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Osamu Shimomura

Japanese organic chemist

Died when: 90 years 53 days (1081 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


Osamu Shimomura

Osamu Shimomura (下村 θ„©, Shimomura Osamu, August 27, 1928 – October 19, 2018) was a Japanese organic chemist and marine biologist, and Professor Emeritus at Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Boston University School of Medicine.

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.

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