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Satoshi Omura

Satoshi Omura, Japanese research scientist, administrator. Recipient Hoechst-Roussel award American Society for Microbiology, 1985, Pharmaceutical Society Japan award, 1986, Uehara prize Uehara Memorial Foundation, 1986, Japan Academy prize Japan Academy, 1990, Purple Ribbon medal Japanese Government, 1992, Fujihara Foundation Science award, Naranishi Prize 2000, award Chemistry and Natural Science, American Chemical Society, 2005.

Background

  • Omura, Satoshi was born on July 10, 1935 in Nirasaki, Yamanashi, Japan. Son of Yoshio and Fumiko Omura.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Yamanashi University, Kofu, 1958. Master of Science, Science University Tokyo, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1968.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Science University Tokyo, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungry, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Wesleyan University, United States of America, 1994.

    Career

    • Research associate Yamanashi University, 1963-1965. Researcher The Kitasato Institute, Tokyo, 1965-1971. Associate professor Kitasato University, 1968-1975, professor, 1975—1984, director, since 1985.

      Professor The Kitasato Institute, since 1984, executive vice president, 1984-1990, president, since 1990. Professor Graduate School of Infection Control Sciences, since 2002.

    Works

    • Author, editor: Macrolide Antibiotics - Chemistry, Biology and Practice, 1984, The Search for Bioactive Compounds from Microorganisms, 1992, 20 others. Patentee in field.

    Membership

    Member Deutsche Academy Naturforscher Leopoldina, American Academy Microbiology. Foreign Member Académie des sciences, France.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, skiing, collecting paintings and poetry.

    Connections

    • Married Fumiko Akiyama, 1962. 1 child, Ikuyo.
    • father: Yoshio Omura
    • mother: Fumiko Omura
    • spouse: Fumiko Akiyama
    • child: Ikuyo Omura
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    Born July 10, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1958
      Yamanashi University
    • 1963
      Science University Tokyo
    • 1968
      University Tokyo
    • 1970
      Science University Tokyo
    • 1991
      Lajos Kossuth University
    • 1994
      Wesleyan University
    • 1963 - 1965
      Research associate, Yamanashi University
    • 1965 - 1971
      researcher, The Kitasato Institute
      Tokyo, Japan
    • 2002
      professor, Graduate School of Infection Control Sciences
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