Bioplastic Research Team

Team leader

写真Team Leader: Akihiko Kondo (Ph.D. in Engineering)


Completed Undergraduate School of Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University
Completed master cource at Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Completed doctorate at Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

Position Held

Lecturer, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Assistant professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Assistant professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University
2003 – present
Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kobe University
2012 – present
Team Leader, RIKEN Cell Factory Research Team (concurrent assignment)

Selected Papers

  1. Ryo, S., Ishii, J., Iguchi, Y., Fukuda, N., Kondo, A. (2012) Transplantation of the GAL regulon into G-protein signaling circuitry in yeast., Analytical Biochemistry, 424(1):27-31.
  2. Fujitomi, K., Sanda, T., Hasunuma, T., Kondo, A., (2012) Deletion of the PHO13 gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae improves ethanol production from lignocellulosic hydrolysate in the presence of acetic and formic acids, and furfural., Bioresource Technology, 111:161-6.
  3. Matsumoto T., Tanaka T., Kondo, A. (2012) Sortase A-catalyzed site-specific co-immobilization on microparticles via streptavidin., Langmuir, 28(7):3553-7.
  4. Kondo, T., Tezuka, H., Ishii, J., Matsuda, F., Ogino C., Kondo, A. (2012) Genetic engineering to enhance the Ehrlich pathway and alter carbon flux for increased isobutanol production from glucose by Saccharomyhces cerevisiae., Journal of Biotechnology, 159(1-2):32-7.
  5. Kato, H., Suyama, H., Yamada, R., Hasunuma, T., Kondo, A. (2012) Improvements in ethanol production from xylose by mating recombinant xylose-fermenting saccharomyces cerevisiae strains., Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, in press.
  6. Hara, K. Y., Kim, S., Kiriyama, K., Yoshida, H., Ishii, J., Ogino, C., Fukuda, H., Kondo, A. (2012) An energy-saving glutathione production method from low-temperature cooked rice using amylase-expressing Saccharomyces cerevisiae., Biotechnology Journal, 7(5):686-9.
  7. Akimoto, S., Yokono, M., Hamada, F., Teshigahara, A., Aikawa, S., Kondo, A. (2012) Adaptation of light-harvesting systems of Arthrospira platensis to light conditions, probed by time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy., Biochemica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics, in press
  8. Aikawa, S., Izumi, Y., Matsuda, F., Hasunuma, T., Chang, J. S., Kondo, A. (2012) Synergistic enhancement of glycogen production in Arthrospira platensis by optimization of light intensity and nitrate supply., Bioresource Technology, 108:211-5.
  9. Matano, Y., Hasunuma, T., Kondo, A. (2012) Display of cellulases on the cell surface of Saccharomyces cerevisiae affords high yield ethanol production from high-solid lignocellulosic biomass., Bioresource Technology, 108:128-33.
  10. Madhavan, A., Srivastava, A., Kondo, A., Bisaria, V. (2012) Bioconversion of lignocellulose-derived sugars to ethanol by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae., Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 32(1):22-48.
  11. Kato, H., Izumi, Y., Hasunuma, T., Matsuda, F., Kondo, A. (2012) Widely targeted metabolic profiling analysis of yeast central metabolites., Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering., 113(5):665-73.
  12. Hara, K.Y., Kiriyama, K., Nakayama, H., Kondo, A. (2012) Improvement of glutathione production by metabolic engineering in sulfate assimilation pathway of Saccharomyces cerevisiae., Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, in press
  13. Biswas, R., Yamaoka M, Nakayama, H., Kondo, T., Yoshida, K., Bisaria, V., Kondo, A. (2012) Enhanced production of 2,3-butanediol by engineered Bacillus subtilis., Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,94(3):651-8.
  14. Yoshida, A., Hama, S., Tamadani, N., Fukuda, H., Kondo, A. (2012) Improved performance of a packed-bed reactor for biodiesel production through whole-cell biocatalysis employing a high-lipase-expression system., Biochemical Engineering Journal, in press
  15. Hasunuma, T., Kondo, A. (2012) Development of yeast cell factories for consolidated bioprocessing of lignocellulose to bioethanol through cell surface engineering., Biotechnology Advances, in press
  16. Hara, K. Y., Kim, S., Yoshida, H., Arai, S., Kiriyama, K., Kondo, T., Okai, N., Ogino, C., Fukuda, H., Kondo, A. (2012) Development of a glutathione production process from proteinaceous biomass resources using protease-displaying Saccharomyces cerevisiae., Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 93(4):1495-502.
  17. Nishimura, Y., Shishido, T., Ishii, J., Tanaka, T., Ogino, C., Kondo, A. (2012) Protein-encapsulated bio-nanocapsules production with ER membrane localization sequences., Journal of Biotechnology, 157(1):124-9.
  18. Matsumoto, T., Takase, R., Tanaka, T., Fukuda, H., Kondo, A. (2012) Site-specific protein labeling with amine-containing molecules using Lactobacillus plantarum sortase., Biotechnology Journal., 7(5):642-8.
  19. Sakamoto, T., Hasunuma, T., Hori, Y., Yamada, R., Kondo, A. (2012) Direct ethanol production from rice straw hydrolysate by use of an engineered yeast strain codisplaying three types of hemicellulolytic enzymes on the surface of xylose-utilizing Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells., Journal of Biotechnology, 158(4):203-10.
  20. Hiraiwa, K., Ueda, M., Takeuchi, H., Oyama, T., Irino, T., Yoshikawa, T., Kondo, A., Kitagawa, Y. (2012) Sentinel node mapping with thermoresponsive magnetic nanoparticles in rats., Journal of Surgical Research, 174(1):48-55.
  21. Fukutani, Y., Nakamura, T., Yorozu, M., Ishii, J., Kondo, A., Yohda, M. The N-terminal replacement of an olfactory receptor for the development of a yeast-based biomimetic odor sensor., Biotechnology and Bioengineering., 209(1), 205-212 (2012)
  22. Noda, S., Miyazaki, T., Tanaka, T., Ogino, C., Kondo, A. Production of Streptoverticillium cinnamoneum transglutaminase and cinnamic acid by recombinant Streptomyces lividans cultured on biomass-derived carbon sources., Bioresource Technology, 104, 648-651 (2012)