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Kenji Tanaka

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FacultyDepartment of Biological and Environmental Chemistry / Graduate School of Industory
PositionDean Assistant
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Last Updated :2019/04/22

Education and Career

Education

  •  - 1991 , Kyushu University, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture
  •  - 1987 , Kyushu University, Faculty of Agriculture

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2007 04 ,  - 2008 03 , Kinki Univ., Fac. of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering
  •   2004 04 ,  - 2007 03 , Kinki Univ., Fac. of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering
  •   2000 04 ,  - 2002 03 , Kinki Univ., Fac. of Kyushu Engineering
  •   1991 ,  - 1999 , Research associate,
  • Dept of Food Science & Technology,
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Agricultural chemistry, Food science
  • Process engineering, Biofunction/Bioprocess
  • Agricultural chemistry, Applied biochemistry

Research Interests

  • carbon dioxide fixation, Ideonella, lactic acid bacteria, nitrate reduction bacteria, Ralstonia eutropha, PHB, rotifer, Lactate fermentation, high cell density cultivation, hydrogen oxidizing bacteria, green plastic, Applied microbiology・Applied biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering

Published Papers

  • Enhancement of lactate fraction in poly(lactate-co-3-hydroxybutyrate) synthesized by Escherichia coli haboring the D-lactate dehydrogenase gene from Lactobacillus acetotolerans HT, Saki Goto, Naoyuki Suzuki, Kenichiro Matsumoto, Seiichi Taguchi, Kenji Tanaka, and Hiromi Matsusaki, The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology, in press, May 2019 , Refereed
  • Biosynthesis of novel lactate-based polymers containing medium-chain-length 3-hydroxyalkanoates by recombinant Escherichia coli strains from glucose, Hiromi Matsusaki, Ayaka Hokamura, Hideki Shiratsuchi, Hideki Abe, Ken'ichiro MATSUMOTO, Kenji Tanaka, Saki Goto, Seiichi Taguchi, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, in press, 2019 , Refereed
  • Cloning and heterologous expression of lactate dehydrogenase genes from acid-tolerant Lactobacillus acetotolerans HT, Saki Goto, Akane Motomura, Ai Kawahara, Hideki Shiratsuchi, Kenji Tanaka and Hiromi Matsusaki, Food Sci. Technol. Res., 24(5), 861 - 868, Sep. 2018 , Refereed
  • Improvement of monomer composition in poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) biosynthesized from CO2 by genetically engineered hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, Tanaka K, Suzuki N, Mori S, Izumi O, Fukui T, Proceedings of World Congress on Biopolymers and Bioplastics (Biopolymer 2018), 71, Aug. 2018 , Refereed
  • A Novel Efficient Antibacterial Action of ABC semiconductors, Kengo Ito, Tohru Nishibe, Masakazu Kawahara, Seiichiro Tsujitsuka, and Kenji Tanaka, Proceedings of 10th International Symposium on Organic Molecular Electronics (ISOME 2018), Mar. 2018 , Refereed
  • Antimicrobial effect of a novel photosemiconductor composed of Ag nanoplate, boron and clay, and its increase by visible light irradiation, Kenji Tanaka, Kojiro Yamamoto, Seiichiro Tsujituka, Kengo Itou, Proceedings of BIT’s 4th Annual World Congress of Smart Materials-2018 (WCSM-2018), 422 - 422, Mar. 2018 , Refereed
  • BIOSYNTHESIS OF POLY (3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE -CO- 3-HYDROXYHEXANOATE) FROM FRUCTOSE AND CO2 BY THE ENGINEERED RALSTONIA EUTROPHA, Kenji Tanaka, Kiko Sakai, Ryo Sawada, Saki Goto and Hiromi Matsusaki, Proceedings of Biomaterials International 2017, Fukuoka Japan, 1 - 4, Aug. 2017 , Refereed
  • Effect of fatty acid in culture medium on growth of acid tolerant lactic acid bacterium, Lactobacillus acetotolerans strain HT, TANAKA Kenji, Proceedings of The 6th International Congress o Natural Sciences and Engineering (2017 ICNSE), 129 - 135, Jul. 2017 , Refereed
  • Effect of adding fatty acid in culture medium on cell growth of acid tolerant lactic acid bacterium, Kenji Tanaka, Kiko Sakai, Saki Goto, Hiromi Matsusaki, International Journal of Science and Engineering Investigations, 6(69), 78 - 81, Oct. 2017 , Refereed
  • Growth characteristics of newly isolated xylose-assimilating bacterium and accumulation of green plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate in the genetic engineered strain, Kenji Tanaka, Shunya Mori, Kastuki Matsumoto, Kojiro Yamamoto, Izumi Wakida, Saki Goto, Hiromi Mastusaki, International Journal of Biological Engineering, 6(1), 1 - 6, Oct. 2016 , Refereed
  • Biosynthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) with high C6-monomer composition from CO2 by recombinant of Ralstonia eutropha. Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation, Kenji Tanaka, Shunya Mori, Kouki Maruo, Orita Izumi and Toshiaki Fukui, Journal of Bioremediation & Biodegradation, 7(5(suppl)), 64, Sep. 2016 , Refereed
  • Growth characteristics of newly isolated xylose-assimilating bacterium and accumulation of green plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate in the genetic engineered strain, Kenji Tanaka, Shunya Mori, Kastuki Matsumoto, Kojiro Yamamoto, Izumi Wakida, Saki Goto, Hiromi Mastusaki, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Life Science & Biological Engineering 2016 (I SLSBE2016), August 25-27, Tokyo, 628 - 638, Aug. 2016 , Refereed
  • Preparation of genetic engineered Enterobacter strain TF to produce green plastic from xylose, Shunya Mori, Kojiro Yamamoto, Kastuki Matsumoto, Ayaka Hokamura, Hiromi Mastusaki, Kenji Tanaka, REPORTS of Faculty of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering KINDAY UNIVERSITY, 24, 6 - 10, Jun. 2016
  • Autotrophic Growth of Paracoccus denitrificans in Aerobic Condition and the Accumulation of Biodegradable Plastics from CO2, Kenji Tanaka, Syunya Mori, May Hirata, and Hiromi Matsusaki, Environment and Ecology Research, 4(4), 231 - 236, 2016 , Refereed
  • Inhibitory effect to pathogenic bacteria of visible light responsive type nanosilver photocatalyst, Shintaro Tajiri, Megumi Miyazaki, Kenji Tanaka, Kengo Ito, 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Section ORG 937, Dec. 2015
  • Acid-tolerant lactic acid bacterium isolated from rice vinegar, Kenji Tanaka, Shintaro Tajiri, Ryo Sawada, Yoshihiro Kawamoto, Teruaki Matsubara, Munehiro Hosihino and Hiromi Matsusaki, International Journal of Research in Applied,Natural and Social Sciences, 3(10), 29 - 36, Oct. 2015 , Refereed
  • Acid-tolerant lactic acid bacterium isolated from rice vinegar, Kenji Tanaka, Shintaro Tajiri, Ryo Sawada, Yoshihiro Kawamoto, Teruaki Matsubara, Munehiro Hosihino and Hiromi Matsusaki, Proceeding of The Annual Conference on Life Sciences and Engineering 2015(2015 ACLSE), Part 3, 118 - 125, Aug. 2015 , Refereed
  • The Effect of Visible Light with Different Wavelength and Intensities on Population Growth of Marine Zooplankton, Brachionus Plicatilis, Kenji Tanaka, Tomohito Amai, Tomohiro Kuratomi, Katsuki Matsumoto, Shintaro Tajiri, Proceedings of The 2nd International Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering and Life Science Conference (IBCELC 2015), Part 3, 98 - 104, Jul. 2015 , Refereed
  • Isolation of extremely acid-resistant acetic acid bacterium and its application to production of high-acid vinegar in mesophilic condition, Shintaro Tajiri, Katsuki Matsumoto, Tomohiro Kuratomi, Kenji Tanaka, Hideo Iwai, Hiro Ueno and Munehiro Hoshino, REPORTS of Faculty of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering KINKI UNIVERSITY, 22, 1 - 6, Jun. 2015
  • Biosynthesis of poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyalkanoates) by recombinant Escherichia coli from glucose. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, HOKAMURA Ayaka, WAKIDA Izumi, MUYAHARA Yuki, TSUGE Takeharu, SHIRATSUCHI Hideki, TANAKA Kenji, MATUZAKI Hiromi, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 120(3), 305 - 310, 2015 , Refereed
  • YB1 binds to and represses the p16 tumor suppressor gene, Yojiro Kotake, Yuichi Ozawa, Masanori Harada, Kyoko Kitagawa, Hiroyuki Niida, Masayuki Fujii, Yasutaka Morita, Kenji Tanaka, Tetsuaki Nishida, Takafumi uda and Masatoshi Kitagawa, Genes to Cells, 18(11), 999 - 1006, Nov. 2013 , Refereed
  • Increase of Nitrite in Tarako and Mentaiko during Manufacture and C, TANAKA Kenji, 60(6), 270 - 277, Jun. 2013 , Refereed
  • Microbial production of poly(hydroxybutyrate) from C1 carbon sources, Khosravi-Darani & Zahra-Beigom Mokhtari, Tomohito Amai, Kenji Tanaka, Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 97(4), 1407 - 1424, 2013 , Refereed
  • Culture method of chemolithoautotrophic bacteria assimilating hydrogen and carbondioxide, Kenji Tanaka, Tomohito Amai, Reports of School of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering, Kinki University, 16, 1 - 7, 2012
  • Genus-specific effects of nitrate on a sulfate-reducing bacterial community, Yui MORISHITA, Souya HARADA, Kouhei MIZUNO, Akiko ANDO, Mai HIRATA and Kenji TANAKA, Research Report of Kitakyushu National College of Technology, (44), 69 - 72, 2012
