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Keiji Numata

Keiji Numata


Team Leader (PI), Enzyme Research Team

RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science




  • B.S., Polymer Chemistry, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2003)
  • M.S., Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2005)
  • Ph.D., Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology (2007)


2006-2007 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow (DC), Tokyo Institute of Technology & Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
2007-2008 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow (PD), Tokyo Institute of Technology
2008-2010 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, Tufts University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, USA
2010-2012 Senior Scientist, Enzyme Research Team, RIKEN
2011-2013 Visiting Associate Professor, Shibaura Institute of Technology
2011-present Visiting Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia
2012-present Team Leader, Enzyme Research Team, RIKEN
2013-present Host Scientist, Tokyo Institute of Technology-RIKEN International Graduate School.
2014-2015 Part-time lecturer, Saitama University
2014-present Visiting Fellow, Spiber Inc.
2014-present Project Leader, Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program (ImPACT), Super High-Function Structural Proteins to Transform the Basic Materials Industry
2015-present Co-supervisor for PhD program, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
2016-present Team Leader, ImPACT Planned Serendipity
2016-present Visiting Associate Professor, Gunma University
2016-present Research Director, JST-ERATO Numata Organelles’ Reaction Cluster Project