Yoji KAWANO, Ph.D.

Junior Group Leader

Group of Signal Transduction and Immunity
Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology (PSC)
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Room 330, No. 3888 Chenhua Road, Shanghai 201602, P. R. China
Tel: (+86) 21-5707-8279


1999 - 2001 Ph.D., Bioscience, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
         (Supervisor: Dr. Kozo Kaibuchi)
1997 - 1999 M.Sc., Bioscience, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
         (Supervisor: Dr. Kozo Kaibuchi)
1993 - 1997 B.S., Department of Agriculture, Tottori University, Japan
         (Supervisor: Dr. Isao Morishima)

Professional Experience

2017 Oct - present Center of Excellence for Molecular Plant Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2015 Jan - present Junior Group leader
         Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2006 Jan - 2014 Dec Assistant Professor/Postdoctoral Researcher
         Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan (Supervisor: Dr. Ko Shimamoto)
         Studies of small GTPase OsRac1 and R proteins in rice immunity
2005 Apr - 2005 Sep Assistant Professor
         Dokkyo Medical University, Japan (Supervisor: Dr. Hiromichi Shirataki)
         Studies of vesicle transport in animals
2001 Apr - 2005 Mar Postdoctoral Researcher
         Nagoya University, Japan (Supervisor: Dr. Kozo Kaibuchi)
         Studies of axon formation in neurons

Committee Service

2017 Organizing Committee, 1st PSC Mini-Symposium on Plant-Biotic Interactions
2016 - present President, Association of Japanese Scientists in China (在中日本人研究者の会)
2011 - 2012 Organizing Committee, XV International Congress of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Professional Societies

The International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
British Society for Plant Pathology
The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists
The Phytopathological Society of Japan

Editorial Activities

Editorial Board for Molecular Plant Pathology (2015-2020)

Manuscript reviews for Nature Plant; Plos Biology; New Phytologist; Plant Physiology; Plant Biotechnology Journal; Science Advances; Plant and Cell Physiology; Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions; Molecular Plant Pathology; Proteomics; BMC Plant Biology; Journal of Integrative Plant Biology; Plant Molecular Biology; Plant Cell Reports; Plant Science; Scientific reports; Genes to Cells; Plant Signaling & Behavior; Journal of Plant Research and Bioscience Biotechnology and Biochemistry;

Honors and Awards

2006 The 16th Naito Conference: Innate Immunity in Medicine and Biology [I]

Research Funding Information

2018-2022 Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (B)
                   (中国科学院 植物特化性状形成及定向发育调控)
2018-2021 National Natural Science Foundation in China
2016-2019 National Natural Science Foundation in China
2016-2018 Chinese Academy of Sciences Hundred Talents Program
                   (中国科学院 百人计划)
2014 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
2014 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
2014 Takeda Science Foundation
2014 NAIST Support Project of Foundation
2014 NAIST Academic Assistant
2012-2013 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
2011-2012 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
2011 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists at NAIST (Global Centers of Excellence Program)
2010 Grant Program of Sumitomo EI Group CSR Foundation
2010 Research Grant of Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
2010 Research Grant of Maekawa Houonkai Foundation
2008-2009 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas
2007-2011 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) (Co-researcher)
2007-2008 Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
2007 The Naito Foundation Subsidy for Promotion of Specific Research Projects