Born in Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture. I am a microbiologist and interested in ecology of soil microbes and their social behaviors. I love playing football and music.
Specially-appointed Assistant Professor KATO Hiromi
United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Ph.D. in Agriculture
Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Post-doctoral Fellow
Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Assistant Professor (2016 ~ ongoing)
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Japanese society of microbial ecology
Japan society for bioscience, biotechnology, and agrochemistry
Japan society for environmental biotechnology
Society of genome microbiology, Japan.
Soil is one of the most biodiverse environments on the Earth, and one gram of soil has thousands of microbial lineages, which are interacting each other and they form complicated networks that perform ecologically important roles such as sink/source of greenhouse effect gases. My recent research topics are resilience of soil microbes against disturbances, artificial reconstruction of soil microbial community, and survival and death of bacteria inoculated in an indigenous community of soil microbes.