Division of Applied Chemistry in Bioscience
Biological Chemistry

What is life? Genomic information of many organisms and knowledge of various biological phenomena have been developed, but still what we know is only a small portion of life. Biochemistry is an approach to understand the biological phenomena at a molecular level. This laboratory is researching new life science responding to the "Post-genome" era, and particularly focusing on

  1. molecular mechanisms of intracellular signal transduction and consequent regulation of gene expression,
  2. molecular mechanisms of chloroplast development and its maintenance, and
  3. molecular structure and function of cytochrome P-450. Based on the knowledge acquired from this fundamental research, we are also challenging some new applications for biotechnology.

Biological Chemistry Web Site