  • Genus-specific and phase-dependent effects of nitrate on a sulfate-reducing bacterial community as revealed by dsrB-based DGGE analyses of wastewater reactors, Kouhei Mizuno, Yui Morishita, Akiko Ando, Naofumi Tsuchiya, Mai Hirata, Kenji Tanaka, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 28(2), 677 - 686, 2012 , Refereed
  • Cell growth and P(3HB) accumulation from CO2 of a carbon monoxide-tolerant hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, Ideonella sp. O-1, Kenji Tanaka, Kenta Miyawaki,, Akane Yamaguchi, Kianoush Khosravi-Darani, Hiromi Matsusaki, Appl Microbiol Biotechnol, 92(6), 1161 - 1169, 2011 , Refereed
  • Diversity Analysis of Sulfate-Reducing Bacterial Communities in a Wastewater Treatment Plant Using Dissimilatory Sulfite Reductase (dsrB) Gene as a Molecular Marker, Takanori Sada, Kouhei Mizuno, Yui Morishita, Akiko Andou, Naofumi Tsuchiya, Takahiro Aoyagi, and Kenji Tanaka, Proceedings of The second Japan-Korea joint symposium on bio-microsensing technology (2nd JKBT) Increasing Importance of Bio-microsensing Technology in Medical and Dental Areas Kitakyushu, Japan, 27 - 28, Nov. 2009
  • Preliminary trials on the effect of lighting for the population growth of the rotifer, Brachionus plicatilis, Takao Yoshimatsu, Takahiro Higuchi, Yuji Hamasaki, and Kenji Tanaka, Japan Agricultural Research Quaterly, 42(2), 131 - 136, 2008
  • High density culture of marine zooplankton, Brachionus plicatilis as initial food organism for aquaculture, Kenji Tanaka, Hiroyuki Takahashi1, Yuji Hamasaki1 and Takao Yoshimatsu, Current Topics in Biotechnology, 4, 41 - 46, 2008 , Refereed
  • The Optimization of Pollack Roe Sample Solution Preparation for Determination of Nitrite, S.Soma, U.Morinaga, T.Yoshimoto, M.Miike, M.Nakamura, K.Tanaka , Journal of the Japanese Society for Food Science and Technology, 54(3), 128 - 132, 2007 , Refereed
  • Hydrogen oxidizing bacteria as poly(hydroxybutyrate) producers, Kainoosh Khosravi Darani, Ebrahim Vasheghani-Farahani, Kenji Tanaka, Iran. J. Biotechnol., 4(3), 193 - 196, 2007 , Refereed
  • Effect of dietary cobalt supplementation on the population growth of rotifer Brachionus rotundiformis., Takao Yoshimatsu, Takahiro Higuchi, Dongming Zhang, Norma R. Fortes, Kenji Tanaka, and Kenji Yoshimura, Fisheries Science, 72(1), 214 - 216, 2006 , Refereed
  • Effect of Co supplementation on the vitamin B12 production and population growth of rotifer, Brachionus plicatilis: A preliminary report., Takao Yoshimatsu, Takahiro Higuchi, Dongming Zhang, Norma R. Fortes, Yuji Hamasaki, Kenji Tanaka, Tsugino Yukino and Masahiro Hayashi, Reports of School of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering, Kinki University, 3, 1 - 6, 2005
  • Effects of cobalt compound supplementation and lighting on population growth of marine rotifer, Brachionus plicatilis, Takao Yoshimatsu, Takahiro Higuchi, D.M. Zhang, Yuji Hamasaki, Kenji Tanaka, T. Yukino and Masahiro Hayashi, Proceedings of 11th International Symposium on Nutrition and Feeding in Fish, 250, 2004
  • Development of Ultra-High-Dnsity Culture System for Mass Production of a Zooplankton Rotifer as Larval Fish Food by Controlling the Dissolved Oxygen Concentration, Kenji Tanaka, Kenji Yoshimura, Takao Yoshimatsu, Seibutsu Kogaku kaishi, 81(3), 1 - 7, 2003 , Refereed
  • A novel culture system for the ultra-high-density production of the rotifer, Brachionus rotundiformis ミ a preliminary report, Kenji Yoshimura, Kenji Tanaka, Takao Yoshimatsu, Aquaculture, 227, 165 - 172, 2003 , Refereed
  • Ultra-High-Density Culture of the Rotifer Brachionous rotundiformis Using a Membrane Filtration Unit and Its Effect on Bacterial Abundance in the Rotifer Body, Kenji Tanaka, Norihiro Takeda, Yuji Minami, Masaki Kuramoto, Kenji Yoshimura, Takao Yoshimatsu, Seibutsu Kogaku Kaishi, 80(5), 181 - 187, 2002 , Refereed
  • Ultra-high-density Culture of a marine zooplankton Brachionus rotundiformis (Rotifer) using a membrane filtration, Kenji Tanaka, Takao Yoshimastu, and Kenji Yoshimura, 514, 2002
  • Effect of cobalt compound on population growth of rotifer., 46. Takao YOSHIMATSU, Takahiro HIGUCHI, Kazuto SHIRAKAWA, Masahiro HAYASHI, Kenji TANAKA, and Kenji YOSHIMURA, Proceeding of the 5th Korea-Japan (Japan-Korea) Biannual Joint Meeting, 68, 2002
  • Two different pathways for D-xylose metabolism and the effect of xylose concentration on the yield coefficient of L-lactate in mixed-acid fermentation by the lactic acid bacterium Lactococcus lactis IO-1, Kenji Tanaka, Akiko Komiyama, Kenji Sonomoto, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Steve J. Hall and Peter F. Stanbury, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol, 60(1/2), 160 - 167, 2002 , Refereed
