Awards - Louis Pasteur Prize

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ISC instituted the only International Award on Sericulture and Silk Industry, known as “Louis Pasteur Award”, which is considered as the Nobel Prize in Sericulture and Silk Industry.

The Award was instituted in the memory of Sir Louis Pasteur, the great Scientist of France.  During 1870, Louis Pasteur rescued the silk industry by showing that the then epidemic Pebrine disease of silkworms could be controlled by prevention through simple microscopic examination of adult moths.  These advances set the trend for a more mechanized and scientific approach to silk production than existed previously.

The award consists of a Citation, Medal and a Certificate. The award is given away during the ISC Congress held once in three years.  The award is given to a maximum of three persons during the occasion.  The awardees are elected by an Expert Committee constituted for the purpose and later approved by the Executive Committee of the ISC.

The Member Countries are empowered to nominate suitable candidates from their countries for finalizing the award by the Committee constituted by ISC.  Persons who have contributed outstandingly for the development of sericulture and silk industry can be nominated for the Louis Pasteur Award.  

 

Click here to download the format of Application Form to be submitted by the Member Countries.

Past Awardees

Since 1974,  35 persons from different parts of the world have been awarded with Louis Pasteur Prize.

The list of Awardees is given below:

1974
 
Dr Manjeet S. JOLLY
Ex-Director
Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute
Srirampuram, Manandavadi Road
Mysore 570 008
India
 
Residential address :
11-K, JTK Layout
Kuvempunagar
Mysore - 570 023
India

1979
  Dr Yasuji HAMAMURA
1-14 Omuro Shibahashi-cho
Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto
Japan
 

 
Dr Toshifumi FUKUDA
Ex-Director, Silk Research Institute
25-2-3 Chome Hyakunin-cho
Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Japan
 
Residential address :
Horinouchi 1-12-14
Suginami-Ku
Tokyo
Japan
 

  Dr Toshio ITO
The Sericultural Experiment Station
Yatabe,
Ibaraki 305
Japan
 
  Awarded in 1979 at the Japanese Embassy in Paris.

1983
  Prof.Jean-Marie LEGAY
Laboratoire de Biométrie, URA CNRS N° 243
Département de Biologie générale et appliquée
Université Claude Bernard - Lyon I
43, boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France

  Mr Yasuhisa MANO
Chief Silkworm Breeding Laboratory Sericultural Experiment Station
Matsumoto Branch
1-10-1 Agata, Matsumo
Nagano 390
Japan
 

 
Dr Yataro TAZIMA
Director
National Institute of Genetics
Nishima,
Shizuoka 411
Japan
 
Residential address:
Hikaricho 1-3-8
Kokubunjishi
Tokyo 185
Japan
  Awarded in 1984, on the occasion of the 14th International Sericultural Congress which was held in Bangalore, India.

1986
 
Dr Masatoshi KOBAYASHI
Ex-Director General of Lotte
Central Laboratory Co. Ltd.
3-1-1, Numakage, Tokyo 166
Urawashi Saitama-Ken
Japan
 
Residential address:
3-32-4, Matsunoki
Suginami-ku
Japan
 

  Dr Hiroshi DOIRA
Institute of Silkworm Genetics
Faculty of Agriculture
Kyushu University
Hakozaki (6-10-1)
Higashi-ku
Fukuoka 812
Japan
 

  Dr M.N. Narasimhanna
Director (Retd.), Central Silk Board,
No.416, "Vaishnavi", 
Contor Road, 3rd Stage, 
Gokulam,
Mysore - 570 002
India
  Awarded on 4th March 1987 during the 15th International Sericultural Congress which was held in Pattaya, Thailand.

1990
 
Prof. Keio AIZAWA
Professor of Insect Pathology
Institute of Biological Control
Faculty of Agriculture
Kyushu University
Higashi-Ku Fukuoka
Japan
 
Residential address:
Aoba 3-23-5
Higashi Ku
Fukuoka 813
Japan
 

 
Dr Krishna SENGUPTA
Ex-Director
Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute, Central Silk Board
Berhampore - 742 101
Dist. : Murshidabad,
West Bengal
India
 
Residential address :
"Tulip"
B-9/27, Kalyani Township
P.O. Kalyani
Dt. Nadia, West Bengal
Pin- 741 235

  Mr Sompoti AKAPANTHU
Director
Sericultural Research Institute
Department of Agriculture
Bangken
Bangkok
Thailand
 
  Awarded on 3rd December 1990 during the 13 International Sericultural Commission Conference, Paris, France.
1995
  Dr S. KRISHNASWAMI
Retd. Director of CSRTI
No. 33, 1st Block
Rajmahal Vilas Extn.
II Stage, Dollar Colony
Bangalore - 560 024
India

  Dr SOEDJARWO
Jl. Wijaya XII/40
Jakarta Selatan
Indonesia
 

 
Dr Yasuhiro HORIE
Institute of Silkworm Genetics and Breeding, Oji-honcho,
Kita-ku
Iikura 1053 Amimachi
Ibaraki 300-03
Japan
 
Residential address:
TOKYO 114
Japan
 
  Awarded on 21st March 1995 during the XVI International Sericultural Congress which was held in Bandung, Indonesia.
1996
 
