52. Yamamoto Biosketch


Office Address                

Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC)                                       

Edifici IMPPC, Can Ruti Campus, Ctra. de Can Ruti, Camí de les Escoles, s/n, 08916 Badalona (Barcelona) - Spain                         

Tel. (+34)93 554 3070, Fax: (+34)93 465 1472, E-mail: fyamamoto@carrerasresearch.org


1978: Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan, B.S., Biology
1983: Osaka City University Graduate School, Osaka, Japan, Ph.D., Developmental & Cellular Biology
1983-1986: State University of NY at Stony Brook, New York, Postdoc, Molecular Biology


1986: Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY
1987-1994: Staff Scientist and Head, Molecular Biology Laboratory, The Biomembrane Institute, Seattle, WA
1987-1988: Biosafety Officer, The Biomembrane Institute, Seattle, WA     
1988-1993: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1991-1994: Radiation Safety Officer, The Biomembrane Institute
1992-1996: Member of the Graduate Faculty, University of Washington
1992-1996: Faculty in the Interdisciplinary Molecular and Cellular Biology Program (IMCBP), University of Washington
1993-1996: Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathobiology, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
1995: Staff Scientist, California Institute of Biological Research, La Jolla, CA
1995-2009: Associate Professor, Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, CA             
2009-2010: Chaire d'Exellence Pierre de Fermat, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France 
2009-2015: Senior Group Leader, Institut de Medicina Predictiva i Personalitzada del Càncer (IMPPC), Badalona (Barcelona), Spain
2015-present; Senior Group Leader, Immunohematology and `Glycobiology Group, Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, Badalona, (Barcelona), Spain


  • The Jean Julliard Prize from the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) for his contributions on “Elucidation of molecular genetic basis of histo-blood group ABO system” (1992).    
  • Keynote Lecture Award from the Japanese Society of Blood Transfusion (1994).
  • State of the Art Lecture “Molecular Genetics of ABO” at the ISBT meeting, Vienna, Austria (2000)
  • Chaire d'Exellence Pierre de Fermat Lecture, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France (2009)
  • Wako Lecture, Japanese Society of Blood Transfusion & Cell Therapy, (co-organized with the ISBT (2009)
  • Docteur honoris causa de Republique francaise (Dr. h.c) from L’Universite de Toulouse III (Universite Paul Sabatier), France (2011)