Yasuhiro Ozeki

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Yasuhiro Ozeki
Yokohama City University
Graduate School of Nanobioscience
Job title
Ph.D(Fujita Health University 1992), B.Agr(Meijo University 1985)
Research funding number


Yasuhiro Ozeki (1961-) is a glycobiologist and he graduated from Meijo Univ. School of Agriculture (Breeding and Genetics), Nagoya, Japan in 1985. He started his research career in protein chemistry at the Division of Biomedical Polymer Science at the Institute of Comprehensive Medical Sciences, Fujita Health Univ., Toyoake Aichi, Japan. He earned his Ph.D. at Fujita Health Univ in 1992, and conducted postdoctoral research as a JSPS Fellow at Fujita Health Univ., Toyoake Japan (1993-1994) and a NIH Fellow at The Biomembrane Institute (Otsuka Co., Ltd.) and the University of Washington, Seattle, WA (1994-1995) on Glycobiology. He has held a faculty position at Yokohama City Univ., Japan since 1995.

Dr. Ozeki determined two representative lectin family primary structures as SUEL/rhamnose-binding lectin (UniProtKB P22031) and MytiLec (UniProtKB B3EWR1), and supervised 4 Ph.D students and 1 JSPS Fellow Post-Doc researcher from Japan and Bangladesh since 2006. He was hired to be the Program Officer of Ministry of Education, Culture Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Japan (2006-2008). Since 2013, he is a member of Steering Committee, Misaki Marine Biological Station, Graduate School of Sciences, The University of Tokyo. He loves sense of humor, Progressive Rock and the music composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, avant-garde dance performance and walking to watch modern sceneries of metropolitan Tokyo.

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Jul 2016
Unit Leader, Comprehensive Marine Sciences, Academy of Yokohama City University
Apr 2009
Professor, Department of Life and Environmental System Science, Graduate School of NanoBio Sciences, Yokohama City University
Aug 2006
Jul 2008
Program Officer (concurrent), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, (MEXT) Japan
Apr 2005
Mar 2012
Chairman, Dept of Environmental Bioscience, School of International Arts and Sciences, Yokohama City University
Apr 2005
Mar 2009
Associate Professor, International School of Arts and Sciences, Yokohama City University
Aug 2006
Jul 2008
Program officer, Department of Science Research Promotion, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Apr 1999
Mar 2005
Associate Professor, Department of System Elements, Graduate School of Integrated Sciences, Yokohama City University
Jun 1995
Mar 1998
Assistant Professor, Department of System Elements, Faculty of Science, Yokohama City University
Mar 1994
Jun 1995
Research Fellow, The Biomembrane Institute, Seattle WA, USA (Director, Prof. Sen-itiroh Hakomori, Univ. of Washington)
Apr 1992
Mar 1994
Research Fellow, Division of Biomedical Polymer Science (Supervised by Prof. Koiti Titani), Institute of Comprehensive Medical Sciences, Fujita Health University

Committee Memberships

Aug 2013
Steering Committee Member, Misaki Marine Biological Station, Graduate School of Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Aug 2006
Jul 2008
Program Officer, Research Promotion Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Japan


Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Graduate School, Division of Medicine, Fujita Health University
Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Meijo University


Jeremy Tame, Yasuhiro Ozeki, Daiki Terada, Imtiaj Hasan   Jul 2016
special thanks to Glycobiology & Marine Biochemistry Lab   Web Service   Jul 2016
Yasuhiro Ozeki, Imtiaj Hasan, Yasu Koide, Marco Gerdol   May 2016
Prof. S.M.Abe Kawsar   Mar 2016

