Tomohisa Ogawa

Tohoku University

Dr. Tomohisa Ogawa has obtained his PhD degree in Chemistry from Kyushu University (in 1991). After that he was a JSPS Research fellow (DC/ PD) and Assistant professor at Faculty of Science, Kyushu University. In 1997 he became an Associate professor at Faculty of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University. From 2002 till 2004 he was a visiting associate professor at Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University. From 2004 till 2009 he was a Program leader at Center of Interdisciplinary Science, Tohoku University. Dr Ogawa has been an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Life Sciences, Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Tohoku University in Japan (from 2001 -present). He is active in the research fields of Applied Biochemistry (Protein engineering), Molecular biology (Molecular evolution) and Structural biochemistry (Biochemistry). He has published a number of various review and original papers in renowned journals.

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Given the centrality of protein to many biological process, this book makes a significant contribution to the fields of healthcare and nutrition. Its chapters consider topics such as protein-protein and protein-ligand docking, and the protein engineering of enzymes involved in bioplastic metabolism. One contribution gives an overview of the In Vitro Virus (IVV) analytic method, while another shows how cutting-edge techniques in protein engineering advance our knowledge in the field of palaeontology. The book also includes a review of classic and alternative strategies when using yeasts in research, with a focus on Pichia pastoris as a host. Finally, there are two contributions on chromatography: one on the method itself, and another on its use to identify HMGB1-binding components.

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