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Biologist

Kenshi Hayashi, Japanese biologist. Achievements include invention of polymerase chain reaction-SSCP analysis, a method for mutation detection in various genetic diseases. International exchange/research fellow National Institutes of Health, United States of America, Bethesda, 1978-1980; medical technology award Nikkei BP, Inc., Tokyo, 1992; grant-in-aid for cancer research, Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund, Tokyo, 1982.

Background

Hayashi, Kenshi was born on September 25, 1943 in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Son of Kentaro Hayashi and Machiko Kubo.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Tokyo, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1975.

Career

Research associate Kanazawa University, Ishikawa, 1969-1975, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, 1975-1978, 1980-1983, chief investigators, 1983-1985, section head, 1985-1993. International research fellow California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1978-1980. Professor Kyushu University, Fukuoka, since 1993.

Advisory board Research Association for Biotechnology, Tokyo, since 1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of polymerase chain reaction-SSCP analysis, a method for mutation detection in various genetic diseases.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Japanese Journal Cancer Research, since 1987, polymerase chain reaction Methods and Applications, 1990-1994, Human Mutation, since 1990, DNA Research, since 1993, Genome Research, since 1995.

Membership

Fellow The Japanese Bio-chemical Society. Member The Bio-chemical Society, Japanese Cancer Association, The Molecular Biology Society Japan, The Human Genome Organization.

Connections

Married Masako Tamagawa. Children: Kanta, Ryusuke.

father:
Kentaro Hayashi

mother:
Machiko Kubo

spouse:
Masako Tamagawa

child:
Kanta Hayashi

child:
Ryusuke Hayashi