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
Achievement:
Contribution to information security through pioneering research on cryptography

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

"Life Science" field
Achievement:
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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