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Biochemist , educator , Molecular biologist

Yoshimi Takai, Japanese biochemist, molecular biologist, educator. Medical diplomate. Recipient Nissan science prize Nissan Science Foundation, 1994, Osaka science prize Osaka Science & Technology Center, 1996. Member Japanese Bio-chemical Society (councilor, encouragement prize for young biochemists 1982), Japanese Cancer Association (councilor), Japan Society Cell Biology (councilor).

Background

Takai, Yoshimi was born on April 2, 1948 in Kasai, Hyogo, Japan. Son of Miyoshi and Yoriko (Kokado) Takai.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Kobe (Japan) University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Kobe (Japan) University, 1980.

Career

Associate professor Kobe University School Medicine, 1981-1984, professor, 1984-1994. Associate professor National Institute Basic Biology, Okazaki, Japan, 1981-1985. Professor National Institute Physiological Sciences, Japan, 1992-1996.

Professor department biochemistry Osaka (Japan) Medical School, since 1993. Visiting associate professor metabolic research unit University California, San Francisco, 1983-1984. Project director Takai Biotimer Project, Japan Science & Technology Corporation, Kobe, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Medical diplomate.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Ciba Foundation Symposium on the GTPase superfamily, 1993.

Membership

Member Japanese Bio-chemical Society (councilor, encouragement prize for young biochemists 1982), Japanese Cancer Association (councilor), Japan Society Cell Biology (councilor).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf.

Connections

Married Kazuko Inamoto. Children: Miwa, Miyuki, Mika.

father:
Miyoshi Takai

mother:
Yoriko (Kokado) Takai

spouse:
Kazuko Inamoto

child:
Miwa Takai

child:
Miyuki Takai

child:
Mika Takai