The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund
Introduction to Grant Projects
Kanazawa University, College of Science and Engineering, Material Chemistry Associate Professor Teruya Maki
Affect of bioaerosol on human health and establishment of an atmospheric protection system
- Project Description
Bioaerosol that is transported together with yellow dust can cause serious damage to human health. We conduct high-altitude atmospheric observation surveys around Asia, collect samples of microorganisms that are floating in the atmosphere, and develop databases on species composition and potential functions. We clarify the affect of microorganisms isolated in the atmosphere on the aggravation of allergies, infectious diseases, and organs diseases, and conduct analyses on the degree of health damage. The project will launch an atmospheric monitoring base on the Noto Peninsula targeted at highly pathogenic bacteria to enable predictions of the wind spreading route of infectious microorganisms, and contribute to the formulation of environmental policy and strategy and the development of preventive technologies in response to atmospheric infections.
- Climate changePreservation of biodiversity and ecosystem
- Grant year
- FY2011 Research Grants
- Grant term
- 3 years
April 2012 - March 2015
- Grant amount
- 18,560,000 yen
- Activity region
- Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture (Noto Peninsula); Dunhuang, China
Overview of the Organization
- Teruya Maki, Associate Professor
- Specialist field
Affiliated academic societies
The Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry, Japan Association of Aerosol Science and Technology, Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology (JSME), The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, Society of Sea Water Science Japan, The Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (JSBBA), The Chemical Society of Japan
1996 Graduated from Kyoto University Faculty of Agriculture
1998 Acquired master's degree in applied biological sciences from Kyoto University Graduate School of Agriculture
2001 Acquired units for doctorate degree in applied biological sciences from Kyoto University Graduate School of Agriculture and left school
2001 Served as visiting researcher for Bio-oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution (Kobe University)
2002 Acquired doctorate in agricultural science from Kyoto University (No. 1252)
2002 Served as assistant for Kanazawa University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
2004 Served as assistant for Kanazawa University, Graduate School of Natural Science & Technology
2007 Served as assistant professor for Kanazawa University, Graduate School of Natural Science & Technology
2007 Served as associate professor for Kanazawa University, Graduate School of Natural Science & Technology
2008 Served as professor for Kanazawa University, College of Science and Engineering, School of Chemistry
- WEB site
- Research record
- (1) T. Maki, W. Hirota, H. Motojima, H. Hasegawa, M. A. Rahman, Influence of aggregated particles on biodegradation activities for dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) in Lake Kahokugata, Chemosphere 83, 486 -1492 (2011).
- (2) Teruya Maki, Kazuma Aoki, Fuminao Kobayashi, Makiko Kakikawa, Atsushi Matsuki, Keita Kino, Hiro Hasegawa, Yasunobu Iwasaka, Enrichment culture and phylogenetic classification analysis of yellow dust bioaerosol stored in Tateyama Mountain accumulated snow, Aerosol Research, 26, 332-340 (2011).
- (3) T. Maki, A. Ishikawa, F. Kobayashi, M. Kakikawa, K. Aoki, Y. Iwasaka, Effects of Asian dust (KOSA) deposition event on bacterial and microalgal communities in the Pacific Ocean, Asian J. Atmos. Environ. 5, 157-163 (2011).
- (4) T. Maki, K. Aoki, F. Kobayashi, M. Kakikawa, Y. Tobo, A. Matsuki, H. Hasegawa, Y. Iwasaka, Characterization of halotolerant and oligotrophic bacterial communities in Asian desert dust (KOSA) bioaerosol accumulated in layers of snow on Mount Tateyama, Central Japan, Aerobiologia 27, 277-290 (2011).
- (5) T. Maki, S. Susuki, F. Kobayashi, M. Kakikawa, Y. Tobo, M. Yamada, T. Higashi, A. Matsuki, C. Hong, H. Hasegawa, Y. Iwasaka, Phylogenetic analysis of atmospheric halotolerant bacterial communities at high altitude in an Asian dust (KOSA) arrival region, Suzu City, Sci. Total Environ. 408, 4556- 4562 (2010).