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Satoshi Ōmura

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Satoshi Ōmura
大村 智
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Satoshi Ōmura, Nobel Laureate in medicine in Stockholm December 2015
Born (1935-07-12) 12 July 1935 (age 85)
NationalityJapanese
Alma materUniversity of Yamanashi (B.S.
Tokyo University of Science (M.S., Sc. D.)
University of Tokyo (Ph. D.)
Known forAvermectin and Ivermectin
Discoveries more than 480 new compounds
AwardsJapan Academy Prize (1990)
Koch Gold Medal (1997)
Gairdner Global Health Award (2014)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2015)
Scientific career
FieldsBiochemistry
InstitutionsKitasato University
Wesleyan University
Academic advisorsKoji Nakanishi
Max Tishler

Satoshi Ōmura [satoɕi oːmu͍ɽa] (大村 智, Ōmura Satoshi, born 12 July 1935) is a Japanese biochemist. He is known for the discovery and development of many pharmaceuticals. In 2015, he won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with William C. Campbell and Tu Youyou.[1]

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