2016 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award Announcement

The Executive Council of Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award has decided to present the 2016 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award to:

James P. Allison, 68, a professor of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, for his fundamental discovery that blocking CTLA-4 can unleash T cells of the immune system to attack cancer cells and for the development of an antibody against CTLA-4 as the first immuno-oncology therapy,
Tasuku Honjo, 74, a professor of Kyoto University, for his fundamental discovery of PD-1 as an inducible gene in activated T-lymphocytes and his subsequent research revealing PD-1 as a negative regulator of immune responses.

The 2016 Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award will be presented at the ceremony on December 17, 2016, in Shanghai, China. The Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award was jointly founded by Fudan University and Zhongzhi Enterprise Group in 2015, to recognize the global scientists who have made fundamental and distinguished achievements in the fields of Mathematics, Physics and Biomedicine. The Award of this year is the first presented Award which is rewarded to the scientists in Biomedicine. Each laureate receives a certificate of merit, trophy, and shares a monetary award of 3 million RMB which is donated by Zhongzhi Enterprise Group.