Tadashi Shimamoto

Last Updated :2021/04/23

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, Professor
E-mail
tadashishiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
From the viewpoint of food safety, I am conducting research on the analysis of virulence-related genes of food poisoning bacteria such as Vibrio spp. and the mechanism of inter-bacterial transmission of antimicrobial resistance genes via mobile genetic elements, as well as the development of norovirus inactivation methods and disinfectants.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Okayama University
  • Master of Pharmaceutical Science, Okayama University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Applied Biological Science : Department of Applied Biological Science
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Food and AgriLife Science
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life : Division of Integrated Sciences for Life : Program of Food and AgriLife Science

Research Fields

  • Agricultural sciences;Animal life science;Veterinary medical science
  • Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy;Basic medicine;Bacteriology (including mycology)

Research Keywords

  • DNA aptamer|Norovirus
  • pathogenic bacteria|drug resistance
  • SRSV
  • pathogenic bacteria
  • reverse transcriptase
  • retron
  • Caco-2
  • integron
  • antisense DNA
  • reverse transcriptase

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Life, food, and environmental sciences
  2. 2021, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Food safety and health science
  3. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in General Biology I
  4. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Applied Biological Science I
  5. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Microbiology
  6. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Research Front of Applied Biological Science
  7. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Public Health
  8. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Laboratory Work in Food Hygiene
  9. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Food Microbiology
  10. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, (AIMS) Modern Food Science
  11. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Modern Food Science
  12. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, International Applied Biological Sciences I
  13. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science A
  14. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science B
  15. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science B
  16. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Exercises in Food andAgriLife Science A
  17. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Microbiology for Food Safety I
  18. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Microbiology for Food Safety II
  19. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Integrated Life Sciences
  20. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Research for Academic Degree Dissertation in Integrated Life Sciences

