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Yuya Hayashi

Assistant Professor

Profile photoYuya Hayashi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Date of Birth: 28th March 1984

Postal address:
Aarhus University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics,
Gustav Wieds Vej 10, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Email: yuya.hayashi@mbg.au.dk


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

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 through "non-canonical" biological recognition of nanomaterials. Starring zebrafish as an emerging research model in bionanoscience, I use genetic manipulation approaches for in vivo imaging and screening in a manner currently not feasible with mammalian models.

h-index: 10
Total number of publications: 16
(Corresponding-authored: 6)
- Peer-reviewed: 14
- Preprint: 2
Total citations: 745
*The metrics are based on Web of Science records as of 31st March 2020.

International Collaborations
Assoc. Prof. Péter Engelmann, The University of Pécs, Hungary
Dr. Carsten Weiss, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Prof. Uwe Strähle, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

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

Teaching Experience
Laboratory Instructor: Nanotoxicology exercises/projects for undergraduate students (2010-2014, Aarhus University, Denmark; 2016, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

Research Evaluation

Manuscript peer-reviewing activities for ACS Nano, Nanoscale, Nanotoxicology, NanoImpactEnvironmental Science & Technology, Science of the Total Environment, and more.

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.