Takashiro Akitsu, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Division II, Tokyo University of Science, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry from Osaka University, Japan, in 2000. Dr. Akitsu studied at the Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University (metalloproteins), Keio University, Japan (photo and magnetic functional organic/inorganic hybrid compounds), and Stanford University, USA (physical and bioinorganic chemistry) before moving to the Tokyo University of Science. He has published 220 articles and book chapters. He has also served as an editorial board member and peer reviewer for many journals and was involved in the organizing committees for several international conferences.