TAKAHISA TAJIMA

Last Updated :2019/11/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, ., Assistant Professor
E-mail
ttajimahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-3-1,Kagamiyama,Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-7871 FAX : (+81)82-424-7047

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2004/04/01, 2007/03/31, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, Department of Biotechnology, Researcher
  • 2007/04/01, 2009/09/30, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology group, Researcher
  • 2009/10/01, 2019/03/31, Depaartment of Molecular Biotechnology, Graduate school of adbanced sciences of matter, Hiroshima University, Assistant professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter, Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Japan, 2001/04, 2004/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Hiroshima University
  • Master of Engineering, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Engineering : Cluster 3(Applied Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering)
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Biotechnology
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Biotechnology

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Biotechnology

Research Fields

  • Engineering;Process / Chemical engineering;Biofunction / Bioprocess
  • Agricultural sciences;Agricultural chemistry;Applied microbiology

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
  • Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
  • Japan Society for Environmental Biotechnology

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Basic Engineering Computer Programming
  2. 2019, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Training of Biotechnology I
  3. 2019, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Molecular Bioinformatics
  4. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Molecular Biotechnology
  5. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Molecular Biotechnology
  6. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Seminar in Biotechnology
  7. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Seminar in Biotechnology
  8. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Biotechnology A
  9. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Biotechnology A
  10. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Biotechnology B
  11. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Biotechnology B
  12. 2019, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Biotechnology

