|Profession||Agricultural scientist,Agronomist and biochemist|
|Date of Birth||17 September 1888|
|Birth place||Saitama, Japan|
|Death||1 June 1969|
|place of death||Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan|
Google doodle honours michiyo tsujimura and celebrate 133rd bithday anniversary .Michiyo Tsujimura was a Japanese agricultural scientist & biochemist. she pursued his dream of becoming a scientific researcher at Hokkaido Imperial University, where he began analyzing the nutritional properties of the Japanese silkworm. Michio Tsujimura died at the age of 80.
Have you ever wondered why green tea taste is bitter when steeped for so long? Thanks to Japanese biochemist and educator Michiyo Tsujimura, & her groundbreaking research on the nutritional benefits of green tea, science answers.
Today google doodle celebrates Michiyo Tsujimura on her 133rd birthday.
For Japanese educator & biochemist Michiyo Tsujimura, scientific advancement was her cup of tea 🍵— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) September 17, 2021
Because of her breakthrough research, we now know what compounds make green tea beneficial to human health 🫖
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Michiyo Tsujimura began her career as a unpaid laboratory assistant at Hokkaido Imperial University when the university did not even accept female students.
In a few years later, Michiyo Tsujimura joined the Imperial University of Tokyo & began researching the biochemistry of green tea with Dr. Umetaro Suzuki, famous for the discovery of vitamin B1. They found out that green tea contains a lot of vitamin C – it was the first of the so-called unknown molecules in green tea that was waiting under the microscope.
During his research, he found out what the green tea was In 1929, Tsujimura cut off flavonoid catechins, which are a bitter ingredient in tea.
A year later, he extracted tannins from the green tea in crystalline form It was only in 1932 that her research on the ingredients of Green Tea – her research paper on the chemical components of Green Tea – graduated from Tokyo Imperial University as the first female agricultural doctor in Japan.
Michiyo Tsujimura also made a name for himself as an educator. There were many firsts for him in this department In 1949, she became a professor at Ochanomizu University.
She has been a professor at Tokyo Women’s High School since 1950 and is also the first dean of the home economics. And in 1956 he was awarded the Japanese Agricultural Science Award.
At the age of 80, Michiyo Tsujimura died in 1969. A memorial to his memory can still be seen in the city of Okegawa to this day.