Katsutoshi Hori

Wednesday 3rd July, 11:00-12:00
An innovative microbial production process using a new cell immobilization method with adhesive nanofiber protein AtaA.

Katsutoshi Hori is currently a Full Professor of Biotechnology at Nagoya University. He has got Ph. D. from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1995. He worked for private companies in 1995-1998, for Department of Bioengineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology as an assistant professor in 1998-2004, and for Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology as an associate professor in 2004-2011. In April 2011, he moved to the current position. He is one of leading scientists in the field of biofilms and waste treatment. In 2023, he continuously got two research awards from The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan and from The Society for Biotechnology, Japan, for his long-term research achievements about bacterial adhesion and immobilization. Since 2017, he has started venture business to commercialize his inventions including wastewater treatment. He is also Chairman of the Board Directors of his own company, Friend Microbe Inc. 


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