Daisuke SANO / Associate Professor

Areas of expertise and research interests

- Elucidation of inactivation mechanisms of gastroenteritis viruses
- Relationship between enteric virus evolution and infrastructure
- Transmission pathway of enteric viruses in water environment
- Development of virus detection method using virus-binding protein
- Creation of virus-free water resources from wastewater

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D., Tohoku University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2003.
M.S., Tohoku University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2000.
B.S., Tohoku University, Civil Engineering, 1998.

Professional Experiences
May 2015 Visiting Associate Professor, University of Barcelona
Since Apr. 2015 Adjunct Lecturer, The University of Kitakyusyu
Since Apr. 2014 Adjunct Associate Professor, Education and Research Center for City Metabolism in Next Generation, Hokkaido University, Hokkaido University
Aug. 2013 ‐ Mar. 2014 Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Environmental Nano and Bio Engineering, Hokkaido University
Since Apr. 2010 Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Apr. 2009 ‐ Mar. 2010 Associate Professor, Division of Built Environment, Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Apr. 2007 ‐ Mar. 2009 JSPS fellow for research abroad, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona
Apr. 2003 ‐ Mar. 2007 JSPS research fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Honors and Awards
Feb 2016 Hokkaido University President's Award for Outstanding Research
Jun 2014 Encouraing Award for Young Researchers in the 55th Conference of Japan Society of Clinical Virology
Sep 2011 Metawater Award in the 14th Symposium of Japan Society on Water Environment
Apr 2008 The Young Scientists' Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Nov 2007 Encourage paper award from Committee of Environmental Engineering, JSCE
May 2007 Encourage paper award from JSCE
May 2006 Technological development award from northeast area chapter of JSCE
Dec 2005

Excellent paper award from Committee of Environmental Engineering, JSCE

Sep 2004

Best presentation award in the annual conference of JSCE

Selected publications

Risk management of viral infectious diseases in wastewater reclamation and reuse: Review
Sano, D., Amarasiri, M., Hata, A., Watanabe, T. and Katayama, H.
Environment International, 2016, 91, 220-229.

Culture-independent evaluation of enteric virus infectivity reduced by free chlorine disinfection
Sano, D., Ohta, T., Nakamura, A., Nakagomi, T., Nakagomi, O. and Okabe, S.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2015, 81(8), 2819-2826.

Removal properties of human enteric viruses in a pilot-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) process
Miura, T., Okabe, S., Nakahara, Y. and Sano, D.
Water Research, 2015, 75, 282-291.

Histo-blood group antigen-like substances of human enteric bacteria as specific adsorbents for human noroviruses
Miura, T., Sano, D., Suenaga, A., Yoshimura, T., Fuzawa, M., Nakagomi, T., Nakagomi, O. and Okabe, S.
Journal of Virology, 2013, 87(17), 9441-9451.

Human norovirus occurrence and diversity in the Llobregat river catchment, Spain
Pérez-Sautu, U., Sano, D., Guix, S., Kasimir, G., Pintó, R. and Bosch, A.
Environmental Microbiology, 2012, 14(2), 494-502.

Quantification and genotyping of human sapoviruses in the Llobregat River catchment, Spain
Sano, D., Perez, U., Guix, S., Pintó, R. M., Miura, T., Okabe, S. and Bosch, A.
Applied and Envionmental Microbiology, 2011, 77(3), 1111-1114.

Detection of oxidative damages on viral capsid protein for evaluating structural integrity and infectivity of human norovirus
Sano, D., Pintó, R. M., Omura, T. and Bosch, A.
Environmental Science and Technology, 2010, 44(2), 808-812.


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