Takema Fukatsu

Takema Fukatsu (Japan) born in 1966 is Prime Senior Researcher and Group Leader at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Professor at the University of Tokyo, and Professor at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. BSc in 1989 and PhD in 1994 from the Department of Zoology, the University of Tokyo, Japan.

His research areas are extremely broad, encompassing diverse sophisticated biological interactions associated with such phenomena as symbiosis, mutualism, parasitism, reproductive manipulation, morphological manipulation, insect sociality, etc. In particular, his scientific interest focuses on insect-microbe symbiotic associations and their biological relevance, which have been published as over 210 peer-reviewed papers describing symbiont-mediated insecticide resistance, symbiont-mediated pest evolution, insect-symbiont lateral gene transfers, and many other topics.

He services for scientific communities other than the ICE Council include: Fellow, the American Academy of Microbiology (2013-); Associate Member, the Science Council of Japan (2011-); Editor-in-Chief, Zoological Science (2015-); Associate Editor, Zoological Letters (2014-), Journal of Experimental Zoology A (2007-); Editorial Board Member, Current Opinion in Insect Science (2013-), Journal of Insect Physiology (2011-), Proceedings of the Royal Society B (2007-2012), Entomological Science (2004-2005), Applied Entomology and Zoology (2003-2006); Councilor, the Zoological Society of Japan (2016-), the Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology (2009-), the Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan (2006-).

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