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Dr. Hisashi Narimatsu AIST, Japan1 Talk
Dr. Narimatsu is founder and Director of the Research Center of Medical Glycoscience (RCMG), a part of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan. He graduated from the School of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine at Keio University where he received his MD and PhD... read morerespectively. During his postdoctoral studies at U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), he successfully cloned the first glycosyltransferase, beta1,4galactosyltransferase and thereafter, has continuously devoted his scientific career to finding and cloning many new glycosyltransferases. In 2000 he joined AIST and has since lead 3 national projects to facilitate the progress of glycoscience: the Glycogene Project, the Structural Glycomics Project, and the Medical Glycomics Project.