Dr. Takashi Hirano, Ph.D. Founder and CTO, Okinawa Institute of Advanced Sciences
In 1976 Ph.D. from Tokyo University Graduate School, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Mainz University, Institute of Organic Chemistry, West Germany, 1976-78, Visiting Fellow, National Cancer Institute, NCI, National Institutes of Health, NIH, USA, 1978-1980. Researcher Position, Research Institute of Polymers and Textiles, RIPT, National Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, AIST, Tsukuba, Okinawa Science and Technology Promotion Center. NEDO and Okinawa Prefecture Science Projects and Okinawa Institute of Advanced Sciences, Project Leader. Using next-generation as well as next-next generation sequencer, full complete sequence of Influenza virus as well as Mycobacterium tuberculosis was completed 2014.