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Specialty : Bioresources Science

Division : Bioprocess Engineering

List of Professors Qualified as Major Advisors
Name (affiliation) Research Field
Expertise Descriptions
Dr.Agr OHWADA, Takuji(O) Applied Microbiology Plant microbe interaction (rhizobia, endophyte)
Dr.Agr. KOJIMA, Michiyuki(O) Biochemistry Structure analysis and action mechanism of constituent which affects the biofunction
Dr.Sci. GOTO, Ken(O) Photobiology Studies on adaptational roles of biological clocks in algae, with special reference to regulation of cell cycle progression and defense against environmental stress
Dr.Sci. TOKUJI, Yoshihiko(O) Molecular Biology Evaluation and improvement of functionality of crops and foods
Dr.Sci. KURO-O(KATAKURA), Masaki(H) Molecular Cytogenetics Analyses of genetic diversities in vertebrates
Dr.Sci. HASHIMOTO, Masaru(H) Natural Product Chemistry Study of natural product chemistry employing organic synthesis
Dr.Agr. YOSHIDA, Takashi(H) Enzymology Molecular analysis and application of enzymes acting on carbohydrates
Dr.Sci. KOBAYASHI, Kazuya(H) Developmental & Reproductive Biology Switching mechanism of reproductive modes in planarians
Dr.Sci. NISHINO, Atsuo(H) Animal Physiology Molecular physiology on the regulation of locomotion in marine invertebrates
Dr.Agr. SAKAMOTO, Kimitoshi(H) Biochemistry Analysis of energy metabolism founded on redox enzymes
Dr.Agr. TONOUCHI, Akio(H) Environmental Microbiology Studies of environmental microorganisms
Dr. Med. MORITA, Eiji (H) Cell biology Molecular mechanisms of viral replication organelle biogenesis
Dr. Sci. YOKOYAMA, Hiroshi (H) Developmental and Regenerative Biology Organ-level regeneration in vertebrates, especially in amhibians
Ph.D. SASABE, Michiko(H) Plant cell biology Molecular mechanisms regulating plant cell division and cell differentiation



Biochemistry Biochemistry of enzymes in animal cells
Dr.Med. TOMITA, Hiroshi(I) Neuroscience Gene therapy for restoring vision
Dr.Agr. SHIMOI, Hitoshi (I) Applied Microbiology Molecular biology of sake yeast
Dr.Life Sci. SUGANO, Eriko (I) Neuroscience Therapy for age-related neurodegeneration
Dr.Agr. KOSEKI, Takuya(Y) Applied Enzymology Functional analysis and applied studies on plant cell wall-degrading enzymes
Dr.Agr. KAKU, Nobuo(Y) Applied Microbiology Analysis and application of microbial function
Dr.Eng. WATANABE, Masanori(Y) Biomass and microbial resource utilization Development of biorefinery technology of agricultural residues for energy production
List of Professors Qualified as Associate Advisors
Name (affiliation) Research Field
Expertise Descriptions
Dr.Sci. TAKADA, Noboru Natural Product Chemistry Bioorganic chemistry on developmental regulation of crops
Dr.Sci. ARAKI, Isato(I) Molecular Developmental Biology Analysis of molecular mechanisms of developing brain
Dr.Agr. SAKAMOTO, Yuichi(I) Forest Chemistry Developmental biology of basidiomycetes, enzymology of basidiomycetes
Dr.Sci. WAKABAYASHI, Tokumitsu(I) Molecular Genetics Sensory informational integration in C. elegans nervous systems
Dr.Eng. YAMADA,Miwa(I) Applied Microbiology Microbial production of useful materials by metabolic and enzymatic engineering
Dr.Agr. MIYAZAKI Masao(I) Biochemistry Research on olfactory systems controlling innate behavior in mammals
Ph.D. OZAKI, Taku(I) Cellular Biochemistry Biochemical study of mitochondrial proteins in mammals and animal cells
Dr. Func. Med YAMADA, Hidetoshi(I) Chemical Biology Chemical biology is a scientific discipline spanning the fields of chemistry, biology and physics. It involves the application of chemical techniques, tools, and analyses, and often compunds producted through synthetic chemistry, to the study and manipulation of biological systems.