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. First report of foodborne Klebsiella pneumoniae coharboring bla(VIM-1), bla(NDM-1), and mcr-9, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 64(9), e00882-20, 20200901
  2. Genetic characterization of NDM-1 and NDM-5-producing Enterobacteriales from retail chicken meat in Egypt, Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 23, 70-71, 20201201
  3. Draft genome sequence of a bla(NDM-1)- and bla(OXA-244)-carrying multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli D-ST69 clinical isolate from Egypt, Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 22, 832-834, 20200901
  4. Emergence of Salmonella Genomic Islnad 1 Variant SGI1-C in a Multidrug-Resistant Clinical Isolate of Klebsiella pneumoniae ST485 from Egypt, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 64(9), e01055-20, 20200901
  5. First Genomic Characterization of bla(VIM-1) and mcr-9-Coharbouring Enterobacter hormaechei Isolated from Food of Animal Origin, PATHOGENS, 9(9), E687, 202009
  6. Emergence of a Multidrug-Resistant Enterobacter hormaechei Clinical Isolate from Egypt Co-Harboring mcr-9 and bla(VIM-4), MICROORGANISMS, 8(4), 202004
  7. Draft genome sequence of an mcr-1/IncI2-carrying multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli B1:ST101 isolated from meat and meat products in Egypt, Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 20, 41-42, 20200301
  8. Genetic analysis of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria isolated from a university teaching hospital in Egypt, INFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 77, 104065, 202001
  9. High Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria Isolated from Clinical Settings in Egypt: Recalling for Judicious Use of Conventional Antimicrobials in Developing Nations, MICROBIAL DRUG RESISTANCE, 25(3), 371-385, 20190401
  10. Emergence of Salmonella Genomic Island 1 Variant SGI1-W in a Clinical Isolate of Providencia stuartii form Egypt, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 63(1), e01793-18, 20190101
  11. Systemic method to isolate large bacteriophages for use in biocontrol of a wide-range of pathogenic bacteria, JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING, 127(1), 73-78, 20190101
  12. Staphylococcus aureus and bovine mastitis: molecular typing of methicillin-resistance and clinical description of infected quarters, JOURNAL OF THE HELLENIC VETERINARY MEDICAL SOCIETY, 70(2), 1511-1516, 2019
  13. Clinical and molecular characterization of both methicillin-resistant and-sensitive staphylococcus aureus mastitis, JOURNAL OF THE HELLENIC VETERINARY MEDICAL SOCIETY, 70(3), 1743-1748, 2019
  14. Full genome sequence of a polyvalent bacteriophage infecting strains of Shigella, Salmonella, and Escherichia., Achives of Virology, 163(11), 3211-3211, 20181101
  15. Occurrence of Salmonella genomic island 1 (SGI1) in two African Proteus mirabilis strains isolated from diseased chicken flocks, INFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 62, 8-10, 201808
  16. Molecular and Phenotypic Analysis of Hemolytic Aeromonas Strains Isolated from Food in Egypt Revealed Clinically Important Multidrug Resistance and Virulence Profiles, Journal of Food Protection, 81(6), 1015-1021, 20180601
  17. Molecular and Phenotypic Analysis of Hemolytic Aeromonas Strains Isolated from Food in Egypt Revealed Clinically Important Multidrug Resistance and Virulence Profiles, JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION, 81(6), 1015-1021, 20180601
  18. High carbapenem resistance in clinical Gram-negative pathogens isolated in Egypt, Microbial Drug Resistance, 23(7), 838-844, 20172001
  19. First report in Africa of two clinical isolates of Proteus mirabilis carrying Salmonella genomic island (SGI1) variants, SGI1-PmABB and SGI1-W, Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 51, 132-137, 20170701
  20. Emergence of a novel β-lactamase in food of animal origin: Characterisation of SHV-111, from a cheese isolate of Klebsiella pneumoniae with an amino acid substitution in a strictly conserved position (P174S) in the Ω-loop, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 66(1), 96-97, 20170101
  21. Emergence of an NDM-5-producing clinical Escherichia coli isolate in Egypt, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 48, 46-48, 20160701
  22. NDM-4 and NDM-5-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae coinfection in a 6-month-old infant, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 60(7), 4416-4417, 20160701
  23. Emergence of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in a clinical Escherichia coli isolate from Egypt, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 60(5), 3249-3250, 20160501
  24. Characterisation of the plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in Escherichia coli isolated from animals in Egypt, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 47(5), 413-414, 20160501
  25. Seafood as a reservoir of Gram-negative bacteria carrying integrons and antimicrobial resistance genes in Japan, Biomedical and Environmental Science, 28(12), 924-927, 20151201
  26. Antimicrobial effects of blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry aqueous extracts and their effects on virulence gene expression in Vibrio cholerae, PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, 29(11), 1791-1797, 20151101
  27. Prevalence, antibiotic resistance and virulence of Enterococcus spp. in Egyptian fresh raw milk cheese, FOOD CONTROL, 50, 815-820, 20150401
  28. Molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant Shigella spp. of food origin, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 194, 78-82, 20150202
  29. Molecular analysis of multidrug resistance in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolated from meat and dairy products, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 193, 68-73, 20150116
  30. Characterization of integrons and resistance genes in multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica isolated from meat and dairy products in Egypt, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 189, 39-44, 20141017
