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Satoshi Omura

administrator , research scientist

Satoshi Omura, Japanese research scientist, administrator. Recipient Hoechst-Roussel award American Society for Microbiology, 1985, Pharmaceutical Society Japan award, 1986, Uehara prize Uehara Memorial Foundation, 1986, Japan Academy prize Japan Academy, 1990, Purple Ribbon medal Japanese Government, 1992, Fujihara Foundation Science award, Naranishi Prize 2000, award Chemistry and Natural Science, American Chemical Society, 2005.


Omura, Satoshi was born on July 10, 1935 in Nirasaki, Yamanashi, Japan. Son of Yoshio and Fumiko Omura.


Bachelor of Science, Yamanashi University, Kofu, 1958. Master of Science, Science University Tokyo, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Tokyo, 1968.

Doctor of Philosophy, Science University Tokyo, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungry, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Wesleyan University, United States of America, 1994.


Research associate Yamanashi University, 1963-1965. Researcher The Kitasato Institute, Tokyo, 1965-1971. Associate professor Kitasato University, 1968-1975, professor, 1975—1984, director, since 1985.

Professor The Kitasato Institute, since 1984, executive vice president, 1984-1990, president, since 1990. Professor Graduate School of Infection Control Sciences, since 2002.


Member Deutsche Academy Naturforscher Leopoldina, American Academy Microbiology. Foreign Member Académie des sciences, France.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, skiing, collecting paintings and poetry.


Married Fumiko Akiyama, 1962. 1 child, Ikuyo.

Yoshio Omura

Fumiko Omura

Fumiko Akiyama

Ikuyo Omura