Sep. 12, 2016
The Keio Medical Science Prize 2016
Announcements of the 21st Keio Medical Science Prize
Mar. 9, 2016
The Call for Nominations has closed.
Thank you for the high number of excellent nominations we received!
2016 Prize Laureates
Prof. Svante Pääbo
Prof. Tasuku Honjo
The Keio Medical Science Prize gives recognition to the
outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the fields of
medicine and life sciences, in particular those contributing to
scientific developments in medicine. It aims to promote worldwide
advances in medicine and life sciences, to encourage the expansion of
researcher networks throughout the world, and to contribute to the
well-being of humankind.
Laureates receive a certificate of merit, medal, and a monetary award. The award ceremony and commemorative lectures are held at Keio University.
Nomination and Selection
The Keio Medical Science Prize Selection Committee, consisting of Japanese academics and researchers, is charged with reviewing candidates' research activities and making a recommendation to the Board of Directors.
Nominees must be researchers in medicine or life sciences closely related to medicine, and preferably currently active in their field of research. The Keio Medical Science Prize is an international award.
1. An invitation is sent out to academics and researchers all over the world each
year, inviting them to nominate a candidate
for the Prize.
2. The Committee reviews the nominations and submits a recommendation to the
3. The Board makes the final decision and formally announces the laureate(s).
Yearly Schedule (Subject to Change)