Plenary Speaker
Prof. Mikihisa Umehara

Prof. Mikihisa Umehara

Department of Applied Biosciences, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Toyo University, Japan
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Biography: Mikihisa UMEHARA is a Professor of Department of Applied Biosciences and Graduate School of Life Sciences, Toyo University, Japan. His major is plant physiology and plant biotechnology. He graduated from the University of Tsukuba in 1997, finished a doctor’s course at the Graduate School of Biological Sciences, the University of Tsukuba in 2004, and obtained Ph.D. in Science. He worked on onion breeding in Department of Biotechnology, Fukuoka Agricultural Research Center from 2004 to 2007. He joined RIKEN Plant Science Center as a special postdoctoral researcher in 2007 and worked on a class of plant hormones, strigolactones. In 2011, he moved to Toyo University as a associate professor, and became a full professor in 2015.