Publication 2018


  1. Aggregation ability of three phylogenetically distant anammox bacterial species
    Ali, M., Shaw, D.R., Zhang, L., Haroon, M.F., Narita, Y., Emwas, A.-H., Saikaly, P.E., Okabe, S.
    Water Research, 2018, 143, 10-18.
  2. Insights into the roles of anammox bacteria in post-treatment of anaerobically-treated sewage
    Wang, Q., Tan, G.Y.A., Azari, M., Huang, X., Denecke, M., Men, Y., Jung, G.Y., Okabe, S., Ali, M., Huang, Y.T., Wu, Z., Lo, W.H., Gu, J.D., Lin, J.G., Lee, P.H.
    Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 2018, 48(6), 655-684.
  3. 3-[Bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)amino]-5-(4-carboxyphenyl)-BODIPY as Ratiometric Fluorescent Sensor for Cu2+
    Hafuka, A., Satoh, H., Yamada, K., Takahashi, M., Okabe, S.
    Materials, 2018, 11, 814.
  4. Electricity generation potential of poultry droppings wastewater in microbial fuel cell using rice husk charcoal electrodes
    Oyiwona, G.E., Ogbonna, J.C., Anyanwu, C.U., Okabe, S.
    Bioresources and Bioprocessing, 2018, 5:13.
  5. High-Throughput flaA Short Variable Region Sequencing to Assess Campylobacter Diversity in Fecal Samples From Birds
    Zhang, Q., Al-Ghalith, G.A., Kobayashi, M., Segawa, T., Maeda, M., Okabe, S., Knights, D., Ishii, S.
    Frontiers in Microbiology, 2018, 9, 2201.
  6. Pepper mild mottle virus as a water quality indicator
    Kitajima, M., Sassi, H.P., Torrey, J.R.
    npj Clean Water, 2018, 1(19), s41545-018-0019-5.
  7. Next-generation amplicon sequencing identifies genetically diverse human astroviruses, including recombinant strains, in environmental waters
    Hata, A., Kitajima, M., Haramoto, E., Lee, S., Ihara, M., Gerba, C.P., Tanaka, H.
    Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, 11837.
  8. Reduction of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and fecal indicators by Bardenpho wastewater treatment
    Schmitz, B.W., Moriyama, H., Haramoto, E., Kitajima, M., Sherchan, S., Gerba, C.P., Pepper, I.L.
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2018, 52(12), 7015–7023.
  9. Occurrence of traditional and alternative fecal indicators in tropical urban environments under different land use patterns
    Saeidi, N., Gu, X., Han, T.N., Goh, S.G., Kitajima, M., Kushmaro, A., Schmitz, B.W., Gin, K.Y.
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2018, 84(14), e00287-18.
  10. Experimental evidence for in situ nitric oxide production in anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing bacterial granules
    Rathnayake, R., Oshiki, M., Ishii, S., Segawa, T., Satoh, H., Okabe, S.
    Environmental Science & Technology, 2018, 52(10), 5744–5752.
  11. Complete genome sequence of Klebsiella quasipneumoniae strain S05, a fouling-causing bacterium isolated from a membrane bioreactor
    Kitajima, M., Ishizaki, S., Jang, J., Ishii, S., Okabe, S.
    Genome Announcement, 2018, 6(23), e00471-18.
  12. Free chlorine disinfection as a selection pressure on norovirus
    Rachmadi, A., Kitajima, M., Watanabe, K., Yaegashi, S., Serrana, J., Nakamura, A., Nakagomi , T., Nakagomi, O., Katayama, K., Okabe, S., Sano, D.
    Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2018, 84(13), e00244-18.
  13. Persistence of viruses by qPCR in three effluent-dominated rivers in the western United States
    Sassi, H.P., Tuttle, K.D., Betancourt, W.Q., Kitajima, M., Gerba, C.P.
    Food and Environmental Virology, 2018, 10(3), 297-304.
  14. Reverse transcription-quantitative PCR assays for genotype-specific detection of human noroviruses in clinical and environmental samples
    Amarasiri, M., Kitajima, M., Miyamura, A., Santos, R., Monteiro, S.N., Miura, T., Kazama, S., Okabe, S., Sano, D.
    International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 2018, 221(3), 578-585.
  15. Disinfection as a selection pressure on RNA virus evolution
    Rachmadi, A.T., Kitajima, M., Watanabe, K., Okabe, S., Sano, D.
    Environmental Science and Technology, 2018, 52(5), 2434-2435. (Viewpoint article)
  16. A review on recent progress in the detection methods and prevalence of human enteric viruses in water
    Haramoto, E., Kitajima, M., Hata, A., Torrey, J.R., Masago, Y., Sano, D., Katayama, H.
    Water Research, 2018, 135, 168-186.
  17. Temporal variations in genotype distribution of human sapoviruses and Aichi virus 1 in wastewater in southern Arizona, United States
    Kitajima, M., Rachmadi, A.T., Iker, B.C., Haramoto, E., Gerba, C.P.
    Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2018, 124(5), 1324-1332.
  18. Reducing uncertainty in estimating virus reduction by advanced water treatment processes
    Gerba, C.P., Betancourt, W.Q., Kitajima, M., Rock, C.M.
    Water Research, 2018, 133, 282-288.
  19. Selection of cellular genetic markers for the detection of infectious poliovirus
    Sano, D., Tazawa, M., Inaba, M., Kadoya, S., Watanabe, R., Miura, T., Kitajima, M., Okabe, S.
    Journal of Applied Microbiology, 2018, 124(4), 1001-1007.
  20. Anammox biomass carrying efficiency of polyethylene non-woven sheets as a carrier material
    Cho, S., Jung, M., Ju, D., Lee, Y.H., Cho, K., Okabe, S.
    Environmental Technology, 2018, 39(19), 2503-2510.