  • Ultrahigh-density Culture System of the Rotifer, Brachionus rotundiformis. Yoshimatsu Takao, Yoshimatsu Takao. Kenji Yoshimura. Kenji Tanaka, Proceedings of 3rd International Fish & Shellfish Larviculture Symposium "Larvi 2001", Belgium, 638 - 639, 2001
  • Microbial production of poly-D-3-hydroxybutyrate from CO2., Ayaaki Ishizaki, Kenji Tanaka and Naohiko Taga, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 57(1/2), 6 - 12, 2001 , Refereed
  • Development of a novel method for feeding a mixture of L-lactic acid and acetic acid In fed batch culture of Ralstonia eutropha for poly-D-3-hydroxybutyrate production., Takeharu Tsuge, Kenji Tanaka, and Ayaaki Ishizaki, J. Biosc. & Bioeng., 91(6), 545 - 550, 2001 , Refereed
  • Behavior and Control of Bacterial Flora in High Density Culture of Rotifer, Kenji Tanaka, Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 67(6), 1142 - 1143, 2001 , Refereed
  • High Density Mass-culture of Rotifer by Feeding Yeast Cream and Condensed Freshwater Chlorella, Yuzuru Abe, Kenji Yoshimura, Takashi Soda, Shuichi Sakamoti, Takao Yoshimatsu, Kenji Tanaka, Suisan Zoushoku, 49(4), 489 - 494, 2001 , Refereed
  • The fermentation characteristics of hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, Ralstania eutropha and cultivation system to produce poly-D-3-hydroxybutyrate from CO2., Kenji Tanaka, Toshihiro Takeshita and Ayaaki Ishizaki, Res.Adv. in Biosci.& Bioeng., 1, 7 - 17, 2000 , Refereed
  • Control of acetic acid concentration by pH-stat continuous substrate feeding in heterotrophic culture phase of two-stage cultivation of Alcaligenes eutrophus for production of P(3HB) from CO2, H2 and O2 under non-explosive condition, Toshikazu Sugimoto, Takeharu Tsuge, Kenji Tanaka, and Ayaaki Ishizaki, Biotechnol. Bioeng, 62(6), 625 - 631, 1999 , Refereed
  • Optimization of L-lactic acid feeding for the production of poly-D-3-hydroxybutyric acid by Alcaligenes eutrophus in fed-batch culture, Takeharu Tsuge, Kenji Tanaka, Mitsuya Shimoda, and Ayaaki Ishizaki, J. Biosc. & Bioeng., 88(4), 404 - 409, 1999 , Refereed
  • Development of High Efficient L-lactate Fermentation and P(3HB)Biosynthesis for "Lactate Industry" the New Technology for Post-petrochemistry, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Genta Kobayashi, Phenjun Vontaveesuk、Takeharu Tsuge, Kenji Tanaka, Kagaku kogaku ronbunshu, 25(2), 136 - 142, 1999 , Refereed
  • Preliminary investigation of the effect of the use of pineapple juice and the waste on ethanol production by Zymomonas mobilis, Zakpaa D. Hilary, Kenji Tanaka and Ayaaki Ishizaki, J. Fac. Agric., Kyushu Univ, 43, 433 - 439, 1999
  • Investigation on the utility of pineapple juice and the waste as low cost substrate for ethanol fermentation by Zymomonas mobilis., Kenji Tanaka, Zakpaa D. Hilary and Ayaaki Ishizaki., J. Biosci. Bioeng, 87(5), 642 - 646, 1999 , Refereed
  • Changes in the Concentrations of Ammonia and Particulate Organic Matter and Rotifer Biomass in High Density Semi-Continuous Culture, Kenji Yoshimura, Takashi Usuki, Takao Yoshimastu, Kenji Tanaka, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Hideki Uemura, Suisan Zoushoku, 46(2), 183 - 192, 1998 , Refereed
  • Effects of rheological change by addition of carboxymethylcellulose in culture media of an air-lift fermentor on poly-D-3-hydroxybutyric acid productivity in autotrophic culture of hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, Alcaligenes eutrophus, Naohiko Taga, Kenji Tanaka and Ayaaki Ishizaki, Biotechnol. Bioeng, 53(5), 529 - 533, 1997 , Refereed
  • Quantitative Determination and Separation of Wastes in High Density Culture Medium for Marine Rotifer, Takashi Usuki, Takao Yshimatsu, Kenji Tanaka, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 63(6), 912 - 919, 1997 , Refereed
  • Determination of Marine Rotifier Biomass by Centrifugation, Kenji Yoshimura, Takashi Usuki, Takao Yoshimatsu, Kenji Tanaka, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Suisan Zoushoku, 45(2), 171 - 177, 1997 , Refereed
  • Development of Fermentation Processes for Autotrophic Production of P (3HB) from CO2 under Safe Culture Conditions, Kenji Tanaka, Seibutsu-kogaku kaishi, 75(3), 185 - 195, 1997 , Refereed
  • Microbial production of biodegradable plastics from carbon dioxide and agricultural waste material., Ayaaki Ishizaki, Naohiko Taga, Toshihiro Takeshita, Toshikazu Sugimoto, Takeharu Tsuge and Kenji Tanaka, Microbial production of biodegradable plastics from carbon dioxide and agricultural waste material., 666, 294 - 306, 1997 , Refereed
  • On the Aeration Method in High Density Culture of Rotifer Brachionus rotundiformis, Yoshimura Kenji, Yoko Ohmori, Takao Yoshimatsu, Kenji Tanaka, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Nippon Suisan Gakkaishi, 62(6), 897 - 903, 1996 , Refereed
