• Presented at the Society of Genome Microbiology Japan conference, Nagahama, Japan. 8- 10 March, 2013.
  • Invited presentation “Biotransformation of Toxic Elements Associated with Contaminated Environments: Cellular to community level function and responses” at Hiroshima Univ., Hiroshima, Japan. 21 Jan. 2013


  • Presented at Joint conference on informatics in biology, medicine and pharmacology, Tokyo, Japan. 14-17 Oct, 2012
  • Invited presentation 'Biotransformation of toxic elements associated with contaminated environments.' at the International Conference on "Effects of climate change and land use on biodiversity and ecosystems", Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 1-3 Oct. 2012
  • Invited lecture on "Bioremediation ecology" at Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Nat. Univ. Mongolia. 25 Sept 2012
  • Sampling trip to Mongolia. 24-30 Sept. 2012
  • Held symposium 'Geomicrobiology of metal(loid)' at JSME2012, Toyohashi, Japan. 19-22 September 2012
  • Presented at ISME14, Copenhagen, Denmark. Aug 19-24, 2012
  • Presented at ASM112th General Meeting, San Francisco, USA. June 16-19, 2012
  • Held a Science Cafe in Matsuyama, Ehime ‘Girls in Science! ~Small bugs protecting our enviroment’ March 17, 2012
  • Participated as a panelist at ‘Shikoku women scientists forum’ held at Ehime University January 27, 2012
  • Introduced our research topics at lunch seminar ‘Women in Science’ at Ehime University. January 13, 2012


  • Sampling trip to mine areas in Mongolia. July 18~30.
  • Dr. Bill Inskeep from Montana State University visited our lab. Dec 11~17.