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The Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded in partnership between the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Crafoord Foundation in Lund. The Academy is responsible for selecting the Crafoord Laureates. The prize sum of SEK 6 million makes the Crafoord Prize one of the world´s largest scientific prizes.

The Crafoord Days 2017

The Crafoord Days 2017 is celebrated in Stockholm and Lund from 16 to 18 May with Prize symposiums, Prize lectures and the Prize award ceremony.

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The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2017

The Royal Science Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2017 Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis to

Shimon Sakaguchi, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan,

Fred Ramsdell, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, San Francisco, CA, USA


Alexander Rudensky, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA,

“for their discoveries relating to regulatory T cells, which counteract harmful immune reactions in arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.”

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