(Hokkaido University, Japan)
Hajime Ito was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1968. He completed the PhD degree in 1996 under the direction of late Professor Yoshihiko Ito. He then worked as an Assistant Professor at Tsukuba University in corroboration with Professor Akira Hosomi, and moved to Institute for Molecular Science. He also joined Professor Kim D. Janda’s research group at the Scripps Research Institute as a research associate in 2001. In 2002 he was appointed as an Associate Professor at Hokkaido University, working with Professor Masaya Sawamura. He was promoted to a full Professor at the same university in 2010. He was then appointed as the vice director of WPI-ICReDD in Hokkaido University in 2018.