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Osamu Shimomura

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Shimomura in December 2008

Osamu Shimomura (下村 脩, Shimomura Osamu, August 27, 1928 – October 19, 2018) was a Japanese[1][2] organic chemist and marine biologist. He was Professor Emeritus at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Boston University School of Medicine. He was born in Kyoto.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 for the discovery and development of green fluorescent protein (GFP) with two American scientists: Martin Chalfie of Columbia University and Roger Tsien of the University of California-San Diego.[3]

Shimomura died on October 19, 2018 in Nagasaki at the age of 90.[4]

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  1. "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008 - Press Release". nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  2. 「やり始めたら、やめたらダメよ」下村さん、子たちへ(Asahi Shimbun) Shimomura said "I'm Japanese. I don't think I need to be an American." (Although he is affiliated with American universities.) Google translate
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2008". The Official Web Site of the Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2008-11-04.
  4. Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies