So Iwata (Professor)

He was awarded a PhD at University of Tokyo in 1991. He joined Imperial College London in 2000 (- 2015) as the Chair of Membrane Protein Crystallography. He also served as a Diamond Fellow at Diamond Light Source, Oxford. Since 2007, he has undertaken a position of Professor at Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University. Since 2012, he has been serving as the group director of SACLA Science Research Group, RIKEN SPring-8 Center. His current research interest includes X-ray crystallography of membrane proteins, macromolecular assemblies, G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) and protein crystallography using free electron laser.