Koji Kinoshita

Assistant Professor at Institute of Molecular Medicine
Telephone: +45 6550 4768
Email: koji[at]health.sdu.dk

Short CV


  • 1999 (Ph.D. in science): Department of Materials Science, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan
  • 1996 (M.S. in science): Department of Physics, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan
  • 1994 (B.S. in science): Department of Physics, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan


  • 2018 – present Assistant Professor (PI): IMM, SDU, Odense (Denmark)
  • 2017 Associate Professor/Laboratory Manager: IMM, SDU, Odense
  • 2013-2017 Associate Professor/Laboratory Manager: Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy, SDU, Odense
  • 2009-2012 Research Associate: Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC (Canada)
  • 2004-2008 Senior Research Associate: Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Boston, Boston, MA (USA)
  • 2001-2004 Postdoc: Physics and Astronomy, UBC, Vancouver, BC (Canada)
  • 2000-2001 Postdoc: Biochemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (Canada) 

Research Interests

Kinoshita’s group has been established at the University of Southern Denmark since 2018. Since then, his group focuses to investigate a cell membrane mechanical property change corresponding to stress signaling. Current targeting project is to investigate the effect of photosensitizer mediated oxidative stress at a cell membrane by using several different types of optical measurement systems and techniques with collaboration groups. Photosensitizers have been used for medical treatments such as Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for many decades. Further development of PDT with next generation’s photosensitizers is highly demanded nowadays. Our fundamental study, i.e. understanding the cell membrane mechanical property under the stress, will support application studies of PDT in the future.

Research Subjets

  • Cell Membrane Mechanical Property and Signaling
  • Cell Adhesion
  • Polymer Substrate Device Development
  • Biomolecule’s Adsorption at an Interface