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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

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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