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Ishikawa Prefectural University

Teaching Staff Information

Norihiko Misawa Professor


Degree:Ph. D.

  • E-mail: n-misawa[at]ishikawa-pu.ac.jp ※Please change [at] to @

Affiliated Departments
Undergraduate Faculty Research Institute for Bioresources and Biotechnology Laboratory for Plant Genetic Function Science  
Graduate School:
Master’s Degree Course
Division of Applied Life Science Plant Genetic Function Research Field Pathway Engineering
Graduate School:
Doctoral Degree Course
Division of Sciences for Biofunction Development Biofunction Research Field Pathway Engineering

Subjects taught
Undergraduate Faculty Introduction to Molecular Biology, Experimental Course for Recombinant DNA, Exercise in Food Science
Graduate School:
Master’s Degree Course
Advanced Course of Plant Gene Function, Advanced Course of Bioresources and Environmental Sciences IV, On Regional Business of Bioresources and Environment I, II, Seminar on Applied Life Science I
Graduate School:
Doctoral Degree Course
Seminar on Sciences for Biological Function II
Academic Societies/Awards/Background
Background BUSINESS:
Apr 2010–present
Ishikawa Prefectural University · Research Institute for Bioresources and Biotechnology, Nonoichi-shi, Ishikawa, Japan
Apr 2008–Mar 2010
Senior Research Scientist
Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. · Central Laboratories for Frontier Technology, Nonoichi-shi, Ishikawa, Japan
Oct 2001–Mar 2008
Chief Researcher
Marine Biotechnology Institute · Applied Science of Molecular Design, Kamaishi-shi, Iwate, Japan
Feb 1991–May 1992
Visiting Research Scientist
Universität Konstanz · Plant Physiology and Plant Biochemistry · Prof. Peter Böger's Lab., Konstanz, Germany
Apr 1983–Oct 2001
Research Scientist
Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd., Takasaki-shi, Gunma and Yokohama, Japan
(Mar 1995-Oct 2001: Senior Research Scientist)

Nov 1989
Kyoto University
Graduate School of Agriculture · Ph. D. (Dr. of Agriculture), Kyoto, Japan
"Studies on development of a cloning vector for Zymomonas mobilis"
Apr 1981–Mar 1983
Kyoto University
Graduate School of Agriculture · Master, Kyoto, Japan
Apr 1977–Mar 1981
Kyoto University
Department of Agriculture · Bachelor, Kyoto, Japan
Academic Societies/
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (JSBBA)
The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Japanese Society for Carotenoid Research
Japanese Society for Astaxanthin (JSA)
Awards 2010 Astaxanthin Award by JSA
1995 JSBBA Award for Young Scientists

Primary Research
Research Fields Pathway engineering of plants and microbes
Keywords Carotenoid, Astaxanthin, Sesquiterpene, Higher plants, Microbes
Research Topics
  • Study on carotenoid biosynthesis

  • Pathway engineering of carotenoids (including astaxanthin) or sesquiterpenes

Research Achievements

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