiko INOUE (Bioresource Research Center, RIKEN)
Elucidation of abnormalities induced by somatic cell nuclear transfer techniques and development of methods for their improvement

SRD Young Investigator Award

The SRD Young Investigator Award is given for outstanding research in animal reproduction which was performed by an exceptionally promising young investigator who has not reached the age of 40 before April 1st of the year when the award is presented. The SRD Award Committee has selected the following members as the winner in 2021:

Takuo HOJO (Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center, NARO)
Programmed cell death in structural luteolysis: apoptosis and necroptosis

SRD Outstanding Presentation Award

The SRD Outstanding Presentation Award is given for outstanding oral presentation at the annual meeting of SRD. Chair of the 114th annual meeting of SRD selected the following five members as the winners in 2021:

  • Airi NAKANO (Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University) for “Seminolipid mediates germ cell-dependent regulation of blood-testis barrier”.
  • Takafumi NAMIKI (Graduate School of Veterinary Science, Azabu University) for “Uterine epithelial deletion of Gp130 shows embryo implantation failure in mice”.
  • Shinnosuke HONDA (Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University) for “Translational regulation of the histone arginine methyltransferase Prmt6 in early mouse embryogenesis”.
  • Sogo AOKI (Department of Animal Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture) for “miRNA in bovine oviductal fluid affect embryo development”.
  • Dongxue MA (Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine) for “Sperm TLR2 regulates Ca2+ influx and acrosome reaction to facilitate sperm penetration to oocytes during in vitro fertilization in cows”.