Awards & Winners

Osamu Shimomura

Date of Birth 27-August-1928
Place of Birth Kyoto
(Japan, Kyoto Prefecture, Kansai region, Keihanshin)
Nationality Japan
Profession Professor, Researcher, Scientist
Osamu Shimomura is a Japanese organic chemist and marine biologist, and Professor Emeritus at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and Boston University School of Medicine. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2008 for the discovery and development of green fluorescent protein with two American scientists: Martin Chalfie of Columbia University and Roger Tsien of the University of California-San Diego.

Awards by Osamu Shimomura

Check all the awards nominated and won by Osamu Shimomura.


Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein, GFP)