Akeo Shinkai graduated from the Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in 1986. He received his M.S. degree from the Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in 1988, and Ph.D. degree (Doctor of Agriculture) from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1991. From 1991 to 2002, he worked for the Kyowa Hakko Kogyo (present name: Kyowa Hakko Kirin) Co. Ltd., as a Research Scientist. From 1999 to 2001, he was a Visiting Scientist at the University of Washington. Since 2002, he has been working for RIKEN. His specialized field of interest is molecular biology, and he is now studying bacterial transcriptional regulatory system and antivirus system, using extremely thermophilic bacterium Thermus thermophilus as a model organism.
Biography Updated on 28 October 2013