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Yoshinori Ohsumi
Ohsumi in 2015
Born February 9, 1945 (1945-02-09) (age 74)
Fukuoka, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Fields Cell biologist
Institutions Tokyo Institute of Technology
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Known for Autophagy
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2016)

Yoshinori Ohsumi (大隅 良典 Ōsumi Yoshinori), born 9 February 1945 is a Japanese cell biologist. He won the 2016 Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of how cell autophagy works.

Autophagy is the process that cells use to break down and recycle cellular components. This allows the orderly recycling of cellular components.

Ohsumi is a professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology's Frontier Research Center. He got the Kyoto Prize for Basic Science in 2012.

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