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In this Japanese name, the faimily name is Ohsumi.

Yoshinori Ohsumi (大隅 良典, Ōsumi Yoshinori, born February 9, 1945) is a Japanese cell biologist specialisin in autophagy, the process that cells uise tae destroy an recycle cellular components. Ohsumi is a professor at Tokyo Institute o Technology's Institute o Innovative Research.[1] He received the Kyoto Prize for Basic Science in 2012[2] an the 2016 Nobel Prize in Pheesiology or Medicine, for his discoveries o mechanisms for autophagy.[3]

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Yoshinori Ohsumi
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Ohsumi in 2015
Born (1945-02-09) 9 Februar 1945 (age 74)
Fukuoka, Japan
Naitionality Japanese
Alma mater Varsity o Tokyo
Kent for Autophagy
Awairds Nobel Prize in Pheesiology or Medicine (2016)
Scientific career
Fields Cell biologist
Institutions Tokyo Institute o Technology


  1. Yoshinori Ohsumi's Entry at ORCID
  2. Biemiller, Lawrence (2012-11-10). "Kyoto Prize Is Awarded to 3 Scholars". The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: The Ticker. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016". The Nobel Foundation. 3 October 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.