Applied microbiology, molecular biology, genome biology
Ph.D. Shinshu University, Japan, 1999
Associate Professor, Applied Microbiology, Bioproduction,
Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation, Kobe University
2001-2016: Assistant Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
2001-2001: Post doctoral research, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
1999-2001: Post-doctoral research, The Scripps Research Institute, the US
Technologies to create a symple bacterial cell through genome synthesis and transplantation are now available. This means a new era that cells for bioproduction can be artificially synthesized is coming up soon. For this purpose, it is important to understand basic systems of bacterial life (such as metabolic flux, transcriptional network, cell division, DNA replication and translation). Based on this idea, we have created bioproduction cells of Bacillus subtilis whose chemical-productivity are enhanced. To open the new era, we have also started new studies; elucidation of accelerated evolution mechanism of lactic acid bacteria and development of an effective genome transplantation method.