Organizer

Oct. 12 (Thu.) ,2017 10:00-11:30

Annex Hall
F205/F206

Simultaneous Interpretation

【O-6】 Evolutional findings/technology in Microbiology ~Toward next generation~

Microorganisms are very good at synthesizing/degrading polymers. In this seminar, we will introduce three examples; (1) History of making biopolymer-based products (Kaneka Co.), (2) Isolation of a microorganism which can degrade PET, a very common plastic (Kyoto-U), and (3) Metagenome analyses for knowing the past and for knowing the best utilization of the information (National Institute of Genetics). We would like to show how microbial researches will open the door for the next generation

Coordinator

Ishii Masaharu

Professor, Graduate school of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Review

Masaharu Ishii

Professor, Graduate school of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

A bacterium that is able to metabolize a synthetic polymer, polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Yoshida, Shosuke

Associate Professor, The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research & Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

Microbial Big Data Challenge; Advanced practical development of the integrated database for microbes “MicrobeDB.jp”

Ken Kurokawa

Professor, National Institute of Genetics

Microbial production of Biodegradable polymer and solutions provided by “KANEKA Biodegradable Polymer PHBH™

Shunsuke Sato

Assistant Manager, Bio products Research Group Biotechnology Development Laboratories Health Care Solutions Research Institute, KANEKA

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