Toru Shimada

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Name
Toru Shimada
E-mail
toru.shimadagakushuin.ac.jp
Affiliation
Gakushuin University
Section
Faculty of Science Department of Life Science
Job title
Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number
20202111
ORCID ID
0000-0002-5791-0000

Profile

I study genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, etc. of the domesticated and wild silkworms. I am also interested in their application to the production of engineered silk fibers and biomaterials, and to insect pest control.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2019
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Today
Professor, Department of Life Science, Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University
 
May 2004
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Mar 2019
Professor (Insect Genetics and Bioscience), Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Oct 2017
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Mar 2019
Professor (Adjunct), One Health Collaboration Research Organization
 
Oct 2017
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Today
Science Council of Japan
 
Apr 2013
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Mar 2016
Director, Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 2013
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Mar 2016
Deputy Head of Faculty, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
 
Oct 2011
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Sep 2017
Member, Science Council of Japan
 
Apr 2009
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Mar 2010
Director, Experimental Station for Landscape Plants, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1996
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May 2004
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Jun 1995
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Mar 1996
Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
 
Aug 1990
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May 1995
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
 
Jul 1988
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Mar 1991
Researcher, Department of Medical Entomology, National Institute of Health, Japan
 

Education

 
Apr 1984
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Mar 1987
Department of Agrobiology (Doctor Course), Graduate School of Agriculture, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1982
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Mar 1984
Department of Agrobiology (Master Course), Graduate School of Agriculture, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1980
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Mar 1982
Department of Agrobiology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo
 
Apr 1978
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Mar 1980
Natural Sciences II, University of Tokyo
 

