Navigation Links
American Scientists Named as Laureates of the 2008 (24th) Japan Prize
Date:1/16/2008

TOKYO, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan announced the names of three laureates for the 2008 (24th) Japan Prize today.

All three laureates this year are American scientists. They are Dr. Vinton Gray Cerf and Dr. Robert Elliot Kahn who received their award for "Creation of network architecture and communication protocol for the Internet" in the prize category of "Information Communication Theory and Technology", and Dr. Victor A. McKusick who received his award for "Establishment of medical genetics and contributions to its development" in the prize category of "Medical Genomics and Genetics."

The three scientists will receive certificates of merit, and commemorative medals. There is also a cash award of 50 million yen for each prize category. The presentation ceremony is scheduled to be held in Tokyo at the National Theatre on Wednesday 23rd, April 2008.

Laureates of the 2008 (24th) Japan Prize

Field I: Information Communication Theory and Technology

Dr. Vinton Gray Cerf (U.S.A.)

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google Inc.

Date of Birth: June 23, 1943, 64 years of age

Dr. Robert Elliot Kahn (U.S.A.)

Chairman, CEO & President,

Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)

Date of Birth: December 23, 1938, 69 years of age

Creation of network architecture and communication protocol for the Internet

The appearance of the Internet has pioneered the way for the establishment of a network society that has completely transformed the lifestyles of people around the world. Two men in particular were instrumental in the creation of the concept for the basic framework and the TCP/IP communication protocol which has made the Internet possible. These men are Dr. Vinton Gray Cerf and Dr. Robert Elliot Kahn. Known as the "Fathers of the Internet," Dr. Cerf and Dr. Kahn continue to lead advances in information communication.

Field II: Medical Genomics and Genetics

Dr. Victor A. McKusick (U.S.A.)

University Professor of Medical Genetics, the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University
Date of Birth: October 21, 1921, 86 years of age

Establishment of medical genetics and contributions to its development

With the completion of the human genome project, we have come to understand almost all of the genetic information contained in DNA, which is encoded in a series of letters. However, we are still some way from fully identifying those parts, which are related to the treatment of diseases. Dr. Victor A. McKusick, recipient of the current fiscal year's Japan Prize in the category of "Medical Genomics and Genetic", has spent over half a century compiling related knowledge, and advocating the importance of the formulation of a genomic map for genetic disorders. Today, researchers and clinicians around the world are sharing the fruits of Dr. McKusick's labors which have become indispensable to the world of genetic medicine.

Contact:

Masaaki Ueda, Executive Officer

The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan

Phone: +81-3-5545-0551

Fax: +81-3-5545-0554

E-mail: info@japanprize.jp

URL: http://www.japanprize.jp/English.htm


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Science and Technology Foundation of Japan (JSTF)
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Vicus Therapeutics to Present at the 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, MA
2. SportCoatings; The North American Booster Club Association (NABCA); the Coatings Specialist Group New Booster Program Goes High Tech With Invisible Antimicrobial Defense
3. American Stock Exchange Lists The Common Stock Of Neuralstem, Inc.
4. American Oriental Bioengineering Announces Participation in September Investor Conferences
5. Nektar Presents Positive Results from Phase 1 Clinical Trial of NKTR-118 (oral PEG-naloxol) at American College of Clinical Pharmacology Meeting
6. Rosetta Genomics to Present at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) "Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Development" Conference
7. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
8. Trubion Pharmaceuticals Announces Upcoming Presentations at American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting
9. Americas Heartland Launches Third Season Highlighting Contributions of American Farmers and Ranchers
10. American and European Parkinsons Sufferers Find Chinese Stem Cell Treatment Effective, Proving Western Debates Moot
11. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Hispanic Heritage Month Reminds Us Increasing Numbers of Hispanic-Americans Do Not Have Health Insurance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... PRINCETON, N.J. , Dec. 8, 2016 ... late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products ... medical need, announced today that it will be hosting ... 8:30-9:30 am ET on the origins of innate defense ... as a review of oral mucositis and the recently ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... -- Partnering to fuel Philadelphia,s innovative ... Southeastern Pennsylvania (" Ben Franklin "); ... Blue Cross; and Safeguard Scientifics ("Safeguard") (NYSE: ... million funding initiative over a four year period to ... a burgeoning economic vitality in digital health, Ben ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... that it has become a Wonderware Certified System Integrator Partner. Huffman Engineering ... Schneider Electric Software. , “The System Integrator Partner certification gives customers confidence that ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 7, 2016  Nordion, a standalone business of ... welcome today,s award by the United States Department ... of the Phase II cooperative agreement funding to ... the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR ... the establishment of a new, reliable supply of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/29/2016)... 29, 2016 BioDirection, a privately held medical ... the objective detection of concussion and other traumatic brain ... completed a meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug ... Pre-Submission Package. During the meeting company representatives reviewed plans ... precursor to commencement of a planned pilot trial. ...
(Date:11/28/2016)... "The biometric system market projected to ... system market is in the growth stage and is ... biometric system market is expected to be valued at ... 16.79% between 2016 and 2022. Government initiative in adoption ... rising use of biometric technology in financial institutes and ...
(Date:11/22/2016)... --  MedNet Solutions , an innovative SaaS-based eClinical technology ... is pleased to announce that the company has been ... Awards as "Most Outstanding in eClinical Solutions" for ... recognition and growth for MedNet, which has effectively supported ... iMedNet ™ , MedNet,s flagship eClinical technology ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):