The JHG Young Scientist Award recognizes articles that have made a significant contribution to the Journal of Human Genetics, owing to their scientific excellence and impact in the field of human genetics.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 JHG Young Scientist Award.

Lasse Pihlstrøm

Department of Neurology, Oslo University Hospital

For the paper entitled

Fine mapping and resequencing of the PARK16 locus in Parkinson’s disease

J Hum Genet (2015) 60, Issue 7 Page 357–362,

Ichiro Fukumoto

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tokyo Women’s Medical University Medical Center East

For the paper entitled

Tumor-suppressive microRNAs (miR-26a/b, miR-29a/b/c and miR-218) concertedly suppressed metastasis-promoting LOXL2 in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

J Hum Genet (2016) 61, Issue 2 Page 109–118,

We would like to offer our warmest congratulations and wish them every success in their future careers.

Naomichi Matsumoto


Journal of Human Genetics