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Yuya Hayashi


Profile photoYuya Hayashi, Ph.d.

Fødselsdato: 28. mar 1984

Aarhus Universitet,
Institut for Molekylærbiologi og Genetik,
Gustav Wieds Vej 10,
8000 Aarhus C,

E-mail: yuya.hayashi@mbg.au.dk
Group webpage: https://mbg.au.dk/yuya-hayashi/

ORCiD: 0000-0002-7090-0990
Scopus Author ID: 55931719800


2020-presentAssistant Professor, Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark
2015-2019Postdoc Fellow, Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark
2015-2016Guest Researcher, Inst. Toxicology and Genetics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
2012-2014Ph.D. Fellow, iNANO Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center/Dept. Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

Education and Training

2020Foundational Course in Ph.D. Supervision
2015International Zebrafish and Medaka Course, European Zebrafish Resource Centre, Germany
2009-2014Ph.D. Nanoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
2003-2007BSc. Environmental Biology, The University of Reading, U.K.

Scientific Summary

Area of Research
My research interest is how innate immunity works at the interface with blood, with a particular focus on biological recognition of nanoparticles. They can be "artificially-designed" nanomaterials, but can also be of endogenous origin: extracellular vesicles as the vector for cell-cell communication. Starring zebrafish embryos as an in vivo research model to address this question, I use a combination of genetic manipulation and imaging approaches visualising macrophage biology in real-time and at high-resolution.

h-index: 12
Total number of publications: 18
(Corresponding-authored: 6, First/Last-authored: 9)
- Peer-reviewed: 18
- Preprint: 0
Total citations: 932
*The metrics are based on Scopus records as of 27th Jan 2021.

Active International Collaborations
Dr. Carsten Weiss, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Prof. Uwe Strähle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Dr. Guillaume van Niel, INSERM IPNP, France
Dr. Frederik J. Verweij, INSERM IPNP, France
Dr. Jean-Pierre Levraud, Institut Pasteur, France
Dr. Georges Lutfalla, The University of Montpellier, France
Dr. Péter Engelmann, The University of Pécs, Hungary
Dr. Annalisa Grimaldi, The University of Insubria, Italy

Research Funding

Lundbeck Foundation - LF Experiment: "TRAPping Long-Distance Extracellular RNA Communication in Action", 1.8 million DKK, Principal Investigator (2020-2021)

Lundbeck Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Denmark: "NanoALERT - Imaging of Nanoparticle-Activated Leukocytes and Endothelium in Real-Time", 1.4 million DKK, Principal Investigator (2017-2019)

Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF/FTP) - Individual Postdoctoral Grant: "DANiim - Danio rerio (zebrafish) Innate Immunity Model for Bionanoscience", 2 million DKK, Principal Investigator (2015-2016)

Teaching and Supervision

Supervision: 1 Master's level ERASMUS student
Laboratory Instructor: Nanotoxicology exercises/projects for undergraduate students (2010-2014, Aarhus University, Denmark; 2016, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Research Evaluation

Peer-reviewing activities (3-5 times/year since 2013)
– For Manuscripts: ACS NanoNature Communications, Small, Environmental Science & Technology, and more.
– For Research grants: Swiss National Science Foundation.

Scientific Dissemination

Appearance in Mass Media
EU FP7 nanOpinion teaching video: "The Environmental Impacts of Nanosilver: An Earthworm’s Point of View".

DR K Danskernes Akademi: "De miljømæssige konsekvenser af nanosilver" aired on 20th October 2013 by DR, Denmark.