The Takeda Award Message from Chairman Awardees Achievement Fact Awards Ceremony Forum 2001


Social/Economic Well-Being
Ken Sakamura
Richard M. Stallmam
Linus Torvalds

Individual/Humanity Well-Being
Michael W. Hunkapiller
J. Craig Venter

World Environmental Well-Being
Friedrich Schmidt-Bleek
Ernst U. von Weizsaecker

Individual/Humanity Well-Being
The development of a large-scale genome sequencing system by establishing "the whole genome shotgun strategy" that utilizes modularized data acquisition system and high-throughput DNA sequencers

Technical Achievement: His contribution to the development of the automated high-throughput DNA sequencers and the promotion of the foundation of Celera Genomics.

Michael W. Hunkapiller
Michael W. Hunkapiller
B.S. in chemistry from Oklahoma Baptist University
Ph.D. in chemical biology from the California Institute of Technology.
1983 Joined the Research and Development Department of Applied Biosystems,inc.
1988 Vice President, Research and Development, of Applied Biosystems,inc.
1993 Applied Biosystems was acquired by Perkin-Elmer Corporation
1997 Senior Vice President of Perkin-Elmer Corporation (now Applera Corporation)
1998 President of Applied Biosystems Group of the Applera Corporation

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