Kimiyuki Satoh (Japan)

    Curriculum Vitae of Kimiyuki Satoh
    (January 17, 2019)


    Date of Birth (Sex): July 9, 1935 (Male)
    Place of Birth: Tokushima, Japan
    Nationality: Japanese
    Current Position: Emeritus Professor, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
    Telephone: +81-86-278-2985
    Home Address: 700-93 Shinogoze, Naka-ku, Okayama 703-8201, Japan

    1954-1958 Okayama University
    1958-1959 Postgraduate School of Okayama University
    1972 Ph.D. Degree from The University of Tokyo

    Research and Professional Experience:
    1959-1975 Teaching Assistant and Research Associate, Okayama University (Japan)
    1975-1977 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California at San Diego (USA), working under Prof. Warren L. Butler
    1980 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California at Los Angeles (USA), working under Prof. Philip J. Thornber
    1981 Visiting Professor, Michigan State University (USA), working with Prof. Charles J. Arntzen
    1982-2001 Professor, Okayama University (Japan), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
    1992-1997 Adjunct Professor, National Institute for Basic Biology (Japan)
    2001-2002 Visiting Professor, Arizona State University (USA), working with Prof. Willem Vermaas
    Emeritus Professor, Okayama University (Japan)

    Services in Academic Societies:
    1996-2000 Vice President, Association Internationale de Photobiologie (later, International Union of Photobiology)
    2001-2004 Secretary, International Society of Photosynthesis Research
    2002-2003 President, Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

    1992. 9. Finsen Lecturer Award, Association Internationale
    de Photobiologie
    2009. 6. Finsen Medal Award, International Union of Photobiology
    2011. 4. Prime Minister’s Award of Japan for Contribution to Green Science “Midori-no-Gakujutsu-Shou”
    2013. 3. Outstanding Contribution Award, Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists
    2016. 7. Achievement Award, Photobiology Association of Japan
    2016. 9. Fundamental Prize, Botanical Society of Japan

    Major Publications:
    -Original Papers-
    K. Satoh and W. L. Butler (1978) Low temperature spectral properties of subchloroplast fractions purified from spinach. Plant Physiol. 61: 373-379.
    K. Satoh, H. Y. Nakatani, K. E. Steinback, J. Watson and C. J. Arntzen (1983) Polypeptide composition of a photosystem II core complex; Presence of a herbicide-binding protein. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 724: 142-150.
    X.-S. Tang and K. Satoh (1985) The oxygen-evolving photosystem II core complex. FEBS Lett. 179: 60-64.
    Y. Takahashi, M. Takahashi and K. Satoh (1986) Identification of the site of iodide photooxidation in the photosystem II reaction center complex. FEBS Lett. 208: 347-351.
    O. Nanba and K. Satoh (1987) Isolation of a photosystem II reaction center consisting of D-1 and D-2 polypeptides and cytochrome b-559. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 84: 109-112.

    -Review Articles-
    K. Satoh (1985) Protein-pigment and photosystem II reaction center. Photochem. Photobiol. 41: 713-722.
    K. Satoh (1988) Reality of P-680 chlorophyll protein: Identification of the site of primary photochemistry in oxygenic photosynthesis. Physiol. Plant. 72: 209-212.
    K. Satoh (2003) Identification of the photosystem II reaction center: A personal story. Photosynth. Res. 76: 133-240.

    -Edited Books-
    T. J. Wydrzynski and K. Satoh (2005)
    Photosystem II: The Water-Plastoquinone Oxidoreductase.
    Springer, Dordrecht.