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Kazutoshi Okuno

educator , plant geneticist

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.

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