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Takayuki Kawai Last modified date:2021.06.04

Associate Professor / Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Sciences


Graduate School
Undergraduate School


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Academic Degree
Ph.D. in Engineering (Kyoto University)
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes
Field of Specialization
Bioanalytical Chemistry
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
0000-0002-0430-172X
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
01years01months
Outline Activities
I have studied in wide research fields such as molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and microfluidic engineering. When I was a Ph.D. student or a postdoctoral researcher (2007-2013), I studied basic analytical chemistry and developed new methodologies to improve analytical performance like sensitivity for capillary electrophoresis, microfluidic devices, and mass spectrometry. Next, I studied abroad in University of Illinois under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan V. Sweedler (2013-2014), where I learned how to apply basic analytical methodologies to actual biological research. After I returned to Japan as a research scientist in RIKEN (2014-2020), I integrated these basic analytical technologies and re-designed the total analysis system with engineering-driven optimization. Finally, I achieved “trace omics analysis system” that provided comprehensive molecular profiles of metabolites and glycans from even a single cell.
In 2021, I was promoted to an Associate Professor in Kyushu University and started bioanalytical chemistry research with Prof. Nobuaki Matsumori. My aim is to approach micro/nano-scale life mechanisms by analyzing molecular transitions associated with important life phenomena. My interest also includes application of basic technologies to medical/pharmaceutical research. For example, pathogenesis such as cancers and dementia are induced by the disruption of life functions. By comprehensively analyzing molecular disorders, we will support elucidation of pathogenic molecular mechanism, which will lead to the development of new diagnostic method and/or new effective drugs. I hope to collaborate with you for developing novel bioanalytical methods that do not only elucidate complicated life system but also contribute to the people’s longevity and healthy life.
Research
Research Interests
  • Development and Application of Trace Bioanalysis System
    keyword : capillary electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, microfluidics, omics analysis, single cell, single molecule
    2021.01.
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • JAPANESE ELECTROPHORESIS SOCIETY
  • THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN
  • THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
  • THE SOCIETY FOR CHEMISTRY AND MICRO-NANO SYSTEMS
  • SOCIETY FOR CHROMATOGRAPHIC SCIENCES
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Awards
  • Award for Young Researchers
  • Encouragement Award
  • Young Innovator Award on Chemistry and Micro-Nano Systems
  • Prize for the Best Oral Presentation
  • PSC Young Scientist Lecture Award (Level 1)
Educational
Educational Activities
Lecture and practice in both graduate undergraduate schools. Special research education in the laboratory of bioanalytical chemistry. Join some committees in the university.