  • Continuous cultures with xylose for lactic acid production by Lactococcus lactis IO-1, Chainanrong Rattanakreetakul, Kenji Tanaka and Ayaaki Ishizaki, ICBiotech, 19, 150 - 160, 1996
  • Effect of nitrogen sources in culture medium on L-lactate fermentation employing Lactococcus lactis IO-1, Kenji Tanaka, Tomomi Ohta and Ayaaki Ishizaki, J. Fac. Agric., Kyushu Univ., 39, 131 - 138, 1995
  • A High Density Cultivation of Rotifer in an Acidified Medium for Reducing Undissociated Ammonia, Yoshimura Kenji, Tsuyoshi Iwata, Kenji Tanaka, Chikara Kitajima, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Nippon Suisan Gakkishi, 61(4), 602 - 607, 1995 , Refereed
  • Effects of rheologic conditions in the culture medium on the autotrophic production of a poly(D-3-hydroxybutyric acid) in an airlift fermentor, Naohiko Taga, Kenji Tanaka and Ayaaki Ishizaki, J. Fac. Agric., Kyushu Univ., 40, 197 - 207, 1995
  • Fermentative production of poly--hydroxybutyric acid from xylose via L-lactate by a two stage culture method employing Lactococcus lactis IO-1 and Alcaligenes eutrophus, Kenji Tanaka, Kouji Katamune and Ayaaki Ishizaki, Can. J. Microbiol., 41(suppl.1)(257), 261, 1995 , Refereed
  • Production of poly(D-3-hydroxybutyrate) from CO2, H2, and CO2 by high cell density autotrophic cultivation of Alcaligenes eutrophus, Kenji Tanaka, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Toshihisa Kanamaru and Takeharu Kawano, Biotechnol. Bioeng, 45(3), 268, 1995 , Refereed
  • Fermentative production of poly--hydroxybutyric acid from xylose by a two-stage culture method employing Lactococcus lactis IO-1 and Alcaligenes eutrophus, Kenji Tanaka, Kouji Katamune and Ayaaki Ishizaki., Biotechnol. Letters, 15(12), 1217 - 1222, 1994 , Refereed
  • Production of poly-D-3-hydroxybutyric acid from carbon dioxide by a two-stage culture method employing Alcaligenes eutrophus ATCC 17697T, Kenji Tanaka and Ayaaki Ishizaki, J. Ferment. Bioeng., 77(4), 425 - 427, 1994 , Refereed
  • Fermentative production of L-lactate from xylose, Tomoko Ueda, Kenji Tanaka and Ayaaki Ishizaki., Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Engineering and Food, Tokyo, 552 - 554, 1994
  • Equipment and operation for fermentative PHB production using gaseous substrate to guarantee safety from explosion, Kenji Tanaka, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Toshihiro Takeshita, Toshihisa Kanemaru, Takashi Shimoji and Takeharu Thusge, Kawano, J. Chem. Eng. Japan, 26(2), 225 - 227, 1993 , Refereed
  • Development of a dissolved hydrogen sensor and its application to evaluation of hydrogen mass transfer, Toshihiro Takeshita, Kenji Tanaka, Ayaaki Ishizaki and Peter F. Stanbury, J. Ferment. Bioeng., 76(2), 148, 1993 , Refereed
  • The kinetics of end product inhibition of L-lactate production from xylose and glucose by Lactococcus lactis IO-1, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Tomoko Ueda, Kenji Tanaka and Peter F. Stanbury, Biotechnol Letters, 15(5), 489 - 494, 1993 , Refereed
  • Studies on dissolved hydrogen behavior in autotrophic culture of Alcaligenes eutrophus ATCC 17697T, Toshihiro Takeshita, Kenji Tanaka, Ayaaki Ishizaki and Peter F. Stanbury, J. Fac. Agr., Kyushu Univ., 38, 55 - 64, 1993
  • 4. Accumulation of polyphosphate and substrate gas utilization efficiency in PHB accumulation phase of autotrophic batch culture of Alcaligenes eutrophus ATCC 17697T, Kenji Tanaka, Ayaaki Ishizaki and Peter F. Stanbury, J. Ferment. Bioeng, 74(5), 288 - 291, 1992 , Refereed
  • 5. L-Lactate production from xylose employing Lactococcus lactis IO-1., Ayaaki Ishizaki, Tomoko Ueda, Kenji Tanaka and Peter F. Stanbury, Biotechnol. Letters, 14(7), 599 - 604, 1992 , Refereed
  • Production of PHB from carbon dioxide employing Alcaligenes eutrophus ATCC 17697T using a two stage culture system, Ayaaki Ishizaki and Kenji Tanaka, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 103, 412, 1992 , Refereed
  • Production of poly--hydroxybutyric acid from carbon dioxide by Alcaligenes eutrophus ATCC 17697T, Ayaaki Ishizaki and Kenji Tanaka, J. Ferment. Bioeng, 71(4), 254 - 257, 1991 , Refereed
  • Batch culture of Alcaligenes eutrophus ATCC 17697T using recycled gas closed circuit culture system, Ayaaki Ishizaki and Kenji Tanaka, J. Ferment. Bioeng., 69(3), 170 - 174, 1990 , Refereed
  • Production of biopolymer for biodegradable plastic from carbon dioxide by using new fermentation system for gaseous substrate, Ayaaki Ishizaki and Kenji Tanaka, The proceeding for global environment and energy issues, Fukuoka International Symposium 1990, 137 - 143, 1990

