Japan Bifidus Foundation(JBF)/Intestinal Microbiology

Dr.Tissier’s Medal


Dr.Tissier’s Medal

Dr.Tissier's Medal

Mr. H. Bouchard, a famous sculptor in France, was familiar with Dr. H. Tisser. While in life, he made a copperplate of Dr. Tissier’s portrait and left it to his son , Dr. F. Bouchard.

Dr. F. Bouchard, loved by Dr. H. Tissier in his childhood,later become a scholar in a field of cardiology. Under the influence of his father ,he was also much interested in the art of sculpture.

In 1987, Dr. N. Homma, the president of Japan Bifidus Foundation, visited France and by chance met with Dr. F. Bouchard, and knew the relationship between Dr. H. Tissier and the Bouchards. Then, it occurred in his mind to reproduce the medal sculptured Dr. Tissier’s portrait as the treasure of the Foundation. At Dr. Homma’s request, Dr. F. Bouchard reproduced the medal by the end of 1987.

In order to express the respect to Dr. Tissier’s discovery of Bifidobacteria (1899) and his foresight of indicating its importance, and also to with his great achievements to be useful for the progression in welfare of human beings, the Foundation has honored the people who have contributed to the research development in this field with the Tissier-medals every year since 1988.

List of  special speakers to whom Dr. Tissier’s medal are presented

Year Name Affiliation at the time
June, 1998 Dr. Toshifumi Hibi Keio University, Japan
June, 2000 Dr. Junichi Yata Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Dr. Hideyo Yamaguchi Teikyo University Institute of Medical Mycology, Japan
May, 2002 Dr. Hiromichi Ishikawa Keio University, Japan
June, 2003 Dr. Hiroshi Nagura Sendai Shakaihoken Hospital, Japan
June, 2004 Dr. Koen Venema TNO Nutrition & Food Research, The Netherlands
Dr. Taro Shirakawa Kyoto University, Japan
Dr. Shin Fukudo Tohoku University, Japan
May, 2005 Dr. Vassilia Theodorou INRA, Toulouse, France
Dr. Jan Kok Groningen Univ., The Netherlands
Dr. Stephanie Blum Nestle Research Center, Switzerland
Dr. Shizunobu Igimi National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan
June, 2006 Dr. Kimishige Ishizaka La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, USA
Dr. Elaine E. Vaughan Wagenningen University, Unilever R&D, The Netherlands
Dr. Naohiro Inohara University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Pathology, USA
June, 2007 Dr. R. Balfour Sartorr University of North Carolina, USA
Dr. Philippe J. Sansonetti Unite de Pathogenie, Microbienne, Moleculaire, Institut Pasteur, France
Dr. Yuichiro Yamashiro Juntendo University School of Medicine, Japan
June, 2008 Dr. Fang Yan Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Silvia Resta-Lenert University of California San Diego, USA
June, 2009 Dr. Andrew S. Neish Department of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Tsuneo Fujita Niigata University, Japan
June, 2010 Dr. Tasuku Honjo Kyoto University, Japan
June, 2011 Dr. Shizuo Akira Osaka University Immunology Frontier Research Center, Japan
Dr. Justin L. Sonnenburg Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
June, 2012 Dr. Richard S. Blumberg Harvard Medical School, USA
June, 2013 Dr. Shinichi Nakamura Kanazawa University, Japan
Dr. George T. Macfarlane University of Dundee, UK
June, 2014 Dr. Mamoru Watanabe Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Dr. Peer Bork EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
June, 2015 Dr.Todd R. Klaenhammer North Carolina State University, USA
Dr. Hiroshi Kiyono The University of Tokyo, Japan
June, 2016 Dr. Satchidananda Panda Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Dr.Els van Nood Harbor Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. Nobuyuki Sudo Kyushu University, Japan
June, 2017 Dr. Christian Jobin University of Florida College of Medicine, USA
Dr. Ken Takai Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
May, 2018 Dr. Mahesh S. Desai Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg
June, 2019 Dr. Koen Venema Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Dr. Shin Fukudo Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan