Reiko Kuroda is a Designated Professor at Chubu University and Professor Emeritus at The University of Tokyo. She is a scientist known for her seminal contributions to left-and-right asymmetry in chemistry, spectroscopy, crystallography, molecular and developmental biology.
She has published over 330 original research papers including articles in Nature and Angewandte Chemie and has given many invited lectures at international meetings. Her scientific achievements have been recognized through many prizes/awards. She is a L’Oréal UNESCO Women in Science Laureate and one of 175 past/current chemists featured by the Royal Society of Chemistry UK for its 175th anniversary. Reiko is a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
In parallel, Reiko has been active on issues related to science policy, education, women in science, science communication and the environment, both nationally and internationally. Her experience includes Scientific Advisory Board member to the UN Secretary General on SDGs, Vice President of ICSU (International Council for Science), Fellow of TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences), member of the Club of Rome, Steering Committee member of ICEF (Innovation for Cool Earth Forum), board member of INGSA-Asia and G7 GEAC (Gender Equality Advisory Council) member for the UK (2021) and Germany (2022).