- Category : 1920-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (1,13,20,31)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 4
Japanese biochemist who discovered Oxygenases at the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health in 1955. Hayaishi is also known for his discovery of the sleep-inducing action of Prostaglandin.
Citing his "outstanding and pioneering contributions to biomedical sciences and enzymology," the Wolf Foundation awarded Hayaishi the 1986 Wolf Prize in Medicine "for his discovery of the oxygenase enzymes and elucidation of their structure and biological importance".
Hayaishi was President of International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from 1973 to 1976.
Osamu Hayaishi died on 17 December 2015, aged 95, in Kyoto, Japan.