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Dr. Hideki Tohda

Senior manager, Professional Engineer
Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

Brief Biography:

Hideki Tohda was born in 1965 in Osaka, Japan. He graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Department of Biological Chemistry, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering) in 1991, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Department of Biotechnology and Life Science, Graduate School of Engineering) in 2007 and received his PhD degree from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2007. He was certified to a Professional Engineer in Biotechnology in 2007.

Academic positions:

Hideki Tohda joined Research Center of Asahi Glass Company as a research scientist in 1991. He was promoted to a senior research scientist in 1999. Then, he moved to ASPEX Division of same company in 2001. He became a Group Leader in 2004 at the Division. He served as the Research Manager of Asahi Glass Company of the Minimum Genome Factory (MGF) national project from 2009 to 2011. He is now a Councilor of the Society for Biotechnology, Japan.

Research interests:

Protein production, biorefinery, and yeast biotechnology

Any other information:

Hideki Tohda has been honored with the Medal of Technology of the Japanese Association for Animal Cell Technology in 2010. He has published more than 30 original papers and patents.

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

Improvement of the basic science activities in south-east Asia