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Prof. Kishimoto and Prof. Hirano won The Crafoord Prize.

Professor Tadamitsu Kishimoto and Professor Toshio Hirano of WPI-IFReC won The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2009.

The Crafoord Prize is a science prize established in 1980 by Holger and his wife Anna-Greta Crafoord. This prize has been administered by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as The Nobel prize, and been intended to promote basic research in the disciplines of Astronomy and Mathematics; Geosciences; Biosciences, with particular emphasis on Polyarthritis.

The main theme of The Crafoord Prize 2009 is "Pioneering work to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory diseases". Prof. Kishimoto and Prof. Hirano were awarded with Prof. Charles Dinarello (University of Colorado, USA).

The Commemorative ceremony will be held on May 11 in Stockholm in the presence of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden.