There has been change in Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (JBB), the official journal of the Society for Biotechology, Japan (SBJ). Professor Hisao Ohtake handed over the editorship to Professor Masahiro Takagi as 1st of June, 2011. SBJ owes the JBB’s current standing and impact factor to Professor Hisao Ohtake’s excellent leadership and tireless effort. 

10 editors left the editorial board after their 4-year-term on May 31, 2011.We sincerely thank them for their dedication and commitment to improve the publication of JBB.

We are pleased to welcome 11 new members to the JBB editorial board:

  • Masahiro Takagi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan; Editor-in-Chief)
  • Jo-Shu Chang (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)
  • Yoshimitsu Hamano (Fukui Prefectural University, Japan)
  • Akira Ito (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Yugo Iwasaki (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Toshiya Muranaka (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Jun Ogawa (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Kenji Sakai (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Seiichi Taguchi (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Tsuyoshi Tanaka (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan)
  • Osamu Yamada (National Research Institute of Brewing, Japan)

For more information, please see JBB Editorial Board.