[Takeshi Nakano]

Prof. Takeshi Nakano

Research Center for Environmental Preservation, Osaka University, Japan

Congener specific analysis of PCB in environmental and human sample

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Prof. Nakano, was born in 1949 in Kobe, and obtained a master degree in Applied Chemistry from Osaka University, Japan in 1974, and a Ph.D. at the same University (Studies on Congener-Specific Analysis of Chlorinated Aromatics and its Application to Environmental Chemistry). In 1974 he joined the Hyogo Prefectural Institute of Environmental Science for more than 40 years. He contributed to the field of congener-specific analysis for Dioxin and related compounds. His main expertise is in the field of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), especially Dioxins and Furans as well as PCBs in human and environmental samples. His expertise is also in the field of enantioselective analysis for chiral chemicals such as PCB, HCH, DDT, Chlordanes. He is contributing to various POPs related committees under the Ministry of Environment of Japan such as POPs monitoring, PCB destruction project, unintentional formation of POPs. He organized the International Conference of Asian Environmental Chemistry in 2014 and the 9th PCB Workshop in 2016 in Kobe Japan. Since 2014, he is contributing to the JICA (executing agency for technical cooperation of the Government of Japan) grass root project "Capacity Building for Analysis and Reduction Measures of PersistentOrganic Pollutants in Serbia" as project leader ( He maintains voluntary web-server ( for sharing information of environmental, analytical, technical issue as chief member of the MS analysis commission of the Japanese water environment society. His hobby is to record researcher's natural smile as official photographer of the Dioxin Conference series ( and other Conferences.

Recent publications
  1. Erika Goto, Yuki Haga, Makoto Kubo, Takeshi Nakano, Hideyuki Inui, Metabolic enhancement of 2,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (CB118) using cytochrome P450 monooxygenase isolated from soil bacterium under the presence of perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs) and the structural basis of its metabolism, 2018, Chemosphere 210, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.07.026
  2. Larry W Robertson, Roland Weber, Takeshi Nakano, Niklas Johansson, PCBs risk evaluation, environmental protection, and management: 50-year research and counting for elimination by 2028, 2018, Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25(17):1-8, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-018-2467-3
  3. Yuki Haga, Motoharu Suzuki, Chisato Matsumura, Toshihiro Okuno, Masahiro Tsurukawa, Kazuo Fujimori, Narayanan Kannan, Roland Weber and Takeshi Nakano, Monitoring of OH-PCBs in PCB transport worker's urine for a non-invasive exposure assessment tool, 2018, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI 10.1007/s11356-018-1927-0
  4. Mako Funada, Takeshi Nakano, Hiroshi Moriwaki, Removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from soil using a composite material containing iron and activated carbon in the freeze-dried calcium alginate matrix: Novel soil cleanup technique, 2018, Journal of Hazardous Materials 351, DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.02.054
  5. Takeshi Nakano, Yasuyuki Shibata, Michael Denison, Roland Weber, ESPR special issue on Asian environmental chemistry, 2018, Environental Science and Pollution Research 25(8), 7099-7100, DOI 10.1007/s11356-018-1455-y
  6. Wei Feng, Jing Zheng, Gaelle Robin, Yao Dong, Makoto Ichikawa, Yoshihisa Inoue, Tadashi Mori, Takeshi Nakano, Isaac Pessah, Enantioselectivity of 2,2',3,5',6-Pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 95)Atropisomers toward Ryanodine Receptors (RyRs) and Their Influences onHippocampal Neuronal Networks, 2017, Environmental Science and Technology 51(24), DOI10.1021/acs.est.7b04446
  7. Haruna Nagayoshi, Kensaku Kakimoto, Yoshimasa Konishi, Takeshi Nakano, Determination of the human cytochrome P450 monooxygenase catalyzing the enantioselective oxidation of 2,2',3,5',6-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 95) and 2,2',3,4,4',5',6-heptachlorobiphenyl (PCB 183) 2017, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI 10.1007/s11356-017-0434-z
  8. Kensaku Kakimoto, Kazuhiko Akutsu, Haruna Nagayoshi, ... Takeshi Nakano, Ning Tang, Kazuichi Hayakawa, Akira Toriba, Persistent organic pollutants in red-crowned cranes (Grus japonensis) from Hokkaido, Japan, 2017, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, DOI 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.08.060

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