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Koichi Tanaka

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Koichi Tanaka
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Koizumi Cabinet E-mail Magazine, No.81, February 6, 2003.
Born (1959-08-03) 3 August 1959 (age 61)
NationalityJapanese
Alma materTohoku University
Known forSoft laser desorption
AwardsNobel Prize in Chemistry (2002)
Order of Culture (2002)
Person of Cultural Merit (2002)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical Engineering, chemistry
InstitutionsShimadzu Corporation

Koichi Tanaka (田中 耕一, Tanaka Kōichi, born August 3, 1959) is a Japanese electrical engineer. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002 for creating a method for mass spectrometric analyses of biological macromolecules with John Bennett Fenn and Kurt Wüthrich.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tanaka, K.; Waki, H.; Ido, Y.; Akita, S.; Yoshida, Y.; Yoshida, T. (1988). "Protein and Polymer Analyses up to m/z 100 000 by Laser Ionization Time-of flight Mass Spectrometry". Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2 (20): 151–3. doi:10.1002/rcm.1290020802.
  2. "Biographical Snapshots of Famous Women and Minority Chemists: Snapshot". Retrieved 2008-08-18.