  31. Antiviral Effects of Persimmon Extract on Human Norovirus and Its Surrogate, Bacteriophage MS2, JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, 79(5), M941-M946, 20140501
  32. Genetic characterization of antibiotic resistance and virulence factors in Enterococcus spp. from Japanese retail ready-to-eat raw fish, FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 38, 62-66, 20140401
  33. Isolation and molecular characterization of Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Shigella spp. from meat and dairy products in Egypt, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 168, 57-62, 20140103
  34. Molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant avian pathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from septicemic broilers, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 303(8), 475-483, 20131201
  35. A novel retron of Vibrio parahaemolyticus is closely related to retron-Vc95 of Vibrio cholerae, JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, 51(3), 323-328, 20130601
  36. Occurrence and characteristics of methicillin-resistant and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci from Japanese retail ready-to-eat raw fish, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 156(3), 286-289, 20120701
  37. Genetic analysis of multiple antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolated from diseased broilers in Egypt, MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, 56(4), 254-261, 20120401
  38. A novel msDNA (multi-copy single-stranded DNA) strain present in Yersinia frederiksenii ATCC 33641 cintig01029 enteropathogenic bacteria with the genomic analysis of its retron, Journal of Pathogens, 2011, 693769, 20111117
  39. Comparative study of different msDNA (multicopy single-stranded DNA) structures and phylogenetic comparison of reverse taranscriptases (RTs): evidence for vertical inheritance, Bioinformation, 7(4), 176-179, 20111014
  40. Asymptomatic intramammary infection with multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in a research dairy farm: Incidence and genetic basis of resistance, JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE, 73(8), 1089-1092, 20110801
  41. Two novel retron elements are replaced with retron-Vc95 in Vibrio cholerae, MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, 55(7), 510-513, 20110701
  42. Molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria isolated from bovine mastitis in Egypt, MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, 55(5), 318-327, 20110501
  43. Towards a compatible probiotic-antibiotic combination therapy: assessement of antimicrobial resistance in the Japanese probiotics, Journal of Applied Microbiology, 109(4), 1349-1360, 20101001
  44. Molecular analysis of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria isolated from fish farms in Egypt, JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE, 72(6), 727-734, 20100601
  45. Isolation and molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria from imported flamingos in Japan, ACTA VETERINARIA SCANDINAVICA, 51(1), 46, 20091124
  46. Characterization of integrons and antimicrobial resistance genes in clinical isolates of Gram-negative bacteria from Palestinian hospitals, MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, 53(11), 595-602, 20091101
  47. Isolation and molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant strains of Escherichia coli and Salmonella from retail chicken meat in Japan, JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, 74(7), M405-M410, 20090901
  48. Genetic basis of multidrug resistance in Salmonella enterica serovars Enteritidis and Typhimurium isolated from diarrheic calves in Egypt, ACTA TROPICA, 111(2), 144-149, 20090801
  49. Genetic analysis of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from diarrheic neonatal calves, VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY, 136(42798), 397-402, 20090512
  50. Prevalence and molecular characterization of ampicillin resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolated from traditional Egyptian Domiati cheese, JOURNAL OF FOOD PROTECTION, 72(3), 624-630, 20090301
  51. Molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolated from animals in Japan, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, 106(2), 402-409, 20090201
  52. First characterization and Emergence of SHV-60 in raw milk of a healthy cow in Japan, JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE, 70(11), 1269-1272, 20081101
  53. Emergence of a cefepime- and cefpirome-resistant Citrobacter freundii clinical isolate harbouring a novel chromosomally encoded AmpC β-lactamase, CMY-37, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, 32(3), 256-261, 20080901
  54. Zoo animals as resorvoirs of gram-negative bacteria harboring integrons and antimicrobial resistance genes, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73(20), 6686-6690, 20071015
  55. Proteus mirabilis clinical isolate harboring a new variant of Salmonella genomic island 1 containing the multiple antibiotic resistance region, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 59(2), 184-190, 20070201
  56. Genetic characterization of multidrug resistance in Shigella spp. from Japan, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 55(12), 1685-1691, 20061201
  57. Class 2 integrons in Vibrio cholerae, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 55(5), 643-644, 20060501
  58. Genomic analysis of a multidrug-resistant strain of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 causing a family outbreak in Japan, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 54(9), 867-872, 20050901
  59. Characterization of a multidrug-resistant isolate of Salmonella Paratyphi B from Japan, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 56(1), 250-250A, 20050701
  60. ★, Molecular characterization of integrons in non-typhoid Salmonella serovars isolated in Japan: description of an unusual class 2 integron, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 55(3), 371-374, 20050301
  61. Molecular characterization of a multidrug-resistant strain of enteroinvasive Escherichia coli O164 isolated in Japan, Journal of Medical Microbiology, 54(3), 273-278, 20050301