Books etc

  • Production of biopolymer for biodegradable plastic from carbon dioxide by using new fermentation system for gaseous substrate., The proceeding for global environment and energy issues, Fukuoka International Symposium 1990,   1990
  • Ferementative production of L-lactate from xylose., Development in Food Engineering, Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Engineering and Food,   1994
  • Microbial production of biodegradable plastics from carbon dioxide and agricultural waste material., ACS. Symposium Series : 666, Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass.,   1997
  • Ultrahigh-density Culture System of the Rotifer, Brachionus rotundiformis. 3rd International Fish&Shellfish Larviculture Symposium “Larvi 2001”. , Proceedings ,   2001
  • Ultra-high-density Culture of a marine zooplankton Brachionus rotundiformis (Rotifer) using a membrane filtration , Proceedings of current biotechnology and Bioengineering(XI),   2002

Conference Activities & Talks

  • 可視光および近赤外光照射下におけるABC光半導体のカビに対する抗菌効果,   2018 12 20
  • Biosynthesis of biodegradable lactate-based polymers with novel monomer compositions from glucose as the sole carbon source. T-2, Saki Goto, Ayaka Hokamura, Seiichi Taguchi, Ken'ichiro Matsumoto, Hideki Abe, Kenji Tanaka, Hiromi Matsusaki, The 12th SPSJ International Polymer Conference (IPC2018),   2018 12 05
  • Improvement of monomer composition in poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) biosynthesized from CO2 by genetically engineered hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, Tanaka K, Suzuki N, Mori S, Izumi O, Fukui T, World Congress on Biopolymers and Bioplastics (Biopolymer 2018),   2018 08 30
  • A Novel Efficient Antibacterial Action of ABC semiconductors, Kengo Ito, Tohru Nishibe, Masakazu Kawahara, Seiichiro Tsujitsuka, and Kenji Tanaka, 10th International Symposium on Organic Molecular Electronics (ISOME 2018),   2018 05 31
  • Antimicrobial effect of a novel photosemiconductor composed of Ag nanoplate, boron and clay, and its increase by visible light irradiation, Kenji Tanaka, Kojiro Yamamoto, Seiichiro Tsujituka, Kengo Itou, BIT’s 4th Annual World Congress of Smart Materials-2018 (WCSM-2018),   2018 03 05
  • BIOSYNTHESIS OF POLY (3-HYDROXYBUTYRATE -CO- 3-HYDROXYHEXANOATE) FROM FRUCTOSE AND CO2 BY THE ENGINEERED RALSTONIA EUTROPHA, Kenji Tanaka, Shunya Mori, Kouki Maruo, Orita Izumi, Toshiaki Fukui, Biomaterials International 2017, Fukuoka Japan,   2017 08 22
  • Effect of fatty acid in culture medium on growth of acid tolerant lactic acid bacterium, Lactobacillus acetotolerans strain HT, Kenji Tanaka, Kiko Sakai, Ryo Sawada, Saki Goto and Hiromi Matsusaki, The 6th International Congress o Natural Sciences and Engineering (2017 ICNSE), Kitakyuhu Japan,   2017 06 07
  • Biosynthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) with high C6-monomer composition from CO2 by recombinant of Ralstonia eutropha, Kenji Tanaka, Shunya Mori, Kouki Maruo, Orita Izumi and Toshiaki Fukui, 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers & Bioplastics,   2016 09 13
  • Growth characteristics of newly isolated xylose-assimilating bacterium and accumulation of green plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate in the genetic engineered strain, Kenji Tanaka, Shunya Mori, Kastuki Matsumoto, Kojiro Yamamoto, Izumi Wakida, Saki Goto, Hiromi Mastusaki, International Symposium on Life Science & Biological Engineering 2016 (I SLSBE2016),   2016 08 27
  • Autotrophic Growth of Paracoccus Denitrificans in Aerobic Condition and the Accumulation of Biodegradable Plastics from CO2, Kenji Tanaka, Syunya, Mori, May Hirata, and Hiromi Matsusaki, The Global Conference on Life Science and Biological Engineering 2016(GLSBE 2016),   2016 03 30
  • Inhibitory effect to pathogenic bacteria of visible light responsive type nanosilver photocatalyst, Shintaro Tajiri, Megumi Miyazaki, Kenji Tanaka, Kengo Ito, 2015 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Section ORG,   2015 12 16
  • Acid-tolerant lactic acid bacterium isolated from rice vinegar, Kenji Tanaka, Shintaro Tajiri, Ryo Sawada, Yoshihiro Kawamoto, Teruaki Matsubara, Munehiro Hosihino and Hiromi Matsusaki, The Annual Conference on Life Sciences and Engineering (2015 ACLSE),   2015 08 26
  • The Effect of Visible Light with Different Wavelength and Intensities on Population Growth of Marine Zooplankton, Brachionus Plicatilis, Kenji Tanaka, Tomohito Amai, Tomohiro Kuratomi, Katsuki Matsumoto, Shintaro Tajiri,   2015 07 21
  • Biosynthesis of coplymer by recombinant Ralstonia eutropha through fatty acid synthesis pathway,   2012 10
  • Characterization of sulfate-reducing bacteria isolated from a microaerobic waste water treatment plant,   2012 10
  • DsrBGene-Based DGGE Analysis of the Inhibitory Effect of Nitrate on the Sulfate-reducing Bacterial Community Dynamics in a Laboratory-scale Wastewater Reactor,   2012 03
  • 近畿大学サイエンスネットワーク・院生サミット,   2009 11
  • A Comparison Between Plackett-Burman and Taguchi Designs for Production of Polyhydroxybutyrate,   2003 09
  • Ultra-high densit culture of zooplankton, rotifer and reduction of bacterial number using culture system with membrane filtration unit,   2001 12
  • Ultra-high density culture of zooplankton as feed for larval fish using membrane filtration unit,   2001 09
  • Behavior and control of bacterial flora in high density culture of rotifer,   2001 04
  • Characteristics of hydrogen oxidizing bacteria isolated from Onga river,   2001 03

