Research Keywords 【 display / non-display

  • Coral, Settlement, EcoDevo, EvoDevo

Research Pursuits 【 display / non-display

  • A sequence of metamorphosis and settlement in the coral Acropora is initiated by specific chemical cues from undersea substrates. Bacterial strains were previously isolated as metamorphosis inducers, but they cause metamorphosis without settlement and produce floating polyps. That is abnormal development in the context of life history. Observation of settlement processes indicated that settlement is achieved after a set of behaviour of the planula; circling around, spinning at and sitting on its favourite spot of substrate. We screened bacteria that induce such behaviour, and succeeded to isolate one strain having a unique activity. Planulae stopped swimming and stood up if touched a paper disk covered by the bacterial strain. It reveals part of settlement behaviour, and supports a view that settlement behaviour is induced by environmental signals distinct from those for metamorphosis.

Educational Pursuits 【 display / non-display

  • Biodiversity
    Evolutionary Biology
    Developmental Genetics
    Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Academic 【 display / non-display

  • Nagoya Univaersity, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, University, 卒業, Japan

  • Kyoto University, Graduate School(Doctor's Course), 単位取得満期退学, Japan

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • 博士(理学), 京都大学

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • Faculty of Core Research Natural Sciences Division, Professor, 2016.04 -

  • Faculty of Core Research Natural Sciences Division, Associate Professor, 2015.04 - 2016.03

  • Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Research Organization, the Core Section The Natural/Applied Sciences Division, Associate Professor, 2012.04 - 2015.03

  • Faculty of Science Biology, 2012.04 -

  • Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Education Organization, Doctral Program Life Sciences, 2015.04 -

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External Career 【 display / non-display

  • National Institute of Genetics Division of Developmental Biology, Research Associate, 1992.02 - 2000.09

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • バイオサイエンス

    第4章2節「動物の発生と形態形成」, オーム社, 2007.05, 服田昌之, バイオサイエンス研究会, Textbook, survey, introduction, 110-115

  • Science Communication -Five Skills

    Skill for developing teaching materials and contents, Nihonhyouronsha, 2007.03, 服田・仲矢・原田・千葉, 千葉・仲矢・真島, Textbook, survey, introduction, 183-209

  • 日本のサンゴ礁

    「ミドリイシのユニークな遺伝的特性」, 環境省, 2004, 服田昌之, 日本サンゴ礁学会, Report, 42

  • Manual for Restoration and Remediation of Coral Reefs

    Restoration technology using sexual reproduction, Ministry of the Environment, Japan, 2004, Hatta M. Iwao K., Taniguchi H., Omori M., Omori M and Fujiwara S, Report, 14-28

  • Coral Reefs of Japan

    Unique Genetic Properties of Acroporids, Ministry of the Environment, Japan, 2004, Hatta M., Japanese Coral Reef Society, Report, 40

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Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Establishment of a new model sea anemone for comparative studies on cnidarian-algal symbiosis

    Zoological Science, The Zoological Society of Japan, , vol.40(p.235 - 245), 2023.04, MIHIROGI Yukie, KANEDA Michika, YAMAGISHI Daisuke, ISHII Yuu, MARUYAMA Shinichi, NAKAMURA Sumika, SHIMOYAMA Natsuno, OOHORI Chihiro, HATTA Masayuki, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Coauthor

  • A coral spawning calendar for Sesoko Station, Okinawa, Japan

    Galaxea, JCRS, , vol.21(1)(p.41 - 49), 2022.01, Baird A et al. Hatta M:5th in 46 authors, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Coauthor

  • Gene expression alterations from reversible to irreversible stages during coral metamorphosis

    Zoological Letters, , vol.8(p.4 - ), 2022.01, Ishii Y, Hatta M, Deguchi R, Kawata M, Maruyama S, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Coauthor

  • An Indo-Pacific coral spawning database

    Scientific Data, , vol.8(p.35 - ), 2021.01, BAIRD Andrew et al. HATTA Masayuki 36th in 92 authors, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Coauthor

  • A step‐down photophobic response in coral larvae: implicat for the light‐dependent distribution of the common reef coral, Acropora tenuis

    Scientific Reports, , vol.10(p.17680 - ), 2020.10, Sakai Y, Kato K, Koyama H, Kuba A, Takahashi H, Fujimori T, Hatta M, Negri A, Baird A, Ueno N, Original, Research paper (scientific journal), Coauthor

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Published Article 【 display / non-display

