DR. YUSUKE AZUMA

the Group Leader

Yusuke leads the research group that is developing protein cage-based technologies. He grew up in Japan and obtained his PhD in 2012 from Kyoto University under supervision of Prof. Shiroh Futaki, where he was trained in peptide chemistry. To expand his scientific skills and knowledge in intelligent protein design and directed evolution, he had a short internship and postdoc training at the University of Potsdam with Prof. Katja Arndt and at ETH Zurich with Prof. Donald Hilvert, respectively. In 2018, he joined the partner laboratory of Prof. Jonathan Heddle as an adiunkt, assistant professor, to acquire deep expertise in nanotechnology and to develop his own research career in artificial compartment design. All the while, his ever-long childhood dream is to become a professional baseball player or snowboard rider. You can find out more about him on research gate and orcid. 

Contact:

Dr. Yusuke Azuma

Adiunkt naukowy (Assistant professor)

Małopolska Center of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University

Gronostajowa 7A, room 3/6, 30-387 Kraków, Poland

E-mail

 

CV

Professional Experience

October 2018 - Current

ADIUNKT (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR)

at Małopolska Center of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University

October 2012 - September 2018

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Donald Hilvert group)

July 2012 – September 2012

VISITING SCIENTIST

at the University of Potsdam, Germany (Katja Arndt group)

Apr 2012 - Spetember 2012

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

at Kyoto University, Japan (Shiroh Futaki group)

October 2011 – November 2011

VISITING SCIENTIST

at the University of Potsdam, Germany (Katja Arndt group)

April 2008 - March 2009

LECTURER

at Kyoto Barber & Beauty College, Japan

April 2007 - May 2009

PHARMACIST

at Rejoice Pharmacy Rokujizou, Ain Holding Inc., Japan

 

Education

26th March 2012

PHD IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

from Kyoto University, Japan

April 2009 - March 2012

PHD STUDENT

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan, with Prof. Shiroh Futaki at the Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan

April 2007 - March 2009

MASTER'S STUDENT

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan, with Prof. Shiroh Futaki at the Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan

April 2004 - March 2007

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan, with Prof. Yasumaru Hatanaka

 

Research Grant and Fellowship

October 2020 - September 2024

OPUS 18

the National Science Center (NCN), Poland

January 2020 - December 2022

INSTALLATION GRANTS

the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

October 2019 - September 2022

SONATA 14

the National Science Center (NCN), Poland

October 2013 - September 2015

ETH FELLOWSHIP

ETH Zurich (co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions)

October 2012 - September 2013

OVERSEA RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Uehara Memorial Foundation

October 2011 - September 2012

PHD AND POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP

Kyoto University Education Unit / Program for Global Leaders (funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency)

October 2011 - November 2011

OVERSEA STUDY FELLOWSHIP

Kyoto University the Global Centers of Excellence (G-COE) program (funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS))

April 2009 - March 2012

YOUNG SCIENTIST FELLOWSHIP (DC1)

the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

 

Other activity

Apr 2013 - September 2018

 

Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University
ul. Gronostajowa 7A, 30-387 Kraków, Poland

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