Takeshi Naganuma


Prof. Takeshi Naganuma received B.Sc. in Biology, M.Sc. in Microbiology, and Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology from University of Tsukuba in 1984, 1986, and 1989.

He started his professional career by joining Japan Marine Science and Technology Center as Research Microbiologist. In 1994 since he was appointed Associate Professor, he has been working at the Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University. He is also a Visiting Researcher in the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo from 2001, and in Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute from 2003.

His research interests are in "Global ecology of microorganisms from deep-sea, deep subsurface, Antarctica and deserts" and "Industrial application of marine microorganisms" (1 patent registered and 2 patents pending). He received Okada Award for Young Oceanographers from Japanese Society for Oceanography. And he won No.1 place of the Poster Presentations of 7th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology that was held in Santos, Brazil. He is currently an Executive board of Japanese Society for Marine Biotechnology from 1996, and an Editorial board of the journal, Marine Biotechnology. He has written 65 pier-reviewed articles in English, 80 reviewed and non-reviewed articles in Japanese, 12 book chapters, 2 single-authored books, and 1 book translation.

His selected recent publications are;

Kimura H, Asada R, Masta A & Naganuma T (2003) Distribution of microorganisms in the subsurface of the Manus Basin hydrothermal vent field, Papua New Guinea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69: 644-648.

Elsaied H and Naganuma T (2001) Phylogenetic diversity of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO) large subunit genes of deep-sea microorganisms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 67: 1751-1765.



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