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Yoshinori Ohsumi

Honorary Professor, Cell Biology Center, Institute of Innovative Research at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Areas of expertise

  • - Autophagy of yeast

Major works

Selected Awards:

  • Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, 2017
  • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2016
  • International Prize for Biology, 2015
  • Canada Gairdner International Award, 2015
  • Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, 2012

About Me

Yoshinori is an Honorary Professor and Specially Appointed Professor at Cell Biology Center, Institute of Innovative Research. He received his Doctor of Science in Physiology from the Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo in 1972. Since the discovery of autophagy in yeast about three decades ago, his primary research objective has been molecular characterization and understanding the autophagy mechanism.

Courses and Programs taught by Yoshinori Ohsumi