Satoshi Omura has a unique academic career.
He initially worked as a science teacher at an industrial night high school aftergraduating from university.
Inspired and motivated by his students, who worked in the daytime and came to school to study earnestly at night, Omura himself made up his mind to go back to school to study again.
He earned doctoral degrees in pharmacy from the University of Tokyo,and in chemistry from the Tokyo University of Science.
Having worked as a researcher for the Kitasato Institute since 1965, he has devoted his career to biochemical research.
One day when he was collecting soil samples and extracting microbes from a golf course in Shizuoka, he succeeded in finding a type of bacteria, which later became the source of “avermectin”.
He is also known as an art lover. He donated over 200 million yen for construction cost to establish a museum in his hometown Nirasaki in Yamanashi prefecture.
He says in the website of the museum: “I believe good art is not for someone to enjoy individually, but something that should be shared by all people.”
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