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Research Institute for Bioresources and Biotechnology

A center for research with endless possibilities,
with its roots planted in the community

One of the features of Ishikawa Prefectural University is the existence of the Research Institute for Bioresources and Biotechnology. As the name suggests, its aim is to develop products and technologies that use bioresources to help the community. In cooperation with the three departments (Bioproduction Science, Environmental Science and Food Science), the institute functions as a center for research to support development in the local community. It consists of four laboratories and one center, which focus on research and development on various topics such as plants, microorganisms, genes and the environment, with a number of these research topics being expected to lead to the solution of problems on a global scale. In addition, the institute is also active in creating new industries in cooperation with research institutes and local companies.

Expected fields of student involvement

Students can expect to become genetic experts who are active in their respective fields of Bioproduction Science, Environmental Science or Food Science, working on the creation of new industrial or research fields.

Main career options

  • Researcher conducting development into the latest technologies related to biotechnology (genetic engineering)
  • Work at a pharmaceutical / chemical / food / agricultural related company
  • National/regional civil servant
  • Teacher at a Senior High School (Science/Agriculture)

Institute Head’s Message

A center for the latest biotechnology research
Kenji Yamamoto, Professor,
and Head of the Research Institute for Bioresources and Biotechnology

Laboratory for Plant Genetic Function Science

This laboratory focuses its research on biotechnology enabling precious natural compounds and plant proteins to be made efficiently by plants.

Laboratory for Plant Cell Technology

This laboratory focuses on plant research for the development of breeding materials using genetic modification and tissue culture.

Laboratory for Applied Microbiology

This laboratory explores the possibilities of microorganisms – those tiny beings that have such a deep involvement in our lives in a range of areas such as the fields of food and medicine.

Laboratory for Environmental Biotechnology

This laboratory focuses its research on the purification of water, soil and air, as well as the breakdown of persistent compounds.

DNA Application Technology Education Center

This center is involved in examining DNA – said to hold infinite amounts of information and potential.