07:54 uur 25-01-2022

De Japan Prize Foundation: laureaten 2022 Japan Prize bekendgemaakt

TOKIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– De Japan Prize Foundation heeft vandaag de winnaars van de Japan Prize 2022 bekendgemaakt. Prof. Katalin Karikó (Hongarije/VS) en Prof. Drew Weissman (VS) zijn medewinnaars van de Japan Prize op het gebied van materialen en productie, en Prof. Christopher Field (VS) heeft de Japan Prize gekregen op het gebied van van biologische productie, ecologie/milieu.

Met de prijs van dit jaar worden Karikó en Weissman erkend voor hun baanbrekende onderzoek dat bijdraagt aan de ontwikkeling van mRNA-vaccins, en Field wordt erkend voor zijn uitstekende bijdragen aan de schatting van de wereldwijde biosferische productiviteit en klimaatverandering wetenschap met behulp van geavanceerde formules op basis van observatie.

The Japan Prize Foundation: 2022 Japan Prize Laureates Announced

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Japan Prize Foundation announced the winners of the 2022 Japan prize today. Prof. Katalin Karikó (Hungary/USA) and Prof. Drew Weissman (USA) are co-winners of the Japan Prize in the fields of Materials and Production, and Prof. Christopher Field (USA) has been awarded the Japan Prize in the fields of Biological Production, Ecology/Environment.

With this year’s prize, Karikó and Weissman are being recognized for their pioneering research contributing to the development of mRNA vaccines, and Field is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the estimation of global biospheric productivity and climate change science using advanced formulas based on observation.

This year, the Foundation asked approximately 15,500 prominent scientists and engineers from around the world to nominate researchers working in this year’s fields, and we received 208 nominations in the field of Materials and Production, and 138 nominations for the field of Biological Production, Ecology/Environment. This year’s winners were selected from that total of 346 candidates.

About the Japan Prize

The establishment of the Japan Prize was motivated by the Japanese government’s desire to create an internationally recognized award that would contribute to scientific and technological development around the world. With the support of numerous donations, the Japan Prize Foundation received endorsement from the Cabinet Office in 1983.

The Japan Prize is awarded to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made creative and dramatic achievements that help progress their fields and contribute significantly to realizing peace and prosperity for all humanity. Researchers in all fields of science and technology are eligible for the award, with two fields selected each year in consideration of current trends in scientific and technological development. In principle, one individual in each field is recognized with the award, and receives a certificate, a medal, and a monetary prize. Each Award Ceremony is attended by the current Emperor and Empress, heads of the three branches of government and other related officials, and representatives from various other elements of society.


The Japan Prize Foundation

Kiyoshi Ogura

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E-Mail ogura@japanprize.jp

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