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Satoshi Ōmura,
Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Kitasato University,
has won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015

October 5,2015


Dr. Satoshi Ōmura

We would like to express our sincere congratulations to Dr. Satoshi Ōmura, Advisor of the Kitasato Institute and Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Kitasato University, on winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015.

Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato, who founded the Kitasato Institute, succeeded in producing a pure culture of the tetanus bacilli, and then led the establishment of sereotheraphy. For his achievement, Dr. Kitasato had been a candidate for the 1901 Nobel Prize, but he missed out on the prize. Given this history, we are proud that Dr. Ōmura has received the Nobel Prize.

In November, 2014, we celebrated the 100th memorial year of the Kitasato Institute. It is very meaningful that Dr. Ōmura wins the prize "this year" as the first step of next 100 years.

"Throughout my career as a researcher, I have pursued this goal of helping others", he said at a press conference held on October 5. "If you are doing what others do, you cannot surpass others."

We wish Dr. Ōmura the best in all his endeavors to aid the academic growth of the younger generation and improve health care around the world.

Kiyotaka Fujii
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
The Kitasato Institute

Hirosuke Kobayashi
Kitasato University

Professor Satoshi Ōmura Website


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