Bioprocesses for production of chemicals and fuels using microorganisms are becoming recognized as highly important as processes with low environmental impact. By constructing models based on genome information, I have developed a technology to design metabolism in silico in order to produce the target substance. I am researching methods to experimentally determining the metabolic flux by isotope-labeled compound tracing experiments. Furthermore, in order to create robust cells for the bioprocesses, I am studying how to make them stress resistant by integrating omics information evolutionary engineering, to confer stress tolerance.
- 1990 Ph.D. (Engineering), Kyoto University
- 1990 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University
- 1995 Assiciate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University
- 1996-1997 Visiting Scientist, MIT
- 2002 Associate Professor, Graduate School for Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
- 2003 Professor, Graduate School for Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
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