[Photosynthesis] Dr. Ken-ichiro Takamiya is deceased

Govindjee gov at uiuc.edu
Mon Oct 24 06:43:14 EST 2005


I am forwarding the sad news about the death of Professor Takamiya.
Govindjee
Editor, Historical Corner, Photosynthesis Research

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Subject: Dr. Ken-ichiro Takamiya
From:    "itoh" <itoh at bio.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp>
Date:    Mon, October 24, 2005 01:14
To:      "Govindjee" <gov at life.uiuc.edu>
Cc:      hohta at bio.titech.ac.jp
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: Dr. Ken-Ichiro Takamiya

   We were informed of a tragic news that Professor Ken-Ichiro Takamiya
passed away on 21st Oct, 05 in a traffic accident in Sendai.

  He, as a professor of Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology in
Tokyo Institute of Technology, has been working on Biogenesis of
Chloroplast, Chlorophyll degradation and on Anaerobic photosynthetic
bacteria.  Many of you would remember his friendly attitude and his
excellent organization in 11th International Symposium on Phototrophic
Prokaryotes, ISPP 2003 Tokyo.    I can recall how we discussed as students
in Tokyo Univ., as colleagues in Kyushu Univ. on roles of quinones,
chlorophylls and cytochormes.    I still cannot believe his death.

 Any messages of condolence and support can be sent to
 Mrs. Yoko Takamiya, 2285-21 Kanaimachi, Machida, 195-0071  JAPAN,
or to Hiroyuki Ohta (hohta at bio.titech.ac.jp), Assoc. Prof.in Tokyo Institute
of Technology, .

Sincerely yours,

Shigeru Itoh
itoh at bio.phys.nagoya-u.ac.jp  / The Japanese Association for Photosynthesis
Research,
Photo-bioenergetics lab, Div. Material Science, Graduate School of Science
Nagoya University, Chikusa, Nagoya 0464-8602 Japan


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