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Prize Laureates

The Keio Medical Science Prize 2020
Award Commemorative Webinar

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



Details of Laureates

Past Prize Laureates


2020 Events Schedule (tentative)

Thursday, October 1

Announcement of Laureates, Release of Laureates' message Videos

Middle of November (Video Record and Distribution at YouTube)

Congratulatory greetings and interview (Video Recording and Distribution at YouTube)

  • President, Keio University
  • Vice President, Keio University
  • Dean, School of Medicine,
  • Committee Members of Keio Medical Science Fund

Interview by Student Reporter, Keio University School of Medicine Newspaper (Video Recording and Distribution at YouTube)


Award Commemorative Webinar (Web Live Streaming at YouTube)

Online Seminar for Keio Students

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)


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

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

Tadamitsu Kishimoto, M.D., Ph.D.
The call for the 25th nominations has closed.
Thank you for the large number of excellent nominations we received!

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