Wataru Yamori obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2007 at Osaka University in Osaka, Japan. He held Postdoctoral positions at the Australian National University in Acton, ACT, Australia (2007–2009) and at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan (2009–2013). He currently works as an Associate Professor at Chiba University in Chiba, Japan. Yamori was awarded prizes in several international conferences: Young Scientist Award in International Plant Cold Hardiness Seminar in Japan (2004), Early-Career Plant Biologists Award in Gordon Conference in France (2005), Early-Career/Hot-Off-The-Presses Award in Gordon conference in USA (2008), and Incentive Award in the Botanical Society of Japan (2013). His research focuses on the plant physiology involved in the regulation of photosynthesis under various environmental conditions, from whole plant to gene levels. In particular, a major focus of his research is on the identification of factors limiting photosynthesis and plant growth and yield by transgenic manipulations of chloroplast carbon metabolism.
Biography Updated on 8 November 2013