|Budget Amount *help
¥23,920,000 (Direct Cost: ¥18,400,000、Indirect Cost: ¥5,520,000)
Fiscal Year 2020: ¥3,250,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥750,000)
Fiscal Year 2019: ¥5,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2018: ¥6,630,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,530,000)
Fiscal Year 2017: ¥8,840,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,040,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
We conducted a multifaceted analysis of "extracellular proton efflux", which we found as a key factor in the fast drive of fermentation metabolism on electrodes by the electrophilic bacterium Shewanella. We clarified the mechanism and achieved control of the electron transfer rate. In addition, we have realized a fast metabolic reaction by electrodes in a model bacteria of bioprocess (Escherichia coli). Our achievement provide a novel strategy to speed up the production of microbial substances and materials such as drugs and bioplastics.