nBlog 2013-06-24

Dr. Masanori Okanishi, R.I.P.

Dr. Masanori Okanishi, who is the founder of our lab, passed away on June 15th, 2013. He had developed the methods for preparing and regenerating streptomycete protoplasts (J. Gen. Microbiol. 80:389-400, 1974). It is certain that there was no progress in Streptomyces genetics without the methods. He was a really great scientist.