Guide to the departments and adjunct facilities

Department of Applied Biological Chemistry

This department studies living organisms and related chemistry, clarifies the various functions of organisms on the cellular, molecular, and genetic levels, and advances the creation and development of new functions based on biotechnology. After graduation, students are active in many fields such as nutrition, chemistry, biological studies, and medical services. Our graduates are greatly appreciated in each of these fields.

This department is energetically studying the effective ingredients in mushrooms, at a new office for promoting projects.

Using three dimensional models of molecules, we can design substances that increase the stress tolerance of plants. These substances also allow livestock to be raised in areas that do not easily support animals.

A model used in anti-allergenic food research

A recently-discovered tropical actinomycete that produces useful materials. We are doing research on useful microbes.

We are working to improve our understanding of the factors that control conception and fetal development in the swine uterus (top: brown) and the visual representation of the mRNA expressing those factors (bottom: arrows).

Tea seedlings are cultivated in two test tubes under sterile conditions. They are used for tea quality control and research. When they grow and are transplanted at a tea plantation they will become big tea trees.

Cell lines derived from a hamster ovary that expresses exogenous genes. The yellow cell is the one that is expressing the exogenous genes (arrow).

Larva of a silkworm that expresses a green protein on the surface of its body. Insects are important organisms to study because they produce proteins from as yet unidentified genes.


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