Shingo Nakamura

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Shingo Nakamura
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Institute of Crop Science, NARO, Division of Wheat and Barley Research, Wheat and Barley Quality and Applied Genomics Research Unit
Job title
Unit Leader

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Institute of Crop Science, NARO
Apr 2002
Mar 2016
National Institute of Crop Science
Apr 1997
Mar 2002
Quality Evaluation Laboratory, Tohoku National Agricultural Experimental Station
Jun 2000
May 2001
Visiting scientist, Ruth Finkelstein’s lab, the department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, the University of California Santa Barbara
Apr 1995
Mar 1997
Science and Technology Research Fellow, the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences

Committee Memberships

Feb 2018
Frontiers in Plant Science  Review Editor in Plant Evolution and Development
Sep 2016
International Symposium on Pre-harvest sprouting in Cereals  International committee member
Jul 2013
Jul 2015
National Personnel Authority  Expert committee members of the National Public Service Recruitment Examination

Awards & Honors

Mar 2016
Molecular and genealogical analysis of grain dormancy in Japanese wheat varieties, with specific focus on MOTHER OF FT AND TFL1 on chromosome 3A, Article Award, Japanese Society of Breeding
Winner: Chono, M., H. Matsunaka, M. Seki, M. Fujita, C. Kiribuchi-Otobe, S. Oda, H. Kojima, and S. Nakamura
Sep 2012
NARO Research Prize 2012, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Winner: Nakamura,S., F. Abe, and K. Nakazono

Published Papers

Grain dormancy genes responsible for preventing pre-harvest sprouting in barley and wheat
Shingo Nakamura
Breeding Science   68(3) 295-304   Aug 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Nakamura,S., M. Pourkheirandhish, H. Morishige, M. Sameri, K. Sato, and T. Komatsuda
Front. Plant Sci.   8 1840   Oct 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Nakamura, S., M. Pourkheirandhish, H. Morishige, Y. Kubo, M. Nakamura, K. Ichimura, S. Seo, H. Kanamori, J. Wu, T. Ando, G. Hensel, M. Sameri, N. Stein, K. Sato, T. Matsumoto, M. Yano, and T. Komatsuda
Curr. Bio.   26 775-781   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Nakamura, S., M. Chono, Z. Stehno, V. Holubec, H. Morishige, M. Pourkheirandish, H. Kanamori, J. Wu., T. Matsumoto, and T. Komatsuda
Mol. Breeding   35(8) 164   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Chono, M., H. Matsunaka, M. Seki, M. Fujita, C. Kiribuchi-Otobe, S. Oda, H. Kojima, and S. Nakamura
Breeding Sci.   65 103-109   Jan 2015   [Refereed]


Progress in wheat seed dormancy research on MFT gene
Shingo Nakamura
Pre-harvest sprouting workshop 20th anniversary memorial issue   34-42   Aug 2019   [Invited]
Progress in barley seed dormancy research on SD2 gene
Shingo Nakamura
"Aiming for zero pre-harvest sprouting damage" Pre-harvest sprouting workshop 20th anniversary memorial issue   26-33   Aug 2019   [Invited]
DNA marker detecting wheat pre-harvest sprouting tolerance MFT gene
Shingo Nakamura
NARO Cultivars/ Technologies Brochure "Technology2015"   26-26   Dec 2014   [Invited]
Germination switch MFT gene
Shingo Nakamura
NARO Technology 2013   2-2   Jan 2013   [Invited]
Current status and future prospects of wheat germination control gene research
Shingo Nakamura
JATAFF newsletter   23(5) 4-4   May 2012

Books etc

Crop cultivation volume3 Cultivation and utilization of wheat and barley
Shingo Nakamura (Part:Contributor, Germination physiology of barley)
Asakura Publishing Co.,Ltd.   Sep 2011   

Conference Activities & Talks

Effects of the two major seed dormancy QTL from wild barley’H602’ (Hordeum vulgare spontaneum) in the genetic background of the malting cultivar ‘Kanto Nakate Gold’.
Hiromi Morishige, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Yoko Ono, Kazuhiro Sato, Jianzhong Wu, Takao Komatsuda, Shingo Nakamura
14th International Symposium on pre-harvest sprouting in cereals   2 Aug 2019   
Grain dormancy genes responsible for preventing pre-harvest sprouting in barley and wheat
Shingo Nakamura
6th Seed dormancy symposium   24 Oct 2018   
Seed dormancy QTL analysis in wild barley [Invited]
Nakamura, S.
21st Pre-harvest spouting workshop   18 Dec 2017   
Pre-harvest Sprouting (PHS) Tolerance in Barley and Wheat [Invited]
Nakamura, S.
The 132nd meeting of the Japanese Society of Breeding. International workshop W01: Barley and wheat orthologous genes, their structure, function and application.   7 Oct 2017   
East Asia is a nursery for Pre-Harvest Sprouting (PHS) tolerance genes in wheat and barley. [Invited]
Nakamura, S.
33rd IPSR international symposium and 9th symposium on plant stress sciences   6 Mar 2017   

Association Memberships


Research Grants & Projects

Analysis of major quantitative trait loci determining the wide range of seed dormancy levels in barley
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (KAKENHI)
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2023    Investigator(s): Shingo Nakamura
Ministry of Agriculture, Forest, Fisheries: Genomics based Technology for Agriculture Improvement, TRS
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Shingo Nakamura


特許5776958 : The gene and its use for controlling the seed dormancy of the plant.
Shingo Nakamura, Takao Komatsuda, Takashi Matsumoto, Atsushi Torada and Michiya Koike
特許5339506 : The MFT gene and utilization thereof involved in the wheat seed dormancy.
Shingo Nakamura, Hideho Miura, Yasunari Ogihara and Takashi Matsumoto