International Prize for Biology
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The recipient of this year:
Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS, Professor, Yale University, USA
On December 1st, a presentation ceremony for the 2014 International Prize for Biology was held at the Japan Academy in the presence of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, and Mr. Tomohiro Yamamoto, Parliamentary Vice-Minister, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. At the ceremony, Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS was presented the Prize of ten-million yen and a medal by Dr. Sugimura, Chair of the Committee, along with an Imperial gift from His Majesty the Emperor.
Congratulatory remarks were delivered by Prime Minister Abe (read by Mr. Seko.) and Minister Shimomura (read by Mr. Yamamoto). The ceremony ended with an acceptance address from Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS. Following the ceremony, a reception honoring Professor Sir Crane was held in the presence of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress.
Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS, holding Imperial Gift with his wife
The International Prize for Biology was instituted in April of 1985 by the Committee on the International Prize for Biology. It aims to commemorate the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biological research and also to offer tribute to the present Emperor His Majesty Emperor Akihito, who has strived over many years to advance the study taxonomy of gobioid fishes while contributing continuously to the developing of this Prize. The award ceremony is held in the presence of His Majesty the Emperor.