Keiji Tanaka receives Keio Medical Science Prize

Alumni news: Congratulations to Keiji Tanaka, Director General of the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science for receipt of the Keio Medical Science Prize. This prestigious award was given for his "discovery of the proteasome and elucidation of its physiological functions". 

The Keio Medical Science Prize "gives recognition to the outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the fields of medicine and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific developments in medicine. It aims to promote worldwide advances in medicine and life sciences, to encourage the expansion of researcher networks throughout the world, and to contribute to the well-being of humankind."

Dr. Tanaka received an HFSP grant in 1995 to study the "Structure and function of proteasome complexes" in collaboraiton with Wolfgang Baumesiter (Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry, Germany), George De Martino (University of Texas Southwestern Medcial School, USA) and Alfred Goldberg (Harvard Medical School, USA).