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Satoshi Ōmura

Satoshi Ōmura
Born (1935-07-12) 12 July 1935
Nirasaki, Yamanashi, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions Kitasato University
Wesleyan University
Alma mater University of Yamanashi
Tokyo University of Science (M.S., Sc. D.)
University of Tokyo (Ph.D.)
Academic advisors Koji Nakanishi
Max Tishler
Known for Avermectin and Ivermectin
Notable awards Japan Academy Prize (1990)
Koch Gold Medal (1997)
Gairdner Global Health Award (2014)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2015)

Satoshi Ōmura (大村 智 Ōmura Satoshi, born 12 July 1935) is a Japanese Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with William C. Campbell and Tu Youyou.

Contents

  • Education 1
  • Career 2
  • Honors and awards 3
    • Scientific and academic 3.1
    • National 3.2
    • Membership in learned societies 3.3
    • Other 3.4
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Education

Omura graduated from the University of Yamanashi, he received his M.S. degree from Tokyo University of Science and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the Tokyo University of Science.[1]

Career

Satoshi Ōmura is professor emeritus at roundworm parasites. More precisely, his research group isolated a strain of Streptomyces avermitilis that produce the anti-parasitical compound avermectin. Campbell later acquired these bacteria and developed the derived drug ivermectin that is today used against river blindness, lymphatic filariasis and other parasitic infections.[1][2][3]

Honors and awards

Scientific and academic

National

Membership in learned societies

Other

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Satoshi Omura PhD". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2015/press.pdf
  3. ^ "Japanese microbiologist Satoshi Omura shares Nobel Prize for medicine". The Japan Times. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Satoshi Ōmura. "Satoshi Ōmura Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Robert Koch Gold Medal". Robert-Koch-Stiftung e.V. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  6. ^ http://www.gairdner.org/content/satoshi-omura
  7. ^ 【政府】11年「春の叙勲」‐森田氏に旭重、大村氏が瑞重 薬事日報 2011年6月20日
  8. ^ List of Members | Prof. Dr. Dr. Satoshi Ōmura
  9. ^ Member Directory | Satoshi Omura
  10. ^ Japan Academy membership profile
  11. ^ Académie des sciences membership profile
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