2017 Award

The Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation presented the 2017 Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research to Dr. Susumu Seino, Professor and Endowed Chair, Division of Molecular and Metabolic Medicine, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, at the ceremony held on March 7, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

After Dr. Masato Kasuga, the chair of the Selection Committee of the prize, presented the reason for bestowing the 2017 Prize on Dr. Susumu Seino, he received a Certificate of Honor, US$150,000, and a Japanese objet d'art.

Mr. Takashi Shoda, President of the Foundation Mr. Takashi Shoda, President of the Foundation
Dr. Masato Kasuga, Chair of the Selection Committee Dr. Masato Kasuga, Chair of the Selection Committee
Dr. Susumu Seino at Award Ceremony,March 7, 2018 at Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo Dr. Susumu Seino at Award Ceremony,March 7, 2018 at Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo Dr. Susumu Seino at Award Ceremony
March 7, 2018 at Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo
Dr. Seino has provided the award lecture entitled "Voyage to the islets of Langerhans:For better understanding and treatment of diabetes"
Dr. Susumu Seino at Award lecture Dr. Susumu Seino at Award lecture Dr. Susumu Seino at Award Lecture
Dr and Mrs. Susumu Seino with Selection Committee Members Dr. and Mrs. Susumu Seino with Selection Committee Members

Seated, left to right

Masato Kasuga
Chairman of the Selection Committee
National Center for Global Health and Medicine

Susumu Seino
Winner of the prize
Kobe University School of Medicine
Mitsuko Seino
Spouse of the winner

Takashi Shoda
President, Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation

Back row, left to right

Yasushi Hasebe
Managing Director, Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation

Hiroshi Yamamoto
Member of the Selection Committee
Kanazawa University
Daniel J. Drucker
Member of the Selection Committee
University of Toronto
Takashi Kadowaki
Member of the Selection Committee
The University of Tokyo
Toshihiko Yada
Member of the Selection Committee
Jichi Medical University