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Akira Takai

Akira Takai, physiologist, educator. Certified medical practitioner Ministry Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, 1980; Achievements include discovery of highly specific inhibitory effect of a marine sponge toxin, okadaic acid on protein phosphatases. Recipient Rosa Lowie award, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, 1988.

Background

  • Takai, Akira Son of Tomokichi and Sachiko Takai.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Nagoya University, Japan, 1979.

    Career

    • Research associate Nagoya University, 1979—1986, lecturer, 1986—1988, associate professor, 1988—2001. Professor Asahikawa Medical College, Japan, 2001—2008. Alexander von humboldt research fellow University Heidelberg, Germany, 1986—1988.

    Major achievements

    • Certified medical practitioner Ministry Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, 1980. Achievements include discovery of highly specific inhibitory effect of a marine sponge toxin, okadaic acid on protein phosphatases.

    Connections

    • Married Yoshiko Okada. Children: Hana, Yume, Kanta.
    • father: Tomokichi Takai
    • mother: Sachiko Takai
    • spouse: Yoshiko Okada
    • children: Hana Takai
    • Yume Takai
    • Kanta Takai
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    • 1979
      Nagoya University
    • 2001 - 2008
      professor, Asahikawa Medical College
      Japan

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