Division of Interdisciplinary Science, Project Research Center for Fundamental Sciences
His current research activities involve the development of novel mass spectrometers for investigation in various fields such as physics, astrophysics, chemistry, biology, medical science, pharmacy, environmental science etc., as well as ion optics and the investigation of ion-molecule reactions in an ion trap. A highlight of his recent work has been the development of the multi-turn time-of-flight mass spectrometers with high mass resolving power.
High-energy collision-induced dissociation of phosphopeptides using a multi-turn tandem time-of-flight mass spectrometer “MILTUM-TOF/TOF": Shuichi Shimma, Hirofumi Nagao, Anastassios E. Giannakopulos, Shigeo Hayakawa, Kunio Awazu and Michisato Toyoda, J. Mass Spectrom., 43 (2008), 535-537.
High-energy collision induced dissociation fragmentation pathways of peptides, probed using a multi-turn tandem time-of-flight mass spectrometer "MULTUM-TOF/TOF": Michisato Toyoda, Anastassios Giannakopulos, Alex Colburn, and Peter Derrick, Rev. Sci. Instrum.,78 (2007), 074101 .
Application of a Multi-Turn Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer, 'MULTUM II', to organic compounds ionized by MALDI : Daisuke Okumura, Michisato Toyoda, Morio Ishihara and Itsuo Katakuse, J. Mass Spectrom., 39 (2004), 86-90.
Multi-turn Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometers with Electrostatic Sectors : Michisato Toyoda, Daisuke Okumura, Morio Ishihara and Itsuo Katakuse, J. Mass Spectrom., 38 (2003), 1125-1142.
Michisato Toyoda has spent his entire career in the Department of Physics of Osaka University, gaining his BSc in 1994, MSc in 1996 and his PhD in 2000. In 1996, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at Osaka University. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006 and Professor in 2011. He was the recipient of a Research Award from the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan in 2002, a Curt Brunnee Prize from the International Mass Spectrometry Society in 2003, and a Young Scientists’ Prize, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2005.