Professor Nureki is a world-renown structural biologist who has published numerous articles on prestigious scientific journals in the CRISPR field (e.g. Cell, 2014, 2015 & 2016). Dr. Nureki has a long-lasting collaboration relationship with Dr. Feng Zhang at Broad Institute, one of the key discoverers of CRISPR technology. Dr. Nureki and Dr. Zhang co-publish many scientific papers and co-file key critical patents on CRISPR and gene editing technologies. Dr. Nureki receives his PhD from University of Tokyo. He is currently a Professor at Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science in the University of Tokyo.
He was awarded the JSPS PRIZE in 2008, the Mochida Memorial Research Prize in 2009 and the Inoue Prize in 2011 for his research into “the genetic code translation and the definition of protein synthesis mechanism”, and was awarded the Uehara Prize and Takeda Medical Prize in 2014 for his research into “molecular mechanism of membrane transport.”