Dr. Shinozaki took Ph. D. at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University. The title of his thesis is "Discontinuous DNA replication of T7 phage". He was appointed to be Research Associate of Department of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Genetics, and studied molecular cloning of tobacco chloroplast genes and analyzed the structure and gene expression. In 1983, he became Assistant Professor of Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University, and studied gene structure and expression of cyanobacteria and tobacco chloroplast. Then, he became Associate Professor, Center for Gene Research, Nagoya University, and determined nucleotide sequence of tobacco chloroplast genome in 1986. As a Visiting Scientist, he studied transgenic plant technology in Prof. Nam-Hai Chua's laboratory of The Rockefeller University. Dr. Shinozaki was appointed to be Chief Scientist (Director) of Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory, RIKEN Tsukuba Institute in 1989 to start molecular biology of plant abiotic stress response using Arabidopsis. In 1999, he started Arabidopsis functional genomics (collection of full-length cDNAs and Ds insertion mutants) as Project Director of Plant Functional Genomics group, RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center. In 2005, he was appointed to be Director of Plant Science Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute. And also he has been appointed to be a Program Director of RIKEN Biomass Engineering Program since 2010. Director of RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science since April 2013 to March 2020.Senior Advisor of RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science since April 2020.
Our research held at two places, Tsukuba, Wako.