Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jokichi Takamine, Japanese chemist Pioneer.

Name : Jokichi Takamine.
Born : 11/03/1854
Died : 22/07/1922
The main disciplines: Chemical Science.

Jokichi Takamine was born on 3 November 1854 in Takaoka, Japan. His father, Seichi, was a physician like most fathers in the family Takamine. Unlike his peers, Takamine learn English at a very young age. He attended school in Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo, graduated from the college of science and technique at the University of Tokyo in 1879. In that year, the Japanese government chose Takamine as one of 12 people receiving a scholarship to pursue advanced studies at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and the Anderson Campus. He returned to Japan in 1883 and joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce.

In 1884, Takamine made his first trip to the United States to follow the Cotton Exposition to 100, where he met his future wife, Caroline Field Hitch. They were married in 1884 you have two children. This family then moved to Japan, and Takamine continue working in the Department of Agriculture and Commerce as Chief of Chemical Division until the year 1887. At that time, he formed his own company, the Tokyo Artificial Fertilizer Company, where he subsequently isolating the starch digestive enzymes, Takadiastase, from a fungus.

In 1884, moved to the United States Takamine permanently, settling in New York City. He opened his own research lab and allow Parke, Davis & Company produces commercial Takadiastase. In 1901, he was to isolate and purify the hormone adrenaline in his laboratory, and became the first person to complete hormone glands.

For the rest of his life, Takamine traveling between the United States and Japan and make a real contribution to science in both countries. He also worked to enhance better understanding between the two countries, and Japan participated in a donation to charity to Washington DC. Takamine Jokichi died on July 22 in the year 1922 in New York City.

Name : Jokichi Takamine.
Born : 11/03/1854
Died : 22/07/1922
The main disciplines: Chemical Science.

Jokichi Takamine was born on 3 November 1854 in Takaoka, Japan. His father, Seichi, was a physician like most fathers in the family Takamine. Unlike his peers, Takamine learn English at a very young age. He attended school in Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo, graduated from the college of science and technique at the University of Tokyo in 1879. In that year, the Japanese government chose Takamine as one of 12 people receiving a scholarship to pursue advanced studies at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and the Anderson Campus. He returned to Japan in 1883 and joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce.

In 1884, Takamine made his first trip to the United States to follow the Cotton Exposition to 100, where he met his future wife, Caroline Field Hitch. They were married in 1884 you have two children. This family then moved to Japan, and Takamine continue working in the Department of Agriculture and Commerce as Chief of Chemical Division until the year 1887. At that time, he formed his own company, the Tokyo Artificial Fertilizer Company, where he subsequently isolating the starch digestive enzymes, Takadiastase, from a fungus.

In 1884, moved to the United States Takamine permanently, settling in New York City. He opened his own research lab and allow Parke, Davis & Company produces commercial Takadiastase. In 1901, he was to isolate and purify the hormone adrenaline in his laboratory, and became the first person to complete hormone glands.

For the rest of his life, Takamine traveling between the United States and Japan and make a real contribution to science in both countries. He also worked to enhance better understanding between the two countries, and Japan participated in a donation to charity to Washington DC. Takamine Jokichi died on July 22 in the year 1922 in New York City.

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