Ill. Niklas Elmehed. © Nobel Media
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018
Born: 27 January 1942, Kyoto, Japan
Affiliation at the time of the award: Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Prize motivation: "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation."
Prize share: 1/2
Their work and discoveries range from cancer therapy and laser physics to developing proteins that can solve humankind’s chemical problems. The work of the 2018 Nobel Laureates also included combating war crimes, as well as integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Find out more.