Koji Tamura, Japanese molecular biologist, biophysicist. Achievements include discovery of chiral-selective aminoacylation of an Ribonucleic acid minihelix.
Tamura, Koji was born on April 7, 1965 in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Son of Kiyoshi and Hiroko Tamura.
Bachelor of Science, University Tokyo, 1989. Master of Science, University Tokyo, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1994.
Special postdoctoral researcher Rikagaku Kenkyūsho Institute, Wako, Japan, 1994—1995, research scientist, 1995—2001. Visitor scholar Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, 1999—2001, research associate, 2001—2003, senior research associate, 2003—2006. Associate professor Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Japan, since 2006.
Researcher PRESTO (Ribonucleic acid and Biofunctions) Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi, Japan, since 2008.
Achievements include discovery of chiral-selective aminoacylation of an Ribonucleic acid minihelix.