Shiono Katsuhiro



Affiliation Faculty of Biotechnology / Department of Bioscience
Title Professor
Room Faculty of Biotechnology 606 (Extension3606)
E-mail shionok ( at = @ )
Education PhD in Agriculture. University of Tsukuba, Japan (2007)
Degree PhD in Agriculture
Academic Societies Japanese Society for Root Research
Japanese Society of Breeding
Crop Science Society of Japan
The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists
The Japanese Association for Arid Land Studies
Career Apr 2023 - present Full Professor, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Fukui Prefectural University
Apr 2016 - Mar 2023 Associate Professor, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Fukui Prefectural University
May 2018 - Dec 2018 Guest Researcher, Department of Biology (Prof. R.N. Glud Lab), University of Southern Denmark
Nov 2013 - Sep 2015 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad (Prof. T. Colmer Lab), School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia
Jun 2011 - present Guest Researcher, Alliance for Research on North Africa, University of Tsukuba
Apr 2011 - Mar 2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Bioscience, Fukui Prefectural University
May 2010 - Mar 2011 JSPS Research Fellow (Prof. L. Schreiber Lab), University of Bonn. supported by the Excellent Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program.
Apr 2009 - Mar 2011 JSPS Research Fellow (Prof. M. Nakazono Lab), Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2007 - Mar 2009 Post-doc (Prof. M. Nakazono Lab), Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Research Interest

Research Field Plant Physiology, Plant Molecular Genetics
Research Summary The research focus in my laboratory is on the identification of physiological traits associated with plant adaptation to waterlogging/flooding and the regulation of its trait. Research ranges from molecular to eco-physiological processes. Research on waterlogging/flooding stress has focused on oxygen transport from shoot to root using rice as a model system.
Keywords Barrier to Radial Oxygen Loss (ROL), Aerenchyma, Flooding, Waterlogging, Casparian strip, Suberin, Lignin, Planar optode, Imaging mass, Plant hormone

Selected Publications

【Original Paper】
1. Katsuhiro Shiono, Akiko Koshide, Kazunari Iwasaki, Kazumasa Oguri, Takeshi Fukao, Morten Larsen, Ronnie N. Glud. Imaging the snorkel effect during submerged germination in rice: Oxygen supply via the coleoptile triggers seminal root emergence underwater. Frontiers in Plant Science (2022)

2. Katsuhiro Shiono, Marina Yoshikawa, Tino Kreszies, Sumiyo Yamada, Yuko Hojo, Takakazu Matsuura, Izumi C. Mori, Lukas Schreiber, Toshihito Yoshioka. Abscisic acid is required for exodermal suberization to form a barrier to radial oxygen loss in the adventitious roots of rice (Oryza sativa). New Phytologist, 233(2) 655-669 (2022)

3. Masato Ejiri, Yuto Sawazaki, Katsuhiro Shiono. Some accessions of Amazonian wild rice (Oryza glumaepatula) constitutively form a barrier to radial oxygen loss along adventitious roots under aerated. Plants, 9(7): 880 (2020)

4. Katsuhiro Shiono, Shu Taira. Imaging of multiple plant hormones in roots of rice (Oryza sativa) using nanoparticle assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 68(24): 6770-6775 (2020)

1. Shu Taira, Katsuhiro Shiono. Imaging of Plant Hormones with Nanoparticle-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry. In: Lee YJ. (eds) Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Small Molecules. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2437. Humana, New York, NY. (2022)

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Community Engagement

Secretary General, Japanese Society for Root Research (2022-present)
Visiting Co-Investigator, Centre for North African Studies, University of Tsukuba (2011-present)
Editors in Chief of Plant Root(2018-2021)
Review Editor in Plant Abiotic Stress, part of the journal Frontiers in Plant Science(2016-present)
Adjunct Lecturer of School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia(2016-2019)

Educational Activities

Classes Plant Nutrition
Laboratory course of Plant Resources
Elementary Laboratory Course in Biology
Office Hour Monday 12.10-13.00
Available Topics 1. Mechanisms of adaptation of plants to wetlands [keywords: waterlogging/flooding, root, barrier to radial oxygen loss, aerenchyma].
2. Oxygen imaging techniques [Keywords: Planar oxygen optode].

Additional Information

2017 The JSRR Young Investigator Award (47th JSRR Bi-annual Meeting)
2010 Outstanding Presentation Award (117th Meeting of the Japanese Society of Breeding)
2007 Early Career Scientists Award (9th ISPA Conference, Matsushima, Japan)