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2016 Japan Prize Laureates Announced

2016 Japan Prize Honors Trailblazers in Material Science and Plant Breeding
Dr. Hideo Hosono challenged conventional wisdom by creating innovative materials;
Dr. Steven D. Tanksley laid the foundation for modern crop breeding

"Materials and Production" field
Creation of unconventional inorganic materials with novel electronic functions based on nano-structure engineering

PhotoDr. Hideo Hosono (Japan)
Professor of Frontier Materials Laboratory,
the Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Director, Materials Research Center of Element Strategy

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"Biological Production and Biological Environment" field
Contribution to modern crop breeding through research on development of molecular genetic analysis

PhotoDr. Steven D. Tanksley (USA)
Professor Emeritus, Cornell University

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Japan Prize News No.55

2016 Japan Prize Laureates Announced
Dr. Hideo Hosono, who has opened new horizons in material science and immensely contributed to the advancement of basic science and industry, and Dr. Steven D. Tanksley, who has transformed intuition- and experience-based traditional crop breeding into science and made significant contributions to stable food production in the world
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