Yosuke Koga serves as a Professor of chemistry, and he has more than 30 years of research experiences in the area of archaeal lipids. He received the Ph.D. degree in microbial biochemistry. In particular, his research has been focused on structures of novel phospholipids and glycolipids from Archaea and in vitro biosynthetic pathway of the archaeal lipids. He also applied structural analysis of archaeal lipids to classification of methanoarchaea. He has been actively involved to characterize the most significant trait of archaeal lipids discriminating from bacterial lipids and to clarify the mechanism of its formation. He tried to extend his idea of the origin of the difference of lipids between Archaea and Bacteria to the mechanism of differentiation of them.
Biography Updated on 14 August 2011