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RIKEN Baton Zone Program Microalgae Production Control Technology Laboratory

Team Leader: Suzuki Kengo (D.Agr.)
Deputy Team Leader: Keiichi Mochida (Ph.D.)

Research Summary

Suzuki  Kengo(D.Agr.) Keiichi Mochida

We develop novel innovative microalgae production technology by combining the mass culture technology of euglena Co., Ltd with the bioinformatics technique possessed by RIKEN. Then we create media additives that improve lipid productivity of various microralgae including Midorimushi.

[Integrated Collaborative Research with: euglena Co.,Ltd.]

Main Research Fields

  • Agricultural Sciences

Related Research Fields

  • Biology

Keywords

  • Micfroalgae
  • Biofuel
  • Mass culture
  • Gene expression analysis

Selected Publications

Papers with an asterisk(*) are based on research conducted outside of RIKEN.

  • 1.Yamada K, Suzuki H, Takeuchi T, Kazama Y, Mitra S, Abe T, Goda K, Suzuki K, Iwata O.:
    “Efficient selective breeding of live oil-rich Euglena gracilis with fluorescence-activated cell sorting.”
    Sci Rep. 2016 May 23;6:26327.
  • 2.Yamada K, Kazama Y, Mitra S, Marukawa Y, Arashida R, Abe T, Ishikawa T, Suzuki K.:
    “Production of a thermal stress resistant mutant Euglena gracilis strain using Fe-ion beam irradiation.”
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2016 Aug;80(8):1650-6.
  • 3.*Nakashima A, Yamada K, Iwata O, Sugimoto R, Atsuji K, Ogawa T, Ishibashi-Ohgo N, Suzuki K.:
    “β-Glucan in foods and its physiological functions.”
    J. Nutur. Sci. Vitaminol. 2018;64(1):8-17.
  • 4.*Sugimoto R, Ishibashi-Ohgo N, Atsuji K, Miwa Y, Iwata O, Nakashima A, Suzuki K.:
    “Euglena extract suppresses adipocyte-differentiation in human adipose-derived stem cells.”
    PLoS One. 2018 Feb 15;13(2):e0192404.
  • 5.*Suzuki K, Nakashima A, Igarashi M, Saito K, Konno M, Yamazaki N, Takimoto H.:
    “Euglena gracilis Z and its carbohydrate storage substance relieve arthritis symptoms by modulating Th17 immunity.”
    PLoS One. 2018 Feb 1;13(2):e0191462.
  • 6.*Aemiro A, Kiiru P, Watanabe Shota, Suzuki K, Hanada M, Umetsu K, Nishida T.:
    “The effect of Euglena (Euglena gracilis) supplementation on nutrient intake, digestibility, nitrogen balance and rumen fermentation in sheep.“
    Animal Feed Science and Technology, 2017;225:123-133.
  • 7.*Tomita Y, Yoshioka K, Iijima H, Nakashima A, Iwata O, Suzuki K, Hasunuma T, Kondo A, Hirai M, Osanai T.:
    “Succinate and Lactate Production from Euglena gracilis during Dark, Anaerobic Conditions.”
    Front Microbiol. 2016 Dec 21;7:2050.
  • 8.*Shimada R, Fujita M, Yuasa M, Sawamura H, Watanabe T, Nakashima A, Suzuki K.:
    “Oral administration of green algae, Euglena gracilis, inhibits hyperglycemia in OLETF rats, a model of spontaneous type 2 diabetes.”
    Food Funct. 2016 Nov 9;7(11):4655-4659.
  • 9.*Wakisaka Y, Suzuki Y, Iwata O, Nakashima A, Ito T, Hirose M, Domon R, Sugawara M, Tsumura N, Watarai H, Shimobaba T, Suzuki K, Goda K, Ozeki Y.:
    “Probing the metabolic heterogeneity of live Euglena gracilis with stimulated Raman scattering microscopy.”
    Nat Microbiol. 2016 Aug 1;1(10):16124.
  • 10.*Lei C, Ito T, Ugawa M, Nozawa T, Iwata O, Maki M, Okada G, Kobayashi H, Sun X, Tiamsak P, Tsumura N, Suzuki K, Di Carlo D, Ozeki Y, Goda K.:
    “High-throughput label-free image cytometry and image-based classification of live Euglena gracilis”
    Biomed Opt Express. 2016 Jun 20;7(7):2703-8.

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Lab Members

Principal investigator

Suzuki Kengo
Team Leader

Core members

Keiichi Mochida
Deputy Team Leader
Toshihisa Nomura
Research Scientist
Shun Tamaki
Research Scientist
Ryo Harada
Technical Staff II
Marumi Ishikawa
Technical Staff II
Aya Ide
Research Part-time Worker II
Kikue Hirota
Research Part-time Worker II
Osamu Iwata
Senior Visiting Scientist
Kohei Atsuji
Visiting Scientist
Ryo Kurosawa
Visiting Scientist
Yoshihiro Naka
Visiting Technician
Ayaka Nakashima
Visiting Scientist
Yuka Hashimoto
Visiting Scientist
Kosuke Yasuda
Visiting Scientist
Koji Yamada
Visiting Scientist
kazuki Yokoyama
Visiting Scientist
Nobuko Nitta
Visiting Technician
Chieko Higuchi
Visiting Technician

Contact Information

7F East Research Building
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa
230-0045, Japan
Tel:+81-(0)45-503-9111
Fax:+81-(0)45-717-8396
Email: kengo.suzuki [at] riken.jp

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