A group of researchers from Kobe University and Chiba University has successfully developed a flexible and simple method of artificially producing genetic switches for yeast, a model eukaryotic organism. The group consisted of Researcher Tominaga Masahiro, Associate Professor Ishii Jun and Professor Kondo Akihiko (of Kobe University’s Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation/Engineering Biology Research Center), and Professor Umeno Daisuke et al. (of Chiba University’s Graduate School of Engineering).
Genetic switches are gene regulatory networks that control gene expression. The researchers established a platform for creating genetic switches that could be applied to the development of sophisticated, artificially controlled yeast cells to produce large quantities of valuable compounds. These research results were published in Nature Communications… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Akihiko Kondo, Ph.D., Professor, Chemical Science and Engineering, Kobe University, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Kondo was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contribution to the development of microbial celluar factories for sustainable biorefining.