  • ミドリイシサンゴの着生機構

    海洋と生物, vol.41(1)(p.34 - 40), 2019.01, 服田昌之, Survey, Single Author, Except for reviews, Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (trade magazine, newspaper, online media)

  • ミドリイシサンゴ一斉産卵の謎はいまだに闇の中

    みどりいし, 2008, 服田昌之, Coauthor, Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (bulletin of university, research institution)

  • ミドリイシサンゴにおける産卵タイミングと生殖隔離

    みどりいし, 2004, 服田昌之・深見裕伸, Coauthor, Article, review, commentary, editorial, etc. (bulletin of university, research institution)

  • サンゴ種苗生産の研究

    季刊沖縄, 2004, 服田昌之, Other

  • ミドリイシサンゴ初期ポリプの共生藻獲得特異性

    うみうし通信, 2004, 服田昌之, Other

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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • ミドリイシサンゴにおける環境応答性の変態制御機構

    2008.03, 服田昌之, Public Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Report

  • 漁業を中心としたサンゴ礁の経済的価値

    2008.01, 服田昌之, Investigative Report(Field Research etc.)

  • 科学技術リテラシーの策定のための調査研究 サブテーマ2 科学者コミュニティや産業界等の国民の科学技術リテラシーに関する意見集約・類型化調査 報告書

    2006.03, 服田 昌之, Private Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Report

  • アエラムック「生物学がわかる。」

    進化の瞬間, 朝日新聞社, 1999, 服田昌之, 高畑尚之

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • ミドリイシサンゴの着生変態機構と着生後の初期成長

    服田昌之, Domestic, 2018.10, , 日本付着生物学会2018年度シンポジウム, 横浜, 日本付着生物学会, Invited, Main Speaker

  • ミドリイシサンゴの着生変態機構

    服田昌之, Domestic, 2017.11, , 我が国の刺胞動物研究の発展, 柏市, 東京大学大気海洋研究所, Invited, Main Speaker

  • 進化という動的な認識

    服田昌之, Domestic, 2006.10, , 日本サンゴ礁学会第9回大会, 仙台, 日本サンゴ礁学会, Invited, Main Speaker

  • ミドリイシサンゴの着底・変態の制御機構

    服田昌之, Domestic, 2006.10, , 日本付着生物学会2006年大会, 東京, 日本付着生物学会, Invited, Main Speaker

  • Patterns of Budding from the Primary Polyp in the Reef-Building Coral Acropora tenuis

    Hatta M, International, 2012.10, , 9th Okazaki Biology Conference “Marine Biology II”, Okazaki, Aichi, National Institute for Basic Biology, Invited, Main Speaker

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Prize for Research Activities 【 display / non-display

  • 25th Okinawa Research Prise

    財団法人 沖縄協会, 服田 昌之, 沖縄に関する研究で顕著な業績を挙げた者, 2004.01, Domestic

Receipt of outside funds (Education, Research, Contribution to Society and industry-academia[government] collaboration) 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)2007, 1,430Thousand yen

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)2006, 700Thousand yen

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)2005, 1,700Thousand yen

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)(2)2003, 1,300Thousand yen

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)2002, 1,100Thousand yen

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Contributions as an officer, member, etc., of an academic society 【 display / non-display

  • 2013.08 - 2017.07,the Chairperson, Domestic

  • 2013.08 - 2017.07,External Adviser, Domestic

  • 2011.07 - 2015.06,External Adviser, Domestic

  • 2006.01 - now,Trustee, Domestic

  • 2005.09 - 2008.08,External Adviser, Domestic

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Open lectures; lectures, courses, and seminars; guest lectures; etc. 【 display / non-display

  • 玉川学園研修会

    2023.05, 玉川学園, お茶の水女子大学, Research consultation

  • 地域連携講座「大学Jr.サイエンス講座」

    2023.02, お茶の水女子大学湾岸生物教育研究センター

  • 玉川学園実習

    2022.07, 玉川学園, Other

  • 文京区教育センター子ども科学教室

    2021.08, 文京区

  • 国際生物学オリンピックIBOチャレンジ2020

    2020.08, 日本生物学オリンピック委員会

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Media coverage, appearances, commentary, etc. 【 display / non-display

  • めざましテレビ ココ調コーナー フジテレビ


  • FNNスピークス「東京湾にテーブルサンゴ」 フジテレビ


  • 琉球新報


  • サンゴの旅人・バジャウに発見 日本テレビ