Pr Constantin VAGO
INRA
Station de pathologie comparée
158, avenue du Général-de-Gaulle
30380 Saint-Christol-Lez-Alès
France
 
Residential address:
Chemin Serre de
Laurian 30100 Alès

  Mr Tammanna N. Sonwalkar
Retd. Director of CSTRI, Bangalore
‘Venkatagiri’
672, 9th Main Road, 23rd Cross
Sector 7, H.S.R. Layout
Bangalore - 560 024
India
 

 
Prof. Okitsugu YAMASHITA
School of Agricultural Sciences
Nagoya University
Chikusa
Nagoya 464-01
Japan
 
Residential address :
Oji-honcho
Kita-ku
TOKYO 114
Japan
 
  Awarded on 26 November 1996 during the XV Conference of the International Sericultural Commission which was held in Paris, France.
1999
  Dr Rajat Kumar DATTA
Director
Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute
Central Silk Board
Govt. of India
Manandavadi Road,
Srirampura, Mysore 570 008
India

  Dr Kiyoshi KAWAKAMI

25-11, Nishi-2, Toride

IBARAKI 302 0025.

Japan

 
  Awarded on 12 October 1999 during the XVIII International Sericultural Congress which was held in Cairo, Egypt.

2002
  Sa  Majesté  la  Reine  Sirikit
(Thaïland)
Her Majesty Queen Sirikit (Thailand)
  Dr Toshihiko Iizuka
Kita-ku, Shinkotoni 5-jo
Sapporo 001-0905
Japan
 

  Dr M. V. Samson
Director (Retd.)
Central Silk Board
Paramar Street,
Nagarcoil-629001.
Tamil Nadu

Awarded on 21 September 2002 during the XIX International Sericultural Congress which was held in Bangkok, Thailand.


2005
  Dr K.V. Benchamin  
Director (Retd.)
National Silkworm Seed Organization
Central Silk Board, B.T.M. Layout
Hosur Road, Madivala
Bangalore – 560 068
India

  Dr T.H. Somashekar
Director (Retd.)
Central Silk Technological Research Institute
Central Silk Board, BTM Layout
Hosur Road, Madivala
Bangalore – 560 068
India

  Dr Hiroaki YANAGAWA
Chief Adviser
Japan International Cooperation Agency
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Independent Administrative Institution
Genome and Biodiversity Research Center
1-2, Ohwashi, Tsukuba
Ibaraki 305-8602
Japan
 
  Awarded on 15th December 2005 during the XX International Sericultural Congress which was held in Bangalore, India
2008
  Dr.  Toshiki  TAMURA
Dept. of Insect Genetics and Breeding
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
1-2, Ohwashi, Tsukuba
Ibaraki 305-8634
Japan
 

 

Dr. S. B. DANDIN
Director (Retd.)
National Silkworm Seed Organization
Central Silk Board, BTM Layout
Hosur Road, Madivala
Bangalore – 560 068
India

Awarded on 3th november 2008 during the XXI International Sericultural Congress which was held in Athens, Greece.

2011
  Dr.H.K.Basavaraj
Scientist E (Retd.), Central Silk Board
# 263, 9th Cross
Sreerampura 2nd Stage
Kuvempunagar P. O.
Mysore 570 023
Karnataka
India

 

Dr. Kazuei MITA,
Division of Insect Sciences,
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
Owashi 1-2, Tsukuba 305-8634,
Japan

Awarded on 14 December 2011 during the XXII International Sericultural Congress which was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


2012
 

Dr. Gerard CHAVANCY
Former Secretary General
International Sericultural Commission (ISC)
Address: 2, Av. Roberto Rossellini
69100 VILLEURBANNE
FRANCE

  Awarded in a function held on 11 September 2012 at the office of the ISC, Bellecardie, Lyon, France

2014
 

Dr. Hiroaki MACHII
Vice President
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
2-1-2 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8602
JAPAN


 

Dr. Suwannee CUNVONG
No.445 Moo 3 Sammakeechai Road, Tambon
Wangchompoo, Amphur Muang,
Phetchabun,
THAILAND 67210


 

Dr. B.S. ANGADI
E-6, 2nd Floor, Central Silk Board Staff Quarters
Lalbagh West Gate, Basavanagudi
Bangalore – 560 004
Karnataka, INDIA


  Awarded by the Hon'ble Governor of Karnataka Province, India during the 23rd ISC Congress held at Bangalore during 24-27 November, 2015  
2016    
 

Dr. Masahiro TOMITA
Immuno-Biological Laboratories Co., Ltd.,
1091-1 Naka, Fujioka-Shi, Gunma,
75-0005,
JAPAN.


 


 


 

 

Dr. Sanjay Kumar PANDA
Chairman, Executive Committee,

Tripura Skill Development Mission.

[Former Secretary, Ministry of Textiles,

Government of India and Chief Secretary,

Government of Tripura]
ITI Road, Indranagar, Agartala, West Tripura, PIN-799006

 


 


 

 

Dr. Surindr SUPASAVASDEBHANDU
Deputy Manager Director,
Thai Silk Company Limited,
96, Soi Peungmee 29, Sukhumvit Soi 93, P.O.Box, Onnuch 88,
Phrakanong, Bangkok 10260 THAILAND.

  Awarded by the Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Government of Thailand during the 24th ISC Congress held at Bangkok during 10-14 August, 2016