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Dr Akira Uchida

Senior Research Fellow
Meta-‘omics & Microbiomes cluster, SCELSE


Dr Akira Uchida joined SCELSE in 2014 as a senior research fellow, working under the supervision of Prof Stephan C. Schuster in the Genomics cluster. His areas of expertise include microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Following the completion of his Doctorate degree, he pursued a postdoctoral career in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department at Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A., where he gained valuable experience in nucleic acid research. At SCELSE, his current research interests encompass the following areas: 1. Exploring the limitations of culture-based microbiome analysis through metagenomics. 2. Molecular cloning and reconstitution of antibiotic synthetic pathways. 3. Development of sampling equipment for studying the airborne microbial metatranscriptome.