Laureates of the Japan Prize

2017 (33rd) Japan Prize Laureates

2017 Japan Prize Honors Trailblazers in Life Science and Cryptography
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna deciphered CRISPR-Cas9, creating a revolutionary tool for editing DNA;
Adi Shamir has made significant contributions to the fields of cryptography and computer science

"Electronics, Information and Communication" field
Contribution to information security through pioneering research on cryptography

PhotoDr. Adi Shamir (Israel)
Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science

"Life Science" field
Elucidation of the genome editing mechanism by the CRISPR-Cas

PhotoProf. Emmanuelle Charpentier (France)
Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (Berlin)

PhotoDr. Jennifer A. Doudna (USA)
Professor, University of California, Berkeley


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