Ibaraki University's
College of Engineering
Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering

Associate Professor

KITANO Takashi


  1. COE Research Fellow, Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Japan 1999/04/01-2000/03/31
  2. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany 2000/04/01-2002/03/31
  3. Research Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Japan 2002/04/01-2005/03/31
  4. Research Associate, Department of Experimental and Forensic Pathology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan 2005/04/01-2007/03/31
  5. Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental and Forensic Pathology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan 2007/04/01-2007/06/30
  6. Associate Professor, Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, Ibaraki University College of Engineering, Japan 2007/07/01-Present

Academic background

  1. Hirosaki University Faculty of Science Department of Biology 1994/03 Graduated
  2. Hirosaki University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science Department of Biology Master course 1996/03 Completed
  3. The Graduate University for Advanced Studies Graduate School, Division of Life Science Department of Genetics Doctor later 1999/03 Completed

Academic degrees

  1. 博士(理学) The Graduate University for Advanced Studies 1999/03

Research Areas

  1. Heredity/Genome Dynamics
  2. Evolutionary Biology

Research keywords

  1. Molecular Evolution

Subject of research

  1. Evolution of blood group genes Phylogenetic and polymorphic analyses of blood group genes and their related genes.


  1. Post-Genome Biology of Primates Springer 2012
  2. 進化学事典 共立出版 2012
  3. アオメエソ類魚類の集団遺伝学的研究. 武内 瞳, 北野 誉. DNA多型 2009
  4. 爆発したガスボンベが胸腹部を貫通した1剖検例. 山崎健太郎, 久合田伸子, 永幡嘉之, 北野 誉, 梅津和夫. 法医学の実際と研究 2007
  5. 意外な動物種(エゾシカ)が判明した骨からの人獣鑑定. 梅津和夫, 北野 誉, 武田好紀, 青山 巌, 原田 彰, 永幡嘉之, 久合田伸子, 山崎健太郎. 法医学の実際と研究 2007


  1. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Evolution of the RH gene family in vertebrates revealed by brown hagfish (Eptatretus atami) genome sequences Suzuki A, Komata H, Iwashita S, Seto S, Ikeya H, Tabata M, Kitano T. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107, 1-9 2017/02
  2. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint No distinction of orthology/paralogy between human and chimpanzee Rh blood group genes. Kitano T, Kim CG, Blancher A, Saitou N. Genome Biology and Evolution 8, 519-527 2016/02
  3. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint An N-acetyllactosamine-specific lectin, PFA, isolated from a moth (Phalera flavescens), structurally resembles an invertebrate-type lysozyme. Kazutaka Yokoyama, Michihiko Sato, Toshihiro Haneda, Kentaro Yamazaki, Takashi Kitano, and Kazuo Umetsu Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 54C, 106-111 2014/09 10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.09.005
  4. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Phylogenetic positions of RH blood group-related genes in cyclostomes. Akinori Suzuki, Kouhei Endo, Takashi Kitano Gene 543/ 1, 22-27 2014/06
  5. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Analysis of a Larger SNP Dataset from the HapMap Project Confirmed That the Modern Human A Allele of the ABO Blood Group Genes Is a Descendant of a Recombinant between B and O Alleles. Masaya Itou, Mitsuharu Sato, Takashi Kitano International Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2013, 406209 2013/10

Research presentations

  1. Poster presentation 真獣下綱におけるABO式血液型遺伝子の進化 日本進化学会 2017 京都 2017/08/25
  2. Poster presentation カブトムシN-アセチルラクトサミン特異的レクチン遺伝子の進化 日本進化学会 2017 京都 2017/08/25
  3. Poster presentation 日本産カブトムシ新規レクチン遺伝子の解析 第39回日本分子生物学会年会 2016/11/30
  4. Poster presentation 鳥類RHBG遺伝子の進化速度変化の解析 第39回日本分子生物学会年会 2016/11/30
  5. Poster presentation 類人猿のABO式血液型遺伝子の解析 第39回日本分子生物学会年会 2016/11/30

Alloted class

  1. 生命情報学

Memberships of academic societies

  1. Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution
  2. The Molecular Biology Society of Japan
  3. The Genetics Society of Japan
  4. Society of Evolutionary Studies, Japan