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Hokkaido University
Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Section of Environmental Biology, Environmental Molecular Biology
Job title
Doctor of Engineering (Osaka University)(Osaka University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 2011
Project Leader, JST-ALCA (Advanced LowCarbon Research and Development Program
May 2004
Professor,Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University
Jul 1995
Apr 2004
Associate Professor,Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
May 2001
Mar 2002
Visiting Researcher, Harvard Medical School
 Project Leader,BRAIN
Apr 1990
Jun 1995
Research Associate, Osaka University
Apr 1985
Mar 1989
Researcher,The Nisshin Oil Mills Co. Ltd.
Apr 1986
Mar 1988
Visiting Researcher,MITI


Apr 1983
Mar 1985
Department of Fermentation Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Apr 1979
Mar 1983
Department of Fermentation Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University

Awards & Honors

Evaluation of environmental bacterial communities as a factor affecting the growth of duckweed Lemna minor, First Place “2017 Knowing to Growing Duckweed Application Award”, ISCDRA
Winner: H. Ishizawa, M. Kuroda, M. Morikawa, M. Ike

Published Papers

Effects of co-inoculation of two different plant growth-promoting bacteria on duckweed
Yamakawa Y, Jog R, Morikawa M.
Plant Growth Regul   86(2) 287-296   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Effect of exogenous general plant growth regulators on the growth of the duckweed Lemna minor
Utami D, Kawahata A, Sugawara M, Jog R, Miwa K, Morikawa M.
Front. Chem.   6 251   Jul 2018   [Refereed]
Growth promotion of three microalgae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Chlorella vulgaris and Euglena gracilis, by in situ indigenous bacteria in wastewater effluent
Toyama T, Kasuya M, Hanaoka T, Kobayashi N, Tanaka Y, Inoue D, Sei K, Morikawa M, Mori K.
Biotechnol Biofuels   11 176   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
Luepongpattana S, Thaniyavarn J, Morikawa M.
J. Appl. Microbiol.   123(6) 1488-1497   2017   [Refereed]
Ishizawa H, Kuroda M, Morikawa M, Ike M.
Plant. Phys. Biochem.   118 667-673   2017   [Refereed]
Enhanced biomass production of duckweeds by inoculating a plant growth-promoting bacterium, Acinetobacter calcoaceticus P23, in sterile medium and non-sterile environmental waters
Toyama T, Kuroda M, Ogata Y, Hachiya Y, Quach A, Tokura K, Tanaka Y, Mori M, Morikawa M, Ike M.
Water Sci. Technol.   76(6) 1418-1428   2017   [Refereed]
Evaluation of environmental bacterial communities as a factor affecting the growth of duckweed Lemna minor
Ishizawa H, Kuroda M, Morikawa M, Ike M.
Biotechnol. Biofuels.   10 62   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Dejwatthanakomol C, Anuntagool J, Morikawa M, Thaniyavarn J.
ScienceAsia   42(4) 252-258   2016   [Refereed]
Lopez JAV, Al-Lihaibi SS, Alarif WM, Abdel-Lateff A, Nogata Y, Washio K, Morikawa M, Okino T.
J. Nat. Prod.   79(4) 1213-1218   2016   [Refereed]
Sugawara M, Hosoyama A, Yamazoe A, Morikawa M.
Genome A.   3(1) e00026-15   2015   [Refereed]
Fukano T, Gomi M, Osaki Y, Morikawa M.
Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem.   79(7) 1207-1215   2015   [Refereed]
Kesel S, Moormann F, Gümperlein I, Mader A, Morikawa M, Lieleg O, Opitz M.
Genome A.   2(6) e01163-14   2014   [Refereed]
Kaneko K, Washio K, Umezawa T, Matsuda F, Morikawa M, Okino T.
Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem.   78(8) 1310-1319   2014   [Refereed]
Cong LTN, Mai CTN, Morikawa M, Minh NN.
J. Environ. Sci. Health   49(7/8) 777-786   2014   [Refereed]
Boonmak C, Takahashi Y, Morikawa M.
Genome A.   1(6) e00944-13   2013   [Refereed]
Poomtien J, Thaniyavarn J, Pinphanichakarn P, Jindamorakot S, Morikawa M.
Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem.   77(12) 2362-2370   2013   [Refereed]
Toyama T, Ojima T, Tanaka Y, Mori K, Morikawa M.
