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RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS)

Kazuo  Shinozaki(D.Sci.)
Kazuo Shinozaki
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science leads in creating a future world where the humanity can live healthy and prosperous lives through research oriented towards “problem-solving” and contributing to a sustainable society based on the concept of developing manufacturing methods with less impact on the environment.

Using as guides the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and the agreement of the COP21 on achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions, CSRS promotes five flagship projects; "Innovative Plant Biotechnology", "Metabolic Genome Engineering", "Innovative Catalysts", "Leading-edge Polymers" and "Advanced Research and Technology Platforms".

CSRS aims to further advance basic research in the efficient creation, exploration, and use of beneficial substances from natural resources, sustainable food production, and bioproduction that CSRS has been undertaking in the past. In addition, CSRS will move beyond the boundaries of research fields and develop manufacturing methods with less impact on the environment using AI and data science.

Deputy Director, CSRS: Hiroyuki Osada (D.Agr.), Kazuki Saito (Ph.D.), Zhaomin Hou (D.Eng.) and Minami Matsui (D.Sci.)
Coordinator, CSRS: Kenji Shinohara (D.Sci.)



Contact information

1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)45-503-9471
Fax: +81-(0)45-503-9113

Email: csrs [at]

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