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Koji Tamura

Koji Tamura, Japanese molecular biologist, biophysicist. Achievements include discovery of chiral-selective aminoacylation of an Ribonucleic acid minihelix.

Background

  • Tamura, Koji was born on April 7, 1965 in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Son of Kiyoshi and Hiroko Tamura.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Tokyo, 1989. Master of Science, University Tokyo, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1994.

    Career

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of chiral-selective aminoacylation of an Ribonucleic acid minihelix.

    Connections

    • Married Takako Doi; children: Maya Doi, Ken Francis.
    • father: Kiyoshi Tamura
    • mother: Hiroko Tamura
    • spouse: Takako Doi
    • children: Maya Doi Tamura
    • Ken Francis Tamura
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    Born April 7, 1965
    (age 52)
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    • 1989
      University Tokyo
    • 1991
      University Tokyo
    • 1994
      University Tokyo
    • 1994 - 1995
      Special postdoctoral researcher, Rikagaku Kenkyūsho Institute
      Wako, Saitama, Japan
    • 1999 - 2001
      visitor scholar, Scripps Research Institute
      La Jolla, California, United States
    • 2006
      associate, professor Tokyo University of Science
      Nöda, Thuringen, Germany
    • 2008
      researcher, PRESTO (Ribonucleic acid and Biofunctions) Japan Science and Technology Agency
      Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan
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