Katsunori YANAGAWA

Katsunori YANAGAWA

Title Associate Professor
Degree Ph. D.
Department Department of Life and Environment Engineering
E-mail kyanagawa [at]
Education 2009. PhD, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo.
Employment History 2008 - 2009: JSPS Research Fellow DC2
2010 - 2013: Researcher Fellow, The University of Tokyo
2013 - 2014: Postdoctoral researcher, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
2014 - 2017: Research Fellow, Kyushu University
2017 - : Associate Professor, The University of Kitakyushu
Teaching Activities Environmental Biology, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics
Research Interest Ecological and physiological studies on uncultivated microbial populations to expand our knowledge of life science and geoscience
Publications Yanagawa K, Sunamura M, Lever MA, Morono Y, Hiruta A, Ishizaki O, Matsumoto R, Urabe T, Inagaki F. (2011). Niche separation of methanotrophic archaea (ANME-1 and -2) in methane-seep sediments of the eastern Japan Sea offshore Joetsu. Geomicrobiology Journal. 28: 118-129.

Yanagawa K, Nunoura T, McAllister S, Hirai M, Breuker A, Brandt L, House CH, Moyer CL, Birrien JL, Aoike K, Sunamura M, Urabe T, Mottl MJ, Takai K. (2013). The first microbiological contamination assessment by deep-sea drilling and coring by the D/V Chikyu at the Iheya North hydrothermal field in the Mid-Okinawa Trough (IODP Expedition 331). Frontiers in Microbiology. 4: 327.

Yanagawa K, Morono Y, de Beer D, Haeckel M, Sunamura M, Futagami T, Hoshino T, Terada T, Nakamura K, Urabe T, Rehder G, Boetius A, Inagaki F. (2013). Metabolically active microbial communities in marine sediment under high-CO2 and low-pH extremes. ISME Journal. 7: 555-567.

Yanagawa K, Morono Y, Yoshida-Takashima Y, Eitoku M, Sunamura M, Inagaki F, Imachi H, Takai K, Nunoura T. (2014). Variability of subseafloor viral abundance at the geographically and geologically distinct continental margins. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 88: 60-68.

Yanagawa K, Kouduka M, Nakamura Y, Hachikubo A, Tomaru H, Suzuki Y. (2014). Distinct microbial communities thriving in gas hydrate-associated sediments from the eastern Japan Sea. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. 90: 243-249.

Yanagawa K, Breuker A, Schippers A, Nishizawa M, Ijiri A, Hirai M, Takaki Y, Sunamura M, Urabe T, Nunoura T, Takai K. (2014). Microbial community stratification controlled by the subseafloor fluid flow and geothermal gradient at the Iheya North hydrothermal field in the Mid-Okinawa Trough (IODP Expedition 331). Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80: 6126-6135.

Yanagawa K, Tani A, Yamamoto N, Hachikubo A, Kano A, Matsumoto R, Suzuki Y. (2016). Biogeochemical cycle of methanol in anoxic deep-sea sediments. Microbes and Environments. 31: 190-193.

Yanagawa K, Ijiri A, Breuker A, Sakai S, Miyoshi Y, Kawagucci S, Noguchi T, Hirai M, Schippers S, Ishibashi J, Takaki Y, Sunamura M, Urabe T, Nunoura T, and Takai K. (2017). Defining boundaries for the distribution of microbial communities beneath the sediment-buried, hydrothermally active seafloor. ISME Journal. 11: 529-542.
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