Thursday, March 31, 2022

Spotlight on Bungo Shirouchi, recipient of the 2022 Phospholipid Division Best Paper Award

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Bungo Shirouchi is the recipient of the 2022 Phospholipid Division Best Paper Award. This award recognizes an outstanding published paper or monograph in the area of phospholipids. The International Lecithin & Phospholipid Society (ILPS) sponsors the award.

Dr. Shirouchi and co-authors published their award-winning paper titled "Dietary lysophospholipids reduce lymphatic cholesterol transport compared with dietary phospholipids in thoracic lymph-duct cannulated rats" published in the Lipids.

About Bungo Shirouchi

Dr. Shirouchi is currently an associate professor at the Department of Nutrition Science at University of Nagasaki. He received his Ph.D. in agriculture from Kagoshima University in 2009. After working as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Health and Nutrition (2009–2010) and an assistant professor at Kyushu University (2010–2020), he joined University of Nagasaki. He specializes in lipid nutrition, with a special emphasis on using the thoracic lymph duct cannulation technique to evaluate the intestinal absorption of lipid-soluble substances. Dr. Shirouchi has received the 2009 AOCS Phospholipid Division Best Paper Award and the Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science Award for Young Investigators (2019).

Can you tell us about your current research?

The aim of our research is to clarify how dietary factors (food environments) contribute to the prevention and alleviation of non-communicable diseases

What was your reaction when you learned you had won the award?

I received this news and then shared it with my co-authors. We are very happy and honored. This award from AOCS is the best way to spread our achievement in phospholipids as one of the bioactive lipids

How has AOCS helped develop your career?

AOCS is known as a high-end international scientific and technical organization and provides the opportunity to share our research, especially bioactive lipids, and to connect with many professionals. AOCS and this award help to develop our research career. We really appreciate your support.

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