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Nobel laureate in chemistry Osamu Shimomura dies on 22nd October 2018

 

 

Nobel laureate Osamu Shimomura Dies at the age of 90, Shimomura's Lifetime achievements, Research career, & Awards

Nobel laureate of Japan's in chemistry and scientist Osamu Shimomura died on 22 October 2018. He was 90 years old.

Osamu Shimomura won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2008 with two American scientists jointly. He was a scientist as well as a professor. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in America with Martin Chalfi of America and Roger Wai Tseen of the United States.

Osamu Shimomura and both scientists are known and honored for the discovery and development of green fluorescent protein (GFP). This discovery has helped the researchers to see previously invisible processes such as the development of nerve cells in the brain and the spread of cancer cells.

He was a marine biologist and chemist, working as a professor in Marine Biological Laboratory and Boston University School of Medicine.

He was awarded the Asahi Award, the Nobel Prize in 2008, and the Golden Goose Award in 2012 for his contribution in 2006.

In the year 2008, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with American scientists Martin Chalphy and Roger Tsayenen for the discovery of green fluorescent protein.


 

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