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Chemotaxis of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans toward cycloheximide and quinine hydrochloride, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 91(3), 322-324, 200103
  2. Behavioral responses of the ciliated protozoan Paramecium caudatum to 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and its analogues, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 93(4), 416-420, 200204
  3. Mutants of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans that are defective specifically in their attraction to cycloheximide, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 96(2), 149-153, 200308
  4. Sequence analysis of three plasmids harboured in Rhodococcus erythropolis strain PR4, Environmental Microbiology, 8(2), 334-346, 2006
  5. Development of butanol-tolerant Bacillus subtilis strain GRSW2-B1 as a potential bioproduction host., AMB Express, 1, 10, 20110501
  6. Genome sequence of a mesophilic hydrogenotrophic methanogen Methanocella paludicola, the first cultivated representative of the order Methanocellales, ProS One, 6(7), e22898, 20110701
  7. Identification and characterization of methyl-accepting chmotaxis proteins for trichloroethylene in Pseudomonas putida F1, Journal of Environmental Biotechnology, 11(41276), 83-87, 20111201
  8. Characterization of Acetonitrile-Tolerant Marine Bacterium Exiguobacterium sp SBH81 and Its Tolerance Mechanism, Microbes and Environments, 27(1), 30-35, 20120316
  9. Isolation and characterization of tetrahydrofuran-degrading Rhodococcus aetherivorans strain M8, Process Biochemistry, 47(11), 1665-1669, 201211
  10. Construction and application of an Escherichia coli bioreporter for aniline and chloroaniline detection, Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 39(12), 1801-1810, 201212
  11. Identification of Chemotaxis Sensory Proteins for Amino Acids in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1 and Their Involvement in Chemotaxis to Tomato Root Exudate and Root Colonization, Microbes and Environments, 27(4), 462-469, 20121207
  12. Development of a genetic transformation and heterologous expression system for the carboxydotrophic thermophilic acetogen Moorella thermoacetica, Proceedings of the First Joint Conference in Renewable Energy and Nanotechnology, -(-), 198-201, 20121101
  13. Ethanol production from brown algae with alginate-degrading microbial consortia, Proceedings of 19th Regional Symposium of Chemical Engineering, -(-), A-02-1-4, 20121101
  14. Development of genetic transformation and heterologous expression system in carboxydotrophic thermophilic acetogen Moorella thermoacetica, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 115(4), 347-352, 201304
  15. Improvement of (R)-1,3-butanediol production by engineered Escherichia coli, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 115(5), 475-480, 201305
  16. Engineering of a functional thermostable kanamycin resistance marker for use in Moorella thermoacetica ATCC39073, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 343(1), 8-12, 201306
  17. Construction of a simple biocatalyst using psychrophilic bacterial cells and its application for efficient 3-hydroxypropionaldehyde production from glycerol, AMB Express, 3(1), 69, 2013
  18. Identification of CtpL as a Chromosomally Encoded Chemoreceptor for 4-Chloroaniline and Catechol in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(23), 7241-7248, 201312
  19. Degradation of chloroanilines by toluene dioxygenase from Pseudomonas putida T57, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 117(3), 292-297, 201403
  20. Enhancement of (R)-1,3-butanediol production by engineered Escherichia coli using a bioreactor system with strict regulation of overall oxygen transfer coefficient and pH, Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 78(4), 695-700, 201404
  21. Enhanced 3-methylcatechol production by Pseudomonas putida TODE1 in a two-phase biotransformation system, Journal of General and Applied Microbiology, 60(5), 183-190, 2014
  22. Evaluation of marine sediments as microbial sources for methane production from brown algae under high salinity, Bioresource Technology, 169, 362-366, 201410
  23. Value-added lipid production from brown seaweed biomass by two-stage fermentation using acetic acid bacterium and thraustochytrid, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(22), 9207-9216, 201411
  24. Identification of Pseudomonas fluorescens Chemotaxis Sensory Proteins for Malate, Succinate, and Fumarate, and Their Involvement in Root Colonization, Microbes and Environments, 29(4), 413-419, 20141219
  25. Behavior of Organics in Kelp during Hydrothermal Pretreatment: Fundamental Characteristics and Effect of Salt, Journal of the Fuel Society of Japan, 93(5), 531-535, 2014
  26. Improved methane production from brown algae under high salinity by fed-batch acclimation, Bioresource Technology, 187, 275-281, 201507
  27. Construction of CoA-dependent 1-butanol synthetic pathway functions under aerobic conditions in Escherichia coli, Journal of Biotechnology, 204, 25-32, 201506
  28. Metabolic engineering for improved production of ethanol by Corynebacterium glutamicum, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99(3), 1165-1172, 2015
  29. Characterization of a halotolerant acetoclastic methanogen highly enriched from marine sediment and its application in removal of acetate, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 121(2), 196-202, 2015
