Biodiversity and Global Environmental Study, Laboratory of Plant Biotechnology, Department of Global Agricultural Sciences
Phone +81 3 5841 7515
Professional Experience & Education
|2012:||Professor, Department of Global Agricultural Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science, the University of Tokyo|
|1997~1999:||Researcher, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, University of Edinburgh|
|2006~:||Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science, the University of Tokyo|
|2007:||Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science, the University of Tokyo|
|1997:||Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science, the University of Tokyo|
|1980:||Research Assistant, Graduate School of Agricultural Chemistry, the University of Tokyo|
|1980:||Ph.D., Graduate School of Agricultural Chemistry, the University of Tokyo|
|1975:||B.S., the Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo|
New Function Plant Development, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Tissue Culture, Applied Microbiology
The objective of this group is to raise plants with new functions, including crops raised in poor soil for food production, highly nutritious crops, and crops that produce useful substances. We are involved in raising crops with useful functions using plant tissue culture, and the basic research to achieve that. In addition, we are conducting research into causing plants to create animal antigens and antibodies (so-called edible vaccines), which will be useful in preventing contagious diseases in livestock.
Research into anthocyanin pigment production by metabolic engineering in the hairy root culture of purple sweet potatoes
We are using this culture system to conduct research into introducing and strengthening enzyme genes into the anthocyanin biosynthesis system and the cultivation conditions for increasing the biosynthetic capabilities of secondary metabolic products.
Sweet potatoes that have been genetically transformed
They are used for metabolic engineering of the anthocyanin biosynthesis and production study for such heterologous protein as animal antigens and antibodies.