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Biochemist , educator , researcher

Kenji Nakajima, Japanese biochemist, researcher, educator. Recipient Academy award The Vitamin Society Japan, 1971, Research Leader award Japan Academy, 1980, Order Cultural Merit, 1994, Outstanding Achievement award, England, 2000-2007, Research award International Technology Exchange Society, 2004.


Nakajima, Kenji was born on June 29, 1941 in Kyoto, Japan. Son of Ennosuke and Sumi (Saito) Nakajima.


Graduate, Kyoto University, 1966. Postgraduate, Kyoto University, 1968. Doctor, Kyoto University, 1971.

Doctor of Philosophy, Kyoto University, 1972.


Lecturer Kyoto University, 1971-1977, Koshien University, Takarazuka, Japan, 1973-1979, associate professor Japan, 1979-1987, professor Japan, 1987—2007, professor emeritus, since 2008. Co-researcher Biwa Lake Research Institute, Shiga, Japan, since 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Data Book of Biochemistry, 1979, Methods in Enzymology, volunteer 62, 66, 1979, 1980, Vitaminology II, 1980, Chemical Stimulants for Feeding Behavior of Fish and Shellfish, 1994, Biology Environmental Chemical of DMSP and Related Sulfonium Company, 1995, Biochemistry, 2000, Overview of Riboflavin Biosynthesis for the Past Fifty Years, 2000, Riboflavin Biosynthesis for the Past Fifty Years (in England), 2001, Elucidation of Riboflavin Biosynthesis for the Past Half Century (in England), 2001, Break Through in Riboflavin Biosynthesis, 2002.


Member of International Technology Exchange Society, Senescene-Accelerated Mouse Society (council since 1997), Japanese Fish Science Society, Japan Nutrition Food Society (council since 1997), Japan Vitamin Society (council since 1996), Agricultural Chemical Society Japan.


  • Other Interests

    Painting, reading, music, cars, yacht.


Married Junko Ohgushi, June 7, 1975. Children: Hironori, Yoshiki.

Ennosuke Nakajima

Sumi (Saito) Nakajima

Junko Ohgushi

Hironori Nakajima

Yoshiki Nakajima