Water Sci. Technol.   68(3) 522-529   2013   [Refereed]
Analyses of three dominant membrane proteins from anammox planctomycete Candidatus ‘Brocadia sinica’
Tojo F, Itoh Y, Okabe S, Morikawa M
J. Environ. Biotechnol.   11(1-2) 77-81   2011   [Refereed]
Roongsawang N, Washio K, Morikawa M.
Int. J. Mol. Sci.   12(1) 141-172   2011   [Refereed]
Yamaga F, Washio K, Morikawa M.
Environ. Sci. Technol.   44(16) 6470-6474   2010   [Refereed]
Morikawa M.
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.   87(5) 1595-1603   2010   [Refereed]
Washio K, Lim SP, Roongsawang N, Morikawa M.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem.   74(5) 992-999   2010   [Refereed]
Kato T, Miyanaga A, Kanaya S, Morikawa M.
Extremophiles   14(1) 33-39   2010   [Refereed]
Oki K, Washio K, Matsui D, Kato S, Hirata Y, Morikawa M.
Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem.   74(3) 583-589   2010   [Refereed]
Kato Tomohisa, Miyanaga Asuka, Kanaya Shigenori, Morikawa Masaaki
BMC Microbiology   9 60   Mar 2009   [Refereed]
Hosokawa R, Nagai M, Morikawa M, Okuyama H.
World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol.   25(9) 1519-1528   2009   [Refereed]
Development of bioremediation by utilizing biofilms.
IFO Res. Commun.   23 99-115   2009   [Refereed]
Iijima S, Washio K, Okahara R, Morikawa M.
Microbial Biotechnol.   2 361-369   2009   [Refereed]
Lim SP, Roongsawang N, Washio K, Morikawa M.
J. Appl. Microbiol.   107(1) 157-166   2009   [Refereed]
Takei D, Washio K, Morikawa M.
Biotechnol Lett   30(8) 1447-1452   2009   [Refereed]
Ito H, Hosokawa R, Morikawa M, Okuyama H.
Int Biodeter Biodegr   61(3) 223-232   2009   [Refereed]
Thaniyavarn J, Chianguthai T, Sangvanich P, Roongsawang N, Washio K, Morikawa M, Thaniyavarn S.
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry   72(8) 2061-2068   Aug 2008   [Refereed]
Biosurfactant production by Pichia anomala PY1, a thermotorelant strain isolated from fermented food, was examined as grown in media containing various carbon and nitrogen sources. The optimal conditions for biosurfactant production included 4% so...
Hirano S, Morikawa M, Takano K, Imanaka T, Kanaya S.
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry   71(1) 192-199   Jan 2007   [Refereed]
A putative gentisate 1,2-dioxygenase was encoded in the dibenzothiophene degradation gene cluster (dbd) from Xanthobacter polyaromaticivorans 127W. The deduced amino acid sequence showed high sequence similarity with gentisate dioxygenases from Ps...
Lim S P, Roongsawang N, Washio K, Morikawa M.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem   71(8) 2002-2009   2007   [Refereed]
Roongsawang N, Washio K, Morikawa M.
ChemBioChem   8(5) 501-512   2007   [Refereed]
Jongsareejit B, Bhumiratana A, Morikawa M, Kanaya S.
ScienceAsia   33 389-395   2007   [Refereed]
Washio K, Morikawa M.
Biochim Biophys Acta.   1579(10) 478-490   2006   [Refereed]
Thaniyavarn J, Chongchin A, Wanitsukusombut N, Thaniyavarn S,
J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol.   52(4) 215-222   2006   [Refereed]
Pulido M, Saito K, Tanaka S, Koga Y, Morikawa M, Takano K, Kanaya S.
Appl. Environ. Microbiol.   72(6) 4154-4162   2006   [Refereed]
Morikawa M.
J. Biosci. Bioeng.   101(1) 1-8   2006   [Refereed]
Hirano S, Haruki M, Takano K, Imanaka T, Morikawa M, Kanaya S.
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol.   69(6) 672-681   2006   [Refereed]
Yamamoto T, Matsuda T, Inoue T, Matsumura H, Morikawa M, Kanaya S, Kai Y.
Protein Sci.   15(1) 152-161   2006   [Refereed]
Roongsawang N, Lim S-P, Washio K, Takano K, Kanaya S, Morikawa M.
FEMS Microbiol. Lett.   252(1) 143-151   2005   [Refereed]
Comparison of dibenzothiophene-degrading bacteria under low oxygen conditions
Kitauchi F, Hirano S, Haruki M, Imanaka T, Morikawa M, Kanaya S.
J. Environ. Biotechnol.   4 117-120   2005   [Refereed]
Suzuki Y, Mizutani Y, Tsuji T, Ohtani N, Takano K, Haruki M, Morikawa M,
Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem.   69(2) 364-373   2005   [Refereed]

