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Kazuo Kubo

Kazuo Kubo, Japanese chemist. Achievements include discovery of orally active antitumor drugs; discovery of protein kinase inhibitors; invention of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors as a cancer drug. Member of Japanese Cancer Association (associate), Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry (associate), Chemical Society of Japan (associate), Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (associate).

Background

  • Kubo, Kazuo was born on July 28, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan. Son of Kubo Mitsuo and Kubo Kaoru.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Tokyo University of Science, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, The University Tokyo, 2007.

    Career

    • Researcher Kirin Brewery Limited company, Pharmaceutical Division, Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories, Takasaki, Japan, 1991—2005, senior scientist, 2005—2007, Research Division, Medicinal Chemistry, Discovery Research Laboratories, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company Ltd., Shizuoka, Japan, 2007—2008, since 2008.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of orally active antitumor drugs. Discovery of protein kinase inhibitors. Invention of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors as a cancer drug.

    Membership

    Member of Japanese Cancer Association (associate), Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry (associate), Chemical Society of Japan (associate), Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (associate).

    Connections

    • father: Kubo Mitsuo
    • mother: Kubo Kaoru
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    Born July 28, 1965
    (age 51)
    Nationality
    • 1991
      Tokyo University of Science
    • 2007
      The University Tokyo
    • 1991 - 2005
      Researcher, Kirin Brewery Company
      Takasaki, Gumma, Japan
    • 2007 - 2008
      Researcher, Kirin Brewery Company
      Shizuoka, Japan
    • 2008
      Researcher, Kirin Brewery Company
      Shizuoka, Japan