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educator , microbiologist

Yutaka Kitamoto, Japanese microbiologist, educator. Member Society Mushroom Science Biotechnology Japan (president 1991-1992, editor-in-chief since 1993), Mycological Society Japan (vice president 1995-1996, president 1997-1999), Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, Academy Agricultural Science Japan.

Background

Kitamoto, Yutaka was born on June 12, 1940 in Kyoto, Japan. Son of Yojiro and Yoshi Kitamoto.

Education

Bachelor in Agriculture, Kyoto Institute of Technology, 1965. Master in Agriculture, Kyoto University, 1967. Doctor in Agriculture, Kyoto University, 1970.

Career

Researcher Kyoto University, 1970-1971. Research associate Tottori University, 1971-1975, lecturer, 1975-1979, associate professor, 1979-1988, professor, since 1988, councilor, 1995. Honorary scientist Richard Daley Associates, Republic of Korea, 1998—2003.

Visiting professor University Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1973-1974. Member executive committee for founding of Oita Mushroom Research Institute, 1987-1988.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Genetics and Breeding of Edibile Mushrooms, 1993. Inventor production of novel white Enokitake mushroom commercial strain by breeding.

Membership

Member Society Mushroom Science Biotechnology Japan (president 1991-1992, editor-in-chief since 1993), Mycological Society Japan (vice president 1995-1996, president 1997-1999), Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, Academy Agricultural Science Japan.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Fishing, audio, horticulture.

Connections

Married Sachiko Itoh, January 19, 1974. Children: Fumie, Kazuhiko.

father:
Yojiro Kitamoto

mother:
Yoshi Kitamoto

spouse:
Sachiko Itoh

child:
Fumie Kitamoto

child:
Kazuhiko Kitamoto