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Kosuke Shiraishi, Ph.D. now working at MOFA


Gifu Prefectural Tajimikita Senior High School, Japan (Graduated)

Department of Applied Life Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan

(Graduated, Bachelor of Science)

Division of Applied Life Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan

(Graduated, Master of Agriculture)

Division of Applied Life Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan

(Candidate, Doctor of Agriculture)

Graduate School Programme: Advanced Leadership Studies, Kyoto University, Japan

(Candidate, 5 Years’ Program)


Major:Microbiology, Molecular cell biology


Research advisor:Prof Yasuyoshi Sakai

Career advisor:Prof Yosuke Yamashiki

Mentor:Prof Shuichi Kawai

Research theme:Molecular cell biology between yeasts and plants


Activity introduction:Mr Shiraishi worked at the head equator of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as an intern for one year since March 2015. With the knowledge and experiences in the field of microbiology and molecular cell biology, he was involved in a management on the database for GM food safety assessment in Food Safety and Quality Unit. Although it was challenging to discuss with the contact persons from more than 180 member countries, Mr Shiraishi found himself excited to look for solutions on specific problems with those people who have different cultures, languages and economic situations. Working and discussing with internal professionals and young talents also let him learn many new things and at the same time gave him large motivation. This year Mr Shiraishi will do his best on his research and leadership programme aiming at the graduation in March 2017.



Yeast nitrogen utilization in the phyllosphere during plant lifespan under regulation of autophagy

Regulation of nitrate and methylamine metabolism by multiple nitrogen sources in the methylotrophic yeast Candida boidinii


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