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November 10, 2014 Nomination Process for 2016 Japan Prize Begins
The 32nd annual prize will honor achievements in “Materials and Production” and “Biological Production and Biological Environment”
January 29, 2014 2014 Japan Prize Laureates Announced
January 29, 2014 Japan Prize News No.51
December 13, 2013 Nomination Process for 2015 Japan Prize Begins
The 31st annual prize will honor achievements in “Resources, Energy and Social Infrastructure” and “Medical Science and Medicinal Science


2014 Japan Prize Laureates Announced

Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu’s research has led to a major breakthrough in establishing optical fiber communication technology indispensable for today’s information society and Dr. C. David Allis has deciphered roles of epigenetic changes in gene expression

"Electronics, Information and Communication" field
Pioneering research on semiconductor lasers for high-capacity long-distance optical fiber communication
PhotoDr. Yasuharu Suematsu (Japan)
Honorary Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
"Life Science" field
Discovery of histone modifications as fundamental regulators of gene expression


Dr. C. David Allis (USA)
Joy and Jack Fishman Professor, The Rockefeller University



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