Division : Functional Genomics and Biotechnology

List of Professors Qualified as Major Advisors
Name (affiliation) Research Field
Expertise Descriptions
Dr.Agr. KATO, Kiyoaki(O) Plant Molecular Breeding Molecular basis and applied studies on plant breeding
Dr.Agr. MIURA, Hideho(O) Plants Genetics and Breeding Improvement of production and quality in wheat and leguminous crops
Ph.D. HOSAKA, Kazuyoshi (O) Plant breeding Potato germplasm enhancement using related wild species and primitive cultivars
Dr.Agr. ONISHI, Kazumitsu(O) Plant Breeding Genetic studies on quantitative traits in crop species
Dr.Sci. USHIDA, Chisato(H) Molecular Biology

Functional RNomics.

Function and structure of ncRNAs

Dr.Agr. SENDA, Mineo(H) Plant Molecular Genetics Molecular suppressive mechanism of seed pigmentation in yellow soybean
Dr.Sci. HIMENO, Hyouta(H) Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Structure and function of RNA,

Morecular mechanism of the translation system

Dr.Sci. FUKUZAWA, Masashi(H) Developmental Biology Functional analysis of transcription factors involved in morphogenesis
Dr.Eng. KASHIWAGI,Akiko(H) Experimental Evolution Experimental evolutionary studies on RNA bacteriophage
Dr.Agr. TAKAHATA, Yoshihito(I) Plant Breeding Theoretical and applied studies on plant breeding by biotechnology
Dr.Agr. TOYOMASU, Tomonobu(Y) Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Studies on terpenoid biosynthetic enzymes
Dr.Agr. SASANUMA, Tsuneo(Y) Plant Breeding and Genetics Plant breeding and genetics on Triticeae species, safflower and other higher plants
List of Professors Qualified as Associate Advisors
Name (affiliation) Research Field
Expertise Descriptions
Dr.Agr. KURITA, Daisuke(O) Biochemistry Molecular mechanism of ribosome rescue system
Ph.D. YOSHIDA, Wataru(H) Developmental Biology Molecular mechanism of morphogenesis and organogenesis in invertebrate
Dr.Agr. HATAKEYAMA, Katsunori (I) Plant Genetics and Breeding Molecular genetics and breeding studies on agronomic traits in crops
Dr.Agr. ABE, Akira (I) Plant Genetics and Breeding Theoretical and applied studies on plant genetics and breeding
Dr.Sci. HOSHINO, Tomoki (Y) Plant Genetics and Breeding Genetic and molecular analysis of genes with agricultural and economical values by genomics approaches and applied research on crop breeding
Dr. Agr. SANETOMO, Rena Plant breeding Potato breeding and genetics

Division : Utilizaiton of Bioresources

List of Professors Qualified as Major Advisors
Name (affiliation) Research Field
Expertise Descriptions
Dr.Agr. ODA, Yuji(O) Applied Microbiology Microbial conversion of agricultural products
Dr.Agr. KINOSHITA, Mikio(O) Food Functional Chemistry Food biochemistry of functional lipids
Dr.Agr. SHIMADA, Ken-ichiro(O) Meat Science Tenderization mechanism during post-mortem aging of meat
Dr.Agr. FUKUSHIMA, Michihiro(O) Nutritional Biochemistry Theoretical and applied study on nutritional biochemistry and molecular biology
Dr.Eng. YAMAUCHI, Hiroaki(O) Food Technology Theoretical and applied studies on value-added utilization and processing of agricultural and dairy products
Dr.Agr. HAN, Kyu-ho(O) Nutritional Biochemistry Theoretical and applied studies on nutritional biochemistry and molecular biology
Dr.Agr. TOBA, Takahiro(H) Expertise Food Microbiology Description Control of food borne pathogens



