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Prize Laureates

Details of Laureates

Past Prize Laureates


2021 Events Schedule (tentative)

Announcement of Laureates

Wednesday, September 15(JST)

Release of Prize Laureates' Introduction Video
Keio Medical Science Prize Lecture (Web Live Streaming)

About Keio Medical Science Prize


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.


Please submit nomination materials online through the Nomination Form.
Nomination Form is opened during end of January to early March.
see detail


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.

Selection Process

  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 Board.
  3. The Board makes the final decision and formally announces the laureate(s).

Yearly Schedule

(Subject to Change)


Announcement of the 26th Keio Medical Science Prize

The 26th Keio Medical Science Prize is awarded to:


Katalin Karikó, Ph.D.

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


Osamu Nureki, Ph.D.

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

Press Release

- 2021 Prize Laureates

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

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

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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"


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"


Webinar Registration

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