Press conferences and interviews Stockholm Time: Monday 11 May, at 2:45 pm Venue: Klubbvillan, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Frescativ. 4A, Stockholm, Sweden Lund Time: Wednesday 13 May, at 12.30 pm Venue: Biomedical Center, Lund University, Sölvegatan 19, Lund, SwedenPlease register for press conferences and interviews to the Press officer at the Academy (see below)
Crafoord Prize laureates in Polyartrithis 2009
Charles Dinarello University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA
Tadamitsu Kishimoto Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Japan Toshio Hirano Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan
Crafoord Days 2009
11 May: Prize-awarding by H.M. The King of Sweden
12 May: Crafoord Prize Symposium in Polyartrithis
Last day for registration to the symposium: 4 May
13 May: Crafoord Prize Lectures
Prize amount: USD 500 000, to be equally shared between the laureates.
Prize awarding ceremony: The Prize is awarded by H.M. The King, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm on 11 May 2009.
Press registration: Erik Huss, Press officer, RSAS, +46-8-6739544, +46-70-6739650, email@example.com
The Crafoord Prize is given to disciplines normally not covered by the Nobel Prize and comprises the areas of Astronomy and Mathematics, Geosciences, Biosciences, or Polyarthritis, and is awarded every year by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences according a rotating scheme. The prize sum of USD 500,000 makes the Crafoord Prize one the World´s largest scientific prizes. Anna-Greta and Holger Crafoord´s Fund was established in 1980 through a donation to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, founded in 1739, is an independent organization whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. The Academy takes special responsibility for the natural sciences and mathematics, but endeavours to promote the exchange of ideas between various disciplines.