Shin Aoki was born in Sapporo, Japan in 1964. He graduated from the University of Tokyo with B.S. (1986), M.S. (1988), and Ph.D. (1992) degrees in pharmaceutical sciences under the supervision of Professor Kenji Koga. He started his academic carrier as an Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo from 1990. Following postdoctoral positions with Professor Chi-Huey Wong at the Department of Chemistry, the Scripps Research Institute, USA, he joined Professor Eiichi Kimura’s research group in 1995 at the Faculty of Medicine, Hiroshima University, where he became an Associate Professor in 2001. In 2003, he became a Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science. He is a Recipient of the Award of Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry for Young Scientists (1999), the AJINOMOTO Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (2001), the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award for Young Scientists (2002), and so on. His major research interests are organic synthetic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, photochemistry, and medicinal chemistry, mainly using metal complexes in aqueous solution. Aoki is a Member of the American Chemical Society, American Society for Photobiology, The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, The Chemical Society of Japan, The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, Society of Coordination Chemistry (Japan), The Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, FCCA (Forum: Carbohydrates Coming of Age) , and International Society for Zinc Biology (ISZB).
Biography Updated on 16 November 2011