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Kazutoshi Mori Shaw Prize Awarded In 2014

Kazutoshi Mori

Kazutoshi Mori

Award Name : Shaw Prize

Year of Award : 2014

Award for : Medical

Location : Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan


Kazutoshi Mori was born in 1958 in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan and is currently Professor of Biophysics in the Graduate School of Science at Kyoto University. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kyoto University in 1981, obtained his PhD there and was appointed Assistant Professor at Gifu Pharmaceutical University in 1985. From 1989 to 1993, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Texas. He was Research Manager at the HSP (Heat Shock Protein) Research Institute in Kyoto from 1993 to 1998, and has been a member of the faculty of Kyoto University since 1999.  

He won 2014 Shaw Prize in the category of Life Science and Medicine for their discovery of the Unfolded Protein Response of the endoplasmic reticulum, a cell signalling pathway that controls organelle homeostasis and quality of protein export in eukaryotic cells.

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