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Secretary Office, International Prize for Biology Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 5-3-1 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0083, JAPAN
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.
Presentation Ceremony was held in the presence of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress on November 26
The recipient of this year :
Dr. Joseph Altman Professor Emeritus Purdue University, USA
On November 26, a presentation ceremony for the 2012 International Prize for Biology was held at the Japan Academy in the presence of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, Mr. Hirokazu Shiba, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, and Ms. Makiko Tanaka, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. At the ceremony, Dr. Joseph Altman 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 was delivered by the Prime Minister (read by Mr. Shiba) and from Ms. Tanaka. The ceremony ended with an acceptance address from Dr. Altman. Following the ceremony, a reception honoring Dr. Altman was held in the presence of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress.
Dr. Joseph Altman, holding Imperial Gift with his wife, Dr. Shirley Bayer Altman