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Affiliation
准教授, 大学院理学研究院 化学部門 無機・分析化学講座, 九州大学
Degree
工学博士(Mar, 2012, 京都大学)

Researcher number
60738962
J-GLOBAL ID
201401014243649365
researchmap Member ID
B000241455

I have studied in wide research fields such as molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and microfluidic engineering. When I was a Ph.D. student or a postdoctoral researcher (2007-2013), I studied basic analytical chemistry and developed new methodologies to improve analytical performance like sensitivity for capillary electrophoresis, microfluidic devices, and mass spectrometry. Next, I studied abroad in University of Illinois under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan V. Sweedler (2013-2014), where I learned how to apply basic analytical methodologies to actual biological research. After I returned to Japan as a research scientist in RIKEN (2014-2020), I integrated these basic analytical technologies and re-designed the total analysis system with engineering-driven optimization. Finally, I achieved “trace omics analysis system” that provided comprehensive molecular profiles of metabolites and glycans from even a single cell.
In 2021, I was promoted to an Associate Professor in Kyushu University and started bioanalytical chemistry research with Prof. Nobuaki Matsumori. My aim is to approach micro/nano-scale life mechanisms by analyzing molecular transitions associated with important life phenomena. My interest also includes application of basic technologies to medical/pharmaceutical research. For example, pathogenesis such as cancers and dementia are induced by the disruption of life functions. By comprehensively analyzing molecular disorders, we will support elucidation of pathogenic molecular mechanism, which will lead to the development of new diagnostic method and/or new effective drugs. I hope to collaborate with you for developing novel bioanalytical methods that do not only elucidate complicated life system but also contribute to the people’s longevity and healthy life.


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Papers

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