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Past Recipients/Presentation Ceremony (Acceptance Address, Process of Selection)
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List of Past Recipients

2016
32nd

Recipient

Dr. Stephen Philip Hubbell
Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles,USA

32nd Presentation
Ceremony,Acceptance
Address,Selection Process

Booklet of 32nd Presentation Ceremony(PDF)

Research field

Biology of Biodiversity

2015
31st

Recipient

Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi
Honorary Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology,Japan

31st Presentation Ceremony, Acceptance Address, Selection Process

Booklet of 31st Presentation Ceremony(PDF)

Research field

Cell Biology

Interview with the Recipient

2014
30th

Recipient

Prof. Sir Peter Crane FRS
Professor, Yale University, U.S.A

30th Presentation Ceremony, Acceptance Address, Selection Process

Booklet of 30th Presentation Ceremony(PDF)

Research field

Systematic Biology and Taxonomy

2013
29th

Recipient

Dr. Joseph Felsenstein
Professor, University of Washington, U.S.A

Research field

Biology of Evolution

2012
28th

Recipient

Dr. Joseph Altman
Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, U.S.A

Research field

Neurobiology

2011
27th

Recipient

Dr. Eric Harris Davidson
Norman Chandler Professor of Cell Biology, California Institute of Technology, U.S.A

Research field

Developmental Biology

2010
26th

Recipient

Dr. Nancy Ann Moran
William H. Fleming Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, U.S.A

Research field

Biology of Symbiosis

2009
25th

Recipient

Dr. Winslow Russell Briggs
Professor Emetitus, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, U.S.A.

Research field

Biology of Sensing

2008
24th

Recipient

Dr. George David Tilman
Regents’ Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

Research field

Ecology

2007
23rd

Recipient

Dr. David Swenson Hogness
Munzer Professor of Developmental Biologyand of Biochemistry, Emeritus Stanford University School of Medicine, U.S.A.

Research field

Genetics

2006
22nd

Recipient

Dr. Serge Daan
Professor, Niko Tinbergen Chair in Behavioral Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Research field

Chronobiology

2005
21st

Recipient

Prof. Nam-Hai Chua
Professor, Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University, U.S.A.

Research field

Structual Biology in Fine Structure, Morphology and Morphogenesis

2004
20th

Recipient

Dr. Thomas Cavalier-Smith
Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, U.K.

Research field

Systematic Biology and Taxonomy

2003
19th

Recipient

Dr. Shinya Inoué
Distinguished Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, U.S.A.

Research field

Cell Biology

2002
18th

Recipient

Dr. Masatoshi Nei
Evan Pugh Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

Research field

Biology of Evolution

2001
17th

Recipient

Dr. Harry Blackmore Whittington
Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge, UK

Research field

Paleontology

2000
16th

Recipient

Prof. Seymour Benzer
James Griffin Boswell Professor of Neuroscience, California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Research field

Developmental Biology

1999
15th

Recipient

Prof. Setsuro Ebashi
Chair of the Section II, The Japan Academy
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, Japan

Research field

Animal Physiology

1998
14th

Recipient

Prof. Otto Thomas Solbrig
Bussey Professor of Biology, Harvard University, U.S.A.

Research field

The Biology of Biodiversity

1997
13th

Recipient

Prof. Elliot Martin Meyerowitz
Professor, California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Research field

Plant Science

1996
12th

Recipient

Prof. Ryuzo Yanagimachi
Professor, Medical School, University of Hawaii, U.S.A.

Research field

Biology of Reproduction

1995
11th

Recipient

Prof. Ian Read Gibbons
Professor, Kewalo Marine Laboratory, University of Hawaii, U.S.A.

Research field

Cell Biology

1994
10th

Recipient

Prof. Ernst Mayr
Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, U.S.A.

Research field

Systematic Biology and Taxonomy

1993
9th

Recipient

Prof. Edward Osborne Wilson
Professor of Science and Curator in Entomology Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, U.S.A.

Research field

Ecology

1992
8th

Recipient

Prof. Knut Schmidt-Nielsen
James B. Duke Professor of Physiology, Duke University, U.S.A.

Research field

Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

1991
7th

Recipient

Dr. Marshall Davidson Hatch
Chief Research Scientist, Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, Australia

Research field

Functional Biology of Plants

1990
6th

Recipient

Prof. Masakazu Konishi
Bing Professor, California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Research field

Behavioral Biology

1989
5th

Recipient

Sir Eric James Denton
Retired Director, Marine Biological Association Laboratory, Plymouth, U.K.

Research field

Marine Biology

1988
4th

Recipient

Dr. Motoo Kimura
Professor Emeritus, National Institute of Genetics, Japan

Research field

Population Biology

1987
3rd

Recipient

Sir John Bertrand Gurdon
John Humphrey Plummer Professor, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Research field

Developmental Biology

1986
2nd

Recipient

Dr. Peter Hamilton Raven
Director, Missouri Botanical Garden, U.S.A.

Research field

Systematic Biology and Taxonomy

1985
1st

Recipient

Prof. Edred John Henry Corner
Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge, U.K.

Research field

Taxonomy or Systematic Biology