Professor, Laboratory of Bio-organic Chemistry
Tokyo University, Japan
Kazuhiro CHIBA is Professor of Bio-organic Chemistry at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT). He received his BA (1981) and MS (1983) degrees at TUAT in Department of Agricultural Chemistry. After a 7 years researcher at an industrial research center, he joined TUAT as assistant professor. He received PhD degree (1991), visited Washington University in St. Louis, USA (Professor K.D. Moeller, 1999-2000), and was promoted to professor in 2004. His experience led to extensive collaborations with universities and industries. His early research was focused on the synthesis and structure elucidation of natural products. Recently, he made important contributions in the explorations of new electrochemical organic reactions and their applications towards biologically active compounds especially in the field of peptides. He has authored or coauthored over 100 scientific papers.
Bio-organic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Organic Synthesis, Peptide Chemistry