Upcoming TSL group leader wins Biochemical Society Award

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Tatsuya Nobori, has been recognised as an exceptional early career researcher by the Biochemical Society. Currently based at Salk Institute in San Diego, Tatsuya will be joining The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) as a new group leader this summer.

Each year, the Biochemical Society presents a series of prestigious awards that recognise excellence and achievement in both specific and general fields of science.

Candidates are nominated by their peers and the winners are agreed by a judging panel of respected scientists from across a range of different scientific backgrounds.

Tatsuya says: "I am truly honoured and humbled to receive this award, a recognition only made possible through the constant support from my mentors, Prof. Kenichi Tsuda and Prof. Joe Ecker, my colleagues, and the collaborators with whom I've had the privilege of working. I am also grateful to Dr. Mike Deeks and Prof. Nick Talbot for their support in my nomination."

We are delighted to celebrate Tatsuya's well-deserved recognition in winning the 2025 Early Career Research Award and look forward to welcoming him and his new research group to TSL later this year.

Prof. Nick Talbot, Executive Director of The Sainsbury Laboratory, says "Many congratulations to Tatsuya on his remarkable achievement. His dedication to pioneering new single cell methodologies to investigate plant-microbe interactions has not only impressed us at TSL but has now earned him the prestigious Biochemical Society's Early Career Research award. We look forward to joining him in the next chapter of his exciting scientific career."

With a strong background in the field of molecular plant-microbe interactions (MPMI), Tatsuya brings expertise in the use of single-cell omics and spatial omics technologies to better understand how individual cells of plants and microbes interact with each other. He developed a new method called PHYTOMap to enable the multiplexed spatial analysis of gene expression in 3D whole-mount tissue.
Image credit: Tatsuya Nobori

Winners of the Biochemical Society Awards will receive their prize and deliver an award or medal lecture in 2025. All of the awards and medal lectureships carry prize money and winners will be invited to submit an article to one of the Society’s journals.

View the Biochemical Society's events calendar to find upcoming award lectures.

About the Biochemical Society
Founded in 1911, the Biochemical Society exists to advance molecular bioscience, promoting its importance as an academic discipline, highlighting its role in positively effecting societal challenges, and facilitating the sharing of expertise. Offering an extensive programme of scientific meetings and training events, grants and awards, educational resources, policy work and public engagement, the Society provides support for researchers and scientists across all career stages. It also publishes six journals, sharing world-leading research and reviews from across the molecular biosciences.

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