Molecular and Chemical Life Science :
Cooperative faculties


Chemical biology of Natural Product

Chemical biology of Natural Product

Natural products are very useful tools in chemical biology research. Our research group has a strong interest in the following two topics in plant chemical biology: 1) tuning the biological function of natural products using stereo chemical isomers, and 2) chemical and biological studies on the circadian rhythmic behavior of plants, a phenomenon referred to as nyctinasty. Using these two independent approaches, both from the chemical aspect and the biological aspect, will provide significant advances in understanding of this intriguing phenomenon.


Research Overview

Our research focuses on the chemcial aspects of plant biological phenomena. We use plant hormones and biologically active natural products as tools for plant chemical biology research.

URLs http://www.orgchem1.chem.tohoku.ac.jp/orgchem1/Home.html

Faculty Members

Professor UEDA Minoru