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Dean , biology professor

Norio Murata, dean, biology professor. Achievements include research in molecular biology of stress physiology; research in biophysics and molecular biology of membrane lipids; research in regulatory aspects of photosynthesis; research in gene engineering of stress tolerance of plants; research in signal transduction pathway of environmental stress.

Background

Murata, Norio was born on February 5, 1940.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Tokyo, 1964. Master of Science, University Tokyo, 1966. Doctor of Science, University Tokyo, 1969.

Career

Instructor faculty science University Tokyo, 1966—1978. Postdoctoral fellow department plant biology Carnegie Institution Washington, 1969—1970. Associate professor University Tokyo, College Arts and Sciences, 1978—1985.

Professor National Institute for Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan, since 1985, chairman department regulation biology, 1989—1991, 1993—1998. Dean Graduated University for Advanced Sciences, School Life Sciences, Japan, 1999—2002. Chairman National Institute Basic Biology, Dept.Regulation Biology, Okazaki, since 2003.

Member International Committee of International Congress on Photosynthesis, 1980—1998. Organizer 9th International Congress on Photosynthesis, 1989—1992. Chairperson International Committee of International Congress on Photosynthesis, 1989—1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in molecular biology of stress physiology. Research in biophysics and molecular biology of membrane lipids. Research in regulatory aspects of photosynthesis.

    Research in gene engineering of stress tolerance of plants. Research in signal transduction pathway of environmental stress.

Membership

Member of International Committee International Congress Photosynthesis, Plant and Cell Physiology, Japanese Society Plant Physiologists, Photosynthesis Research, 9th International Congress Photosynthesis (Organizer 1989-1992), International Congress Photosynthesis (chairman 1989-1992), Advances Photosynthesis (Consulting Editor 1990-1998), International Society Photosynthesis Research (treasurer 1995-1998), Japanese Association Lipid Biochemistry (council member since 1994), Japanese Botanical Society 1991-1993, Japanese Bio-chemical Society since 1987, (award 1969), Japanese Society Plant Physiologists 1983-1984, 1989-1997.