Mitsuru Yoshida received her M.S. degree in agriculture from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1981, and started working for the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, currently National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences in Tsukuba, Japan. During her tenure as a Pesticide Chemist in the institute, she stayed in San Francisco for a year from 1988 to study application of nuclear magnetic resonance analysis to pharmacological work in University of California, San Diego, Calif, USA. She received her Ph.D. in agriculture from the University of Tokyo in 1991 for a thesis entitled “Application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to pesticide pharmacology.” From 1993 to 1995, she worked at International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India, as an Analytical Chemist for collaboration with entomologists. Dr. Yoshida moved to National Food Research Institute in 1998 and worked as Head of a laboratory in Analytical Science Division for 10 years. Her research field in the institute covers food chemistry, instrumental analytical chemistry, and natural product organic chemistry. She was promoted to Director of Analytical Science Division in 2009.
Biography Updated on 6 January 2013