Research Institute for Bioresources and Biotechnology
The blueprints for life, genome DNA (all genetic information) is the product of the evolution of living things over billions of years, and is said to contain an infinite amount of information and potential. The DNA Application Technology Education Center is the place where research and education are conducted in order to use it.
The focus of our research, education and practice is DNA sequences, bioinformatics to process the genetic information gained from the DNA sequences, and manipulation of genes in plant and animal hosts. Our facilities contain a range of experimental and testing equipment, so that students can be immersed in the latest biotechnology techniques. We hope to cultivate biotechnologists and DNA analysts who have the skills for genome DNA analysis of living organisms, the skills for analysis of genetic information, and the skills for genetic manipulation.
Professor Norihiko Misawa, Professor Naoko Nishizawa, Professor Kenji Yamamoto, Professor Katsuhide Miyake and Associate Professor Masashi Mori all hold additional posts.
Researchers work on the latest technological developments in biogenetics and genome analysis
A flow cytometer to select and divide specific cells
Dividing chemical compounds by molecular weight and exploring their properties and attributes
Culturing of plants with their various characteristics for utilization in cell genetic engineering research
Exploring the nano world in which genes are 1 millionth of a millimeter