Morita Iwami Ph.D.
2015- Founder & CEO, Seed Research Institute
2012-2015 Senior Director, OP Bio Factory, Inc.
2005-2008 Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology Promotion Cooperation, OIST
2003-2005 Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST for OIST)
2003 Human Science Promotion Foundation
1975-2003 Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
1973-1975 Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University
1969-1973 Engineering Dept., Hiroshima University
Brief Job History
Drug discovery research of various natural products from soil bacteria, mold and fungi.
Great contribution of R＆D of Tacrolimus (FK506), Micafungin and other natural source drugs found at Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
2003 FK506 Discovery Award from Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
1993 Thesis Prize from The Society for Biotechnology