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Department of Molecular and Chemical Life Sciences

Department of Molecular and Chemical Life Sciences

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.

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Chemical Biology
Analytical Bioorganic Chemistry
Faculty Professor ARIMOTO Hirokazu
Assistant Professor TAKAHASHI Daiki
Undergrad
education
Agriculture
Campus Katahira
Keywords chemical biology, autophagy, synthetic organic chemistry
Biostructural Chemistry
Faculty Professor SASAKI Makoto
Assistant Professor UMEHARA Atsushi
Undergrad
education
Agriculture
Campus Katahira
Keywords Natural product synthesis, synthetic organic chemistry, structure-activity relationships, function analysis
Bioactive Molecules
Faculty Professor ISHIKAWA Minoru
Assistant Professor TOMOSHIGE Shusuke
Assistant Professor SATO Shinichi (C)
Undergrad
education
Agriculture
Campus Katahira
Keywords Medicinal chemistry, chemical biology
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Faculty Professor OHASHI Kazumasa
Associate Professor YASUMOTO Ken-ichi
Assistant Professor YAMASHITA Kazunari
Undergrad
education
Science / Chemistry
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Mechanobiology, Signal transduction, Cytoskeleton, Stress Response, Imaging
Applied Biological Molecular Science
Faculty Professor TANAKA Yoshikazu
Assistant Professor YOKOYAMA Takeshi
Undergrad
education
Agriculture
Campus Katahira
Keywords protein, structure analysis, virulence factor, toxin, protein complex, food protein, biomineralization, natural organic compound synthesis enzyme
Molecular and Network Genomics
Microbial Genetics and Genomics
Faculty Professor NAGATA Yuji (C)
Associate Professor OTSUBO Yoshiyuki
Campus Katahira
Keywords Environmental microbiology, genome microbiology, bioremediation of chemical pollutants
Microbial Symbiosis
Faculty Professor HIGASHITANI Atsushi (C)
Associate Professor MITSUI Hisayuki
Campus Katahira
Keywords plant-microbe interactions, stress response, alphaproteobacteria
Plant Molecular Breeding
Faculty Professor WATANABE Masao
Associate Professor KANNO Akira
Campus Katahira
Keywords Epigenetics, Pollen-stigma interaction, Genomics, Evolutionary developmental biology
Molecular Genetics and Physiology
Faculty Professor HIGASHITANI Atsushi
Associate Professor HIDEMA Jun
Assistant Professor TERANISHI Mika
Assistant Professor DAIGAKU Yasukazu (C)
Campus Katahira
Keywords Bioengineering, Genetic diversity and Evolution, Plant-microbe interaction, Repair process, Signal transduction, Stress response
Evolutionary Genomics
Faculty Professor MAKINO Takashi
Lecturer YOKOYAMA Ryusuke
Assistant Professor BESSHO-UEHARA Kanako
Assistant Professor IWASAKI Watal
Assistant Professor ICHINOSE Toshiharu (C)
Undergrad
education
Science / Biology
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Evolutionary genomics, Evolution of duplicated genes, Comparative genomics, Bioinformatics
Multilevel Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics
Molecular Analysis of Biological Functions
Faculty Professor TAKAHASHI Satoshi
Associate Professor KAMAGATA Kiyoto
Assistant Professor OIKAWA Hiroyuki
Campus Katahira
Keywords Protein dynamics, single molecule biology
Biofunctional Chemistry and Nanobiotechnology
Faculty Professor MIZUKAMI Shin
Associate Professor MATSUI Toshitaka
Assistant Professor KOWADA Toshiyuki
Campus Katahira
Keywords Chemical biology, Bioimaging, Photofunctional molecules
Structural Biology
Faculty Professor INABA Kenji
Associate Professor KADOKURA Hiroshi
Assistant Professor WATANABE Satoshi
Campus Katahira
Keywords fusion of structural biology and cell biology, protein science, mechanisms of protein quality control, redox, calcium ion, zinc ion
Microbial Evolution and Function Research
Microbial Evolution and Function Research
Faculty Professor NAGATA Yuji
Lecturer YANO Hirokazu
Assistant Professor KATO Hiromi
Assistant Professor SATO Yukari
Campus Katahira
Keywords bacteria, evolution, bioremediation
Genome Informatics
Omics and Imformatics
Faculty Visiting Professor NAGASE Takahiro
Visiting Associate Professor HIRAKAWA Hideki
Campus Kazusa DNA
Keywords Metabolome analysis, metabolomics, biotechnology, metagenome, gene function analysis, comparative genome analysis, all genome array determination, next-generation sequencer, bioinformatics
Cooperative faculties
Chemical biology of Natural Product
Faculty Professor UEDA Minoru
Undergrad
education
Science / Chemistry
Campus Aobayama
Keywords Natural products chemistry, Chemical biology
Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry
Faculty Professor DOI Takayuki
Undergrad
education
Pharmaceutical
Campus Aobayama
Keywords natural product synthesis, design and synthesis of bioactive molecules, molecular probe synthesis
Redox Biology
Faculty Professor MOTOHASHI Hozumi
Undergrad
education
Medicine
Campus Seiryo
Keywords KEAP1-NRF2 system, transcriptional regulation, oxidative stress, mitochondria, sulfur metabolism, aging, inflammation, macrophage
Cellular Function
Faculty Professor NAKAYAMA Keiko
Undergrad
education
Medicine
Campus Seiryo
Keywords Cell cycle, Oncogenesis, Next generation sequencer, Genetically engineered mouse, Protein chemistry, Cell biology