About Prof. Daisuke Uemura

Prof. Daisuke Uemura completed his B.Sci. in 1968 and M.Sci. in 1970.  In 1975, he earned his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Yoshimasa Hirata at Nagoya University. His academic career started at Nagoya University as an Assistant Professor in 1973.  In 1979, he moved to Shizuoka University, and was promoted to a full professor in 1990.  He carried out postdoctal research as a visiting scholar at Harvard University under the guidance of Professor Yoshito Kishi in 1982.  In 1997, he moved back to Nagoya University as a full professor. In 2008, he became an emeritus professor of Nagoya University and moved into Department of Biosciences and Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University as a professor. In 2011, he moved into Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kanagawa University and founded Research Institute of Natural Drug-Leads, Kanagawa University.

He was a member of the editorial board of Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.) journal Natural Product Reports, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry and The Chemical Record.


He received “Chemical Society of Japan Award for Young Chemist" (1997). And in 2005, he was awarded "The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award" for his research in the area of bioorganic chemistry of marine natural products. He was also awarded The Chunichi Cultural Prize (2007), The Naito Award (2009) and Medal with Purple Ribbon from Japanese Government in 2009.