Yoko Iwata's website

Yoko Iwata
JSPS Post-doctoral Research Fellow
E-mail: iwayou[at]gmail.com

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
The University of Tokyo

with Charles Darwin
at Natural History Museum

Awards & Grants

Post-doctoral Research Fellowships
"The evolution and maintenance of Polymorphism in reproductive strategies in squid"
Japan Society of Promortion for Sciences (JSPS), 2010-2013

EU Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowships (IIF)
"How do post-copulatory male-male and male-female interactions shape the evolution of mating strategies? A test using two species of squid"

European Commission, 2008-2010

Unitas Malacologica Travel Grant
World Congress of Malacology, July 2007

Daiwa Foundation Small-Grant
Project Leader: Dr Paul Shaw (Royal Holloway University of London, UK)
"Reproductive Biology of Japanese Spear Squid Loligo bleekeri: a field test, using SCUBA and DNA fingerprinting methods, of the mating strategies used by individuals and genetic diversity of offspring"
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 2007

Grants-In-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
"Mating-fertilization process and sexual size dimorphism in coastal and oceanic squids"
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT), 2006-2008

Oral Presentation Student Award
The International Workshop and Symposium of Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC), February 2006

Membership of Academic Societies
Unitas Malacologica
Japanese Ethological Society
Japanese Society of Fisheries Science


April 2010 - present: JSPS Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo

August 2008 - March 2010: EU Marie Curie Incoming International Fellow
School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London

April 2007 - July 2008: Postdoctoral fellow
Graduate School of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University

June 2006 - March 2007: Postdoctoral fellow
Hokkaido University Sustainability Governance Project (SGP)
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)

April 2006 - May 2006: Postdoctoral fellow
Graduate School of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University


Ph.D, Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University, Japan, December 2005
"Conditional reproductive strategy of the squid Loligo bleekeri"

Master of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University, Japan, March 2002

Bachelor of Fisheries, Hokkaido University, Japan, March 2000