Jun Ogawa is a Professor at the Division of Applied Life Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University since 2009. He studied fermentation physiology and applied microbiology and completed his doctorate in 1995 at Kyoto University. Professor Ogawa has published over 250 papers on the subject of applied microbiology such as bioprocess development, microbial metabolism analysis, etc. In 2004, he was awarded a prize for Encouragement of Young Scientists from the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry. In 2015 and 2020, he was awarded the “Oleoscience Award” by the Japan Oil Chemists' Society. In 2020, he was awarded the Ching Hou Biotechnology Division Award. He served as a Director of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology (2014-2018), and Agrochemistry and Chair of the Biotechnology Division of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS) (2016-2017).