Outline

Faculty

ISHIKAWA Shu

Laboratory

KUID

Position

Accosiate Professor

Research Field

Applied microbiology, molecular biology, genome biology

Profile

Educational Background

Ph.D. Shinshu University, Japan, 1999

Current Position

Associate Professor, Applied Microbiology, Bioproduction, Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation, Kobe University

Research Career

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

Message

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.

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