Professor Makoto Komiyama (born in 1947) is a world-famous nucleic acid chemist who is known for using artificial approaches to edit huge genome DNA, chemical modification of DNA and RNA, and DNA nanotechnology. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo in 1975. After spending four years at Northwestern University (Illinois, USA) as a postdoctoral fellow, he became an assistant professor at The University of Tokyo and then an associate professor at the University of Tsukuba. In 1991, he became a professor at The University of Tokyo. After retiring from The University of Tokyo in 2012, he spent four years at the University of Tsukuba, and two years at the National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba.
His famous book written together with Prof. Bender “Cyclodextrin chemistry” was published in 1978 (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg) (citations: >3500) and is still a textbook for the new generation of synthetic chemists working in the field of cyclodextrin derivatives. He has around 200 papers on cyclodextruins. Cyclodextrins in catalysis and imprinting are a few of his thoroughly studied research areas. Synthesis and selective cleavage of nucleic acids by modified and unmodified cyclodextrin belonged to his favorite studies.
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