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Insect-Based Food Production Consortium
Participating Institution
  • (Principal research institute)

iF3 (Insect Researches for Food, Fishery and Farming of the Future) Alliance
Cooperative organization

【Research institute・Government agency・NGO・NPO】

  • International Support and Partnership for Health(ISAPH)

  • Livestock Development for Community Livelihood Organization(LDC)

  • National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

  • Osaka Prefecture University

  • Kanagawa University of Human Services

  • National Institute of Infectious Diseases

  • Kyushu University

  • Kyoto University

  • Shizuoka Prefectural Research Institute of Fishery and Ocean

  • Edible Insect Science Meeting

  • University of Tsukuba

  • Tokushima Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Technology Support Center

  • The University of Tokyo

  • Tokyo University Of Agriculture

  • Tohoku University

  • Nagasaki University

  • Fukui Prefectural University

【Company】

  • amulapo Inc.

  • BugMo Co., Ltd.

  • EAGLYS Inc.

  • ECOLOGGIE Inc.

  • Join Earth Co.,Ltd.

  • TAKEO,LLC

  • TML Co.,Ltd.

  • AGRI-TECHNO Co.,Ltd.

  • OPTORUN Co.,Ltd.

  • Scientific Feed Laboratory Co.,Ltd. (SFL)

  • Kewpie Corporation

  • QUNIE CORPORATION.

  • kuraray trading Co.,Ltd

  • greenase Inc.

  • CWP Co,.Ltd.

  • Gryllus Co., Ltd.

  • Concent, Inc.

  • Sustainable Energy .inc

  • JTEKT CORPORATION

  • Shikoku Instrumentation CO.,LTD.

  • TAIYO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

  • NICHIA CORPORATION

  • NICHIREI CORPORATION.

  • HIGASHIMARU CO.,LTD.

  • Bizen Chemical Co.,LTD

  • Primestyle Co.,Ltd.

  • meistier corporation

  • Cadeau d'Insectes, Institute of Insect Resources, and Cricket Farm

  • euglena Co.,Ltd.

  • Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation

  • Ryohin Keikaku Co.,Ltd.

【Company(Venture Capital)】

  • IGP X Inc.

  • Scrum Ventures LLC

  • WERU INVESTMENT Co., Ltd.

  • Corundum Innovation Co. Ltd.

Implementation structure

*BSF: Black Soldier Fly

Reseacher introduction
Project Manager

Kei YURA

Professor, Ochanomizu University / Professor, Waseda University


【Position】
Project Manager
Principal Investigator
Cricket Group Leader

【Sub-projects】
Insect Genome Breeding

【Specialty】
Computational Biology

【Brief history】
1999 PhD degree at Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nagoya University
2008- Professor at the Division of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences at Ochanomizu University
2017- Project Manager and a Principal Investigator Moonshot Research and Development Program, Cabinet Office
2020- Moonshot Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research and Development Program, Project Manager

PI…Principal Investigato DPM…Deputy Project Manager

Cricket GL…Cricket Group Leader BSF GL…Black Soldier Fly Group Leader

DG…Director General ADG…Assistant to the Director General DDG…Deputy Direcotr General

Program Coordinator…Program Coordinator

  • Toru ASAHI

    Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

    PIDPM

    Development of Eco-friendly Insect Production Systems

    Bio-Solid State Science, Chiral Science

  • Tadashi ANDOH

    Fisheries Technology Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Growth and Metabolic Analysis, Fish Physiology

  • Kazumasa IKUTA

    Fellow, Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Japan

    PIBSF GLDPM

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Fisheries Science, Aquaculture Technology, Fish Physiologu, Ecology

  • Teikichi IKURA

    Project Associate Professor, Institute for Human Life Innovation, Ochanomizu University

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Biophysics, Structural biochemistry, Systems genomics

  • Kenji ISHIHARA

    Fisheries Technology Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency

    BSF

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Fisheries Processing Technology, Applied Development of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

  • Katsutoshi ITOH

    Fisheries Technology Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Environmental Conversation

  • Mana ITOH

    Fisheries Technology Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Environmental Conversation

  • Kan IMAI

    Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Life Innovation, Ochanomizu University

    Program Coordinator

  • Takuya UEHARA

    Research Scientist, Insect Interaction Research Unit,
    National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Applied Entomology, Chemical Ecology

  • Taishi UMEZAWA

    Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Plant Molecular Biology

  • Atsushi OGURA

    Professor, Nagahama Institute of Bioengineering

    PI

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Bioinformatics, Population Genomics

  • Kosuke KATAOKA

    Junior Researcher (Assistant Professor), Comprehensive Research Organization, Waseda University

