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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
Achievement:
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
Achievement:
Discovery of histone modifications as fundamental regulators of gene expression

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

 

 

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Japan Prize News No.51

The 2014 Japan Prize to Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu whose research has led to founding optical fiber communication technology indispensable for today’s information society, and Dr. C. David Allis whose discovery has deciphered epigenetic changes in genes
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