2022 Winner of the Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research

Professor Dame Frances M Ashcroft

Professor Dame Frances M Ashcroft

Department of Physiology, Anatomy&Genetics 
University of Oxford

Dr. Frances M Ashcroft will be awarded a Certificate of Honor, US$150,000 and a Japanese objet d’art on March, 2023. The award ceremony will be held on March, 2023.
The Selection Committee highly recognized her pioneering and groundbreaking contributions over years to disclosing mechanistic functions of the KATP channel in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and to identifying neonatal diabetes caused by KATP gene mutations, which transformed both our understanding of mechanisms of insulin secretion and the lives of patients with a severe form of diabetes.
Dr. Frances M Ashcroft was therefore selected a Prize winner of this year.
~ 2022 Selection Committee Members ~

Dr. Masato Kasuga (Chairman)
Director, The Institute of Medical Science
Asahi Life Foundation
Dr. Nobuya Inagaki
Professor and Chairman
Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Nutrition
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Makoto Daimon
Professor, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Domenico Accili
Russell Berrie Foundation Professor of Diabetes,
Director of the Diabetes Research Center,
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Dr. Gerald I Shulman
George R. Cowgill Professor of Physiological Chemistry
Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Co-Director Yale Diabetes Research Center
Yale School of Medicine