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2018 Japan Prize Laureates Announced

2018 Japan Prize Honors Pioneers in Medical Science and Energy
Max D. Cooper and Jacques Miller discovered the dual nature of adaptive immunity, fueling rapid advances in medical science;
Akira Yoshino invited the lithium-ion battery, making modern mobile phone and electric vehicle technologies possible

"Resources, Energy, Environment and Social Infrastructure" field
Achievement:
Development of lithium ion batteries

PhotoDr. Akira Yoshino (Japan)
Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation
Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Meijo University

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"Medical Science and Medicinal Science" field
Achievement:
Discovery of B and T lymphocyte lineages and its impact on understanding disease pathology and therapeutic development

PhotoDr. Max D. Cooper (USA)
Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

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Profile Award Citation

PhotoDr. Jacques Miller (Australia)
Professor Emeritus, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

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Japan Prize News No.59

2018 Japan Prize Laureates Announced
This year’s Japan Prize will be awarded to Dr. Akira Yoshino for his significant contributions to the development of lithium ion batteries,
and jointly to Dr. Max D. Cooper and Dr. Jacques Miller for the establishment of the basic concepts underlying modern immunology
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