    ADG

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics

  • Naoki KABEYA

    Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Aquatic animal nutrition

  • Takashi KAWAI

    Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

    Social Implementation

    Ergonomics

  • Hiroyuki KAWACHI

    Associate Professor, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Molecular Biology, Animal Physiology

  • Masakazu SAITO

    Project Lecturer, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, appointed in April 2021

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Genome editing, Genetic engineering

  • Kiyo SAKAGAMI

    Project Assistant Professor, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, Appointed in April 2021

    Cricket-derived Food Development

    Developmental Biology, Neuroscience

  • Kazuhiro SATOMURA

    Project Assistant Professor, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, appointed in April 2021

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Population Genetics, Molecular Cytogenetics, Bioinformatics

  • Masami SHIMODA

    Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

    PI

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Applied Entomology

  • Tsuyoshi SHIMMURA

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Systems Ethology

  • Takeshi SUZUKI

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

    PIDG

    Development of Eco-friendly Insect Production Systems

    Applied Entomology

  • Akira TAKAHASHI

    Professor, School of Medical Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Tokushima University

    Development of Elemental Technologies for Space Exploration

    Nutrition, Infectious disease

  • Takuya TANIGUCHI

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

    Development of Eco-friendly Insect Production Systems

    Materials Informatics, Functional Organic Materials

  • Hiromasa TABATA

    Project Assistant Professor, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology

  • Hiroko TABUNNOKI

    Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

    Development of Elemental Technologies for Space Exploration

    Insect Biochemistry

  • Yukana TERASAWA

    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

    Development of Eco-friendly Insect Production Systems

    Crystal Optics, Dielectric Materials

  • Nozomu TOGAWA

    Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

    Development of Elemental Technologies for Space Exploration

    IoT Design, Security, Next-gen Computing

  • Nobuo NAGAI

    Professor, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology

    Cricket-derived Food Development

    Physiology, Neuroscience, Experimental animal science

  • Yuichi NAKAJIMA

    Project Assistant Professor, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, appointed in April 2021

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Genomics-assised breeding, Ecology

  • Osamu NAKAMURA

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

    Social Implementation

    Media Communication, Science journalism

  • Ryuhei NAKAMURA

    Team Leader, Biofunctional catalyst research team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
    Professor, Earth-Life science institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology

    PI

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Electrochemistry

  • Takeshi NIKAWA

    Professor, Institute of Medical Biosciences, Tokushima University Graduate School
    Manager, Insitute of Space Nutrition, Tokushima University

    Cricket-derived Food Development

    Molecular Nutrition, Space Biology

  • Yutaka HAGA

    Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

    PI

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Fish Nutrition

  • Nobuhiko HIBARA

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University

    Social Implementation

    Venture Capital Finance, Finacing of Innovation

  • Tetsuya FURUYA

    Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Veterinary Microbiology

  • Yasuki MATANO

    Project Assistant Professor, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology

    Cricket-derived Food Development

    Experimental animal science

  • Taro MITO

    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Technology, Industrial and Social Science, Tokushima University

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Developmental Biology, Insect Science

  • Katsuyuki MIYAWAKI

    Faculty of Bioscience and Bioindustry, Tokushima University
    Institute for Bio-Innovation Research Center, Tokushima University (Concurrent appointment)

    Development of Eco-friendly Insect Production Systems

    Genetic engineering, Agricultural and environmental engineering

  • Shinsuke MORIOKA

    Senior Researcher, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences

    PI

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Fish ecology, Aquaculture

  • Yasujiro MORIMITSU

    Professor, Laboratory of Food Chemistry, Ochanomizu University

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Food Chemistry, Food Functionality

  • Tetsuya YASUDA

    Manager, Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)

    PIDDG

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Conservation science, Entomology, Chemical Ecology

  • Takahiko YANAGITANI

    Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

    Development of Eco-friendly Insect Production Systems

    Ultrasonics, Medical Devices

  • Hiroaki YAMAMOTO

    Emeritus Professor, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology

    Social Implementation

    Genomics

  • Hironori WASHIZAKI

    Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

    Development of Elemental Technologies for Space Exploration

    Computer Science, Software Engineering for Business and Society

  • Takahito WATANABE

    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Bioscience and Bioindustry / Bio-Innovation Research Center, Tokushima University

    PI

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Applied entomology, Morecular Biology

  • Ki-Hyeon SEONG

    Tenured Researcher, Insect Interaction Research Unit,
    National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Genetics, Molecular Biology

  • Liu CHIA-MING

    Tenured Researcher, Insect Interaction Research Unit,
    National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)

    Insect Genome Breeding

    Chemical Ecology, Applied Entomology

  • Wuled LENGGORO

    Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

    Development of Insect-derived Fishery and Livestock Feed

    Chemical Engineering, Particle Technology