  30. Bacterial community structure and predicted alginate metabolic pathway in an alginate-degrading bacterial consortium, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 121(3), 286-292, 2016
  31. Dysgonomonas alginatilytica sp. nov., a novel alginate-degrading bacterium isolated from microbial consortium, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 65, 3570-3575, 2015
  32. Efficient aspartic acid production by a psychrophile-based simple biocatalyst, JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, 42(10), 1319-1324, 2015
  33. Identification of the mcpA and mcpM Genes, Encoding Methyl-Accepting Proteins Involved in Amino Acid and L-Malate Chemotaxis, and Involvement of McpM-Mediated Chemotaxis in Plant Infection by Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum (Formerly Ralstonia solanacearum Phylotypes I and III), APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 81(21), 7420-7430, 2015
  34. Determination of mannitol decomposition rate under hydrothermal pretreatment condition, Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute, 58, 252-255, 20150901
  35. Effect of salinity on methanogenic propionate degradation by acclimated marine sediment-derived culture, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 177(7), 1541-1552, 2015
  36. Determination of Mannitol Decomposition Rate under Hydrothermal Pretreatment Condition, JOURNAL OF THE JAPAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE, 58(4), 252-255, 201507
  37. Semi-continuous methane production from undiluted brown algae using a halophilic marine microbial community, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 200, 616-623, 201601
  38. Isolation and characterization of bacterium producing lipid from short-chain fatty acids, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 201, 215-221, 201602
  39. High-rate Fermentation of Acetate to Methane under Saline Condition by Aceticlastic Methanogens Immobilized in Marine Sediment, Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute, 59(1), 9-15, 201602
  40. Kinetics of Sorbitol Decomposition under Hydrothermal Condition, JOURNAL OF THE JAPAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE, 59(4), 149-154, 201607
  41. Decomposition Kinetics of Mannose, Its Sugar Alcohol, and Its Uronic Acid under Hydrothermal Condition, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF JAPAN, 49(7), 663-667, 201607
  42. Identification and characterization of chemosensors for D-malate, unnatural enantiomer of malate, in Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum, MICROBIOLOGY-SGM, 163(2), 233-242, 201702
  43. Decomposition kinetics of uronic acids obtained from kelp under hydrothermal condition, JOURNAL OF THE ENERGY INSTITUTE, 90(2), 185-190, 201704
  44. Homolactic Acid Fermentation by the Genetically Engineered Thermophilic Homoacetogen Moorella thermoacetica ATCC 39073, APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 83(8), 201704
  45. In-situ Mass Spectroscopic Analysis of Glucose Decomposition under Hydrothermal Condition: Quantitative Analysis for Reaction Kinetics, JOURNAL OF THE JAPAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE, 60(2), 101-109, 201703
  46. In situ mass spectrometry of glucose decomposition under hydrothermal reactions, KOREAN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 34(5), 1524-1530, 201705
  47. Identification of boric acid as a novel chemoattractant and elucidation of its chemoreceptor in Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum Ps29, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7, 20170817
  48. Real-Time Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Hydrothermal Reaction Products, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 56(36), 9993-9998, 20170913
  49. Thermophilic ethanol fermentation from lignocellulose hydrolysate by genetically engineered Moorella thermoacetica, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 245, 1393-1399, 201712
  50. Improved methanization and microbial diversity during batch mode cultivation with repetition of substrate addition using defined organic matter and marine sediment inoculum at seawater salinity, BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, 245, 833-840, 201712
  51. Quantitative In Situ Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Mannitol Decomposition Products under Hydrothermal Conditions, ENERGY & FUELS, 31(10), 10866-10873, 201710
  52. Negative chemotaxis of Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum to maleate and identification of the maleate chemosensory protein, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 124(6), 647-652, 201712
  53. Involvement of many chemotaxis sensors in negative chemotaxis to ethanol in Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum Ps29, MICROBIOLOGY-SGM, 163(12), 1880-1889, 201712
  54. Efficient conversion of mannitol derived from brown seaweed to fructose for fermentation with a thraustochytrid, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 125(2), 180-184, 201802
  55. Isolation of High Carotenoid-producing Aurantiochytrium sp Mutants and Improvement of Astaxanthin Productivity Using Metabolic Information, JOURNAL OF OLEO SCIENCE, 67(5), 571-578, 201805
  56. Revisiting the genome sequence of Aeropyrum pernix K1, Proceedings of ISEA2005, 2005(0), 316-316, 2007
  57. Two citrate chemoreceptors involved in chemotaxis to citrate and/or citrate-metal complexes in Ralstonia pseudosolanacearum, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 127(2), 169-175, 201902

