Yoshinori Ohsumi

1945 - Today

Yoshinori Ohsumi

Yoshinori Ohsumi (大隅 良典, Ōsumi Yoshinori, born February 9, 1945) is a Japanese cell biologist specializing in autophagy, the process that cells use to destroy and recycle cellular components. Ohsumi is a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology's Institute of Innovative Research. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yoshinori Ohsumi has received more than 630,087 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 25th most popular biologist.

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  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among biologists, Yoshinori Ohsumi ranks 25 out of 686Before him are Élie Metchnikoff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Dian Fossey, Conrad Gessner, and Trofim Lysenko. After him are Robert Brown, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Jules Bordet, Charles Richet, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Karl Ernst von Baer.

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Among people born in 1945, Yoshinori Ohsumi ranks 21Before him are Helen Mirren, Patrick Modiano, Rod Stewart, Lemmy, Daniel Ortega, and Ritchie Blackmore. After him are Ehud Olmert, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Björn Ulvaeus, Ian Gillan, Goldie Hawn, and Neil Young.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Yoshinori Ohsumi ranks 41 out of 3,113Before him are Takeda Shingen (1521), Tadao Ando (1941), Shinzō Abe (1954), Empress Michiko (1934), Hiroshige (1797), and Yayoi Kusama (1929). After him are Date Masamune (1567), Emperor Kōmei (1831), Soichiro Honda (1906), Osamu Dazai (1909), Sadako Sasaki (1943), and Emperor Ninkō (1800).


Among biologists born in Japan, Yoshinori Ohsumi ranks 1After him are Susumu Tonegawa (1939), Hideyo Noguchi (1876), Motoo Kimura (1924), Takenoshin Nakai (null), Katsuko Saruhashi (1920), and Tomitaro Makino (1862).

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