Kyoto Prize for Technology, Science and the Arts

Posted on July 26, 2006  Comments (1)

Inamori Foundation Announces 22nd Annual Kyoto Prize Laureates for Lifetime Achievements in Technology, Science, and the Arts

This year’s Kyoto Prize laureates will be U.S. immunologist and geneticist Dr. Leonard A. Herzenberg, 74, a professor at Stanford University; Japanese statistical mathematician Dr. Hirotugu Akaike, 78, a professor emeritus at the Institute of Statistical Mathematics; and Japanese designer Issey Miyake, 68, an artist whose innovative creations transcend time, culture and social status.

The 22nd Annual Kyoto Prize is Japan’s highest private award for lifetime achievement, presented to individuals and groups worldwide who have contributed significantly to humankind’s betterment. Each recipient receives a cash gift of 50 million yen (approximately US$446,000).

he 2006 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology focuses on the field of Biotechnology and Medical Technology. Dr. Leonard A. Herzenberg will receive the award for his outstanding contributions to life sciences and clinical medicine, through his work in developing the Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS), a flow cytometer that has had a profound impact on medical science, diagnostics and the field of regenerative medicine.

Read the full press release.

via: The Kyoto Prizes

One Response to “Kyoto Prize for Technology, Science and the Arts”

  1. CuriousCat: Shaw Laureates 2007
    June 13th, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

    The Shaw Prize awards $1 million in each of 3 areas: Astronomy, Life Science and Medicine, and Mathematical Sciences…

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