  62. A variant type of Vibrio cholerae SXT element in a multidrug-resistant strain of Vibrio fluvialis, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 242(2), 241-247, 20050101
  63. Complex formation between a putative 66-residue thumb domain of bacterial reverse transcriptase RT-Ec86 and the primer recognition RNA, JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 279(49), 50735-50742, 20041203
  64. The first characterization of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Salmonella in Japan, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 54(1), 283-284, 20040701
  65. New aminoglycoside acetyltransferase gene, aac(3)-Id, in a class 1 integron from a multiresistant strain of Vibrio fluvialis isolated from an infant aged 6 months, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemothrapy, 53(6), 947-951, 20040601
  66. A plasmid-encoded class 1 integron carrying sat, a putative phosphoserine phosphatase gene and aadA2 from enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli O159 isolated in Japan, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 235(2), 243-248, 20040601
  67. msDNA-St85, a multicopy single-stranded DNA isolated from Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium LT2 with the genomic analysis of its retron, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 224(2), 291-297, 20030701
  68. A cryptic melibiose transporter gene possessing a frameshift from Citrobacter freundii, JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY, 129(4), 607-613, 20010401
  69. ★, A retroelement in Vibrio cholerae, Molecular Microbiology, 34(3), 631-632, 19990201
  70. Conversion of temperature-sensitive to -resistant gene expresssion due to mutations in the promoter region of the melibiose operon in Escherichia coli, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 273(27), 16860-16864, 19980701
  71. In vitro synthesis of multicopy single-stranded DNA, using separate primer and template RNAs, by Escherichia coli reverse transcriptase, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 180(11), 2999-3002, 19980601
  72. Sequence of a melibiose transporter gene of Enterobacter cloacae, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1354(1), 7-12, 19970901
  73. A melibiose transporter and an operon containing its gene in Enterobacter cloacae, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 179(13), 4443-4445, 19970701
  74. Characteristics of the melibiose transporter and its primary structure in Enterobacter aerogenes, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1326(1), 83-91, 19970701
  75. Inhibition of melibiose transporter by amiloride in Escherichia coli, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 233(1), 147-149, 19970601
  76. Primary structure and properties of the Na+/glucose symporter (SglS) of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 179(5), 1805-1808, 19970301
  77. Mutational analysis of the CitA citrate transporter from Salmonella typhimurium: Altered substrate specificity, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 226(2), 481-487, 19960101
  78. ★, The formation of the 2’, 5’-phosphodiester linkage in the cDNA priming reaction by bacterial reverse transcriptase in a cell-free system, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 270(2), 581-588, 19950101
  79. The role of ribonuclease H in multicopy single-stranded DNA synthesis in retron-Ec73 and retron-Ec107 of Escherichia coli, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 177(1), 264-267, 19950101
  80. Transcriptional attenuation and differential mRNA stability in the regulation of the Escherichia coli melibiose operon, Journal of Biochemistry, 115(6), 1185-1189, 19940601
  81. ★, Reverse transcriptase from bacterial retrons require specific secondary structures at the 5’-end of the template for the cDNA priming reaction, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 268(4), 2684-2692, 19930201
  82. Cloning and nucleotide sequence of the gene (citC) encoding a citrate carrier from several Salmonella serovars, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 267(14), 9559-9564, 19920501
  83. Cloning and nucleotide sequence of the gene (citA) encoding a citrate carrier from Salmonella typhimurium, Journal of Biochemistry, 110(1), 22-28, 19910701
  84. Sequence analysis of nutA gene encoding membrane-bound Cl--dependent 5’-nucleotidase of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Journal of Biochemistry, 109(1), 24-29, 19910101
  85. Cloning and expression of the 5’-nucleotidase gene of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in Escherichia coli and overproduction of the enzyme, Journal of Biochemistry, 105(5), 841-846, 19890301
  86. Purification and characterization of membrane-bound 5’-nucleotidase of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Journal of Biochemistry, 105(5), 785-789, 19890301
  87. Amino acid substitutions and alteration in cation specificity in the melibiose carrier of Escherichia coli, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 263(28), 14276-14280, 19881001
  88. Characterization of a novel L-serine transport system in Escherichia coli, JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, 170(5), 2236-2239, 19880501
  89. Purification and analysis of the structure of α-galactosidase from Escherichia coli, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 151(1), 236-241, 19880201
  90. Properties of a Na+-coupled serine-threonine transport system in Escherichia coli, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 905(1), 231-239, 19870701
  91. Value of heptyl-β-D-thioglucoside, a new nonionic detergent, in studies on membrane proteins, Journal of Biochemistry, 97(6), 1807-1810, 19850601
  92. Nucleotide sequence of the promoter region of the melibiose operon of Escherichia coli, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 121(1), 41-46, 19840501
  93. ★, Nucleotide sequence of the melB gene and characteristics of deduced amino acid sequence of the melibiose carrier in Escherichia coli, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 259(7), 4320-4326, 19840401
  94. Genetic Characterization of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacter cloacae Complex and Pseudomonas aeruginosa of Food of Animal Origin from Egypt, MICROBIAL DRUG RESISTANCE, 27(2), 196-203, 20210201

