微生物細胞機構学分野へようこそ

    【English description is below】

    私たちは微細藻類を含む微生物を研究材料に用いて、食品・エネルギー・環境・医療分野に貢献する生命機能の原理を、ゲノム科学・分子細胞生化学・植物生理学・農芸化学の立場から解明しようとしています。
       具体的には、「効率的な光合成を支えるCO2濃縮、CO2・光・窒素などの環境変化に応答した遺伝子発現制御、光合成生物のCO2センサー、Ca2+センサー、DYRKファミリータンパク質によるシグナル伝達、光合成生物の比較ゲノム解析、遺伝子導入による有用物質・バイオ燃料生産の代謝工学」といったテーマに取り組んでいます。

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ILASセミナー(旧ポケゼミ)

2017年度のILASセミナー「微細藻類の光合成とバイオテクノロジー:コナミドリムシの環境応答とバイオ燃料生産」の初回を4/13(木)5限目に開講 しました。今年は1回生6名が受講しています。

For foreigner students

We welcome Master Course students, PhD trainees as well as Post-Doctoral fellows from any countries including Japan. A program "Global Frontier in Life Science" will support students from foreign countries. Entrance exam information is available here and the admission guidelines are available here.We are focusing on the molecular bases of biological functions of photosynthetic microorganisms contributing to production of food, carbon-neutral renewable bio-energy and industrial materials, and also to environmental remediation by photosynthesis. Especially we employ a green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, as a model eukaryotic microorganism using its genome information, mutants, and molecular or biochemical techniques. The current projects are
(1) Molecular characterization and improvement of the CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) supporting photosynthetic carbon fixation, energy production, and cell proliferation.
(2) Elucidation of regulatory network systems controlling photosynthesis by sensing environmental factors including changes of levels in CO2 concentration, light, and nutrient availability.
(3) Elucidation and engineering of metabolic pathways for production of neutral lipids, hydrocarbons, and carbohydrates.
(4) Molecular control and signaling of sexual reproduction by nutrient starvation.

If you are interested in joining us, please read the contents of our website. You are encouraged to sending us an e-mail containing the following information:
(1) Why you have selected our lab.
(2) What kind of research projects you want to study with us. Detail research plans, which fit with our research activities, are favorable.
(3) CV containing your accomplishments including scientific papers, oral presentations, and title of thesis.
(4) Names of persons who recommend you to be accepted. Actual recommendation letters are very helpful.

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