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Genetic analysis of organic solvent tolerance in Rhodococcus opacus B4, T. Tajima, A. Kita, K. Tsuruta, Y. Tojo, Y. Nakashimada, J. Kato, Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2011 (ACB2011), 2011/05/12, Without Invitation, Shanghai, China
  2. Development of basic technology for butanol bioproduction using organic solvent-tolerant bacterium, N. Kataoka, M. Shikaze, A. Kongpol, AS. Vangnai, T. Tajima, Y. Nakashimada, J. Kato, Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2011 (ACB2011), 2011/05/12, Without Invitation, Shanghai, China
  3. Bacterial chemotacxis to environmental pillutants and identification of its chemosensory proteins, J. Kato, S. Oku, A.S. Vangnai, Y. Nakashimada, T. Tajima, Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2011 (ACB2011), 2011/05/12, Without Invitation, Shanghai, China
  4. Some approaches for bioproduction of hydrophilic chemicals, J. Kato, K. Honda, A. Kuroda, T. Tajima, The 2nd iBioP Asian Symposium (iBioP2011), 2011/12/15, Without Invitation, Pohang, Korea
  5. Bioproduction of catechols in solvent-tolerant bacetrium Pseudomonas putida T-57 by two-phase reaction system, T. Tajima, T. Atsumi, S. Takeshita, Y. Nakashimada, J. Kato, The 2nd iBioP Asian Symposium (iBioP2011), 2011/12/15, With Invitation, Pohang, Korea
  6. Identification of chemosensory proteins involved in root colonization of plant-growth-promoting rhizobacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens, J. Kato, S. Oku, T. Tajima, Y. Nakashimada, 15th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition (IBS2012), 2012/09, Without Invitation, Daegu, Korea
  7. Bioproduction of catechols by Pseudomonas putida T-57, T. Tajima, T. Atsumi, N. Kataoka, D. Kudou,Y. Nakashimada, J. Kato, 15th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition (IBS2012), 2012/09, Without Invitation, Daegu, Korea
  8. Construction of simple biocatalysts for efficient bio-production, Takahisa Tajima, Koji Fuki, Mai Hamada, Yutaka Nakashimada, Junichi Kato, 7th International Congress on Biocatalysis 2014, 2014/08/14, Without Invitation, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Deutschland
  9. Studies on chemotactic response of Ralstonia solanacearum and their application to inhibit plant infection., Mattana Tunchai, Shota Oku, Akiko Hida, Takahisa Tajima and Junichi Kato, General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology (ASM2015), 2015/05/30, Without Invitation, New Orleans, Louisiana
  10. Identification chemoreceptor for D-malic acid, an unnatural occurred form, in Ralstonia solanacearum, Mattana Tunchai, Shota Oku, Akiko Hida, Takahisa Tajima, Yutaka Nakashimada, Junichi Kato, 2015/10/17, Without Invitation
  11. Bacterial chemotaxis as a strategy for survival in soil ecosystem, Junichi Kato, Shota Oku, Akiko Hida, Mattana Tunchai, Alisa Vangnai, Takahisa Tajima, 2015/10/17, Without Invitation
  12. Chemotaxis of Ralstonia solanacearum as a Target to Control Bacterial Wilt Disease, Mattana Tunchai, Shota Oku, Akiko Hida, Takahisa Tajima, Yutaka Nakashimada and Junichi Kato, Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB2015): Biotechnology and Bioeconomy for Sustainable Future, 2015/11/16, Without Invitation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  13. The Production of Ethanol with Metabolism Mutant of Thermophillic Bacteria Moorella thermoacetica ATCC39073, Yuki Iwasaki, Koichiro Yoshida, Akihisa Kita, Shinsuke Sakai, Tomohiro Sho, Masahiro Saito, Katsuji Murakami, Takahisa Tajima, Junichi Kato, Yutaka Nakashimada, The 4th Joint Conference on Renewable Energy and Nanotechnology, 2015/12/06, Without Invitation, Ehime
  14. Effect of salt concentration on anaerobic digestion of macroalgae: a kinetic study, Tomohiro Yano, Shota Miyamoto, Toyokazu Miura, Akihisa Kita, Takahisa Tajima, Junichi Kato, Tsunehiro Aki, Yoshiko Okamura, Yukihiko Matsumura, Yutaka Nakashimada, The 4th Joint Conference on Renewable Energy and Nanotechnology, 2015/12/06, Without Invitation, Ehime
  15. Elucidation of the role of chemotaxis in Ralstonia solanacearum during plant-invasion stage and its application to control plant infection., Mattana Tunchai, Akiko Hida, Shota Oku, Takahisa Tajima, Yutaka Nakashimada and Junichi Kato, Gordon Research Seminar (GRS): Novel ideas on bacterial sensing of environmental cues and functional responses, Without Invitation, Ventura, California, USA
  16. Reconstruction of a stable anaerobic bacterial consortium capable of degrading alginate, A. Kita, T. Miura, Y. Okamura, T. Aki, Y. Matsumura, T. Tajima, J. Kato, N. Nishio, Y. Nakashimada, 3rd Asian Conference on Biomass Science, Without Invitation, Niigata
