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SEKI Hikaru

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Plant Molecular Biology

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  • 2010.07.01 - 2011.03.31, Graduate School of Engineering, Assistant Professor

  • 2011.04.01 - 2020.03.31, Division of Science and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor

  • 2020.04.01 - , ., Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor

  • 2015.04.01 - 2016.03.31, Osaka University

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Okayama University Faculty of Agriculture  Graduated 1994.03
Okayama University Graduate School, Division of Agriculture  Completed 1996.03
Okayama University Graduate School, Division of National Science and Technology  Completed 1999.03

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  • Applied biochemistry-related

  • Applied biochemistry-related

  • Applied biochemistry-related

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  • The Society for Biotechnology

  • The Japanese Society for Genome Editing


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  • Identification of oxidosqualene cyclases from the medicinal legume tree Bauhinia forficata: a step toward discovering preponderant α‐amyrin‐producing activity, Pisanee Srisawat, Ery Odette Fukushima, Shuhei Yasumoto, Jekson Robertlee, Hideyuki Suzuki, Hikaru Seki, Toshiya Muranaka, New Phytologist,224(1) 352-366, 2019.10, Papers

  • Toward elucidating the regulatory mechanisms of glycyrrhizin biosynthesis,3(11) 1038-1041, 2019.10, Papers(In Japanese)

  • Identification and characterization of (+)-α-bisabolol and 7-epi-silphiperfol-5-ene synthases from Artemisia abrotanum, Muangphrom P., Misaki M., Suzuki M., Shimomura M., Suzuki H., Seki H., Muranaka T., Phytochemistry,164 144-153, 2019.08,, Papers

  • Revealing the catalytic residues of amorpha-4,11-diene synthase (ADS): new insight for engineering terpene synthases, Muangphrom P, Seki H, Muranaka T,1(19), 2017.12, Book Review

  • Cytochrome P450 monooxygenase CYP716A141 is a unique β-amyrin C-16β oxidase involved in triterpenoid saponin biosynthesis in Platycodon grandiflorus, Tamura K., Teranishi Y., Ueda S., Suzuki H., Kawano N., Yoshimatsu K., Saito K., Kawahara N., Muranaka T., Seki H., Plant and Cell Physiology,58, 2017.05,, Papers

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  • Special, Plant Cytochrome P450s in Triterpenoid Biosynthesis: Diversity and Application to Combinatorial Biosynthesis In: Fifty Years of Cytochrome P450 Research., Fukushima E.O, H. Seki, T. Muranaka, Springer Japan, ISBN, 9784431549925, 2014.09

  • Special, Heterologous expression of triterpene biosynthetic genes in yeast and subsequent metabolite identification through GC-MS In: Plant Isoprenoids. Manuel Rodríguez (Ed.), Fukushima E.O, H. Seki, T. Muranaka, Springer, ISBN, 9781493906055, 2014.01