WCPP 2019 invited speaker TADAO ASAMI had his first experience with plant drug discovery research in Nobutaka Takahashi’s lab while he was an undergraduate at the University of Tokyo. He continued to work with Nobutaka Takahashi, earning his PhD in Drug Discovery in 1987. After working for Japan Bayer Crop Sciences Co. Ltd., Tadao became a researcher at RIKEN in 1991. In 2006, Tadao moved to the University of Tokyo, where he is now Professor. His lab’s research is focused on the design and synthesis of chemical regulators of karrikin and strigolactone signaling.
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences