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Koichi Tanaka

Koichi Tanaka, Japanese engineer, researcher. Achievements include development of a novel method for mass spectrometric analyses of biological macromolecules. Recipient Nobel prize in chemistry, 2002, Order of Cultural Merit award, Republic of Korea, 2002. Member of Mass Spectroscopy Society Japan (Encouragement award 1989).

Background

  • Tanaka, Koichi was born on August 3, 1959 in Toyama City, Japan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan, 1983.

    Career

    • Staff member Central Research Laboratory, Shimadzu Corporation, Japan, 1983—1986, staff science equipment division, Research and Development department, 1986—1992, with Kratos Group PLC (subsidiary) Manchester, England, 1992, 1999—2002, staff analytical instrument division, Research and Development department Japan, 1992—1997, staff Shimadzu Research Laboratory Ltd. Manchester, 1997—1999, staff analytical & measuring instruments division, life science business unit Japan, 2002—2003, executive officer, since 2002, general manager, Mass Spectrometry Research Laboratory, since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of a novel method for mass spectrometric analyses of biological macromolecules.

    Membership

    Member of Mass Spectroscopy Society Japan (Encouragement award 1989).

    Connections

    • Married Yuko Ikegami, 1995.
    • spouse: Yuko Ikegami
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    Born August 3, 1959
    (age 57)
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    • 1983
      Tohoku University
    • 1983 - 1986
      Staff member, Central Research Laboratory
      Japan
    • 1986 - 1992
      Staff member, Central Research Laboratory
    • 1992
      Staff member, Central Research Laboratory
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1992 - 1997
      Staff member, Central Research Laboratory
    • 1997 - 1999
      Staff member, Central Research Laboratory
    • 1999 - 2002
      Staff member, Central Research Laboratory
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 2002 - 2003
      Staff member, Central Research Laboratory
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