Osamu Shimomura

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Birthday
27, 1928
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Oct 19, 2018 (90)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
27, 1928
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Oct 19, 2018 (90)

About

Nobel Prize-winning Japanese organic chemist and marine biologist who received the prestigious Order of Culture from Japan in 2008.

Before Fame

He was living in Nagasaki with his family when the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb in August of 1945.

Trivia

He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 for the discovery and development of green fluorescent protein.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife and research partner, Akemi, whom he married in 1960.

Associated With

He shared the Nobel Prize with his American colleague Martin Chalfie.