On Thursday, December 28, 2016, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2004) Dr. Aaron Ciechanover was the guest of honor at an event in which he gave a special lecture (organized by the Institute for Advanced Study) entitled “The Ubiquitin-mediated Proteolysis System--From Basic Research into Human Diseases to Drug Discovery Research” at the School of Medicine’s Centennial Hall (Hospital Campus).
In front of a packed auditorium, Dr. Ciechanover talked about his research and the discovery of cutting-edge drugs based on his findings. The lecture was followed by a lively exchange of views with the researchers and students who attended, during which he also talked about his attitude toward research.
The following day, a ceremony was held at the Shiiki Hall on the Ito Campus to confer the title of Distinguished University Professor of Kyushu University on Dr. Ciechanover. This title is bestowed on those who have made an immense contribution to the advancement of education and research activities at this university and those with outstanding achievements in this regard. Dr. Ciechanover becomes only the fourth Distinguished University Professor of Kyushu University, following the conferring of this title on Dr. Barry Sharpless, Muhammad Yunus, and Dr. Jean-Marie Lehn.