Y. Ishino graduated from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, Osaka University, Japan, and earned B.S. (1981) and M.S. (1983) degrees on structure and functions on restriction endonucleases. He studied on DNA ligase and the lig gene from E. coli at Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, and earned the Ph.D. degree (1986). He stayed in Professor Dieter Soll Laboratory at Yale University as a Postdoctoral Fellow for two years from 1987 to 1989, with research on translation-related enzymes, and came back to Bioproducts Development Center in Takara Shuzo, Japan, and became a senior research scientist in Biotechnology Research Laboratories in Takara Shuzo. He moved to Biomolecular Engineering Research Institute (BERI), a national project funded by the Industry Ministry and 18 companies in 1996. He managed a research group on nucleic acids-related enzymes. In 2002, he was appointed as a Full Professor of protein chemistry and engineering in Department of Genetic Resources Technology, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University. His main research interests have been molecular mechanisms of DNA replication and recombinational repair in Archaea, the third domain of life.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2010