Graduate School Guide

Applied Life Sciences Course

Details of the courses

With a grounding in chemistry and biology, this course provides a comprehensive study of the life sciences incorporating both basic and applied aspects. Students will learn the regulatory mechanisms at all levels—molecular, cellular, and ontogenetic—of diverse life forms, and by making efficient use of microbial, plant and animal resources, will acquire the skills to develop high value-added substances, create new industries applying biological functions, produce useful substances, and construct a sustainable supply system of food and energy that will directly contribute to the enhancement of daily human life. The objective of this course is to provide an education in advanced bioscience and biotechnology with an international perspective that will foster human resources with problem-solving capabilities and inquiring minds who can conduct independent research contributing to local, national, and international industries.

Applied Life Sciences
Name   Research area Affiliated laboratory
Masakazu Hara Professor Plant Molecular Physiology Laboratory of Functional Plant Physiology (Hara)
Hirofumi Hirai Professor Environmental Biochemistry and Lignin Biochemistry Laboratory of Biochemistry
Hirokazu Kawagishi Professor Natural Products Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory of Biochemistry
Yoko Kimura Professor Protein Quality Control and Stress Response Laboratory of Functional Plant Physiology (Kimura)
Akio Morita Professor Plant Nutrition Science Laboratory of Functional Plant Physiology (A. Morita , Ikka)
Tatsuya Morita Professor Nutritional Chemistry Laboratory of Food and Nutritional Chemistry (T. Morita,Hino)
Reiko Motohashi Professor Plant Molecular Biology and Plant Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Molecular Breeding
Naomichi Nishimura Professor Nutritional Chemistry Laboratory of Food and Nutritional Chemistry (Nishimura)
Naoto Ogawa Professor Soil Microbiology Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology (Ogawa)
Enoch Y. Park Professor Biotechnology Laboratory of Biotechnology
Tomohiro Sasanami Professor Reproductive Biology and Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory of Cell Biology (Molecular Cell Biology, Sasanami)
Yuichi Takikawa Professor Plant Pathology and Microbiology Laboratory of Plant Pathology (Takikawa)
Yasushi Todoroki Professor Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology Laboratory of Plant Chemistry
Motonori Tomita Professor Molecular Genetics, Genomics, Breeding Science Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
Jae-Hoon Choi Associate professor Natural Products Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory of Biochemistry
Shingo Hino Associate professor Nutritional Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory of Food and Nutritional Chemistry (T. Morita,Hino)
Takashi Ikka Associate professor Plant Nutrition Science and Plant Molecular Genetics Laboratory of Functional Plant Physiology (A. Morita , Ikka)
Tatsuya Kato Associate professor Biotechnology Laboratory of Biotechnology
Shinya Kodani Associate professor Natural Products Chemistry, Microbiology, and Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory of Applied Microbiology (Kodani)
Toshio Mori Associate professor Environmental Biochemistry and Wood Biochemistry Laboratory of Biochemistry
Takeomi Murata Associate professor Enzyme Chemistry, Glycotechnology, and Glycobiology Laboratory of Biochemistry
Akihiko Nakamura Associate professor Enzymology, structural biology, single-molecule measurement Laboratory of functional biomolecules
Toshiyuki Ohnishi Associate professor Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry Laboratory of Plant Chemistry
Kazutoshi Sayama Associate professor Endocrinology, Immunology, and Experimental Zoological Science Laboratory of Animal Physiology (Cell Biology, Sayama)
Shinji Tokuyama Associate professor Applied Microbiology, Enzymology, Genetic Engineering, and Protein Engineering Laboratory of Applied Microbiology (Tokuyama)
Keiichiro Yogo Associate professor Reproductive Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory of Gene function in animals
Takatsugu Miyazaki Assistant professor Biotechnology Laboratory of Biotechnology
Jun Takeuchi Assistant professor Chemical Biology Laboratory of Chemical Biology of Plants

Center for Education and Research in Field Sciences

Name   Research area Affiliated laboratory
Katsumi Suzuki Professor and Director of the Center Vegetable Crop Science Laboratory of Vegetable Crop Science
Section on Sustainable Agriculture
Name   Research area Affiliated laboratory
Masaya Kato Professor and Section Chief Postharvest Physiology Laboratory of Postharvest Physiology of Horticultural Crops
Hidehiro Inagaki Professor Agroecology ,Weed science Laboratory of Plant Production Science (Weed Science dep.)
Masaki Yahata Associate professor Pomology Laboratory of Plant Production Science
Akiyoshi Tominaga Assistant professor Horticulture Physiology Laboratory of Plant Production Science
Section on Forest Ecology
Name   Research area Affiliated laboratory
Hiromi Mizunaga Professor and Section Chief Silvicultural Studies Laboratory of Silviculture
Section of Sea and Seacoast
Name   Research area Affiliated laboratory
Masaru Toriyama Professor and Section Chief Cell Biology Laboratory of Cell Biology (Aquatic Biology, Toriyama)