Mitsuhiro Yanagida

  Professor

MSc (The University of Tokyo, 1966)
PhD (The University of Tokyo, 1970)

Nationality

Japan

Research career

  • 1967 Research assistant (Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva)
  • 1970 Foreign research consultant (International Laboratory of Genetics and Biophysics, Naples)
  • 1970 Research associate (University of Maryland Medicine)
  • 1971 Associate professor (Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University)
  • 1978 Professor (Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University)
  • 1995 Professor (Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University)
  • 1999 Professor (Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University)
  • 2001-2003 Dean (Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University)
  • 2004-2011 Professor (special task) (Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University)
  • 2004-present Professor emeritus (Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University)
  • 2004-2011 Principal investigator (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation)
  • 2011-present Professor (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University)

Honors

  • 1995 Foreign Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization
  • 2000 Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society, UK
  • 2000 The 40th Toray Award for Science and Technology, Japan
  • 2001 The 71st Asahi prize
  • 2002 Medal of Purple Ribbon, Japan
  • 2002 The 13th Uehara Prize, Japan
  • 2003 Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy
  • 2004 Person of Cultural Merit, Japan
  • 2005 Member of the Science Council of Japan
  • 2010 Honorary Fellow of the Society of Biology, UK
  • 2011 Order of Culture, Japan
  • 2012 Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA