Cell Factory Research Team

Team Leader

Akihiko Kondo

Ph.D.

Akihiko Kondo

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1988
Ph.D., Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
1988
Lecturer, Kyushu Institute of Technology
1993
Assistant professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology
1995
Assistant professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University
2003
Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University (-current)
2012
Team Leader, RIKEN Cell Factory Research Team,RIKEN Biomass Engineering Program
2013
Team Leader, RIKEN Cell Factory Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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akihiko.kondo

Cell Factory Research Team,
Biomass Engineering Research Division,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

#E804 8F East Research Building,
1-7-22 Suehiro, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan
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Outline

Cell Factory Research Team
Cost reduction of raw materials and processes is needed in order to use biomass as an alternative to fossil resources. Our team aims to integrating conventional processes, which are typically complicated and costly into a bio-process that is innovative, consistent, less costly and energy-saving. This will be achieved by optimizing, in an integrated manner, a plant's capacity to produce and degrade cellulose and the process of microorganisms' degrading and synthesizing biomass.

Subjects

  1. Develop a method for designing a microbial cell factory
  2. Building a cell factory
  3. Analysis of biomass
Bioproductions by utilizing soft biomass plant
Our research