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educator , microbiologist , researcher

Kousaku Murata, Japanese microbiologist, educator, researcher. Achievements include novel method for yeast transformation.

Background

Murata, Kousaku was born on September 10, 1948 in Ayabe, Kyoto, Japan. Son of Nakasuke and Kayoko Murata.

Education

BAgr, Kyoto University, 1972. Master of Agriculture, Kyoto University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Kyoto University, 1982.

Career

Researcher Laboratory Applied Biochemistry Tanabe Pharmaceutical Limited company, Osaka, Japan, 1974—1980. Resident researcher department microbiology Life Science Institute Mitsubishi Kasei Limited company, Tokyo, 1980—1981. Research associate department applied microbiology Research Institute Food Science Kyoto University, 1980—1988, associate professor department applied microbiology Research Institute Food Science, 1988—1995, professor department food safety and utilization, since 2001, professor Graduate School department basic and applied molecular biotechnology division food and biological science, since 2001.

Dean Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry, Tokyo, 1997—2001, Japan Society for Bioscience and Bioengring., Osaka, Japan, since 2003. Special researcher department biochemistry New York Hospital Cornell University Medical Center, New York City, 1983—1984.

Achievements

  • Achievements include novel method for yeast transformation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Gene Engineering, 1990, Journal Bioscience and Bioengineering, 1998—2001. Editor-in-chief:, since 2004. Editor: Transgenic Crops, 2000.

      Contributor articles to professional journals. Ex-editor Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science.

Membership

Member of American Societies for Experimental Biology (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ), International Reviewer, J.Pharm.Sci., Japan Meeting for Environmental Microbiology, Society for Applied Microbiology, Japan Society of Vitaminology, Japan Society of Food Science and Technology, American Society for Microbiology, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry (councillor since 2003, director 1998—2001), Society for Bioscience and Bioengring. Japan since 2003, (award 1988), Yeast Research Society Japan (member standing committee since 1989, best paper prize 1996, Best paper prize 2002).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading.

Connections

Married Yoko Murata, September 15, 1975. Children: Chisa, Michihisa.

father:
Nakasuke Murata

mother:
Kayoko Murata

spouse:
Yoko Murata

child:
Chisa Murata

child:
Michihisa Murata