Publications such as books

  1. 1997/06, In vivo production of oligodeoxyribonucleotides of specific sequences: application to antisense DNA, Oligonucleotides as Therapeutic Agents (John Wiley & Sons Ltd), 1997, 6, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 英語, Masayori Inouye, J-R Mao, Tadashi Shimaototo, Sumiko Inouye, 224-234
  2. 1998/07, Role of ribonuclease H in the biosynthesis of msDNA in Escherichia coli, The Physiological Functions of Escherichia coli RNase HI (INSERM Editions), 1998, 7, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 英語, Masayori Inouye, Tadashi Shimamoto, Masamitsu Shimada, Sumiko Inouye, 67-78
  3. 2002/03/00, Retrons, Mobile DNA II (ASM Press), 2002, 3, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 英語, Kunitoshi Yamanaka, Tadashi Shimaoto, Sumiko Inouye, Masayori Inouye, 784-795
  4. 2013/07/25, Bacterial Satellite DNA: A Novel Dimension in Bacterial Pathogenicity, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2013, 7, Joint work, 英語, Rasel Das, Tadashi Shimamoto, Mohammad Arifuzzaman, 74, 74

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Antiviral action of persimmon tannin and application to hygiene management products, Tadashi Shimamoto, The 94th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Bacteriology, 2021/03/25, With Invitation, Japanese, Japanese Society for Bacteriology, Online
  2. Retron structure of Vibrio mimicus and possibility of horizontal gene transfer, Toshi Shimamoto, Yojiro Ishida, Hirofumi Nariya, Tadashi Shimamoto, 2021/03/23, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japanese Society for Bacteriology, Online
  3. First report of Klebsiella pneumoniae co-producing NDM-1 and VIM-1 carbapenemases from a meat sample in Japan, Tadashi Shimamoto, Tadashi Shimamoto, Joint Event on 4th International Conference on APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, ANTIBIOTICS, ANTIMICROBIALS AND BENEFICIAL MICROBES, 2019/05/20, With Invitation, English, CONFERENCE SERIES LLC LTD, Tokyo, Japan

Awards

  1. 2020/09/02, Excellent Paper Award of The Society for Biotechnology, Japan, The Society for Biotechnology, Japan