Kazutoshi Mori was born in 1958 in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan and is currently Professor of Biophysics in the Graduate School of Science at Kyoto University. He graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Kyoto University in 1981, obtained his PhD there and was appointed Assistant Professor at Gifu Pharmaceutical University in 1985. From 1989 to 1993, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Texas. He was Research Manager at the HSP (Heat Shock Protein) Research Institute in Kyoto from 1993 to 1998, and has been a member of the faculty of Kyoto University since 1999.
Peter Walter was born in 1954 in Berlin, Germany and is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA. He graduated from the Free University of Berlin in 1976, received his MS degree in Organic Chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 1977, and obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at The Rockefeller University in 1981. He was Assistant Professor at The Rockefeller University in 1982, and joined the University of California, San Francisco in 1983. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina.
27 May 2014 Hong Kong