- RIKEN CSRS Plant Immunity Research Group     
 
 
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Ken Shirasu

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ORCID: 0000-0002-0349-3870

 
Group Director
Plant Immunity Research Group
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku,
Yokohama 230-0045, Japan
 
E-mail: ken.shirasu(at)riken.jp
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Adjunct Professor  Tokyo Univ HP
Department of Biological Sciences
Graduate School of Science/Faculty of Science
The University of Tokyo
 

EDUCATION:

1993: Ph.D. in Genetics, University of California, Davis, USA
1988: B.A. in Agricultural Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, Japan
 

RESEARCH CAREER:

2006- Group Director, RIKEN, JAPAN.
2000-2006: Group Leader, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, UK
1996-2000: Research Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, UK
1993-1996: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Salk Institute / Noble Foundation, USA
 

TEACHING:

2008: Adjunct Professor, The University of Tokyo
2002: Visiting Lectures, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge
 

AWARDS:

2014-2018: Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters
2011: Kihara Memorial Foundation Academic Award
 

EDITORIAL DUTIES:

2015-2018: Editor, New Phytologist
2012-: Editorial Board, PeerJ
2011-: Editorial Board, Scientific Reports
2011-: Editorail Board, Frontiers
2009-: Editorial Board,Current Opinion in Plant Biology
2010-2015: Senior Editor, Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions
2006-2012: Editor, Molecular Genetics and Genomics
2008-2011: Editor, Plant and Cell Physiology
2009-2011: Editorial Board, Molecular Plant Pathology
2003-2008: Senior Editor, Molecular Plant Pathology
 

DUTIES ON SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES:

2012-2016: Director, International Society for Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions
2012-2013: Chair of International Committee, The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologist
 

INTERNATIONAL MEETING ORGANIZATION:

2018: Organizer, Keystone Symposium, Plant Signaling: Molecular Pathways and Network Integration, , Tahoe City, California, January 21 – 25, 2018.
2014: UK-Japan workshop “Rhizosphere interactions towards global food security”
2013: Organizer Keystone Meeting - Plant Immunity: Pathways and Translation
2013: Local Organizing Comittee XV IS-MPMI Kyoto