Makoto Asashima, Born in1944 , Japan. M.Sci. and Ph.D in Zoology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan ,1969 and 1972, respectively. Research Assistance (by Prof. Hans Tiedemann) of Institute of Molecular biology, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (1972-1974), Associate Professor (1974-1985) and Full Professor (1985-1993) Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan.
Full Professor, The University of Tokyo, ( 1993-2007) Director of Research Center for Stem Cell Engineering, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)(2007-2015) ,Ibaraki, Japan. Vice President, Tokyo University of Science（,2016-2018）,Tokyo, Japan. Research Professor and Director of Advanced Comprehensive Research Organization, Teikyo University( 2018～present)Tokyo, Japan. President of Jap Soc. of Devel. Biol. (2003～2006): Int. Siebold Prize ,1994,Germany. Imperial Special Prize and Japan Academy Prize ,2001.Japan . Int. Prize of The Prince Hitachi for Comparative Oncology ,2002. Int. Erwin-Stein-Prize ( Erwin-Stein-Stiftung) 2008,Germany.Distinguished person from Japanese Government ,2008.Honorary Citizen of Sado City(2010-present)Japan. Foreign Academic member of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (2017-present)