Sydney Brenner’s 10-on-10: The Chronicles of Evolution adopts a unique perspective, tracing the evolution of life through ten logarithmic scales of time.
Professor Osamu Shimomura’s discovery of green fluorescent protein in 1962 continues to shed light on the biomolecular pathways of biology.
Professor Tasuku Honjo was recognized for his discovery of PD-1, which paved the way for modern cancer immunotherapy.
Professor Charles Kao pioneered the development of optic fiber technology for which he was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Professors Tsutomu Miyasaka and Park Nam-Gyu have been named likely contenders for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry by Clarivate Analytics.
Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi is the 385th person to be awarded the Order of Culture, Japan's highest cultural honor.