Yuichi KOBAYASHI received Ph.D. from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1981. His supervisors were Professors Jiro Tsuji and Fumie Sato at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Gibert Stork at Columbia University. He is a full Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research interests include organic synthesis using transition metal catalysts and developments of chiral C-C bond formation. Targets include fatty acid metabolites known as resolvins and leukotrienes, isoprostanes, epi-jasmonates, tetrahydrocannabinoids, cinchona alkaloids, phoslactomycins, etc. The picolinoxy leaving group in allylic substitution has created tertially and quaternary carbons. These achievements have been published in internationally renowned journals such as Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Org. Lett., Nature, Chem. Eur. J. He has 35 years of teaching experience at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.