Professor, Director, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tokushima Bunri University, Japan
1960-1964 Department of Biology, Tokushima Universityï¼ËBSc qualificationï¼â° 1964-1969 Department of Chemistry, Hiroshima University (Master and Doctor Courses) 1972 Ph.D. at Hiroshima University
1969-1976 Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Hiroshima University 1972-1974 Postdoctoral Fellow, Université Louis Pasteur, France (Prof. Guy Ourisson)
2012 Fellow (FNSE) (The National Society of Ethnopharmacology, India)
2014 Ambassador of Pharmacy (Czasoposmo Aptekarskie, Poland)
2014 Gusi International Peace Prize (Gusi Int. Peace Prize Foundation)
2014- President, Terpenes, Essential Oils and Aromatics (TEAC)
2000- Permanent Member of International Symposium on Essential Oilsãâ¬â¬(ISEO)
2000-2002: President, Japanese Bryological Society
2007- President, Phytochemical Society of Asia (PSA)
Scientific publication: Original papers: 660, Books: 38 (Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products. Vol. 42,1-285 1982, Vol.65, 1-618, 1995, Vol. 95, 1-796, 2013, Springer, Vienna & New York etc)
Post-doc invitation: 50 post docs from Argentina, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, Madagascar, Malaysia, Myanmar, Kenya, Poland, Scotland, Serbia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam
Foreign students (Master and Ph. D.): Argentina (2), Austria (6), China (1), Indonesia (8), Malaysia (4), Taiwan (1), Serbia (1), Vietnam (1).
Visiting Profs.: More than 30 from the world.
Hobby: Calligraphy, Karate: Motor-Cycle (1500CC/800CC): Fishing. Travels
Isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive secondary metabolites of bryophytes, pteridophytes, inedible mushrooms, medicinal and aromatic plants and insects and their bioassay; Biotransformation of secondary metabolites by fungi and mammals, total synthesis of natural products, chemical reaction of organic per-acids, chemical phylogeny of spore-forming plants.