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Osaka Conference] Creation of Material Value through Fermentation Remodeling - Updating Fermentation / August 27, 2022


panel discussion

Creation of material value through fermentation remodeling

~ Update fermentation ~.


Panel Discussion "Creation of Material Value through Fermentation Remodeling - Updating Fermentation" (session partner) within the Society for Hyperdifferentiation Osaka Conference 2022 (Saturday, August 27, 2022). Euglena Co.(the "Company") will be held.


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Fermentation technology has brought tremendous benefits to mankind since BC as a technology for producing foodstuffs such as bread and beer. In the modern era, various fermentation technologies have been created, and their applications have expanded beyond food processing to include the production of pharmaceuticals. Now, with the advent of metabolomics, which enables comprehensive and highly accurate analysis of metabolites produced by microorganisms, it has become possible to understand what is produced and under what conditions, and fermentation is about to enter the next phase. In this session, researchers involved in fermentation and analytical technologies, as well as companies involved in production equipment, will be invited to discuss the future of fermentation from various perspectives, including fermentation by algae and fungi, production equipment, and analytical technologies.

We will have a program of discussions among researchers, startups, and large companies from a variety of perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session. For more information,Conference Websitefor more information.

*The event will be held after taking measures against new coronavirus infection on the day of the event.

Creation of material value through fermentation remodeling - updating fermentation

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 14:00-14:50
Location: Knowledge Capital Conference Room Tower C


Mr. Kengo Suzuki
Executive Officer CTO, Euglena Co.

D. (Agriculture)/Ph.D. (Medicine), was involved in the establishment of Euglena Co., Ltd. in 2005 while a student at the University of Tokyo, where he was one of the co-founders and responsible for research and development up to the present. He is mainly involved in the development of technologies related to the mass cultivation of Euglena, a type of microalgae, and received his PhD (Agriculture) from the University of Tokyo in 2016 and his PhD (Medicine) from Kitasato University in 2019. He is currently a team leader of the Microalgae Production Control Technology Research Team at RIKEN, a Visiting Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology, and a Specially Appointed Professor (Visiting) at Tohoku University Graduate Program for Excellence in Future Medical Care Creation.

Mr. Masahiro Kariyama
Senior Managing Director, Fujiwara Techno-Art Co.

Graduated from the Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University, and joined Honda Motor Co. in 1978, and was engaged in the development of brewing machines and other equipment at Fujiwara Techno-Art from 1985. Engaged in research and development related to the enlargement, automation, and production process of manufacturing equipment and plants for soy sauce, miso, sake, and shochu, which are traditional Japanese foods. He was also engaged in the development of new powder sterilization equipment and solid-state culture systems using filamentous fungi, etc. He was appointed as Director (Development and Technology Division) in 2006, and assumed his current position in 2020.

Mr. Hiroshi Kanzaki 
Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Okayama University

D. in Agricultural Chemistry, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University in 1986, Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1986, Research Assistant at Okayama University in 1987, Assistant Professor in 1994, Professor in 2004, and Professor in 2022. He also serves as a professor of the "Microbiology and Industry Chair," an endowed chair established by a donation from Fujiwara Techno-Art Co. He specializes in applied microbiology and natural product organic chemistry, and his main research theme is "research on conversion of low-functional substances to highly functional substances using cells and enzymes. Recently, he established the "Consortium for Research on Solid-State Culture of Aspergillus oryzae" and is promoting industry-academia-government collaboration activities.

Mr. Eiichiro Fukuzaki
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Director, Industrial Biotechnology Initiative Research Division, Organization for Leading Interdisciplinary Research, Osaka University

Graduated from the Department of Fermentation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University (1983), and completed the graduate course at the same university (1985). After working for Nitto Denko Corporation for 10 years, he became an associate professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University in 1995, and assumed his current position in 2007. His research interests include the development and application of metabolome analysis technology. Especially, he focuses on food products and microorganisms. He is promoting the "Innovative Center for Co-creation of Low Food Loss" as a project leader under the JST Co-creation Support Program. He believes that "Engineering is a service science that responds to social needs with technology. His academic affiliations include the Japanese Society for Biotechnology, the Japanese Society for Bioscience and Biotechnology, the Japanese Society for Agricultural Chemistry, and the International Society for Metabolomics. He is currently working on the 100th anniversary project of the Japan Society for Biological Engineering (2022) as the president of the society.

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