Plant Lipid Research Team

Team Leader

Yuki Nakamura

D.Sci.

Yuki Nakamura

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2007
D.Sci., Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2007
JSPS Research Fellow, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
2010
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Germany
2011
Assistant Research Fellow / Assistant Professor, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2014
EMBO Young Investigator, European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Germany
2015
Associate Research Fellow / Associate Professor, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2020
Research Fellow / Professor, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (-current)
2020
Visiting Professor, Biotechnology Center, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan (-current)
2021
Team Leader, Plant Lipid Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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yuki.nakamura.yf

Plant Lipid Research Team,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

1-7-22 Suehiro, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan
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Outline

We are investigating how lipids control plant growth and development. Lipids play diverse roles in energy storage, cellular membrane integrity and signal transduction. Under the concept of “Spatiotemporal (4-D) lipidomics”, we precisely address the molecular dynamics of lipid metabolism and underlying mechanism in growth control. Our basic research will form the basis of knowledge-based metabolic engineering strategy to efficiently convert photosynthetic assimilates into industrially valuable lipids, which contributes to the development of carbon-neutral society.

Subjects

  1. Lipid-mediated mechanism in plant growth and developmental control
  2. Physiological significance of molecular diversity in the membrane lipid profiles
  3. Spatiotemporal (4-D) lipidomics -An effort to address the subcellular dynamics of plant lipid metabolism at spatiotemporal resolution-
  4. Utilization of photosynthetic assimilates through the lipid metabolic engineering
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