Applied Microbiology Characterization and application of microbial function for sustainable production of chemicals
Dr.Agr. HAMADA, Shigeki (H) Enzymology Analytical and applied studies on metabolic production mechanisms in plant and microbe
Dr.Agr. KIMURA, Ken-ichi(I) Chemical Biology Chemical and biological study on bioprobes derived from natural resources
Dr.Agr. KOFUJITA, Hisayoshi(I) Wood Chemistry Theoretical and applied studies on structure and function of natural organic compound
Dr.Phi. SUGAWARA, Etsuko(I) Cookery Science Formation and degradation of the aroma components in foods by cooking and processing.
Dr.Agr. TSUKAMOTO, Chigen(I) Food Chemistry Improvement of functionality and taste characteristics of soyfoods
Dr.Agr. NAGASAWA, Takashi(I) Nutritional Biochemistry Mechanisms of anti-aging and anti-diabetes by foods
Dr.Agr. MIURA, Makoto(I) Food Chemical Engineering Theoretical and applied studies on food processing, preservation and quality evaluation
Dr.Agr. KOIDE, Shoji(I) Postharvest Technology Development of new technology for processing and storage of agricultural products
Dr.Sci. YANO,Akira (I) Research of health functions of foods Basic research of food materials for the health promotion, directed to the development of functional foods
Dr.Agr. ASHITANI, Tatsuya(Y) Forest Resource Utilization chemical utilization of forest resources
Dr.Agr. SHIONO, Yoshihito(Y) Natural Products Chemistry Studies on bioactive natural products from untapped fungi
Dr.Agr. TAKAHASHI, Koetsu(Y) Forest Products Study of chemical component and its utilization on trees
Dr.Agr. MURAYAMA, Tetsuya(Y) Bioorganic Chemistry Chemical studies on the important substance contained in Plants
Dr.Agr. NAGAI, Takeshi(Y) Food Processing Studies on the development of efficient use and processing technology for food resources
Dr.Agr. OIKAWA, Akira(Y) Metabolic Biochemistry Physiological and Biochemical studies of metabolism
List of Professors Qualified as Associate Advisors
Name (affiliation) Research Field
Expertise Descriptions
Dr.Agr. KOAZE, Hiroshi(O) Food Technology Theoretical and applied studies on postharvest changes of food resources through quality evaluation methods of food technology
Dr.Agr. NAKAMURA, Tadashi(O) Dairy Science Advanced practical utilization of unused dairy resources
Dr. Agr. YAMASHITA, Shinji Food function Association of food function and disease
Dr.Agr. ORIKASA,Yoshitake(O) Applied Microbiology Studies on the microbial conversion of agricultural and livestock products
Dr.Fis. MAEDA, Hayato(H) Food Chemistry Screening of food and drug stuffs preventig common diseases and its application
Dr.Agr. ITO, Yoshiaki(I) Nutritional Chemistry Regulation of glucose and lipid metabolisms by food
Dr.Agr. UCHISAWA, Hidemitsu(I) Science of Bioresources Utilization of bioresources
Dr.Agr. MAEDA, Takeki(I) Biomass Engineering Theoretical and applied studies on biomass utilization for sustainable agriculture
Dr.Agr. ORIKASA, Takahiro(I) Postharvest Technology Variability analysis of physicochemical property for processing technology of agricultural products
Dr.Eng. HIROSE, Takashi (I) Engineering of recycling Study on recycling of bioresources
Dr.Eng. KASAI, Yutaka (I) Polymer chemistry Development of functional materials using bioresources
Dr.Fis.Sci. YUAN, Chunhong (I) Fisheries food Science Theoretical and applied studies on seafood processing and storage ofr high quality and value-added seafood products
Dr.Agr. HATTORI, Satoshi (Y) Microbial Resource Utilization Exploration and utilization of yet-to-be cultured microorganisms
Dr.Agr. ABOSHI, Takako (Y) Bioorganic chemistry Researches on chemical substances regulating the interaction between plants and insects
Dr.Agr. INOUE, Nao (Y) Nutrition Biochemistry Studies on prevention and alleviation of metaboric symdrome by functional food

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