We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2020 JCS Prize is Tadayoshi Murakawa for his paper entitled ‘An autophagy-dependent tubular lysosomal network synchronizes degradative activity required for muscle remodeling’ (Murakawa et al., 2020).

The prize of $1000 is awarded annually to the first author of the paper that is judged by the Editors to be the best eligible paper published in the Journal of Cell Science that year. To be considered for the prize, the first author must be a student or a postdoc of no more than five years standing.

Tadayoshi Murakawa was born in Gifu and raised in Kanagawa, Japan. At 12 years old, he was interested in the software programming for robots that behaved like living organisms. To understand this, he thought it was helpful to study molecular biology because living organisms...

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