Yoshihiro Ohmiya
"Mystery of Bioluminescence"


Biomedical Research Institute
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science&Technoogy (AIST), Japan


Yoshihiro Ohmiya earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry and Martial Science from the Gunma University (Japan).

In 1990, Dr. Ohmiya pursue post-doctoral training at the Osaka Bioscience Institute and studied the bioluminescence mechanism of calcium binding photoprotein and luciferases.

In 1996, Dr. Ohmiya was appointed to the faculty of the Shizuoka University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Education.

The National Institute of Industrial Science and Technology AIST recruited Dr. Ohmiya in 2001 to head its biodynamic research group and direct basic bioluminescent research program.

Dr. Ohmiya in 2006-2009 holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Photobiology in School of Medicine, Hokkaido University.

In 2012, Dr Ohmiya is the Director of Biomedical Research Institute in AIST and directed basic and application researches in biomedical field.

Dr. Ohmiya is a co-author of over 135 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, over 40 review articles/book chapters and over 20 patents.

Dr. Ohmiya serves on Editor of luminescence the international Journal of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence “Luminescence”, and Secretary of Internal Society of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence.