TANAKA Kenji

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Name
TANAKA Kenji
Affiliation
Kindai University
Section
Faculty of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering Department of Biological and Environmental Chemistry
Job title
Professor
Degree
Ph.D, (BLANK)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2007
 - 
Mar 2008
Kinki Univ., Fac. of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering
 
Apr 2004
 - 
Mar 2007
Kinki Univ., Fac. of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering
 
Apr 2000
 - 
Mar 2002
Kinki Univ., Fac. of Kyushu Engineering
 
1991
 - 
1999
Research associate,
 
 
   
 
Dept of Food Science & Technology,
 

Education

 
 
 - 
1991
Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Kyushu University
 
 
 - 
1987
Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
 

Awards & Honors

 
2002
Technical Award of the Society for Biotechnology, Japan, The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
 
1996
Encouragement Award of the Society for Biotechnology, Japan (Terui Award), The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
 

Published Papers

 
Enhancement of lactate fraction in poly(lactate-co-3-hydroxybutyrate) synthesized by Escherichia coli haboring the D-lactate dehydrogenase gene from Lactobacillus acetotolerans HT
Saki Goto, Naoyuki Suzuki, Kenichiro Matsumoto, Seiichi Taguchi, Kenji Tanaka, and Hiromi Matsusaki
The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology   in press    May 2019   [Refereed]
Biosynthesis of novel lactate-based polymers containing medium-chain-length 3-hydroxyalkanoates by recombinant Escherichia coli strains from glucose
Hiromi Matsusaki, Ayaka Hokamura, Hideki Shiratsuchi, Hideki Abe, Ken'ichiro MATSUMOTO, Kenji Tanaka, Saki Goto, Seiichi Taguchi
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering   in press    2019   [Refereed]
Cloning and heterologous expression of lactate dehydrogenase genes from acid-tolerant Lactobacillus acetotolerans HT
Saki Goto, Akane Motomura, Ai Kawahara, Hideki Shiratsuchi, Kenji Tanaka and Hiromi Matsusaki
Food Sci. Technol. Res.   24(5) 861-868   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Improvement of monomer composition in poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) biosynthesized from CO2 by genetically engineered hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium
Tanaka K, Suzuki N, Mori S, Izumi O, Fukui T
Proceedings of World Congress on Biopolymers and Bioplastics (Biopolymer 2018)   71   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
A Novel Efficient Antibacterial Action of ABC semiconductors
Kengo Ito, Tohru Nishibe, Masakazu Kawahara, Seiichiro Tsujitsuka, and Kenji Tanaka
Proceedings of 10th International Symposium on Organic Molecular Electronics (ISOME 2018)      Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Antimicrobial effect of a novel photosemiconductor composed of Ag nanoplate, boron and clay, and its increase by visible light irradiation
Kenji Tanaka, Kojiro Yamamoto, Seiichiro Tsujituka, Kengo Itou
Proceedings of BIT’s 4th Annual World Congress of Smart Materials-2018 (WCSM-2018)   422-422   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
BIOSYNTHESIS OF POLY (3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE -CO- 3-HYDROXYHEXANOATE) FROM FRUCTOSE AND CO2 BY THE ENGINEERED RALSTONIA EUTROPHA
Kenji Tanaka, Kiko Sakai, Ryo Sawada, Saki Goto and Hiromi Matsusaki
Proceedings of Biomaterials International 2017, Fukuoka Japan   1-4   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Effect of fatty acid in culture medium on growth of acid tolerant lactic acid bacterium, Lactobacillus acetotolerans strain HT
TANAKA Kenji
Proceedings of The 6th International Congress o Natural Sciences and Engineering (2017 ICNSE)   129-135   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Effect of adding fatty acid in culture medium on cell growth of acid tolerant lactic acid bacterium
Kenji Tanaka, Kiko Sakai, Saki Goto, Hiromi Matsusaki
International Journal of Science and Engineering Investigations   6(69) 78-81   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Growth characteristics of newly isolated xylose-assimilating bacterium and accumulation of green plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate in the genetic engineered strain
Kenji Tanaka, Shunya Mori, Kastuki Matsumoto, Kojiro Yamamoto, Izumi Wakida, Saki Goto, Hiromi Mastusaki
International Journal of Biological Engineering   6(1) 1-6   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Biosynthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) with high C6-monomer composition from CO2 by recombinant of Ralstonia eutropha. Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation
Kenji Tanaka, Shunya Mori, Kouki Maruo, Orita Izumi and Toshiaki Fukui
Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation   7(5(suppl)) 64   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Growth characteristics of newly isolated xylose-assimilating bacterium and accumulation of green plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate in the genetic engineered strain
Kenji Tanaka, Shunya Mori, Kastuki Matsumoto, Kojiro Yamamoto, Izumi Wakida, Saki Goto, Hiromi Mastusaki
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Life Science & Biological Engineering 2016 (I SLSBE2016), August 25-27, Tokyo   628-638   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
