Kosuke Minamihata earned his PhD in protein engineering from Kyushu University in Japan, with a focus on site-specific modification of proteins using enzymatic reactions. He joined the University of Tokyo and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant professor for 3.5 years. Then, he joined Kyushu University in 2016 as a Research Associate and helped set up KAICO Ltd., which provides growth factors and contracted protein synthesis service using silkworm-baculovirus expression systems. He was a part of the sales and development team at KAICO Ltd, for 2 years. He returned to Kyushu University as a full-time Assistant Professor in 2020 before joining his current position at PeptiGrowth-Mitsubishi in October 2022, where he is the Technical Support Manager for marketing.