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


Social/Economic Well-Being
Isamu Akasaki
Hiroshi Amano
Shuji Nakamura

Individual/Humanity Well-Being
Patrick O. Brown
Stephen P. A. Fodor

World Environmental Well-Being
Charles Elachi
Nobuyoshi Fugono
Ken'ichi Okamoto

Individual/Humanity Well-Being
The Development and Promotion of DNA Microarrays

Technical Achievement: The development of high-density DNA microarrays using photolithographic fabrication, and the promotion of the technology by commercialization of the GeneChip® array.

Stephen P. A. Fodor
Stephen P. A. Fodor
1978 B.S. in Biology from Washington State University
1982 M.S. in Biochemistry from Washington State University
1985 Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University
1989 Joined Affymax Research Institute
1993 Distinguished Inventor's Award by the Intellectual Property Owner's Association
1993 Founded Affymetrix Inc.
1995-1999 President and CEO of Affymetrix Inc.
1999-present Chairman and CEO of Affymetrix Inc.
2000 Founded Perlegen Sciences, Inc.

1983 Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni Teaching Honor
1992 AAAS Newcomb-Cleveland Award for Outstanding Publication in Science
1993 Distinguished Inventor's Award by the Intellectual Property Owner's Association
1998 Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine for the development of microarray methods for the analysis of gene expression on a genome-wide scale (with Patrick O. Brown)
2000 Rising Star Award for Silicon Valley
2000 Foundation Fighting Blindness Visionary Award
He is honored with many other awards.

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