Dr. Toshikazu Yoshikawa, 72, was educated Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan. Graduated at 1973, Licensed Medical Doctor (M.D.) at 1973 and Dr. Medicine (Ph.D.) at 1983. After acting as President of Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, he is now President of Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research, President of Japan Anti-Aging Foundation, Emeritus Professor, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Emeritus President of the Society for Free Radical Research (SFRR) Japan, and Emeritus President of Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Specialized in medicine, he has worked in various fields such as gastroenterology, free radical science, preventive medicine, food nutrition, disease biomarkers, genomics, proteomics, and lipidomics.
Having started free radical and reactive oxygen species (ROS) research at young, he has been an internationally respected authority of free radical research. Free radical and ROS are high reactive molecules known to involve in over 150 diseases. Since free radical and ROS are keys to preventing and treatment of diseases, he has studied the relationship between free radicals and those various diseases including cancer, intestinal and other inflammatory diseases, diabetes, dementia, male fertility, and so on. By accumulating countless studies that reveals the close relationship of free radicals and ROS to health and longevity, his total publications are over 1200, and primary research publications are over 500, cumulating above 20000 citations. In collaboration with many prominent researchers around the world, the numbers are still growing today. He has also written numerous books for both masses and professionals about free radical, preventive medicine, antiaging, and so on. As an editor, he has a carrier as editor-in-chief in “Pathophysiology”, an official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology, and “Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition”, an official Journal of the Society for Free Radical Research Japan .
Dr. Yoshikawa’s contributions to free radical study are not limited to publishing papers. He has founded many associations such as Society for Free Radical Research Japan, which is the Japanese branch of worldwide Society for Free Radical Research International. He was first President of the SFRR International as Japanese, leading free radical research. His carrier on council members varies such as President of the Japanese Society of Lipid Peroxide and Free Radical Research, SFRR International, President of the Japanese Society of Lipid Peroxide and Free Radical Research, President of the Japanese Society of Functional Water, and President of Internationalization of Medical Services Association.
Today, as interest in the importance of free radical is growing, his researches will receive more attention.