Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0412

Yoshinori Asakawa

Yoshinori Asakawa

Yoshinori Asakawa
Professor, Director, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tokushima Bunri University, Japan



1960-1964 Department of Biology, Tokushima University(BSc qualification) 1964-1969 Department of Chemistry, Hiroshima University (Master and Doctor Courses) 1972 Ph.D. at Hiroshima University

Career :

1969-1976 Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Hiroshima University 1972-1974 Postdoctoral Fellow, Université Louis Pasteur, France (Prof. Guy Ourisson)

International Awards:

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)


Society Activities:

1977-2013)      Councilor member, Terpenes, Essential Oils and Aromatics (TEAC)

2014-               President, Terpenes, Essential Oils and Aromatics (TEAC)

2000-                   Permanent Member of International Symposium on Essential Oils (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




Research Interest

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.