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2023.02.01
The call for the 28th nominations has started

-For details
- The Keio Medical Science Prize 28th Nomination Form

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2022.10.12
The 27th Keio Medical Science Prize Ceremony and Commemorative Lecture 2022

The award ceremony and commemorative lectures are scheduled as below.

[Date & Time]
Monday, November 28th, 2022 (Japan Time (UTC+9))
 14:00-14:50 Ceremony
 15:00-17:30 Commemorative Lecture

[Admission/ Registration]
Open to the public and streaming online.
- Event Registration -

[Language]
English

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Event Poster


Details of Laureates

2022.10.04
Keio Medical Science Prize 2016 laureate Dr. Svante Pääbo has been awarded the Nobel Prize 2022

Dr. Svante Pääbo, the laureate of The Keio Medical Science Prize 2016, won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
This updated the number of the past Keio Medical Science Prize laureates who won the Nobel Prize to 9.

For the article on receiving the Keio Medical Science Prize in 2016, click here.

2022.09.26
World's First "Dr. Katalin Karikó Exhibition" at Keio Shinanomachi Campus (September 21 - October 21)

An exhibition organized by the Embassy of Hungary has been held at Keio University's Shinanomachi Campus to highlight the achievements of Hungarian-American biochemist Dr. Katalin Karikó, who was awarded the 26th Keio Medical Science Prize last year. Dr. Katalin Karikó is highly regarded for her basic research leading to the development of messenger RNA vaccines, and we hope you will enjoy the exhibition introducing her life and achievements using cartoons depicting her.

<Overview>
Date: Wednesday, September 21 to Friday, October 21, 2022
*Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
Venue: Collaboration Hub, Center for Integrated Medical Research (1F), Keio University School of Medicine, Shinanomachi Campus, Tokyo
Directions: 1-minute walk from Shinanomachi Station (JR Sobu Line)
     5-minute walk from Kokuritsu-kyogijo Station Exit A1 (Toei Oedo Line)
Open Time: Mon. to Fri. 9:00 - 16:30
Admission: Free
Organizer: Embassy of Hungary
Cooperation: Keio University School of Medicine
Click here to see the press release.

<About the Exhibition>
This exhibition aims to promote the achievements of Hungarian bioscientist Dr. Katalin Kari-kó .The Embassy of Hungary and Keio University have collaborated on this project as Dr. Karikó was a recipient of last year's Keio Medical Science Prize. The exhibition will use photographs, var-ious exhibits, and videos to introduce her life and achievements as well as the country of Hungary.

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Katalin Karikó, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President RNA Protein Replacement Therapies, BioNTech SE
Adjunct Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Dr Karikó was born in Hungary in 1955 and received her PhD in Biochemistry from the Univer-sity of Szeged, Hungary. In 1985, she and moved to the United States before continuing her re-search on mRNA at BioNTech SE, headquartered in Mainz, Germany, where her technology was used to develop the new coronavirus vaccine introduced by BioNTech/Pfizer. She was awarded The Keio Medical Science Prize in 2021, and the Japan Prize in 2022.

2022.09.20
Announcement of the 27th Keio Medical Science Prize

The 27th Keio Medical Science Prize is awarded to:

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Carl H. June, M.D.

Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy
Director, Center for Cellular Immunotherapies
Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

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Yoshihiro Kawaoka, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Director, Research Center for Global Viral Diseases, National Center for Global Health and Medicine Research Institute
Project Professor, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo

Press Release

- 2022 Prize Laureates

[Award Ceremony and Commemorative Lectures]
Date & Time: Monday, November 28, 2022, 2pm-5:30pm (Japan Time)
Language: English
Admission: Open to the public and streaming online.
Registration: click here

2022.03.07
The call for the 27th nominations has closed.
Thank you for the large number of excellent nominations we received!
2022.01.31
Conversation of Dr. Katalin Karikó has been released.

Conversation between the 26th Keio Medical Science Prize laureate, Keio University President, and Ambassador of Hungary in Japan was held on October 26th, 2021(Japan Time).

[Participants]

--Katalin Karikó, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President RNA Protein Replacement Therapies, BioNTech SE
26th Keio Medical Science Prize Laureate

-Kohei Itoh, Ph.D.
President, Keio University
Chairman, Board of Directors, Keio University Medical Science Fund

-His Excellency Dr. Norbert Palanovics
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary in Japan

2021.12.27
Webinar video of 26th Keio Medical Science Prize 2021(Osamu Nureki, Ph.D.) has been released.

Webinar Video

Lecturer: Osamu Nureki, Ph.D. (Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

Lecture Title: "Molecular Mechanisms of Non-coding RNA•protein Complexes and Membrane Proteins"

2021.11.17
The 26th Keio Medical Science Prize Lecture 2021

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, lectures will be streamed online.

