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  • 2018.10.01

Dr. Tasuku Honjo awarded 2018 Nobel Prize

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Photo: The 2016 Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony

 

Congratulations on winning this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
We are quite proud of Dr. Honjo’s achievement being highly acclaimed and leading to this accolade.

 

Dr. Honjo has elucidated the mechanism for the functional diversification of antibodies by clarifying Class Switch Recombination and its responsible enzyme, AID. He also identified several important immunoregulatory molecules, including PD-1, whose function has led to the development of effective cancer immunotherapy.

 

We would like to offer heartfelt congratulations.

 

Now, 10 of Kyoto Prize laureates are also Nobel Prize winner.

 

– Dr. Tasuku Honjo
The 32th (2016) Kyoto Prize laureate in Basic Sciences
https://www.kyotoprize.org/en/laureates/tasuku_honjo

 

– Dr. Tasuku Honjo
The 32th (2016) Kyoto Prize Commemorative Lecture
https://youtu.be/K7D2a6Gp1uA

 

– Interview to Dr. Tasuku Honjo
https://youtu.be/Vvr3gsfIg28

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