  17. Psychrophile-based Simple bioCatalyst (PSCat) for efficient bioconversion of marine biomass, Takahisa Tajima, The 3rd Japan-Hawaii Joint Workshop, 2016/11/01, Without Invitation
  18. Identification and characterization of chemotactic transducers for a non- natural enantiomer of malate in Ralstonia solanacearum, Tunchai Mattana, Akiko Hida, Yutaka Nakashimada, Takahisa Tajima, Junichi Kato, 17th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition, 2016/10/25, Without Invitation, Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia
  19. Efficient conversion of carbohydrate derived from brown seaweed by psychrophile-based simple biocatalyst, Tajima T, Tomita K, Miyahara H, Watanabe K, Aki T, Okamura Y, Matsumura, Y, Nakashimada Y, Kato, The 11th Asia-Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference, 2017/05/24, Without Invitation, Hawaii University
  20. Bioproduction by psychrophile-based simple biocatalysts, Takahisa Tajima, Mai Hamada, Koji Fuki, Yutaka Nakashimada, Junichi Kato, The 1st International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2017/07/11, Without Invitation, Hiroshima
  21. Efficient conversion system with NADH regeneration by the psychrophile-based simple biocatalyst, Kazumasa Mori, Ami Tsuzuki, Takahisa Tajima, Yutaka Nakashimada, Junichi Kato, The 1st International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2017/07/11, Without Invitation
  22. Efficient conversion of mannitol by the psychrophile-based simple biocatalyst, Kousuke Tomita, Takahisa Tajima, Kenshi Watanabe, Aki Tsunehiro, Yoshiko Okamura, Yukihiko Matsumura, Yutaka nakashimada, Junichi Kato, The 1st International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2017/07/11, Without Invitation
  23. Carboxylic acid production by psychrophlie-based simple catalyst, Luo Gonglinfeng, Takahisa Tajima, Yutaka Nakashimada, Junichi Kato, The 1st International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2017/07/11, Without Invitation
  24. Novel method to control Ralstonia solanacearum infection by targeting chemotaxis, Mattana Tunchai, Akiko Hida, Yutaka Nakashimada, Takahisa Tajima, Junichi Kato, 2017/09/12, Without Invitation
  25. Efficient conversion by psychrophile-based simple biocatalysts, Takahisa Tajima, Mai Hamada, Koji Fuki, Yutaka Nakashimada, Junichi Kato, The 23rd Symposium of Young Asian Biological Engineers' Community (YABEC 2017), 2017/10/19, Without Invitation, Xi'an, China
  26. Improving permeability of whole-cell catalyst by heat-permeabilized psychrophile cells, Luo Gonglinfeng, Takahisa Tajima, Syo Nakano, Junichi Kato, 2018/01/27, Without Invitation
  27. Simultaneous production of 3-Hydroxypropionic acid and 1,3-Propanediol by psychrophile-based simple biocatalysts in Shewanella sp., Mohammad MOJARRAD, Takahisa Tajima, Junichi Kato, The 2nd International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2018/07/03, Without Invitation
  28. Carboxylic acid production by psychrophlie-based simple catalyst, Luo GONGLINFENG, Takahisa Tajima, Junichi Kato, The 2nd International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2018/07/03, Without Invitation
  29. Efficient production of biochemicals with simple biocatalyst using psychrophilic microorganisms, Takahisa Tajima, 1st Joint Workshop of ADSM, Hiroshima University and Balittas, Indonesia for efficient utilization of renewable bioresources, 2018/10/22, Without Invitation
  30. Bioconversion from biomass to valuable chemicals, Takahisa Tajima, 2nd Joint Workshop of ADSM, Hiroshima University and Balittas, Indonesia for efficient utilization of renewable bioresources, 2019/03/14, Without Invitation
  31. Psychrophile-based Simple Biocatalyst for Efficient Conversion, Takahisa Tajima, Luo Gonglinfeng, Sho Nakano, Akiko Hida, Junichi Kato, The 14th Asian Congress on Biotechnology (ACB2019), 2019/07/04, Without Invitation
  32. Production of Monomers of Polyester by Psychrophile-Based Simple Biocatalysts in Shewanella sp., Mohammad MOJARRAD, Takahisa TAJIMA, Akiko HIDA, Junichi KATO, The 3rd International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2019/07/09, Without Invitation
  33. Carboxylic acid production by psychrophlie-based simple catalyst, Gonglinfeng Luo, Syo Nakano, Takahisa Tajima, Junichi Kato, The 3rd International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2019/07/09, Without Invitation

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. The 3rd International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, Secretariat, 2018/12, 2019/08