Kanai, Akio

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Name
Kanai, Akio
E-mail
akiosfc.keio.ac.jp
URL
http://vu.sfc.keio.ac.jp/faculty_profile/cgi/f_profile_e.cgi?id=172bf44dd53bd101
Affiliation
Keio University
Section
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Job title
Professor
Degree
薬学(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number
60260329

Profile

Dr. Akio Kanai was born in Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from Waseda University in 1985, and obtained his PhD in molecular biology at the University of Tokyo in 1990. He finished postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health, USA (1990-1992), and he was appointed a researcher in the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (1992-1996). He was a group leader for the Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST), ERATO Project Group (1996-2001). He was an Associate Professor at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University (2001-2006) and accepted a full professorship in April, 2006. His major research fields include molecular cellular biology and gene regulation in a variety of organisms. His work in life sciences has led him to his present research into RNA-binding proteins and non-coding RNAs.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Oct 1990
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Oct 1992
米国国立衛生研究所(NIH) ,博士訪問研究員
 
Nov 1992
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Mar 1996
(財)東京都臨床医学総合研究所 ,研究員
 
Apr 1996
 - 
Mar 2001
科学技術振興事業団ERATOプロジェクトグループリーダー及び技術参事
 
Apr 2001
 - 
Mar 2006
大学助教授(有期)(環境情報学部・先端生命科学研究所)
 
Apr 2006
 - 
Today
大学教授(環境情報学部・先端生命科学研究所)
 

Education

 
Mar 1985
   
 
Faculty of Education, Waseda University
 
Mar 1987
   
 
Graduate School, Division of Science and Engineeri, Waseda University
 
Mar 1990
   
 
生命薬学専攻, Graduate School, Division of Pharmaceutical Scienc, The University of Tokyo
 

Awards & Honors

 
Sep 2017
「平成29年度『科研費』審査委員」表彰, 独立行政法人 日本学術振興会
 
科学研究費助成事業の審査に関し、有意義な審査意見を付したことによる

Published Papers

 
Kanai, A. and Yoshihisa, T.
Frontiers in Genetics   10(973)    Oct 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Saito, M., Sato, A., Nagata, S., Tamaki, S., Tomita, M., Suzuki, H., and Kanai, A.
Genome Biology and Evolution   11(10) 2713-2726   Sep 2019   [Refereed]
© 2019 The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution. Clp1, a polyribonucleotide 5′-hydroxyl kinase in eukaryotes, is involved in pretRNA splicing and mRNA 3′-end formation. E...
Tamaki, S., Tomita, M., Suzuki, H. and Kanai, A.
Frontiers in Genetics   8(227)    Jan 2018   [Refereed]
© 2018 Tamaki, Tomita, Suzuki and Kanai. To determine the mechanism underlying the flow of genetic information, it is important to understand the relationship between a tRNA and its binding enzyme, a member of the aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase (aaRS) ...
Nagata, S., Imai, J., Makino, G., Tomita, M. and Kanai, A.
Frontiers in Microbiology   8(2151)    Nov 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
Ikeda, Y., Okada, Y., Sato, A., Kanai, T., Tomita, M., Atomi, H. and Kanai, A.
Scientific Reports   7 12674   Oct 2017   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Kanai A., Yoshihisa T.
Frontiers in Genetics   10    Oct 2019
Hayashi Y., Otsuka K., Ebina M., Igarashi K., Takehara A., Matsumoto M., Kanai A., Igarashi K., Soga T., Matsui Y.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   115(30)    Jul 2018
© 2018 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Correction to Supporting Information for “Distinct requirements for energy metabolism in mouse primordial germ cells and their reprogramming to embryonic germ cells,” by Yohei Hayashi, Kei ...

Books etc

 
Akio Kanai and Tohru Yoshihisa (Part:Editor)
Frontiers Media SA   Dec 2019   ISBN:978-2-88963-215-2
Shohei Nagata, Junnosuke Imai, Gakuto Makino, Masaru Tomita and Akio Kanai (Part:Joint Work, 128-137)
Frontiers Media SA   May 2018   ISBN:978-2-88945-477-8
Akio Kanai (Part:Editor)
Frontiers Media SA   Dec 2014   ISBN:978-2-88919-366-0
Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd edition
Fujishima, K. and Kanai, A. (Part:Joint Work, 543-544)
Elsevier Academic Press   Apr 2013   ISBN:978-0-08-096156-9
Kanai, A. (Part:Joint Work, 181-193)
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany   2013   ISBN:978-3-642-38212-3

Conference Activities & Talks

 
超好熱性アーキア由来Pf‐Nob1及びPf‐Dim2による16S rRNA前駆体切断部位の制御
KANAI AKIO
日本ゲノム微生物学会年会   2017   
tRNA遺伝子の構造の多様性と進化
KANAI AKIO
日本微生物生態学会大会   2017   
真核生物におけるtRNAの多様性と遺伝暗号との関連
KANAI AKIO
日本生化学会大会   2017   
マウス始原生殖細胞の発生分化における代謝特性変換の制御機構の解析
KANAI AKIO
日本生化学会大会   2017   
超好熱性アーキアPyrococcus furiosusの熱ショック時におけるRNAプロセシング制御
KANAI AKIO
日本生化学会大会   2017   

Teaching Experience

 

Research Grants & Projects

 
多様性を有するRNAキナーゼの進化情報解析とその情報に基づいた酵素機能の改変
MEXT,JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): 金井 昭夫