Kyoto University, Japan
Mitinori Saitou received his M.D. and Ph.D. (under Shoichiro Tsukita) from the Kyoto University, performed his postdoctoral work at the Gurdon Institute (with Azim Surani). He was then team leader at the RIKEN CDB. Mitinori Saitou is now Professor at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine and Director of the JST ERATO program. His work focuses on the mechanism and reconstitution in vitro of germ cell development in mice, monkeys, and humans.