Kiyotoshi Takeno holds the following academic degrees: the Ph.D. degree in biology from the Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1979, the M.S. degree in biology from the Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1974, and the B.S. degree in biology from the Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka-Ken, Japan, in 1972. He served as an Assistant Professor at the Tohoku University, Japan (1985-1994) and an Associate Professor at the Nagoya University, Japan (1994-2000), and currently he is a Professor of plant biology at the Niigata University, Japan (2000-present). Takeno is a Member of the following professional societies: the Botanical Society of Japan (Councilor, 2005–2008, 2011-present), the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists (Councilor, 2002– 2005, 2012-present), the American Society of Plant Biologists, the International Plant Growth Substances Association, the Japanese Society for Chemical Regulation of Plants (Councilor, 2002-present), and the International Working Group of Flowering and Botanical Society of Hokuriku (President, 2011-present). Takeno's areas of expertise are plant developmental physiology, especially regulatory mechanism of flowering. He is currently concentrating his efforts on studying stress-induced flowering from physiological, biochemical, and molecular biological view points.
Biography Updated on 9 January 2012