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Sakaguchi was awarded the 2020 Robert Koch Award for his discovery of regulatory T-cells that modulate the immune system, maintain tolerance to self-antigens, and prevent autoimmune disease.
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These early career scientists and veteran researchers of the Asian Scientist 100 are making waves in diverse sectors of academia and industry, shedding light on natural phenomena and developing new technologies for a better world.
From biomedicine to particle physics, these ten award-winning scientists from Japan are making an impact across the globe with their discoveries.
These rising stars and veterans hail from diverse sectors in industry and academia, but they all share in one common mission—to make tomorrow a better place for you and me.
For his pioneering work in immune regulation, Professor Shimon Sakaguchi has been recognized with the 2017 Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis.
By no means an exhaustive list, these 12 scientists have made significant contributions to Japan's science and technology landscape.