Swiss Nobel Laureate Kurt Wüthrich was among the seven Nobel Prize winners who was invited to speak at the Nobel Prize Dialogue Tokyo held on March 1.
The Nobel Prize Dialogue was launched in 2012 in Stockholm by the Nobel Foundation as a public event to bring science and society closer together. The Tokyo conference, the first to be held outside Sweden, was a big success with the eager audience quickly filling up the 1,000 seats.
Seven Nobel Laureates
Nobel Prize winners who participated in the Tokyo conference with the topic “The Genetic Revolution and its Future Impact” included Japanese Laureates Hiroshi Amano (Physics 2014), Shinya Yamanaka (Physiology or Medicine 2012) and Koichi Tanaka who shared the 2002 chemistry award with Prof. Wüthrich. Laureates Andrew Fire (Physiology or Medicine 2006), Tim Hunt (Physiology or Medicine 2001) and Richard Roberts (Physiology or Medicine 1993) were also present.
Prof. Wüthrich was in the panel discussion “Consequences of the Genetic Revolution” as well as the discussion session entitled “What Does the Genetic Revolution Mean for Other Disciplines?” He also joined the concluding panel discussion “Mapping Scenarios for the Future.”
The Nobel Prize Dialogue Tokyo was organized by the Nobel Media in cooperation with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).<