Invited / Keynote Talks

  1. Application of Biosensors for Water Quality Monitoring: An Overviewr
    Kitajima, M.
    Singapore International Water Week
    July 8-12, 2018, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  2. Virus removal by conventional wastewater treatment as monitored by qPCR
    Kitajima, M.
    International Society for Food and Environmental Virology Conference 2018
    October 7-10, 2018, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA

International Conference Presentations

  1. Specific detection of negative-strand viral RNA for determining norovirus infectivity
    Kitajima, M., Ohama, M., Sano, D., Okabe, S.
    International Society for Food and Environmental Virology Conference 2018
    October 7-10, 2018, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
  2. Identification of bacterial genes for producing norovirus-binding glycoconjugate
    Amarasiri, M., Yang, P., Kitajima, M., Kasahara, Y., Okabe, S., Sano, D.
    International Society for Food and Environmental Virology Conference 2018
    October 7-10, 2018, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
  3. Neutral Evolutionary Rate of Rhesus Rotavirus
    Syun-suke Kadoya, Syun-ichi Urayama, Takuro Nunoura, Masaaki Kitajima, Satoshi Okabe, Toyoko Nakagomi, Osamu Nakagomi, Daisuke Sano
    The 13th International dsRNA Virus Symposium
    September 24-28, 2018, Houffalize, Belgium
  4. Contribution of specific interactions between human enteric viruses and wastewater solids on virus removal
    Mohan Amarasiri, Masaaki Kitajima, Satoshi Okabe, Daisuke Sano
    IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018
    September 16-20, 2018, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo
  5. Screening of bacterial genes responsible for producing norovirus-binding glycoconjugate
    Mohan Amarasiri, Peiyi Yang, Masaaki Kitajima, Yasuhiro Kasahara, Satoshi Okabe, Daisuke Sano
    Water and Environmental Technology conference (WET2018)
    July 14-15, 2018, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Ehime
  6. Nitrogen and oxygen isotope effect of anaerobic ammonium oxidation
    Kanae Kobayashi, Akiko Makabe, Midori Yano, Mamoru Oshiki, Tomonori Kindaichi, Satoshi Okabe
    10th Asian Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ASME)
    July 12-13, 2018, Okinawa Convention Center, Okinawa, Japan
  7. Novel methods for rapid detection of viral pathogens in water
    Kitajima, M., Hirano, S., Satoh, H., Okabe, S.
    The 3rd International Forum on Asian Water Environment Technology (IFAWET)
    March 2-3, 2018, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  8. Microbial risks in urban water cycle
    Kitajima, M.
    2018 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
    June 18-20, 2018, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Tsukuba