Koji Noshita

in Okinawa at Meihohama Ferry Terminal in Fukuoka, Japan

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in evolutionary morphology and morphometrics.

  • Morphometrics of animals
    • gastropod shells
  • Morphometrics of plants
    • leaves of cassava, soybean, sorghum and wheat
  • Morphometrics of artifacts
    • Earthenware



  • 2006 - 2010 B.S., Geoscience (Shizuoka Univ., Japan)
  • 2010 - 2012 M.S., Mathematical Biology (Kyushu Univ., Japan)
  • 2010 - 2015 Ph.D., Mathematical Biology (Kyushu Univ., Japan)

Professional Experience

  • 2012 - 2015 Research Fellow (JSPS DC1)
  • 2015 - 2016 Project Researcher (UTokyo)
  • 2016 - 2018 Visiting Fellow (UTokyo)
  • 2016 - present JST PRESTO Researcher
  • 2018 - present Assistant Professor (Kyushu Univ.)
  • Sep., 2018 - Dec., 2018 Visiting Scholar in Computational Plant Science Lab, UGA (USA)

Teaching Experience

  • 2010 - 2012
    2013 - 2014 Teaching Assistant (Kyushu Univ.)
  • 2018 - present Exercises for Computational Biology

Field Experience

  • Jan., 2013 - Feb., 2013 Photogrammetry of gastropod shells for estimating the morphological diversity
    in National Museum of Natural History (USA), Host Researcher: Ellen Strong
    Studying abroad program for young scientists of global conservation ecology
  • Sep., 2013 Fish and shellfish survey
    Sarawak, Malaysia GCOE: Asian Conservation Ecology
  • Jan., 2014 - Feb., 2014 Photogrammetry of gastropod specimens
    in National Museum of Natural History (USA), Host Researcher: Robert Hershler
    GCOE: Asian Conservation Ecology

Awards, Prizes and Honours

  • 2016 JSB Best Presentation Award (the 130th meeting), Japanese Society of Breeding
  • 2012 PSJ Best Poster Prize (the 161th regular meeting), Palaeontological Society of Japan
  • 2012 Repayment Exemption for Students with Excellent Grades, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

Research Funding

  • JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientifc Research (B), Systems Bone Biology ~ From prediction to critical prevent of bone and cartilage disease, PI Masahiro Shinohara (Co-I Koji Noshita)
  • JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientifc Research (B), Studies on helical growth mechanism of molluscan shells: Toward establishing paleo-evo-devo, PI Kazuyoshi Endo (Co-I Koji Noshita), FY2018-FY2022
  • JST PRESTO, Super-resolution phenotyping of plant shoot architecture by multiscale morphological data fusion, PI Koji Noshita, FY2016-FY2019
  • JSPS Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, Mathematical Study of Morphological Adaptation and Morphogenesis, PI Koji Noshita, FY2012-FY2014

Referee Activities

  • Journal of Marine Biology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Scientific Reports

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