Published Papers

 
Munetaka Kawamoto, Akiya Jouraku, Atsushi Toyoda, Kakeru Yokoi, Yohei Minakuchi, Susumu Katsuma, Asao Fujiyama, Takashi Kiuchi, Kimiko Yamamoto, Toru Shimada
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   107 53-62   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Kiuchi T, Sugano Y, Shimada T, Katsuma S.
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   104 30-38   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Wang L, Dong Z, Wang J, Yin Y, Liu H, Hu W, Peng Z, Liu C, Li M, Banno Y, Shimada T, Xia Q, Zhao P
Journal of Insect Science   18(6) 4   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Takai H, Ozawa R, Takabayashi J, Fujii S, Arai K, Ichiki RT, Koeduka T, Dohra H, Ohnishi T, Taketazu S, Kobayashi J, Kainoh Y, Nakamura S, Fujii T, Ishikawa Y, Kiuchi T, Katsuma S, Uefune M, Shimada T, Matsui K
Scientific Reports   8(1) 11942   Aug 2018   [Refereed]
Zhang H, Kiuchi T, Hirayama C, Banno Y, Katsuma S, Shimada T
Genetica   146(4-5) 425-431   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
Fukui T, Kiuchi T, Shoji K, Kawamoto M, Shimada T, Katsuma S
Biochemical and biophysical research communications   503(3) 1768-1772   Jul 2018   [Refereed]
Ito K, Kidokoro K, Katsuma S, Sezutsu H, Uchino K, Kobayashi I, Tamura T, Yamamoto K, Mita K, Shimada T, Kadono-Okuda K
Scientific Reports   8(1) 7430   May 2018   [Refereed]
Hikida H, Kokusho R, Kobayashi J, Shimada T, Katsuma S
Virus research   249 124-131   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Takai H, Asaoka K, Ishizuna F, Kiuchi T, Katsuma S, Shimada T
Arthropod structure & development   47(3) 238-247   May 2018   [Refereed]
Zhang, H., Kiuchi, T., Hirayama, C., Katsuma, S., Shimada, T.
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   92 65-72   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Lee J, Kiuchi T, Kawamoto M, Shimada T, Katsuma S
PloS one   13(10) e0205758   2018   [Refereed]
Namiki S, Fujii T, Shimada T, Kanzaki R
Scientific Reports   7(1) 14050   Oct 2017   [Refereed]
Zhang H, Kiuchi T, Wang L, Kawamoto M, Suzuki Y, Sugano S, Banno Y, Katsuma S, Shimada T
Gene   629 92-100   Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Shoji K, Suzuki Y, Sugano S, Shimada T, Katsuma S
RNA (New York, N.Y.)   23(1) 86-97   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Kokusho R, Koh Y, Fujimoto M, Shimada T, Katsuma S
Virology   498 240-249   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
Sugano Y, Kokusho R, Ueda M, Fujimoto M, Tsutsumi N, Shimada T, Kiuchi T, Katsuma S
FEBS Letters   590(14) 2256-2261   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Ito K, Shimura S, Katsuma S, Tsuda Y, Kobayashi J, Tabunoki H, Yokoyama T, Shimada T, Kadono-Okuda K
Journal of invertebrate pathology   136 50-56   May 2016   [Refereed]
Yuasa M, Kiuchi T, Banno Y, Katsuma S, Shimada T
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   68 33-40   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Ito K, Katsuma S, Kuwazaki S, Jouraku A, Fujimoto T, Sahara K, Yasukochi Y, Yamamoto K, Tabunoki H, Yokoyama T, Kadono-Okuda K, Shimada T
Heredity   116(1) 52-59   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Katsuma S, Sugano Y, Kiuchi T, Shimada T
The Journal of biological chemistry   290(43) 26114-26124   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Lee J, Kiuchi T, Kawamoto M, Shimada T, Katsuma S
Insect molecular biology   24(5) 561-569   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Fukui T, Kawamoto M, Shoji K, Kiuchi T, Sugano S, Shimada T, Suzuki Y, Katsuma S
PLoS pathogens   11(7) e1005048   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
Ryuhei Kokusho, Munetaka Kawamoto, Yasue Koyano, Sumio Sugano, Yutaka Suzuki, Toru Shimada, and Susumu Katsuma
Journal of General Virology   96 1938-1946   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
Katsuma S, Shimada T
Journal of invertebrate pathology   126 64-70   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Susumu Katsuma, Hisanori Bando, and Toru Shimada
Applied Entomology and Zoology   50(1) 57-62   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
Kawamoto M, Koga H, Kiuchi T, Shoji K, Sugano S, Shimada T, Suzuki Y, Katsuma S
Gene   560(1) 50-56   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
Shoji K, Hara K, Kawamoto M, Kiuchi T, Kawaoka S, Sugano S, Shimada T, Suzuki Y, Katsuma S
Nucleic acids research   42(18) 11462-11471   2015   [Refereed]
Tsuguru Fujii, Hiroaki Abe H, Minetaka Kawamoto, Yutaka Banno, and Toru Shimada
Insect Molecular Biology   24(2) 213-221   2015   [Refereed]
Genki Ishihara, Ryuhei Kokusho, Toru Shimada, and Susumu Katsuma
Applied Entomology and Zoology   50(2) 155-167   2015   [Refereed]
Toru Shimada
Cell Engineering   34(2) 202-207   2015   [Invited]
Huabing Wang, Takashi Kiuchi, Susumu Katsuma, and Toru Shimada
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology   61 46-52   2015   [Refereed]
Ito H, Bando H, Shimada T, Katsuma S
Biochemical and biophysical research communications   454(4) 581-587   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
Toru Shimada
JATAFF Journal   2(7) 4-4   Jul 2014   [Invited]
Kiuchi T, Koga H, Kawamoto M, Shoji K, Sakai H, Arai Y, Ishihara G, Kawaoka S, Sugano S, Shimada T, Suzuki Y, Suzuki MG, Katsuma S
Nature      May 2014   [Refereed]
Bisch-Knaden S, Daimon T, Shimada T, Hansson BS, Sachse S
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society   281(1774) 20132582   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
Namiki S, Daimon T, Iwatsuki C, Shimada T, Kanzaki R
Biology letters   10(4) 20140096   2014   [Refereed]
Masashi Yuasa, Akitoshi Kitamura, Takashi Maoka, Takashi Sakudoh, Toru Shimada, and Kozo Tsuchida
Journal of Insect Biotechnology and Sericology   83(1) 1-11   2014   [Refereed]
Toru Shimada
Journal of Analytical Bio-Science   37(3) 169-175   2014   [Invited]
Shoji K, Kiuchi T, Hara K, Kawamoto M, Kawaoka S, Arimura SI, Tsutsumi N, Sugano S, Suzuki Y, Shimada T, Katsuma S
Gene   527(2) 649-654   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
