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Kyoto University
Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere Core Research Divisions Division of Diagnostics and Control of Humanosphere Laboratory of Biomass Morphogenesis and Information
Job title
Doctor of Agriculture(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

April 2006 - present, Professor, Laboratory of Biomass Morphogenesis and Information, Division of Diagnostics and Control of Humanosphere, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
April 2004 – March 2006, Associate Professor, Laboratory of Biomass Morphogenesis and Information, Division of Diagnostics and Control of Humanosphere, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
August 1999 – September 1999, Invited Professor: Joseph Fourier University, Laboratory: CERMAV at Grenoble, France
October 1993 –March 2004, Associate Professor, Laboratory of Cell Structure and Function, Division of Wood Bioscience, Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University
October 1991 - November 1991, Visiting Scientist: Chercheur de haut niveau au MRT, Laboratory: CERMAV at Grenoble, France


Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University

Committee Memberships

Japan Wood Research Society  Editorial Board, Information committee, future-planning committee, public-information committee
Cellulose Society of Japan  Editorial board, Kansai branch secretary, Councilor, Head of Kansai Branch
Japanese Society of Microscopy  Local councillor, Councillor
American Chemical Society, Cellulose and biomaterial division  Program Committee

Awards & Honors

Apr 2019
Studies on hierarchical structural diversity from cellulose to wood, The Yomiuri Prize of Agricultural Science, Yomiuri Shimbun
Apr 2019
Studies on hierarchical structural diversity from cellulose to wood, Japan Prize of Agricultural Science, Association of Japanese Agricultural Scientific Societies
Mar 2018
Anselme Payen Award, American Chemical Society
Jul 2002
Hayashi Jisuke Award, Cellulose Society Japan
Winner: Junji Sugiyama
Jul 1997
Cellulose Society of Japan Award, Cellulose Society Japan
Winner: Junji Sugiyama
Mar 1992
Japan Wood Research Society Award, Japan Wood Research Society
Winner: Junji Sugiyama
Annual paper from the Japan Adhesion Society
Jan 1991
Diamagnetic orientation of cellulose microcrystals, Best Poster Award, Division Cell, American Chemical Society

Published Papers

Kayoko Kobayashi, Sung-Wook Hwang, Junji Sugiyama
Journal of Cultural Heritage   38 88-93   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
We establish an efficient and reliable method of wood identification that combines a non-destructive and non-invasive laboratory-scale tool, X-ray computed tomography (CT), with machine learning for image recognition. We selected six hardwood spec...
Mokuzai Gakkaishi   65(2) 110-116   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
The Japanese tea room is thought to have been created by fusing elements of Japanese culture, Zen, the way of Yin Yang, and other original ideas, and is believed to embody Japanese culture most symbolically. In this research, materials used in a m...
Makiko Imai, Asako Mihashi, Tomoya Imai, Satoshi Kimura, Tomohiko Matsuzawa, Katsuro Yaoi, Nozomu Shibata, Hiroshi Kakeshita, Kazuaki Igarashi, Yoshinori Kobayashi and Junji Sugiyama
Journal of Wood Science   65(17)    Mar 2019   [Refereed]
Enzymatic biomass saccharification is an important process for bioethanol production. Hitherto, numerous cellulase cocktails (crude enzyme) have been developed to improve enzymatic activity. For this purpose, the synergy of incorporating hydrolase...
Yoshiki Horikawa Seiya Hirano Asako Mihashi Yoshinori Kobayashi Shengcheng Zhai, Sugiyama Junji
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology      Jan 2019   [Refereed]
A method for the high-throughput analysis of the relative lignin contents of Cryptomeria japonica samples over a wide concentration range (3–73%), independent of the type of chemical pretreatment, was developed by using Fourier transform infrared ...
B. Luo, T. Imai, J. Sugiyama & J. Qiu
IAWA Journal   40(1) 23-42   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Agarwoods such as Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp. (Thymelaeaceae) produce interxylary phloem in their secondary xylem and intraxylary phloem at the periphery of the pith, facing the primary xylem. We studied young shoots of Aquilaria sinensis and...
Mokuzai Gakkaishi   65(1) 33-38   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Ryo Hisamochi,⁎, Yumiko Watanabe, Masaki Sano, Takeshi Nakatsuka, Naoyuki Kurita, Miyuki Matsuo-Ueda, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Suyako Tazuru, Junji Sugiyama, Bambang Subiyanto, Sri Nugroho Marsoem, Toshitaka Tsuda, Takahiro Tagami
Dendrochronologia   52 80-86   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
The oxygen isotopic composition (δ18O) of tree-ring cellulose has been recognized as a powerful tool for dendroclimatological and dendrochronological investigations in Asia. Only a few studies of cellulose δ18O so far published, however, have been...
Nguyen Duc Thanh, Soichiro Wakiya, Kazutaka Matsuda, Bui Duy Ngoc, Junji Sugiyama and Yohsei Kohdzuma
Journal of Wood Science   64 836-844   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
This study shows a method to easily develop suitable impregnation procedure of chemicals for preserving the archaeological waterlogged wood (WW) using diffusion constant. The steady-state diffusion coefficients of polyethylene glycol 4000 (PEG4000...
Penttilä PA, Imai T, Hemming J, Willför S, Sugiyama J
Carbohydrate polymers   190 95-102   Jun 2018   [Refereed]
The production of biofuels and other chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass is limited by the inefficiency of enzymatic hydrolysis. Here a biomimetic composite material consisting of bacterial cellulose and wood-based hemicelluloses was used to st...
Nguyen T.D, Kohdzuma Y, Endo R, Sugiyama J
Journal of Wood Science      Apr 2018   [Refereed]
First Online: 10 April 2018: In this article, the conservation of seven archeological waterlogged woods (WW) with polyethylene glycol (PEG) 4000, trehalose, and feather keratin was investigated. The results showed that the dimensional stability of...