Published Papers

Daiki Terada, Fumihiro Kawai, Hiroki Noguchi, Satoru Unzai, Imtiaj Hasan, Yuki Fujii, Sam-Yong Park, Yasuhiro Ozeki, Jeremy R. H. Tame
Scientific Reports   6 28344   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Imtiaj Hasan, Marco Gerdol, Yuki Fujii, Sultana Rajia, Yasuhiro Koide, Daiki Yamamoto, Sarkar M. A. Kawsar, Yasuhiro Ozeki
Marine Drugs   14(5) 92   May 2016   [Refereed]
Kawsar SMA, Nishat SSBS, Manchur MA, Ozeki Y
International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy   64 95-105   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Kamitori S, Ozeki Y, Kojima N.
Regenerative Therapy   3 11-16   Jan 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
Fujii Y, Fujiwara T, Koide Y, Hasan I, Sugawara S, Rajia S, Kawsar SMA, Yamamoto D, Araki D, Kanaly RA, Ogawa Y, Fujita H, Ozeki Y
Glycoconjugate J      Sep 2016   [Refereed]

Books etc

Marine Glycobiology: Principles and Applications
Hasan I, Fujii Y, Rajia S, Kawsar SMA, Sugawara S, Ogawa Y, Hosono M, Koide Y, Kanaly RA, Ozeki Y (Part:Joint Work, Chapt 32. Structural glycobiology for lectin to promote advanced biomedical research. 443-458.)
Taylor & Francis Group, CRC press   Sep 2016   ISBN:1498709613
Marine Omics, Principles and Applications. Se-Kwon Kim ed
Koide Y, Hasan I, Fujii Y, Kawsar SMA, Rajia S, Sugawara S, Ogawa Y, Hosono M, Kanaly RA, Ozeki Y (Part:Contributor, Chapter 21: SUEL/RBL-Lectins and their biomedical applications. 407-418.)
Taylor & Francis Group, CRC press   Sep 2016   ISBN:148225820X
Ozeki Y, Kawsar S M A, Fujii Y, Ogawa Y, Sugawara S, Hasan I, Koide Y, Yasumitsu H, Kanaly R A (Part:Contributor, Chapter 8 “Activity of Diversified Marine Invertebrate Lectins to Regulate Cell Function” 167-184)
Wiley-Blackwell (England)   May 2013   ISBN:1118375068

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology JAPAN: ESD promotive project in Japan
Project Year: May 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Bord of Education in Yokohama City
Japan Society for Promotion of Science: Grant-In-Aid from JSPS
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Yasuhiro Koide
JSPS, Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research C (Grant ID25450306): KAKENHI
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Yasuhiro Ozeki
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: JSPS, Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research C (Grant ID22580226)
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): Yasuhiro Ozeki
Japan Society for Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (Grant ID09F09100)
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): S.M.Abe Kawsar, Yasuhiro Ozeki

Social Contribution

[Others]  Ministry of Education, Cultrue, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Japan  3 Oct 2012 - Today
[Commentator]  The Science News (JAPAN)  29 Jul 2016
[TV or radio appearance]  22 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2016
[Others]  International Triathlon Union  World Triathlon Yokohama 2015  30 Jul 2015

Conference Activities & Talks

Yasuhiro Ozeki
CARBO-XXIX   29 Dec 2014   Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologist, India
Imtiaj Hasan, Yasuhiro Ozeki
Joint Meeting of SFG and JSCR   16 Nov 2014   Society for Glycobiology & The Japanese Society of Carbohydrate Research
Yasuhiro Ozeki・Yasunari Ogihara
24 Feb 2014   Graduate School of NanoBio Sciences, Yokohama City Unversity
Hasan I, Koide Y, Kawsar SMA, Matsumoto R, Fujii Y, Ogawa Y, Sugawara S, Hosono M, Nitta K, Ozeki Y
22nd International Symposium on Glycoconjugates (Dalian, China)   23 Jun 2013   
Depletion of multidrug transporter protein on cancer cells caused by lectin-glycosphingolipid interaction enhanced the chemotheraputic effects.
Fujii Y., Sugawara, S., Nitta, K., Hosono, M., Tatsuta, T., Ogawa, Y., Kawsar SMA., Matsumoto R., Koide Y., Hasan I., Hakomori S-I., Ozeki Y
26th International Carbohydrate Symposium, Meliá Castilla Madrid   22 Jul 2012