Misc

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  • Production of PHB from carbon dioxide by ┣DBAlcaligences(/)-┫DB ┣DBeutrophus(/)-┫DB ATCC 17697T Ayaaki Ishizaki Kenji Tanaka, J. Ferment. Bioeng., 71, 4,   1991 , 10.1016/0922-338X(91)90277-N
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  • L-lactate production from xylose employing ┣DBLactococcus(/)-┫DB ┣DBlactis(/)-┫DB IO-1, Biotachrol. letters, 14, 7,   1992
  • Fermentative production of Poly-β-hydroxybutyric acid from xylose by a two-stage culture method employing ┣DBLactococcus(/)-┫DB ┣DBlactis(/)-┫DB IO-1, Biotechnology letters, 15, 12, 1217, 1222,   1993 , 10.1007/BF00130300
  • Equipment and operation for fermentative PHB production using gaseous substrate to guarantee safety from explosion, Ayaaki Ishizaki, Kenji Tanaka, Toshihiro Takeshita, Toshihisa Kanemaru, Takashi Shimoji, Takeharu Kawano, Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 26, 2, 225, 227,   1993 , 10.1252/jcej.26.225
  • Development of a dissolved hydrogen sensor and its application to evaluation of hydrogen mass transfer, Journal of Fermentation and Bioengineering, 76, 2, 148, 150,   1993 , 10.1016/0922-338X(93)90073-H
  • The kinetics of and- product inhibition of L-lactate production from xylose and glucose by ┣DBLactococcus(/)-┫DB ┣DBlactis(/)-┫DB IO-1, Biotechnology letters, 15, 5, 489, 494,   1993 , 10.1007/BF00129324
  • Studies on dissolved hydrogen behavior in autotrophic culture of ┣DBAlcaligenes(/)-┫DB ┣DBeutrophis(/)-┫DB ATCC 17697T, Journal of Faculty of Kyushu University, 38, 1-2, 55, 64,   1993
  • Production of poly (D-3-hydroxybutyrate) from CO2, H2 and O2 by high cell density autotrophic cultivation of ┣DBAlcaligenes eutrophus(/)-┫DB, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 45, 3, 268, 275,   1995 , 10.1002/bit.260450312
  • Production of poly-D-3-hydroxybutyric acid from carbon dioxide by a two-stage culture method employing Alcaligenes eutrophus ATCC 17697T., J. Ferment. Bioeng., 77, 4, 425, 427,   1994 , 10.1016/0922-338X(94)90017-5
  • Effects of rheological change by addition of carboxymethylcellulose in culture media of an air-lift fermentor on poly-D-3-hydroxybutyric acid productivity in autotrophic culture of hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, Alcaligenes eutrophus., Biotechnol. Bioeng., 53, 5, 529, 533,   1997 , 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0290(19970305)53:5<529::AID-BIT11>3.0.CO;2-B
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  • Accumulation of polyphosphate and substrate gas utilization efficiency in PHB accumulation phase of autotrophic batch culture of Alcaligenes eutrophus ATCC 17697T., J. Ferment. Bioeng., 74, 5, 288, 291,   1992 , 10.1016/0922-338X(92)90061-X
  • L-Lactate production from xylose employing Lactococcus lactis IO-1., Biotechnol. Letters, 14, 7, 599, 604,   1992 , 10.1007/BF01023948
  • Production of PHB from carbon dioxide employing Alcaligenes eutrophus ATCC 17697T using a two stage culture system., FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 103, 412,   1992
  • Production of poly(D-3-hydroxybutyrate)from CO2, H2, and CO2 by high cell density autotrophic cultivation of Alcaligenes eutrophus., Biotechnol. Bioeng., 45, 3, 268, 275,   1995 , 10.1002/bit.260450312