Preparation of genetic engineered Enterobacter strain TF to produce green plastic from xylose
Shunya Mori, Kojiro Yamamoto, Kastuki Matsumoto, Ayaka Hokamura, Hiromi Mastusaki, Kenji Tanaka
REPORTS of Faculty of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering KINDAY UNIVERSITY   24 6-10   Jun 2016
Autotrophic Growth of Paracoccus denitrificans in Aerobic Condition and the Accumulation of Biodegradable Plastics from CO2
Kenji Tanaka, Syunya Mori, May Hirata, and Hiromi Matsusaki
Environment and Ecology Research   4(4) 231-236   2016   [Refereed]
Inhibitory effect to pathogenic bacteria of visible light responsive type nanosilver photocatalyst
Shintaro Tajiri, Megumi Miyazaki, Kenji Tanaka, Kengo Ito
2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Section ORG 937      Dec 2015
Acid-tolerant lactic acid bacterium isolated from rice vinegar
Kenji Tanaka, Shintaro Tajiri, Ryo Sawada, Yoshihiro Kawamoto, Teruaki Matsubara, Munehiro Hosihino and Hiromi Matsusaki
International Journal of Research in Applied,Natural and Social Sciences   3(10) 29-36   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Acid-tolerant lactic acid bacterium isolated from rice vinegar
Kenji Tanaka, Shintaro Tajiri, Ryo Sawada, Yoshihiro Kawamoto, Teruaki Matsubara, Munehiro Hosihino and Hiromi Matsusaki
Proceeding of The Annual Conference on Life Sciences and Engineering 2015(2015 ACLSE)   Part 3 118-125   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
The Effect of Visible Light with Different Wavelength and Intensities on Population Growth of Marine Zooplankton, Brachionus Plicatilis
Kenji Tanaka, Tomohito Amai, Tomohiro Kuratomi, Katsuki Matsumoto, Shintaro Tajiri
Proceedings of The 2nd International Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering and Life Science Conference (IBCELC 2015)   Part 3 98-104   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
Isolation of extremely acid-resistant acetic acid bacterium and its application to production of high-acid vinegar in mesophilic condition
Shintaro Tajiri, Katsuki Matsumoto, Tomohiro Kuratomi, Kenji Tanaka, Hideo Iwai, Hiro Ueno and Munehiro Hoshino
REPORTS of Faculty of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering KINKI UNIVERSITY   22 1-6   Jun 2015
HOKAMURA Ayaka, WAKIDA Izumi, MUYAHARA Yuki, TSUGE Takeharu, SHIRATSUCHI Hideki, TANAKA Kenji, MATUZAKI Hiromi
Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering   120(3) 305-310   2015   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
Production of biopolymer for biodegradable plastic from carbon dioxide by using new fermentation system for gaseous substrate.
The proceeding for global environment and energy issues, Fukuoka International Symposium 1990   1990   
Ferementative production of L-lactate from xylose.
Development in Food Engineering, Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Engineering and Food   1994   
Microbial production of biodegradable plastics from carbon dioxide and agricultural waste material.
ACS. Symposium Series : 666, Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass.   1997   
Ultrahigh-density Culture System of the Rotifer, Brachionus rotundiformis. 3rd International Fish&Shellfish Larviculture Symposium “Larvi 2001”.
Proceedings   2001   
Ultra-high-density Culture of a marine zooplankton Brachionus rotundiformis (Rotifer) using a membrane filtration
Proceedings of current biotechnology and Bioengineering(XI)   2002   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
可視光および近赤外光照射下におけるABC光半導体のカビに対する抗菌効果
20 Dec 2018   
Biosynthesis of biodegradable lactate-based polymers with novel monomer compositions from glucose as the sole carbon source. T-2
Saki Goto, Ayaka Hokamura, Seiichi Taguchi, Ken'ichiro Matsumoto, Hideki Abe, Kenji Tanaka, Hiromi Matsusaki
The 12th SPSJ International Polymer Conference (IPC2018)   5 Dec 2018   
Improvement of monomer composition in poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) biosynthesized from CO2 by genetically engineered hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium
Tanaka K, Suzuki N, Mori S, Izumi O, Fukui T
World Congress on Biopolymers and Bioplastics (Biopolymer 2018)   30 Aug 2018   
A Novel Efficient Antibacterial Action of ABC semiconductors
Kengo Ito, Tohru Nishibe, Masakazu Kawahara, Seiichiro Tsujitsuka, and Kenji Tanaka
10th International Symposium on Organic Molecular Electronics (ISOME 2018)   31 May 2018   
Antimicrobial effect of a novel photosemiconductor composed of Ag nanoplate, boron and clay, and its increase by visible light irradiation
Kenji Tanaka, Kojiro Yamamoto, Seiichiro Tsujituka, Kengo Itou
BIT’s 4th Annual World Congress of Smart Materials-2018 (WCSM-2018)   5 Mar 2018   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Study for microbial process to produce ecomaterial from wood indsutry residue
Research Projects by Nissan Science Foundation: 
Project Year: Apr 1993 - Mar 1994    Investigator(s): TANAKA Kenji
Properties of acid tolerant lactic acid bacteria
Project Year: 1993   
Development of Ultra-high density-culture system of rotifer
Fermentative production of highly concentrated acetic acid
Detection of pathogenic bacteria in mass culture of rotifer
Mass production of marine zoo plankton
Microbial Production of biodegradable plastic materials
Carbon dioxide fixation and production of useful substances by chemoli-lithautotroplric bacteria