Yutaka Kikuchi, PhD Chiba Prefectural University of Health Sciences

Dr. Yutaka Kikuchi is Professor of Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Healthcare Sciences at Chiba Prefectural University of Health Sciences, Japan. He holds a PhD (1991) in pharmacy and a BSc (1983) from the Hoshi University. From 1983 to 1986, he was a Researcher in the Research Institute of Life Science, Snow Brand Milk Products Co. Ltd., Japan. From 1991 to 2019, he is Lead Scientist of Division of Microbiology at the National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan. In 1991, he joined the National Institute of Health Sciences as Researcher and was promoted to Lead Scientist in April 2009. He was a Visiting scientist of Mycotoxin Research at USDA/ARS, NCAUR, USA (1994 to 1995) and a Postdoctoral fellow of Biochemistry at University of Alberta, Canada (1995 to 1996). He was also an Administrative officer of Health Sciences Division at Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan (1999 to 2000). He has been extensively engaged in the preparation of the Japanese Pharmacopoeia since 2009 to present.