Umetaro Suzuki was a Japanese #scientist and one of the students of famed German Chemist, Emil Fischer. He was researching the effects of rice bran in curing patients of #beriberi when he discovered an active fraction, then it was refined as thiamine. His research was among the earliest of modern #vitamin research. Suzuki became a professor of#agricultural #chemistry at the University of Tokyo. 

Umetaro Suzuki_20140910.jpg