Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999
    Ph.D. in medical sciences, Osaka University, Japan

  • 1999 – 2000
    Post-doctoral research fellow, Osaka University

  • 2000 – 2002
    Post-doctoral research fellow, Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland

  • 2002 – 2005
    Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva

  • 2005
    Independent postdoctoral research fellow supported by Programme Marie Heim-Vögtlin fellowship from Swiss National Science Foundation

  • Since 2007
    Assistant professor (Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship), University of Geneva

Selected publications

  • Fujita M., Watanabe R., Jaensch N., Romanova-Michaelides M., Satoh T., Kato M., Riezman H., Yamaguchi Y., Maeda Y., and Kinoshita T. Sorting of GPI-anchored proteins into ER-exit sites by p24 proteins is dependent on remodeled GPI. J Cell Biol. 2011, 194(1):61-75.

  • Rivier A.S., Castillon G.A., Michon L., Fukasawa M., Romanova-Michaelides M., Jaensch N., Hanada K. and Watanabe R. Exit of GPI-anchored proteins from the ER differs in yeast and mammalian cells. Traffic. 2010,11(8):1017-33. Corresponding author.

  • Castillon GA, Watanabe R, Taylor M, Schwabe TM, Riezman H. Concentration

    of GPI-anchored Proteins upon ER exit in Yeast. Traffic. 2009,10(2):186-200.

  • Watanabe R, Castillon GA, Meury A, Riezman H. The presence of an ER exit

    signal determines the protein sorting upon ER exit in yeast. Biochem J. 2008, 414(2):237-45. The two first authors contributed equally.

  • Sobering AK, Watanabe R, Romeo MJ, Yan BC, Specht CA, Orlean P, Riezman H, LevinDE Yeast Ras regulates the complex that catalyzes the first step in GPI-anchor biosynthesis at the ER. Cell 2004, 117:637-648 The three first authors contributed equally.

  • Watanabe R, Funato K, Venkataraman K, Futerman AH, Riezman H: Sphingolipids are required for the stable membrane association of glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins in yeast. J Biol Chem 2002, 277:49538-49544.

  • Watanabe R, Murakami Y, Marmor MD, Inoue N, Maeda Y, Hino J, Kangawa K, Julius M, Kinoshita T: Initial enzyme for glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthesis requires PIG-P and is regulated by DPM2. Embo J 2000, 19:4402-4411.

  • Watanabe R, Ohishi K, Maeda Y, Nakamura N, Kinoshita T: Mammalian PIG-L and its yeast homologue Gpi12p are N-acetylglucosaminylphosphatidylinositol de-N-acetylases essential in glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthesis. Biochem J 1999, 339 (Pt 1):185-192.

  • Watanabe R, Inoue N, Westfall B, Taron CH, Orlean P, Takeda J, Kinoshita T: The first step of glycosylphosphatidylinositol biosynthesis is mediated by a complex of PIG-A, PIG-H, PIG-C and GPI1. Embo J 1998, 17:877-885.

  • Watanabe R, Kinoshita T, Masaki R, Yamamoto A, Takeda J, Inoue N: PIG-A and PIG-H, which participate in glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor biosynthesis, form a protein complex in the endoplasmic reticulum. J Biol Chem 1996, 271:26868-26875.

  • Watanabe R, Masui R, Mikawa T, Takamatsu S, Kato R, Kuramitsu S: Interaction of Escherichia coli RecA protein with ATP and its analogues. J Biochem (Tokyo) 1994, 116:960-966.


Selected projects

  • Membrane traffic and lipid metabolism in epithelium

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Molecular Biology Society of Japan

Contact

You can only see the contact information of the academics in the database if you are a registered user of AcademiaNet.
Please register here

Testimonials

  1. Read what our members say about AcademiaNet.

No more excuses!

  1. Please download the brochure "No more excuses" and read more about female experts in Europe, and about AcademiaNet.

Similar profiles

  1. Dr. Chantal Abergel

    Biological and related sciences , Physical sciencesEnvironmental virology, Molecular and structural biology, biochemistry

  2. Dr. Malin Ah-King

    Biological and related sciences Evolutionary biology, Animal behaviour, Gender studies, Science studies

  3. Prof. Dr. Amparo Acker-Palmer

    Biological and related sciences , HealthCell Biology, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Vascular Biology, Tumour Biology

  4. Dr. Jessica Abbott

    Biological and related sciences Evolutionary biology, Evolutionary genetics