Integrative Life Sciences
Multicellular organisms are the life forms wherein the basic unit comprises many cells derived from an egg to form and fulfill the function of a single individual. Each of the cells undergoes differentiation and diversification to fulfill independent roles during the process of ontogeny, and the mutual interaction of these cells (network formation) is the foundation of integrated function as an individual. We aim to clarify the mechanisms by which cell populations (e.g., neural networks) control life phenomena (e.g., brain functions), implementing research and education, making full use of cutting-edge technologies.
Ecological Developmental Adaptability Life Sciences
The aim of this major is to clarify the generation and mode of life of organisms, the evolution mechanisms that have created these organisms, the role of biological interactions, and the effect of human activity on ecosystems by researching the environmental response of the organisms and the background adaptation mechanisms, through the layers of life phenomena from genes to individuals, groups, and ecosystems. We also aim to educate and foster graduates who fully utilize the cross-sectoral knowledge and understanding obtained through this study.
Molecular and Chemical Life Science
The aim of this major is to approach essential understanding of life phenomena by clarifying the mechanisms at work in living bodies ranging from low-molecular-weight compounds to highly polymerized compounds such as nucleic acids and proteins. This major proactively incorporates an interdisciplinary approach combining chemistry and biology. We conduct research and impart education aiming to develop a methodology to enable healthy control of life phenomena, using fundamental knowledge obtained at the molecular level.