Faculty of Applied BioscienceDepartment of Applied Bioscience

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Faculty Members

  • Yasuhiro Iida

    Yasuhiro Iida Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Development of evaluation system for novel bioactive compound.
    • Screening of various bioactive compound such as antifungal, antitumor, anti-Alzheimer's disease and antiaging agents.
    • Analysis of epigenetic modification and evaluation of the effect.
    • Development of enzyme sensor for drug discovery.
    [Research Themes]
    • Research of the tip growth of fungi and screening of antifungal agents.
    • Research of survivin and the interaction protein and screening of apoptosis induction compound against the tumor.
    • Research of epigenetic modification of novel thermostable methyltransferase and application of the property.
    • Research of a whitening agent and anti-wrinkle agent.
    • Development of evaluation system for secretase activity with use of immobilized enzyme.
  • Shigetoshi Ichimura

    Shigetoshi Ichimura Professor

    [Key Words]
    • My research field: membrane separation technology
    [Research Themes]
    • Development of Surface Modified Anti-Fouling Membrane
    • Elucidation of Fouling Mechanism of Porous Membranes
    • Development of Size Separation Technique for Nanoparticles
    • Evaluation of Surface Properties and Pore Structure of Functional Materials
    • Recovery of Valuable Resources from Seawater
  • Yuzuri Iwamoto

    Yuzuri Iwamoto Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Producing ideal plants using biotechnology
    [Research Themes]
    • Mass propagation of medicinal plants by tissue culture
    • Expression of novel traits using somaclonal variation
    • Production of interspecific hybrids and analysis of their traits
    • Plant breeding on functional ingredients
    • Cryopreservation of traditional vegetable seeds
  • Makoto Kurihara

    Makoto Kurihara Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Functional roles of mucus glycoprotein in mucosal defence mechanism
    [Research Themes]
    • Development of monoclonal antibodies against mucins obtained from alimentary mucosae
    • Functional studies of salivary and gastrointestinal mucins
    • Effectiveness of food components for mucosal defence
  • Ayumi Koike

    Ayumi Koike Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Fundamental understanding and applied technology of biological functions
    [Research Themes]
    • Elucidation of reaction mechanism of chaperonin GroEL
    • To find out the behavior of chaperonin in a crowded cell
    • Structural and functional analysis of DNA transport protein complex
    • Elucidation of the biosynthetic pathway of natural rubber in plants
  • Hidenobu Shimizu

    Hidenobu Shimizu Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Development of Functionalized Polymeric Materials in the Food Industry
    [Research Themes]
    • Effect of Food Additives on the Phase Transition Behavior of Thermosensitive Polymers
    • Encapsulation of Functional Food Molecules Using in situ Polymerization
    • Gallic-acid Based Polymeric Materials with Antioxidant Properties
    • Preparation of Temperature and pH Dual Responsive Polymeric Nanoparticles
    • Development of Polymeric Microspheres with Lytic Activity
  • Takeshi Noda

    Takeshi Noda Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Synthetic study of the biologically active natural product
    • Development of Stereoselective Synthetic Methodology of the Substituted Piperidine
    • Synthetic Study of Alkaloids
    [Research Themes]
    • Development of new stereoselective synthetic methodology of substituted 3-aminopiperidine
    • Synthetic Study of the substituted quinolizidines
    • Synthetic Study of the biologically active natural product analogue with piperidine skeletons
    • Synthetic Study of the novel cyclic amino acids
  • Takashi Murata

    Takashi Murata Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Bioimaging/Cytoskeleton/Fluorescent Protein/Microscopy/Plant Cell Biology/
    [Research Themes]
    • Mechanism of cytoskeletal organization in cell division
    • Development of multidimensional fluorescence microscopy
    • Understanding evolution of cellular characters in green plants
  • Hideki Inoue

    Hideki Inoue Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Intracellular signaling pathways and their relationship to agingusing Caenorhabditis elegans and cultured cell lines.
    [Research Themes]
    • Extracellular matrix and aging
    • The mechanism of suppressing fat accumulation with aging
    • Analysis of the effects of blue light on the organisms
    • Analysis of the mechanism of action of compounds with anticancer activity
  • Hideo Ozawa

    Hideo Ozawa Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Application of the molecular dynamics simulation to fisheries science; allergen, muscle protein, and enzymes. Studies on tropomyosin, the major allergen from invertebrate of shrimp, squid and abalone
    [Research Themes]
    • The behavior of allergen
    • The stability of allergen
    • The muscle as a food
    • The color of food
  • Seiji Nakagame

    Seiji Nakagame Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Reduction of CO2 emission by developing biorefinery
    [Research Themes]
    • Production of chemicals (isoprene and terephthalic acid) from lignocelluloses
    • Finding the mechanisms how white-rot fungi accumulate radioactive Cs from liquid and soil cultures
  • Naoya Yamashita

    Naoya Yamashita Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Neuroscience / Molecular Cell Biology/ Pharmacology
    [Research Themes]
    • Identifying mechanisms of neuronal signaling via axonal transport
    • Mechanism by which abnormal axonal transport contributes to neurodegeneration
    • Screening of novel biomarkers for Alzheimer’s diseases
  • Akira Yamamura

    Akira Yamamura Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Search and cloning of clinical enzymes
    • Modification of enzymatic properties by amino acid substitution
    [Research Themes]
    • Improving the stability of histamine oxidase
    • Improvement of substrate specificity of histamine oxidase
    • Improvement of substrate specificity of putrescine oxidase
    • Construction of high expression system of diacetyl spermine oxidase
    • Application of steel binding peptide
  • Risei Wada

    Risei Wada Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Development of Functional Polymer Materials
    [Research Themes]
    • Adsorption Behavior of Phosphoric Acid Using Polymeric Material
    • Characterization of PVA/chitosan Hydrogel and Antibacterial Activity
    • Determination of Polymer-Polymer and Polymer-Solvent Interaction Parameters by using Inverse Gas Chromatography
    • Performance of Nitrification Process Using Fluidized Carrier Method
  • Kazunori Yamamoto

    Kazunori Yamamoto Assistant professor

    [Key Words]
    • Developmental biology, Physical Biology, Cell Biology
    • Uncovering the mechanism shaping biological form.
    [Research Themes]
    • Measuring cellular force and mechanical property of cells.
    • Analysing dynamics of motor proteins, cytoskeleton, cell-cell adhesion proteins.
    • Exploring the origin of extracellular matrix covering embryos.