PROFESSIONAL EVENT KEYNOTE-SPEAKER
Toyonobu Usuki obtained his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry under the supervision of Professor Masahiro Hirama and Professor Masayuki Inoue from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 2000, 2002, and 2005, respectively. After postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Professor Koji Nakanishi at the Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, USA, from 2005 to 2007 as a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, he joined the Department of Materials and Life Sciences, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, as an Assistant Professor (Principal Investigator) in 2008. Since 2013, he is an Associate Professor at the same university. His research interests include natural products chemistry, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and bioorganic chemistry.