Motonori Hoshi

Motonori Hoshi


IUBS President 2004-2007

"Past, Present and Future of IUBS” – Panel Dialogue

30th July 18:20-19:00 (Open to all)

Motonori Hoshi


B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Zoology from University of Tokyo

D. Sc. in Biochemistry from University of Tokyo

Major Professional Experience:

Professor (Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1985-2000; Keio University, 2000-2006; Open University of Japan, 2006-2011)

Director (Gene Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1989-1993)

Dean (Faculty of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1996-1998)

Chief Presidential Aide (comparable to Vice President; Tokyo Institute of Technology, 1998-2000)

Administrative Director & Professor (Earth-Life Science Institute, 2013-2016)

Major Professional Service:

Academic Societies

Editor-in-Chief, Development Growth & Differentiation, 1994-1996

Asian-Pacific Editor, Zygote (Cambridge Univ. Press), 1996-2000


International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, 1990-1992

Japan-Italy Society of Biology, 1994-1998

Zoological Society of Japan, 1999-2002

International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), 2004-2007

Governmental Service

Member, Science Council of Japan, 1997-2005

Senior Academic Advisor, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2001-2019

Fellow, Center for Science Communication, Japan Science & Technology Agency 2012-2015

Honors and Awards:

Zoological Society of Japan Award, 1987 for Studies on Biochemical Mechanism of Fertilization

Miller Visiting Professorship, awarded 1992 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Miller

Institute for Basic Research in Science, University of California, Berkeley

AAAS Fellow, elected 1998 for Studies in Developmental and Reproductive Biology, particularly for

Research on Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Gamete Interactions and on Gamete Glycoconjugates

Zoological Science Award, awarded 2003 & 2013

IIAS Fellow, elected 2006

Honorary Member

International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction, elected as one of the first two 2007

Japan Society for Immunology of Reproduction, elected 2007

Zoological Society of Japan, elected 2008