Departments/Members

Departments

Department for Microbial Control Technology

Microbes are indispensable in maintaining the ecosystem and promoting human health. However, even with the advances made in science, little is still known about many of these microbes. Based firmly on a fundamental understanding of their ecology and by developing new technologies, this department is working to engineer methods to control microorganisms that may lead to innovations towards a sustainable society.

Department for Microbial Control Technology
  • Microbial Ecosystem
    Engineering Group

    Microbe-Environment
    Interactions

  • Host-Microbe Interaction
    Control Group

    Plant and Animal
    Microbiomes

  • Microbial Population
    Manipulation Group

    Complex Microbiological
    Systems

  • Bioengineering
    Group

    Imaging and Big Data
    Analysis

Department for Applied Microbiology

Each microbial species possesses its own unique functions that transcends human knowledge. This department is working to develop new functional materials and compounds by searching for capabilities of microbes. This should lead to innovations that can help to reduce carbon dioxide, conserve energy, and contribute to human health.

Department for Applied Microbiology
  • Microbial Dark Matter
    Group

    Isolation and Utilization of
    Unknown Microbes

  • Biosynthesis
    Control Group

    Food, Health, Environment
    and Biorefinery

  • Microbial Synthetic
    Engineering Group

    R&D of Enzymes,
    Pharmaceuticals, and
    Agricultural Chemicals

  • Bioresource
    Evaluation Group

    Biological Diversity and
    Utilization of
    Biological Resources

Department for Promoting International, Industry-University Collaborations

This department is dedicated to the promotion of collaboration between private companies and domestic and foreign research organizations. It aims to enable research that leads to innovation that supports the goal of sustainability based on harnessing and engineering the potential of microorganisms.

Department for Promoting International,
Industry-University Collaborations
  • Global
    Open Lab

Members

Department of Microbial Control Technology

Name Exclusive・ Concurrent・ Cooperation Affiliation Group HP
Head of Department of
Microbial Control Technology
Kouji Nakamura
Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Ecosystem Engineering HP
Takeo Usui Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Ecosystem Engineering HP
Nozomu Obana Concurrent Faculty of Medicine Microbial Ecosystem Engineering HP
Shigeyuki Betsuyaku Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Host-Microbe Interaction Control HP
Yoshiteru Hashimoto Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Host-Microbe Interaction Control HP
Kazuya Morikawa Concurrent Faculty of Medicine Host-Microbe Interaction Control HP
Atsushi Kawaguchi Concurrent Faculty of Medicine Host-Microbe Interaction Control HP
Takema Fukatsu Cooperation Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Host-Microbe Interaction Control HP
Shinji Fukuda Cooperation Faculty of Medicine Host-Microbe Interaction Control HP
Utada Andrew Shinichi Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Bioengineering HP
Yutaka Yawata Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Bioengineering HP
Tetsuya Sakurai Exclusive Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Bioengineering HP
Akira Imakura Concurrent Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Bioengineering HP
Vice directorNobuhiko Nomura Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Population Manipulation HP
Motoo Utsumi Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Population Manipulation HP
Ryo Miyazaki Cooperation Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Population Manipulation HP

Department of Applied Microbiology

Name Exclusive・ Concurrent・ Cooperation Affiliation Group HP
Head of Department of
Applied Microbiology
Akira Nakamura
Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Dark Matter HP
DirectorNaoki Takaya Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Biosynthesis Control HP
Toshiaki Nakajima Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Biosynthesis Control HP
Daisuke Hagiwara Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Biosynthesis Control HP
Shunichi Urayama Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Biosynthesis Control HP
Hideki Aoyagi Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Synthetic Engineering HP
Michihiko Kobayashi Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Synthetic Engineering HP
Hideyuki Shigemori Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Synthetic Engineering HP
Takuto Kumano Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Synthetic Engineering HP
Seiya Tsujimura Concurrent Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Microbial Synthetic Engineering HP
Iwao OHTSU Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Dark Matter HP
Norio Takeshita Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Dark Matter HP
Masanori Toyofuku Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Dark Matter HP
Hideyuki Tamaki Cooperation Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Microbial Dark Matter HP
Yuichi Yamaoka Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Bioresource Evaluation HP
Izumi Okane Exclusive Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Bioresource Evaluation HP
Moriya Ohkuma Cooperation School of Integrative and Global Majors Bioresource Evaluation HP

Department for Promoting International, Industry-University Collaborations

Name Exclusive・ Concurrent・ Cooperation Affiliation Group HP
Nakao Nomura Concurrent Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences Department for Promoting International,
Industry-University Collaborations
HP