Hirayama C, Ono H, Meng Y, Shimada T, Daimon T
Phytochemistry   94 108-112   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
Suetsugu Y, Futahashi R, Kanamori H, Kadono-Okuda K, Sasanuma SI, Narukawa J, Ajimura M, Jouraku A, Namiki N, Shimomura M, Sezutsu H, Osanai-Futahashi M, Suzuki MG, Daimon T, Shinoda T, Taniai K, Asaoka K, Niwa R, Kawaoka S, Katsuma S, Tamura T, Noda H, Kasahara M, Sugano S, Suzuki Y, Fujiwara H, Kataoka H, Arunkumar KP, Tomar A, Nagaraju J, Goldsmith MR, Feng Q, Xia Q, Yamamoto K, Shimada T, Mita K
G3 (Bethesda, Md.)      Jul 2013   [Refereed]
Wang L, Kiuchi T, Fujii T, Daimon T, Li M, Banno Y, Kikuta S, Kikawada T, Katsuma S, Shimada T
Insect biochemistry and molecular biology   43(7) 562-571   Apr 2013   [Refereed]
Fujii T, Abe H, Kawamoto M, Katsuma S, Banno Y, Shimada T
Insect biochemistry and molecular biology   43(7) 594-600   Apr 2013   [Refereed]
Bono F, De Smet F, Herbert C, De Bock K, Georgiadou M, Fons P, Tjwa M, Alcouffe C, Ny A, Bianciotto M, Jonckx B, Murakami M, Lanahan AA, Michielsen C, Sibrac D, Dol-Gleizes F, Mazzone M, Zacchigna S, Herault JP, Fischer C, Rigon P, Ruiz de Almodovar C, Claes F, Blanc I, Poesen K, Zhang J, Segura I, Gueguen G, Bordes MF, Lambrechts D, Broussy R, van de Wouwer M, Michaux C, Shimada T, Jean I, Blacher S, Noel A, Motte P, Rom E, Rakic JM, Katsuma S, Schaeffer P, Yayon A, Van Schepdael A, Schwalbe H, Gervasio FL, Carmeliet G, Rozensky J, Dewerchin M, Simons M, Christopoulos A, Herbert JM, Carmeliet P
Cancer cell   23(4) 477-488   Apr 2013   [Refereed]
Lin Y, Meng Y, Wang YX, Luo J, Katsuma S, Yang CW, Banno Y, Kusakabe T, Shimada T, Xia QY
The Journal of biological chemistry   288(19) 13345-13355   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Ishihara G, Shimada T, Katsuma S
Virus research   174(1-2) 52-59   Mar 2013   [Refereed]
Wang L, Kiuchi T, Fujii T, Daimon T, Li M, Banno Y, Katsuma S, Shimada T
Genome / National Research Council Canada = Genome / Conseil national de recherches Canada   56 101-108   Feb 2013   [Refereed]
Kawaoka S, Hara K, Shoji K, Kobayashi M, Shimada T, Sugano S, Tomari Y, Suzuki Y, Katsuma S
Nucleic acids research   41(3) 1581-1590   Feb 2013   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
"Silkworm Biofactory: Silkroad to Bioroad”, Edited by Katsumi Maenaka and Enoch Y. Park
Toru Shimada (Part:Contributor, Basic and Applied Genetics of Silkworms (Chapter 1))
CRC Press   Nov 2018   ISBN:9781138328129
Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera (edited by M. R. Goldsmith and F. Marec)
Hiroaki Abe, Tsuguru Fujii, and Toru Shimada (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 4, "Sex chromosomes and sex determination in Bombyx mori" (pp. 65-87))
CRC Press   2009   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Evolution of host plant selection in the mulberry silkworm and other bombycoids
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area)
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Toru Shimada
Genetic and molecular mechanism for information processing in the brain of the silkworm, Bombyx mori
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): Toru Shimada
Studies on membrane traffic in metazoans using the silkworm mutants and the development of a new model organism for the drug discovery
Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): Toru Shimada
Identification and functional analysis of the genes controlling the relationship between lepidopteran insects and their host plantsPrincipal Investigator
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): Toru Shimada
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(特定領域研究)
Project Year: 2005 - 2009    Investigator(s): Toru SHIMADA
We assembled the genome sequences of the silkworm Bombyx mori as international collaboration and published the results. We also performed transcriptome analysis based on the full-length cDNA libraries and small RNA populations, and constructed a d...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2004 - 2006    Investigator(s): Toru SHIMADA
1.Molecular mechanism of sex-specific alternative splicing in Bmdsx.Bmdsx is a sex determining gene located on the 25^<th> chromosome in the silkworm, Bombyx mori. A mini Bmdsx gene containing exons 1-5 and mini intorons 2-4, which contained only ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2002 - 2003    Investigator(s): Toru SHIMADA
Horizontal or lateral gene transfers between distantly separated species are common in bacteria. In eukaryotes, however, horizontal gene transfers have not been reported with a few exceptions : Mita et al. (2003) reported that several genes found ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2000 - 2001    Investigator(s): Toru SHIMADA
An orthologue for clock (BmClock), a Drosophila circadian clock gene, was found in the Bombyx mori EST database. The nucleotide sequence of the BmClock cDNA was determined. The full length cDNA was 7521 bp in length and encoded a putative 585 amin...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 1999 - 2000    Investigator(s): Kazuei MITA
The purpose of the project is the construction of the physical map of silkworm genome for the silkworm genome analysis. First, we succeeded in the construction of a high quality BAC library. The BAC library contains approximately 36,000 clones wit...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 1998 - 2000    Investigator(s): Masao NAGATA
Nucleopolyhedrovirus (NPV) of the silkworm was inactivated after incubation with the silkworm hemolymph. Inactivation activity was located in the fraction that passed a filter with 5 kd M.W.and inhibitors of that activity existed in the fraction w...

Committee Memberships

 
Aug 2011
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Sep 2017
Science Council of Japan  Member
 
Mar 2011
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Today
Dainippon Silk Foundation  Council Member
 
Jan 2003
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Today
Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Elsevier)  Editorial Board Member