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Katalin Karikó, Ph.D. 

Senior Vice President, BioNTech SE

Adjunct Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Lecture Title: "Development of mRNA for Therapy"

Tue, Feb. 15, 2022 10:30 - 12:00 JST (UTC+9)

(2:30-4:00 CET/ Mon, Feb 14 20:30-22:00 EST)

-Webinar Registration

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Osamu Nureki, Ph.D. 

Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

Lecture Title: "Molecular Mechanisms of Non-coding RNA•protein Complexes and Membrane Proteins"

Mon, Dec. 6 , 2021 17:30 - 19:00 JST (UTC+9)

( 9:30-11:00 CET/ 3:30-5:00 EST )

-Webinar Registration

2021.09.15
Announcement of the 26th Keio Medical Science Prize

The 26th Keio Medical Science Prize is awarded to:

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Katalin Karikó, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, BioNTech SE, Mainz, Germany
Adjunct Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

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Osamu Nureki, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Press Release

- 2021 Prize Laureates

2021.03.08
The call for the 26th nominations has closed.
Thank you for the large number of excellent nominations we received!
2021.02.01
The call for the 26th nominations has started.

- For details
- The Keio Medical Science Prize 26th Nominations Form


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2020.12.04
Commemorative lectures of The Keio Medical Science Prize 2020

With the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection, the first online events since the establishment of the prize will be held.


Aviv Regev, Ph.D. -Webinar Registration


Atsushi Miyawaki, M.D., Ph.D.-Webinar Registration





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Date Time: Dec 8, 2020 6:00 PM PST(Pacific Standard Time)

Date Time: Dec 9, 2020 11:00 AM JST (Japan Standard Time)

Aviv Regev, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Genentech Research and Early Development

Lecture Title: "Cell Atlases as Roadmaps in Health and Disease"

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Webinar Registration





Date Time: Dec 16, 2020 1:00 AM PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Date Time: Dec 16, 2020 6:00 PM JST (Japan Standard Time)

Atsushi Miyawaki, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory Head, RIKEN Center for Brain Science and RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics

Lecture Title: "Casting Light on Life"

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Webinar Registration

2020.10.01
Announcement of the 25th Keio Medical Science Prize

The 25th Keio Medical Science Prize is awarded to Dr. Aviv Regev from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Dr. Atsushi Miyawaki from RIKEN, Japan's largest comprehensive research institution.

Message from Laureates

Aviv Regev, Ph.D.

Atsushi Miyawaki, M.D., Ph.D.

-Press Release

- 2020 Prize Laureates

2020.05.07
2019 Commemorative Lectures
Hans C. Clevers, M.D., Ph.D.

Tadamitsu Kishimoto, M.D., Ph.D.
2020.05.01
Interview with the 24th Keio Medical Science Prize winners
Hans C. Clevers, M.D., Ph.D.

Tadamitsu Kishimoto, M.D., Ph.D.
2020.02.01
The call for the 25th nominations has started.

- For details
- The Keio Medical Science Prize 25th nominations Form

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2019.11.05
Award Ceremony and commemorative lectures of The Keio Medical Science Prize 2019

Award Ceremony and Events
The award ceremony and commemorative lectures will be held on December 19, 2019 at Keio University Shinanomachi Campus.

【Award Ceremony and Commemorative Lectures】

Laureates:

Hans C. Clevers, M.D., Ph.D. 

・Professor in Molecular Genetics, University Medical Center Utrecht

・Principal Investigator at Hubrecht Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy and at Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology

Tadamitsu Kishimoto, M.D., Ph.D.

・Professor, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University

Date & Time: December19, 2019, 14:00-17:30

Venue: 2F Kitasato Memorial Medical Library, Keio University Shinanomachi Campus, Tokyo, Japan

Access: https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/maps/shinanomachi.html


Language: English and Japanese Simultaneous translation available (English-Japanese/Japanese-English)

Admission: Open to the public

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2019.09.12
Announcement of the 24th Keio Medical Science Prize

- Press Release
- 2019 Prize Laureates

2018.09.13
Announcement of the 23rd Keio Medical Science Prize
- Press Release
- 2018 Prize Laureates
2018.03.07
The call for the 23rd nominations has closed.
Thank you for the large number of excellent nominations we received!
2017.09.11
Announcement of the 22nd Keio Medical Science Prize
- Press Release
- 2017 Prize Laureates
2017.05.07
The call for nominations has closed.
Thank you for the large number of excellent nominations we received!
2016.12.01
The Keio Medical Science Prize 2016
-Award Ceremony and Commemorative Lectures held on December 1, 2016
2016.09.12
Announcement of the 21st Keio Medical Science Prize
- Press Release
- 2016 Prize Laureates