The Crafoord Days in Stockholm and Lund 11–13 May 2009

Meet the Crafoord Prize laureates, awarded “for their pioneering work to isolate interleukins, determine their properties and explore their role in the onset of inflammatory diseases”. The three Crafoord Days will begin in Stockholm and continue in Lund.

Press conferences and interviews

Time: Monday 11 May, at 2:45 pm 
Venue: Klubbvillan, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Frescativ. 4A, Stockholm, Sweden 
Time: Wednesday 13 May, at 12.30 pm 
Venue: Biomedical Center, Lund University, Sölvegatan 19, Lund, Sweden
Please 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,

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.