The dramatic developments in bioscience and biotechnology in the second half of the twentieth century have provided humans with the technology to manipulate genes and cells, enabling modification of all life forms on earth for specific purposes and goals.
However, manipulation technologies and knowledge of genes far surpass the realm of basic research and applied research, and thus now, a rebuild of fundamental concepts in relation to life science is necessary. This division focuses on education and research that makes the most of bioscience and biotechnology, with students gaining an understanding of new functions of life forms, then aiming for the harmony and integration of nature and humans, and the stable, continued existence of the human race, while attempting to achieve harmony between the effective use of these new functions and the environment and human psychology.
In the Master’s degree course, students make the most of biotechnology to isolate useful genes in plants and microorganisms and analyze their functions, undertaking education and research aimed at improving those functions. We aim to nurture expert technicians who can contribute to the revitalization of the bioresource industry and the development of the local community.
In order to achieve the above, four research fields have been set up in the Division of Applied Life Science as the basic units for education and research.