Reiko Kuroda

Tokyo University of Science

Prof. Reiko Kuroda’s field of research is primarily chirality, namely right- and left-handedness, encompass inorganic and organic chemistry as well as life science.  She discovered that the chirality of snalls is influenced by mechanics and coined Mechanogenetics.  Dr Kuroda was appointed to serve as a governor for the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre.
Dr Kuroda was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in its class for chemistry. Dr Kunda was awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science. She won many prizes including Saruhashi Prize, Nissan Science Prize, Molecular Chirality Award, Yamazaki-Teiichi Prize and Mukai Prize. She was Scientific Advisor for several Japanese Prime Ministers in 2000s.

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