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Takehiko Sasazuki
Takehiko Sasazuki
Date of Birth
April 21, 1940
University Professor of Kyushu University Institute for Advanced Study

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, “Production, function and structure of neo-self”

Strong international competition in recruiting young able people who have a full of curiosity and passion has been growing in intensity in the world. Because the world realized that the intellectual and technological innovation and development of human resources are essential to ensure the continuous development of human society with a high quality of culture and civilization for future.

I would like to dedicate my whole ability to the Institute for Advanced Study, which was newly established in Kyushu University, to be a place for new knowledge and technology development, and above all, a place for nurturing and sending out of outstanding young researchers.

Academic Background
March, 1959
Graduated from Fukuoka Prefectural Shuyukan High School
March, 1965
Graduated from Kyushu University Faculty of Medicine
March, 1970
Finished Graduate School, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University(MD)
Occupation Background
April, 1970
Research Associate of Tokyo Medical and Dental University
August, 1973
Research Associate of Stanford University
August, 1976
Associate Professor of Tokyo Medical and Dental University
June, 1977
Professor of Tokyo Medical and Dental University
March, 1983
Professor of Kyushu University
April, 1990
Director of Kyushu University Medical Institute of Bioregulation
April, 2001
Director of the Research Institute of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine
April, 2002
Professor Emeritus of Kyushu University
April, 2004
President of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine
October, 2005
The 20th term member of Science Council of Japan
April, 2008
President Emeritus of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine
October, 2008
The 20th term associate member of Science Council of Japan
October, 2009
University Professor of Institute for Advanced Study, Kyushu University
Academic Awards
Academic Award of the Mochida Memorial Foundation
The Japan Society of Human Genetics Award
CIBA-GEIGY Rheumatism Prize
Paris Distinguished Service Award(France)
Japan Medical Association Medical Award
Takeda Medical Science Prize
Medal with Purple Ribbon
Rose Payne Distinguished Scientist Award(The U.S.A)
Award from Japanese Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star
International Academy Board Member
  • International Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Workshop and Conference President(1991~1996, Director, Honorary Chairman)
  • International Union of Immunological Societies(IUIS) Director(1992~1998)
  • Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania(FIMSA) Vise-president(1995~1996) President(1996~1999)
  • East Asian Union of Human Genetics Societies(EAUHGS) President(2001~2005)
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