2022 Japan Prize Laureates Announced

26 January 2022 | Wednesday | News

- The Japan Prize Foundation announced the winners of the 2022 Japan prize on January 25. Prof. Katalin Kariko (Hungary/USA) and Prof. Drew Weissman (USA) are co-winners of the Japan Prize in the field of "Materials and Production," and Prof. Christopher Field (USA) has been awarded the Japan Prize in the field of "Biological Production, Ecology/Environment."

In the field of Materials and Production
Prof. Katalin Kariko https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/img/202201075829-O3-9jI7uI4q
Prof. Drew Weissman https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/img/202201075829-O2-U7e24Ing

- In the field of Biological Production, Ecology/Environment
Prof. Christopher Field https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/img/202201075829-O1-23624s9r

With this year's prize, Kariko 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 it 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.


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