Hideki Kambara Finding Aid

Hideki Kambara PhotoDr. Hideki Kambara now is the Fellow of Hitachi Ltd., the visiting professor of three universities (University of Tokyo, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.). He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1967, and received his doctorate degree in 1972 from the University of Tokyo. He started the development of DNA sequencers in 1982. He joined Akiyoshi Wada in 1984. He honored The Chemical Society of Japan Award for “Development of Capillary Array DNA sequencer for Genome Analysis” in 2009, The Asahi Prize for “Development of a high performance DNA sequencer” in 2004, the National Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon in 2003, "Star of Asia" by BusinessWeek’s in 2002, the 48th Okochi Memorial Grand Technology Prize for "development of the capillary array DNA sequencer" in 2002, and Commendation by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology to Persons of Scientific & Technological Research Merits, for "Research on fluorescence detection method DNA base sequencing device" in 2001. Dr. Kambara has published over 90 original papers on mass spectrometry and DNA analysis, and holds more than100 patents in Japan and U.S.A. His research interests includes atmospheric pressure ionization mass spectrometry; field desorption ionization and collision induced decomposition mass spectrometer for biological molecules; molecular secondary ion mass spectrometry; combined system of liquid chromatograph and mass spectrometer; fluorescent DNA sequencer; capillary array DNA sequencer which was contributed greatly to the Human Genome Project; DNA expression profile analysis; and instruments for DNA diagnosis. Now he is interested in developing tools for analyzing mRNA in single cells.

Sample of material within collection.

Kambara Patent DiagramThe use of Capillary or Tube Gel Array for DNA Sequencing. Japanese patent and US Patent 4830830 [Apparatus for Determining Base Sequence of Nucleic Acid] [Photocopy] 1989

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