Books etc

多川俊映、今津節生、楠井隆志、山崎隆之、矢野健一郎、杉山淳司、小滝ちひろ (Part:Joint Work, 人工知能を使って心木の樹種特定に迫る)
Asahi Sensho   Aug 2018   ISBN:978-4-02-263075-9
Bacterial cellulose-based biomimetic composites
Thi Thi Nge, 杉山淳司
Biopolymers,345-368   2010   
Chitin and chitosan for osteological application
Thi Thi Nge, 杉山 淳司
Recent research in biomedical aspects of chitin and chitosan (Tamura H, ed),87-118   2008   
Molecular directionality in Chitin Crystallites
杉山 淳司
"in Chitin and Chitosan,. Chitin and chitosan in life science. (Uragami, T, Kurita, K. and Fukamizo, T Eds) Proc. 8th International Chitin and Chitosan Conference. Kodansha, Japan 4-906464-13-0,157-158"   2001   
Genetics, Biochemistry and Ecology of Cellulose Degradation.
杉山 淳司
Proc. Mie Bioforum, Uni Publisher, Japan 4-946450-17-3,14   1998   
Alkali-swollen structures of native cellulose fibers
杉山 淳司
Cellulosics : Chemical, biochemical and material aspects. Ellis Horwood,   1993   
High resolution electron microscopy of VH amylose crystals
杉山 淳司
Electron crystallography of organic molecules Kluwer Academic Pub,/,189   1990   
Supermolecular structure of alkaline swollen cellulose
杉山 淳司
Cellulose, structural and functional aspects Ellis Harwood,/,93   1989   
Electron microscopic and X-ray diffraction study of cellulose IIII and cellulose I "jointly worked"
杉山 淳司
Cellulose and wood, Chemistry and Technology Wiley Interscience,/,119   1989   
Crystal deformation of cellulose due to electron irradiation "jointly worked"
杉山 淳司
Cellulose, structual and functional aspects, Ellis Harwood,/,75   1989   

Conference Activities & Talks

Visualizing MFA distribution from cross-section of wood cell wall
Yusuke Kita, Junji Sugiyama
Annual Meeting of KSWST   13 Apr 2019   
Data mining in annual growth pattern of Cryptomeria Japonica using wavelet convolutional neural network
Takeshi Nakajima, Kayoko Kobayashi, Junji Sugiyama
Annual Meeting of KSWST   13 Apr 2019   
Analysis of a codebook based on local image features as a support tool for wood anatomy
Sungwook HWANG,(The University of Tokyo)Kayoko KOBAYASHI,(Kyoto University,Nanjing Forestry University)Junji SUGIYAMA
69th Annual meeting of JWRS   14 Mar 2019   
Computer vision and machine learning in wood anatomy - potentials for automated classification and prediction of properties- [Invited]
17 Nov 2018   
Structural diversity of wood is indeed a sort of big data. Efforts have been devoted to reading this complexity by many experts and professionals of extraordinary anatomical knowledge and insights. So far, however, the complexity is not well under...
A gift from nature: structure and mechanical property of cherry bark [Invited]
Special lecture at Beijing Forestry University   29 Oct 2018   Beijing Forestry University
Visualization of minor anatomical differences within evergreen Fagaceae
13th Joint Seminar of China-Korea-Japan on Wood Quality and Utilization of Domestic Species   26 Oct 2018   
Multilateral analyses of anatomically similar Japanese cypress wood in historical and traditional buildings
KITA Yusuke, TAZURU Suyako, SUGIYAMA Junji
13th Joint Seminar of China-Korea-Japan on Wood Quality and Utilization of Domestic Species   26 Oct 2018   
Data mining in tree-ring data of Cryptomeria japonica: an approach using wavelet convolutional neural network
Nakajima Takeshi, Kobayashi Kayoko, SUGIYAMA Junji
13th Joint Seminar of China-Korea-Japan on Wood Quality and Utilization of Domestic Species   26 Oct 2018   
Time-laps Visualization of enzymes in hydrolysis of sugarcane by selective fluorescence labeling [Invited]
13th Joint Seminar of China-Korea-Japan on Wood Quality and Utilization of Domestic Species   26 Oct 2018   
Trends in wood machine vision - impact in wood anatomy and more [Invited]
General Assembly and the Second International Symposium of JSPS Alumni Association of Indonesia (IS-JAAI)   26 Sep 2018   JSPS, LIPI

Research Grants & Projects

Biosynthesis, crystallization and biodegradation of polysaccharide crystals.
Structure of cellulose microfibrils and its phylogenetic significance
Biomechanics of the plant cell wall
Wood anatomy and identification by computer aided pattern recognition
Project Year: 2006