Mitsuru Shoji in 1994 graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Tohoku University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1999 from Tohoku University under the supervision of Professor Masahiro Hirama. From 1999 through 2001, he joined the group of Professor K. C. Nicolaou as a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, USA. In 2001, he became an Assistant Professor at Tokyo University of Science. He was promoted to a Lecturer at Tohoku University in 2006. In 2009, he became an Associate Professor at Keio University. He is also working as a Program Officer of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. His research interests include total synthesis of natural products and innovation of synthetic method. He received Young Scientist‘s Research Award in Natural Product Chemistry (2003), (Yamanouchi) Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (2003), and the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemists (2006).
Biography Updated on 31 May 2012