Japan Prize Laureates

Laureates of the Japan Prize

Dr. Andrzej K. Tarkowski

Dr. Andrzej K. Tarkowski

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Outline of Achievements

Outline of Achievements

The 2002 Japan Prize

Major Awards and Honors Received

1980 Albert Brachet Prize of the Royal Academy of Belgium “for research in experimental mammalian embryology”
1980 Polish National Award “for research in mammalian embryology”
1984 Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation (USA) Award “in recognition of pioneering work in the field of mammalian embryology and new techniques in analysing chromosome abnormalities in mammals”
1991 Embryo Transfer Pioneer Award, International Embryo Transfer Society
2000 Doctor honoris causa of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Membership in Academic Institutions and Societies

1974 - Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences
1984 - Foreign Member of the French Academy of Sciences
1990 - Member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences
1991 - Member of the Academia Europaea

Academic Degrees

1955 M.Sc. Warsaw University
1959 Ph.D. Warsaw University
1964 Dr. habil. (D.Sc.) Warsaw University

Professional Career

1955-64 Assistant and adjunct in the Institute of Zoology, Warsaw University
1960-61 Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation (UK)
1964-78 Associate Professor, Warsaw University
1964-Present Present Head of Department of Embryology, Warsaw University
1972-81 Director of the Institute of Zoology, Warsaw University
1978-Present Present Ordinary Professor, Warsaw University
1984-85 Visiting Professor of the Royal Society
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford (UK)
1987-Present Present Director of the Institute of Zoology, Warsaw University


  • Director of the Institute of Zoology, Warsaw University

Major Publications and Scientific Papers

  • Tarkowski, A.K. (1959) Experiments on the development of isolated blastomeres of mouse eggs. Nature 184, 1286-1287
  • Tarkowski, A.K. (1961) Mouse chimaeras developed from fused eggs. Nature 190, 857-860.
  • Tarkowski, A.K. (1966) An air-drying method for chromosome preparations from mouse eggs. Cytogenetics 5, 394-400.
  • Tarkowski, A.K. and Wroblewska, J. (1967) Development of blastomeres of mouse eggs isolated at the 4- and 8-cell stage. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 18, 155-180.
  • Tarkowski,A.K., Witkowska, A., and Nowicka, J. (1970) Experimental parthenogenesis in the mouse. Nature 226, 162-165.
  • Tarkowski, A.K. and Rossant, J. (1976) Haploid mouse blastocysts developed from bisected zygotes. Nature 259, 663-665.
  • Tarkowski, A.K., Witkowska, A. and Opas, J. (1977) Development of cytochalasin B-induced tetraploid and diploid/tetraploid mosaic mouse embryos. J. Embryol. exp. Morph. 41, 47-64.
  • Czolowska, R., Modlinski, J.A. and Tarkowski, A.K. (1984) Behaviour of thymocyte nuclei in non-activated and activated mouse oocytes. J. Cell Sci. 69, 19-34.
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