Masayuki Su'etsugu

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Masayuki Su'etsugu

OriCiro Genomics

Prof. Su'etsugu is a Chief Science Officer of OriCiro Genomics, Inc. He is also a Professor of Synthetic Biology at Rikkyo University located in Tokyo. He developed a novel synthetic biology technology for constructing and amplifying a large circular DNA such as a plasmid or genome by reconstituting a whole replication process of the E. coli chromosome in vitro (Su’etsugu et al., Nucleic Acids Res. 2017). On the basis of this technology, he co-founded the spin-off company, OriCiro Genomics, Inc in 2018.

He started his laboratory at Rikkyo University in 2013. His laboratory currently focuses on synthetic biology based on in vitro reconstitution of chromosomal processes, and is developing a genome-synthesis technology with the support of CSTI ImPACT and of JST CREST. Before joining Rikkyo University, He worked at Newcastle University, UK as a postdoctoral researcher to study cellular dynamics of replication machinery of the Bacillus subtilis chromosome (2008-2012). Before Newcastle University, he worked as Assistant Professor at Kyushu University, Japan. 

He has received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Kyushu University, Japan in 2005.