  • Fermentative production of poly-β-hydroxybutyric acid from xylose via L-lactate by a two stage culture method employing Lactococcus lactis IO-1 and Alcaligenes eutrophus., Can. J. Microbiol., 41, Suppl.1, 257, 261,   1995
  • Effect of nitrogen sources in culture medium on L-lactate fermentation employing Lactococcus lactis IO-1., J. Fac. Agric. , Kyushu Univ., 39, 3・4, 131, 138,   1995
  • Effects of rheologic conditions in the culture medium on the autotrophic production of a poly(D-3-hydroxybutyric acid)in an airlift fermentor., J. Fac. Agric. , Kyushu Univ., 40, 1・2, 197, 207,   1995
  • Control of acetic acid concentration by pH-stat continuous substrate feeding in heterotrophic culture phase of two-stage cultivation of Alcaligenes eutrophus for production of P(3HB)from CO2, H2 and O2 under non-explosive condition., Biotechnol. Bioeng., 62, 6, 625, 631,   1999 , 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0290(19990320)62:6<625::AID-BIT1>3.0.CO;2-D
  • Investigation on the utility of pineapple juice and the waste as low cost substrate for ethanol fermentation by Zymomonas mobilis., J. Biosci. Bioeng., 87, 5, 642, 646,   1999 , 10.1016/S1389-1723(99)80128-5
  • Prelimenary investigation of the effect of the use of pineapple juice and the waste on ethanol production by Zymomonas mobilis., J. Fac. Agric. , Kyushu Univ., 43, 433, 439,   1999
  • Optimization of L-lactic acid feeding for the production of poly-D-3-hydroxybutyria acid by Alcaligenes eutrophus in fed-batch culture, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 88, 4, 404, 409,   1999 , 10.1016/S1389-1723(99)80217-5
  • Development of a novel method for feeding a mixture of L-lactic acid and acetic acid in fed batch culture of Ralstoma eutropha for poly-D-3-hydroxy butyrate production, Journal of Bioscience & Bioengineering, 91, 6, 545, 550,   2001 , 10.1263/jbb.91.545
  • The fermentation characteristics of hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium Ralstonia eutropha and cultivation system to produce poly-D-3-hydroxybutyrate from CO2, Res Advances in Bioscience & Bioengineering, 2, 7, 17,   2000
  • Microbial production of poly-D-3-hydroxybutyrate from CO2, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 57,6-12,   2001 , 10.1007/s002530100775
  • Two different pathways for D-xylose metabolism and the effect of xylose concentration on yield coefficient of L-lactate in mixed acid fermentation by lactic acid bacterium, Lactococcus lactis IO-1 , Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol, 60, 160-167,   2002 , 10.1007/s00253-002-1078-5

Awards & Honors

  •   2002 , The Society for Biotechnology, Japan , Technical Award of the Society for Biotechnology, Japan
  •   1996 , The Society for Biotechnology, Japan, Encouragement Award of the Society for Biotechnology, Japan (Terui Award)

Research Grants & Projects

  • Research Projects by Nissan Science Foundation, Study for microbial process to produce ecomaterial from wood indsutry residue, TANAKA Kenji
  • Properties of acid tolerant lactic acid bacteria
  • Development of Ultra-high density-culture system of rotifer
  • Fermentative production of highly concentrated acetic acid
  • Detection of pathogenic bacteria in mass culture of rotifer
  • Mass production of marine zoo plankton
  • Microbial Production of biodegradable plastic materials
  • Carbon dioxide fixation and production of useful substances by chemoli-lithautotroplric bacteria