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Reiko Kuroda

Reiko Kuroda

Professor
University of Tokyo
Japan

Biography

Reiko Kuroda is the Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo. She was graduated in 1970 from Ochanomizu University Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry. She has obtained her PhD in Chemistry from The University of Tokyo in the year of 1975 and carried out Postdoctoral studies at King’s College London. She was the Honorary Lecturer in 1982 Ibid. she worked for Cancer Institute of UK in 1985. She also holds the experience of teaching in King University College London Department of Biophysics, UK Honorary Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Tokyo Faculty of Science, Graduate School of Science, Tokyo University Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo, in 1992 Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Biochemistry, Graduate School of Culture, University of Tokyo in 1996, University of Tokyo Emeritus Professor. She is the Member of the Research Promotion Organization. She also got Tokyo University of Science Membership of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Sweden. Her research focuses on chirality both in the field of chemistry and biology: Chirality recognition, transfer and amplification in the solid state, development of chiroptical spectrophotometers to follow aggregation processes of e.g., β-amyloids and the molecular basis of snail coiling. She has 320 papers published to her credit. The recent awards which she got are • 2015 National College of Japanese Studies Heisei 26th Academia Prize (Cultural Section) • 2014 Heisei 26 year Foundation of Gender Equality Society Merit Award of Prime Minister of Merit Achievement • 2014 25th Mukai Prize "Development of Solid Chiral Chemistry and Development of a New Chiral Spectrometer" • 2013 L'Oreal - UNESCO Women's Science Award (Physics Science Section) • 2009 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Foreign Residents (Chemistry Division) • 2009 Minister of Science and Technology in recognition of (research department) • 2009 Minister of Science and Technology in recognition of (research department) Representative Director General of the University of Tokyo, representatives of the Management Council, representatives of the Science and Technology Interpreter Training Program etc. At government agencies, the Council for Science and Technology Policy Council (2001-2007), the Ministry of Education, University Education, the Education Minister, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Members of the Japan National Committee for UNESCO, Cabinet Office Gender Equality Promotion Collaboration Council etc. HFSP Scientific Committee Member, Vice Chairman of ICSU (International Scientific Council) (2008-2011) etc. Outside the country Currently Tohoku University Management Association Committee Research graduate school management council committee, Sony Educational Foundation board director, Furukaa scholarship association, talent development education foundation board, C & C foundation councilor etc

Research Interest

Chemistry and biology, especially science of chirality (left-right asymmetry)