Last Updated :2023/11/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Assistant Professor, Collaborative Research Laboratory

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • The University of Tokyo
  • The University of Tokyo

Research Fields

  • Biology;Basic biology;Plant molecular biology / Plant physiology

Research Keywords

  • Alga Lipid Biofuel Chloroplast division

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Genome editing with removable TALEN vectors harboring a yeast centromere and autonomous replication sequence in oleaginous microalga., Scientific Reports, 12, 2480, 20220215
  2. Efficient and multiplexable genome editing using Platinum TALENs in oleaginous microalga,Nannochloropsis oceanicaNIES-2145, GENES TO CELLS, 25(10), 695-702, 202010
  3. ★, Phosphatidylinositol 4-Phosphate Negatively Regulates Chloroplast Division in Arabidopsis., The Plant Cell, 27(3), 663-674, 20150303
  4. Measurement of PI4P Levels in Intact Chloroplasts Isolated from Arabidopsis thaliana., Bioprotocol, 6(3), e1719, 20160205
  5. Preparation of Chloroplast Lipid Membrane and Lipid-Protein Interaction Assay., Bioprotocol,, 6(3), e1720, 20160205
  6. Expression of nucleus-encoded chloroplast division genes and proteins regulated by algal cell cycle., Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29(10), 2957-2970, 20120403
  7. ★, The PDV1 and PDV2 components of the chloroplast division machinery determine the rate of chloroplast division in land plant cell differentiation., The Plant Cell, 21(6), 1769-1780, 20090630
  8. ★, The Significance of C16 Fatty Acids in the sn-2 Positions of Glycerolipids in the Photosynthetic Growth of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803., Plant Physiology, 141(2), 546-556, 20060407
  9. Regulation of Chloroplast Division by Lipid, The Japanese Society of Photosynthesis Research, 25(2), 138-142, 20150831
  10. The Evolution of the Regulatory Mechanism of Chloroplast Division., Plant Signal Behav., 5(2), 164-167, 201002
  11. Conservation and differences of the Min system in the chloroplast and bacterial division site placement., Communicative & Integrative Biology, 2(5), 400-402, 200909

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Biofuel production from marine microalgae Nannochloropsis, Kumiko Okazaki, Takashi Yamamoto1, Hiroyuki Ohta, Akihide Takami, Atsushi Sakamoto, The 3rd International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2019/07/02, With Invitation, English, Advanced Core for Energetics, Hiroshima University (HU-ACE), Hiroshima
  2. Functional analyses of SPX genes under phosphorus starvation in Nannochloropsis, Kumiko Okazaki, Koichi Hori, Shinsuke Shimizu, Shohei Sawa, Seiji Nomura, Fumihiko Saito, Akihide Takami, Takashi Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Ohta, Atsushi Sakamoto, The 60th Annual Meeting of JSPP, 2019/03/13, Without Invitation, Japanese, The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, Nagoya
  3. Analyses of SPX genes in Nannochloropsis, K. Okazaki, K. Hori, S. Shimizu, S. Nomura, F. Saito, T. Yamamoto, H. Ohta, A. Sakamoto, The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of Japan, 2018/09/14, Without Invitation, Japanese, The Botanical Society of Japan, Hiroshima, Japan
  4. Effects of Phosphorus Concentration on the Growth and Triacylglycerol Accumulation in Nannochloropsis, Kumiko Okazaki, Hironobu Tomita, Tomokazu Kurita, Takashi Nobusawa, Seiji Nomura, Fumihiko Saito, Takashi Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Ohta, Atsushi Sakamoto, The 23rd International Symposium on Plant Lipids, 2018, Without Invitation, English, ISPL2018 Organizing committee, Yokohama, Japan
  5. Regulation of chloroplast division by phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate., Okazaki K, Miyagishima S, and Wada H., The 58th Annual Meeting of JSPP, 2017/03, With Invitation, English, The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, Kagoshima

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grants-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Analyses of the membrane lipid signaling pathways that regulate chloroplast division, 2014, 2016