Norway-Japan Marine Seminar 2012

MAY 10 2012
TOKYO, Japan

Yoshihiro Shiraiwa


Professor
University of Tsukuba Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences

Academic Career:

◆1974: BSc at Niigata University (Biology).

◆1976: MSc at Tokyo Kyoiku University (Botany).

◆1979: Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo, Japan (Microalgal Biochemistry).

Job career:

◆1979: Assistant Professor of Biology Dept, Niigata University (NU).

◆1984-86 & 1994: Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation Fellow, Germany (Bielefeld U., Marburg U.)

◆1989: Associate Professor, Biology Dept, NU.

◆1989 & 1990: Visiting Research Fellow in Biochemistry Dept, Michigan State University, USA.

◆1997: Professor, Inst. of Biology, University of Tsukuba (UT).

◆2004-2009: Chairperson, Division of Functional Sciences, Graduate School of Life & Environmental Sciences (UT).

◆2005-2010: Chairperson, Institute of Biological Sciences (UT).

◆2008-2009: President, The Society of Marine Biotechnology, Japan.

◆2011: Provost, Graduate School of Life & Environmental Sciences (UT).

◆2012-: Chair, Faculty of Life & Environmental Sciences (UT).
Research Topics:

Physiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Metabolic Regulation of Microalgae

◆The carbon-concentrating mechanism (CCM), CO2-sequestration, growth regulation, CO2– and Stress-sensing mechanisms by microalgae

◆Photosynthetic carbon metabolism of a marine coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi

◆Nano-scale-biomineralization mechanism in coccolithophorids

◆Selenium and microelement accumulation by coccolithophorids

◆Influence of ocean acidification on calcium carbonate deposition and phytoplankton growth in the Arctic Ocean

◆Biofuel production by a colonial green alga Botryococcus braunii and marine Haptophytes


Sessions:

2012-05-10 at 15:30: CREST Project: Microalgea for Bioenergy Production