Japan Prize Laureates

Laureates of the Japan Prize

Year Field Photo Name (b.-d.) Achievements
[Nationality]Affiliation (Titles at the time)
Materials and Production Photo

Prof. Katalin Karikó (1955-)

For pioneering research contributing to the development of mRNA vaccines
[Hungary, USA] Senior Vice President, BioNTech SE
Adjunct Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Professor, University of Szeged

Prof. Drew Weissman (1959-)

[USA] Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director Penn Institute for RNA Innovation
Biological Production, Ecology/Environment Photo

Prof. Christopher Field (1953-)

For outstanding contributions to estimation of global biospheric productivity and climate change science using advanced formulas based on observation
[USA] Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Director, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University
Resources, Energy, Environment, Social Infrastructure Photo

Prof. Martin A. Green (1948-)

Development of High-Efficiency Silicon Photovoltaic Devices
[Australia] Professor, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)
Medical Science, Medicinal Science Photo

Prof. Bert Vogelstein (1949-)

For their pioneering work in conceptualizing a multi-step model of carcinogenesis and its application and impact on improving cancer diagnosis and therapy
[USA] Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Robert A. Weinberg (1942-)

[USA] Member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Electronics, Information, Communication Photo

Prof. Robert G. Gallager (1931-)

Pioneering contribution to information and coding theory
[USA] Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Life Science Photo

Dr. Svante Pääbo (1955-)

Pioneering contributions to paleoanthropology through decoding ancient human genome sequences
[Sweden] Director, Department of Evolutionary Genetics Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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