Takeshi Yasumoto

Ph.D. in Marine Biochemistry, University of Tokyo

  • Professor, Tohoku University (until March 1998)
  • Professor emeritus, Tohoku University
  • April 1998, Academic Advisor, Japan Food Research Laboratories (Inc. Foundation) (- present)
  • September 2011, Distinguished Research Fellow, National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Fisheries Research Agency (-present)
  • Senior Research Manager, Area Oriented Joint Research Activities for Okinawa Prefecture area, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) (until December 2007)
  • Senior Research Manager, Academic-Industry Collaboration for Okinawa Coastal Lines, MEXT (until March 2011)

 

1989 Chair, Marine toxicity working group, IUPAC (until 1995)
January 1993 Chair, Marine toxicity working group, UNESCO (until December 1995)
November 2011 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)
November 2011 Member, Board of Councilors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)

 

June 1989 Special award by the 4th International Conference on Toxic Marine phytoplankton, Lund, for outstanding achievements in the field of marine toxin chemistry (since then termed the Yasumoto Award)
February 1994 P. J. Scheuer Award for Natural Products Chemistry
March 1994 Naito Foundation Research Prize
March 1994 Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry Prize
May 1999 The Medal with Purple Ribbon
June 2004 The Japan Academy Prize, The Imperial Prize
March 2006 Nakanishi Prize, American Chemical Society, U.S.A.
November 2010 The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon