Profile

Morita Iwami Ph.D.

Brief CV

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.

 

Honors

2003  FK506 Discovery Award from Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

1993  Thesis Prize from The Society for Biotechnology