Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2023 Presentation Ceremony, Acceptance Address, Selection Process

Presentation Ceremony
for the 2023 International Prize for Biology was held
in the presence of Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess on December 14
39th Prize Recipient
Dr. Richard Durbin, Al Kindi Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Photo: Presentation of the award
Presentation of the award
On December 14, a presentation ceremony for the 2023 International Prize for Biology was held at Meiji Kinenkan in the presence of Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Mr. MORIYA Hiroshi, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, and Dr. MORIYAMA Masahito, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). 
 
At the ceremony, Dr. Durbin was presented the Prize of 10-million yen and a medal by Dr. FUJIYOSHI Yoshinori, Chair of the International Prize for Biology Committee, along with an Imperial gift from the Crown Prince. 
 
Following an address offered by the Crown Prince, congratulatory messages were delivered by Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio (read by Mr. Moriya) and MEXT Minister Moriyama. The ceremony concluded with an acceptance address from Dr. Durbin. 
 
After the ceremony, a gathering to honor the Prize recipient was held in the presence of the Crown Prince and Princess.
Photo: Dr. Durbin holding his imperial gift
Dr. Durbin holding his imperial gift  
Photo: After-ceremony gathering with Crown Prince and Princess
After-ceremony gathering with Crown Prince and Princess