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Yasufumi Murakami

science educator , biotechnology company executive

Yasufumi Murakami, Japanese science educator, biotechnology company executive. Achievements include research in determined the complete DNA sequence of sixth chromosome of yeast; research in clarified the molecular mechanism of DNA replication of DNA tumor viruses. Member of American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Background

Murakami, Yasufumi was born on June 8, 1955 in Rikuzentakata, Iwate, Japan.

Education

Bachelor, Tokyo University, 1979. Master of Science, Tokyo University. Doctor of Philosophy, Tokyo University, 1984.

Career

Post doctoral research fellow Mmorial Sloan Ketteing Cancer Center, New York City, 1984—1986. Senior researcher Rikagaku Kenkyūsho, Tsukuba, Japan, 1986—1999. Professor, director Tokyo University of Science, Noda, Japan, since 1999.

Founder, vice president Biomatrix Research Inc., Noda, Chiba, Japan, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in determined the complete DNA sequence of sixth chromosome of yeast. Research in clarified the molecular mechanism of DNA replication of DNA tumor viruses.

Works

  • Editor: (book) Introduction of Bioinformatics, 2002. Author: Outcome of the Human Genome Project, 2003. Editor: Molecular Biology of the Post-Genome Era, 2003.

Membership

Member of American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fly fishing.

Connections

Married.