Research theme for competitive and other funds (16)：
2020 - 2023 初期地球深海熱水環境での液体・超臨界二酸化炭素が導く新たな化学進化の検証
2018 - 2021 地球第三の生態系=電気合成微生物生態系の証明とその生態学的意義の解明
2017 - 2020 革新的再現実験から解読する生命の起源と初期進化を支えた原始地球窒素循環
2013 - 2016 Evaluation of high hydrostatic pressure on the isotopic composition of methane generated by methanogen isolated from deep-sea sediment
2012 - 2015 Proof of electrotrophic microbial community development and electric power production in deep-sea hydrothermal vents
2008 - 2014 Construction of "TAIGA" model and planning of research cruises
2011 - 2012 Nanometer-sized sulfides of a deep-sea vent animal: comprehensive analysis of metal formation mechanisms.
2010 - 2012 Evaluation of nitrous oxide emission by aerobic methanotrophs as possible microbial members contributing to global warming.
2010 - 2012 Nitrogen dynamics in geo- and hydro-thermal environments elucidated from isotope geochemistry and microbiology
2010 - 2012 Re-evaluation of microbial methane stable carbon isotope frac-tionation under high hydrostatic pressure
2008 - 2012 Interactions between microbial processes and physical-chemical environments associated with subseafloor advection of hydrothermal fluids
2009 - 2011 Systematic research of stable isotopic fractionation and equilibrate effects during metabolisms of extremophiles
2008 - 2010 Towards a molecular understanding of symbiotic mechanism of chemoautotrophs in deep-sea hydrothermal vent environments.
2006 - 2008 Interrelationship between geological settings, geochemical environments and energy metabolisms supporting early evolution of life in the Precambrian Eon
2004 - 2007 Large scale collection and their industrial application of hyperthemophilic archaeal genome from deep sea hydrothermal envirenments
2005 - 2005 わが国の地下圏生命科学の推進と国際会議ISSMの準備
Yoko Chiba, Mariko Shitara, Ken Takai. Fragmentation of acetate-CoA ligase gives a clue to understand domain rearrangement history of NDP-forming acyl-CoA synthetase superfamily proteins. Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry. 2020. 1-9
Satoshi Hiraoka, Miho Hirai, Yohei Matsui, Akiko Makabe, Hiroaki Minegishi, Miwako Tsuda, Juliarni, Eugenio Rastelli, Roberto Danovaro, Cinzia Corinaldesi, et al. Microbial community and geochemical analyses of trans-trench sediments for understanding the roles of hadal environments. ISME Journal. 2020. 14. 3. 740-756
Patricia Fryer, C. Geoffrey Wheat, Trevor Williams, Christopher Kelley, Kevin Johnson, Jeffrey Ryan, Walter Kurz, John Shervais, Elmar Albers, Barbara Bekins, et al. Mariana serpentinite mud volcanism exhumes subducted seamount materials: Implications for the origin of life. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 2020. 378. 2165. 20180425-20180425