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下村 脩
Shimomura Osamu
Shimomura in 2008
Born (1928-08-27)August 27, 1928
Kyoto, Japan
Died October 19, 2018(2018-10-19) (aged 90)
Nagasaki, Japan
Nationality Japan
Institutions Princeton University
Boston University School of Medicine
Marine Biological Laboratory
Alma mater Nagasaki University
Nagoya University
Notable awards Asahi Prize (2006)
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2008)
Golden Goose Award (2012)

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

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.

Shimomura died on October 19, 2018 in Nagasaki at the age of 90.


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