Gene Discovery Research Group

Laboratories

Member

Group Director: Kazuo SHINOZAKI (Dr.of Sci)

Dr. Shinozaki took Ph. D. at the Institute of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University. The title of his thesis is "Discontinuous DNA replication of T7 phage". He was appointed to be Research Associate of Department of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Genetics, and studied molecular cloning of tobacco chloroplast genes and analyzed the structure and gene expression. In 1983, he became Assistant Professor of Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University, and studied gene structure and expression of cyanobacteria and tobacco chloroplast. Then, he became Associate Professor, Center for Gene Research, Nagoya University, and determined nucleotide sequence of tobacco chloroplast genome in 1986. As a Visiting Scientist, he studied transgenic plant technology in Prof. Nam-Hai Chua's laboratory of The Rockefeller University. Dr. Shinozaki was appointed to be Chief Scientist (Director) of Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory, RIKEN Tsukuba Institute in 1989 to start molecular biology of plant abiotic stress response using Arabidopsis. In 1999, he started Arabidopsis functional genomics (collection of full-length cDNAs and Ds insertion mutants) as Project Director of Plant Functional Genomics group, RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center. In 2005, he was appointed to be Director of Plant Science Center, RIKEN Yokohama Institute. And also he has been appointed to be a Program Director of RIKEN Biomass Engineering Program since 2010. Director of RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science since April 2013.

Our research held at three places, Tsukuba, Yokohama, Wako.

 

Member of Tsukuba     / Yokohama / Wako


April. 2016

Group Director
Kazuo SHINOZAKI
Research Scientist
Miki FUJITA
Research Scientist
Kaoru URANO
Research Scientist
Fuminori TAKAHASHI (Biomass Research Platform Team)
Special Research Scientist
Hikaru SATO
Special Postdoctoral Researcher
June-Sik KIM
Technical Staff
Saho MIZUKADO
Technical Staff
Hiroko KOBAYASHI (Biomass Research Platform Team)
Technical Staff
Saya KIKUCHI
Assistant
Hatsuyo SHODAI
Assistant
(Special Appointment Employee)
Kumiko OZAWA (Biomass Research Platform Team)
Research Support Assistants
Fuyuko SHIMODA
Contract Technical Assistants
Michie ETOH (Biomass Research Platform Team)
Contract Technical Assistants
Kumiko MATSUO (Biomass Research Platform Team)

 

Member of Yokohama     / Tsukuba / Wako

Group Director
Kazuo SHINOZAKI
Research Scientist
Takashi KUROMORI
Research Scientist
Keiichi MOCHIDA (Cellulose Production Research Team)
Research Scientist
Fumiyoshi MYOUGA
Research Scientist
Takanari TANABATA
Technical Staff
Eriko SUGIMOTO
Technical Staff
Chihiro OHASHI
Contract Technical Assistants
Masae KONO
Contract Technical Assistants
Ikuko ISHIHARA
Contract Technical Assistants
Miyako SAKURAI
Assistant
Tomoko YOSHIMITSU

 

Member of Wako     / Tsukuba / Yokohama


August 2016, next to greenhouse on south block at Wako Campus

Group Director
Kazuo SHINOZAKI
Senior Research Scientist
Takeshi NAKANO
Special Research Scientist
Ayumi YAMAGAMI
Special Research Scientist
Tomoko MIYAJI
Technical Staff
Yukiko KAMIDE-KOKITA
Contract Technical Assistants
Kazuyo SAEKI
Contract Technical Assistants
Yuko SUZUKI
Student Trainee
Nagisa SHIMABUKURO
Student Trainee
Tomoya YAMADA
Student Trainee
Momo MARUGAMI
Student Trainee
Shun TAKENO
Student Trainee
Moeka KAWASHIMA
Student Trainee
Mai MIYAZAWA
Student Trainee
Reika TAGUCHI
Student Trainee
Yuichiro TANAKA