Books etc

バイオサーファクタント”、第10章低炭素社会への取組み、「応用微生物学 第3版」
文永堂出版   2016   
Chap. 12. Comparison of the degradation activity of biofilm-associated versus planktonic cells pp219-232
Morikawa M and Washio K.
Caister Academic Press   2016   
Chap. 13A Using microbial biofilms to enhance the phytoremediation of contaminants in soil and water – A trial for sustainable phenol degradation by duckweed-colonizing biofilms pp 233-240
Morikawa M, Yamaga F, Suzuki K, Kurashina K, Miwa K, Washio K.
Caister Academic Press   2016   

Conference Activities & Talks

Enhanced Duckweed Biomass Production Utilizing Novel Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria [Invited]
China-Japan Environmental Microbiology Forum 2016, Chongqing, China   13 Nov 2016   
Insight into aquatic plant-microbe interaction [Invited]
Thai Research Expo, 2016, Bangkok, Thai   18 Aug 2016   
Mutualistic biofilms- benefits for plants and animals [Invited]
The 27th Annual Meeting of the Thai Society for Biotechnology and international conference (TSB2015) Bangkok, Thailand   17 Nov 2015   
A new plant breeding technology enforcing mutualistic interaction between aquatic plants and their associated bacteria [Invited]
International Symposium on Microbial Research and Biotechnology for Biomass Utilization. JR HAKATA CITY, Fukuoka, Japan   12 Nov 2015   
Plant growth-promoting bacteria are natural and powerful tools for enhancement of duckweed production [Invited]
– Construction of an international research network for duckweed and scheme for the application to water environmental improvement –SPIRITS program Kyoto University Dept. Botany, Grad. Sch. Sci., Kyoto Univ.   5 Mar 2015   

Research Grants & Projects

Japan Science and Technology Agency: Development of highly-ordered vegetational bioprocess utilizing symbiotic interactions in rhizosphere
Project Year: Oct 2011 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): MORIKAWA, Masaaki
Petroleum degrading and producing bacteria (under low temperature, low oxygen conditions) Bioremediation technology (Encocrine disruptant degrading bacteria) Biosynthetic pathways of biosurfactant (Non-ribosomal peptide synthetase) Biofilm formation (M・・・
Petroleum degrading and producing bacteria (under low temperature, low oxygen conditions)
Bioremediation technology (Encocrine disruptant degrading bacteria)
Biosynthetic pathways of biosurfactant (Non-ribosomal peptide synthetase)
Biofilm formati...