Yasuhiro Ozeki

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


Yasuhiro Ozeki (1961-) is a lectinologist and glycobiologist. 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 supervised Prof Koiti Titani, 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. President Prof Sen-itiroh Hakomori) 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 and Sergei Prokofiev, avant-garde dance performance and walking to watch modern sceneries of Yokohama and metropolitan Tokyo.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Professor, Dept Life & Environmental Syste Sci, School of Sciences, Yokohama City University
Apr 2018
Deputy of Head, Collage of Arts and Sciences, Yokohama City University
Jul 2016
Unit Leader, Comprehensive Marine Sciences, Academy of Yokohama City University
Apr 2009
Professor, Dept Life and Environmental System Sci, Graduate School of NanoBio Sciences, Yokohama City University
Apr 2009
Scientific Advisor, Yokohama Science Frontier High School
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
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

Committee Memberships

Jul 2016
Board, Yokohama Ocean Association  Policy Bureau, the City of Yokohama
Apr 2016
Yokohama City ESD (education for sustainable development) Promoting Consortium  Board of Education, the City of Yokohama
Aug 2013
Steering Committee Member, Misaki Marine Biological Station, Graduate School of Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2009
Scientific Advisor of Yokohama Science Frontier High School  Education Board, the City of Yokohama
Yokohama RCE (Regional Center Expertise) Network  Committee Member
Educational Councillor of Kanazawa High School  Board of Education, the City of Yokohama


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

Awards & Honors

Mar 2017
Dean’s Awards for Yokohama City University


Imtiaj Hasan, Marco Gerdol, Yuki Fujii and Yasuhiro Ozeki   Apr 2019
Yasuhiro Ozeki, Akira Ishii, Toshi Takahashi, Miyu Sato, Tamiko Nakayama   Jul 2018

Published Papers

Fujii Y, Gerdol M, Kawsar SMA, Hasan I, Spazzali F, Ogawa Y, Rajia S, Koide Y, Pallabicini A, Sugawara S, Hosono M, Tame J, Fujita H, Ozeki Y
FEBS Journal      2020   [Refereed]
Hasan I, Asaduzzaman AKM, Swarna RR, Fujii Y, Ozeki Y, Uddin MB, Kabir SR.
Mar Drugs   17 E502   Aug 2019   [Refereed]
Gerdol M, Fujii Y, Pallavichini A, Ozeki Y.
Marine Pollutant Bulletin   141 363-365   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Hasan I, Gerdol M, Fujii Y, Ozeki Y
Mar Drugs   17 136   Feb 2019   [Refereed]

Books etc

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   Aug 2016   ISBN:148225820X
Hasan I, Fujii Y, Rajia S, Kawsar SMA, Sugawara S, Ogawa Y, Hosono M, Koide Y, Kanaly RA, Ozeki Y (Part:Joint Work, Chapt 33. Structural glycobiology for lectin to promote advanced biomedical research. 443-458.)
Taylor & Francis Group, CRC press   Sep 2016   ISBN:1498709613
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

JSPS: Grant-in Aid for Scientific Research C
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Yasuhiro Ozeki, Yuki Fujii
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

Social Contribution

[Others]  Ministry of Education, Cultrue, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Japan  3 Oct 2012 - Today
[Informant]  The Scientific News Co.  The Scientific News  4 Aug 2017
[Informant]  NIKKEI Japan Press  Jul 2017
[Commentator]  The Science News (JAPAN)  29 Jul 2016
[TV or radio appearance]  22 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2016

Conference Activities & Talks

Yasuhiro Ozeki
3rd Public lecture, Kihara Institute for Biological Science   7 Jul 2018   Kihara Institute of Biological Science
Yasuhiro Ozeki
International Marine Biotechnology Conference (IMBC) 2016   29 Aug 2016   International Marine Biotechnology Association,
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