Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES), Ehime University, Japan
Dr. Shinsuke Tanabe is acclaimed as one of the world reputed environmental chemist and ecotoxicologist in the field of Persistent Toxic Substances (PTS). He received M.S. from Ehime University (1975) and Ph.D. from Nagoya University (1985), Japan. He has authored nearly 440 original scientific publications and 130 book chapters and articles in English and Japanese. Presently, he is a Professor at the prestigious Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES), Ehime University, Japan. He is the leader of the mega-project, the Global Center of Excellence Program (G-COE) sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. He has worked in collaboration with international organizations like STAP/GEF and has also served as a consultant on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) for several other institutions. The exquisite Environmental Specimen Bank at CMES, catering to the needs of many research institutions, is his brain child. He has received innumerable research awards in Japan and abroad, including the Okada Prize from the Oceanographical Society of Japan (1985), the Nissan Science Prize from Nissan Science Foundation (1999), the Citation Classic Award in Japan from ISI Thomson Scientific (2000), the Friendship Award for Collaborative Academic Activities from the Government of Vietnam (2003), the Academic Achievement Awards from the Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry (2004) and the Society of Environmental Science, Japan (2004), the 2005 SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Founders Award (2005) and SETAC Menzie-Cura Educational Award (2007).