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Kazutoshi Okuno

Kazutoshi Okuno, plant geneticist, educator. Achievements include patents for DNA selection for rice blast disease. Member of Japanese Society Breeding (vice president, Award 2001).

Background

  • Okuno, Kazutoshi Son of Koichi and Yuki Okuno.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Iwate University, Morioka, Japan, 1971. Doctor in Agricultural, Nagoya University, Japan, 1983.

    Career

    • Director Genebank, National Institute Agrobiol. Science, Tsukuba, Japan, 2003—2006. Professor University Tsukuba, since 2006, director, faculty biosphere resource science and tech, since 2010.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents for DNA selection for rice blast disease.

    Membership

    Member of Japanese Society Breeding (vice president, Award 2001).

    Connections

    • Married Kimiko Iwaizawa. Children: Fumiko, Hiroko Shimizu.
    • father: Koichi Okuno
    • mother: Yuki Okuno
    • spouse: Kimiko Iwaizawa
    • children: Fumiko Okuno
    • Hiroko Shimizu Okuno
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    • 1971
      Iwate University
    • 1983
      Nagoya University
    • 2003 - 2006
      Director, Genebank
      Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    • 2010
      professor, University Tsukuba