Toshio Yanagida received the Ph.D. degree from Osaka University, Japan, in 1976. He was an Associate Researcher, an Assistant Professor, and a Professor in the faculty of engineering science at the Osaka university, Japan, in 1974, 1987, and 1988, respectively. He led Biomotron Project, ERATO, JST, in 1992, Single molecule processes Project, ICORP, JST, in 1998 and Creation and Application of Soft Nano-Machine, the Hyperfunctional Molecular Machine Project, CREST, JST, in 2002. He was a Professor at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 1996. From 2002 to 2004, he was a Dean and Professor at the Osaka University Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences. Currently, he is a Professor at the Osaka University Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences. Professor Yanagida received 7th Osaka science award in 1989, 4th Tsukahara memotial award in 1992, 25th Naito memorial science promotion award in 1994, the Japan academy award and the imperial award in 1998, and 1998 Asahi award in 1999 for his outstanding achievement in the field of molecular motors and single molecule detection. Professor Yanagida is a Member of Japan biophysical society and USA biophysical society. He served as a President of Japan Biophysical Society and a Member of editorial board of Biophysical journal. He is a Counselor in USA Biophysical Society.
Biography Updated on 25 January 2008