Assistant ProfessorLife and Environmental Science
- Mentor Information
- Mari Yamashita (Graduate School of Agricultural Science)
|Research Fields||Natural Product Chemistry, Organic Chemistry|
|Academic Society Membership||Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry, American Society of Pharmacognosy|
Natural products, chemical compounds produced by secondary metabolism in living organisms, have provided variety of drugs and drug-leads such as antibiotics, anticancer drugs and agricultural chemicals. Microorganism is important source of natural products, however, most of environmental microorganisms (99%) are unculturable in laboratory. This "black box" must contain unprecedent secondary metabolites and metabolism machinery. My research is focused on the unveiling unknown secondary metabolism machinery and the screening of new natural products using chemical and genomic approach.