Shuichi ASAKAWA, Professor

・Cross-Appointed Faculty, International Program in Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS)

Laboratory of Aquatic Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Department of Aquatic Bioscience
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo


About Us

Contact information


>>EMAIL   asakawa[at]


General fisheries, Genomic sciences, Applied genomic sciences, Environmental genomics

Professional Experience & Education

2009~Present: Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
1991~2009: Associate professor, Lecturer, Assistant professor, Keio University School of Medicine
1982~1991: BC, MC, DC, Faculty/Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Research Themes

  • Genome analysis of pearl oyster, eel, tuna, grouper, flatworm, dolphin, sea slug, shark, etc.
  • Metagenome/environmental DNA analysis of the Pacific ocean, Japanese coastal area



Estimation of tuna population by the improved analytical pipeline of unique molecular identifier-assisted HaCeD-Seq (haplotype count from eDNA),  Yoshitake, K., Fujiwara, A., Matsuura, A., …Kobayashi, T., Watabe, S., Scientific Reports, 2021, 11(1), 7031

Discovery and functional understanding of MiRNAs in molluscs: a genome-wide profiling approach, Huang, S., Yoshitake, K., Asaduzzaman, M., …Watabe, S., Asakawa, S., RNA Biology, 2021

Skim-sequencing based genotyping reveals genetic divergence of the wild and domesticated population of black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in the Indo-Pacific region, Wong, L.L., Deris, Z.M., Igarashi, Y., …Mariom,, Asaduzzaman, M., Biology, 2020, 9(9), 1–22, 277

Determination of thermal tolerance in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss based on effective time, and its reproducibility for a large number of fish, Ineno, T., Yamada, K., Tamaki, K., …Asakawa, S., Watabe, S., Fisheries Science, 2020, 86(5), 767–774

Characterization and phylogenetic position of two sympatric sister species of toxic flatworms Planocera multitentaculata and Planocera reticulata (Platyhelminthes: Acotylea), Yonezawa, R., Itoi, S., Igarashi, Y., …Sugita, H., Asakawa, S., Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 2020, 5(3), 2352–2354