The Department of Biological Science and Technology performs research and education in the various fields of fundamental biological science as well as engineered research and education for the industrial application of research results, while being a pioneer in cutting-edge biotechnology. Research, development for diagnosis and treatment of cancer, regenerative medicine, development of fundamental technological necessities for the development of regenerative medicine, and life-science technology development for the formation of a sustainable society is being actively promoted.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Molecular Bioengineering

    Biopolymer Engineering / Biomaterials Chemistry / Chemical Biology
    Cutting-edge structural biology, molecular biology and chemical biology are used to analyze at the molecular and atomic level the proteins, nucleic acids and the other interwoven elements which give rise to life. The aim is to produce advanced science that will give us a better understanding of genetic information expression mechanisms and will lead to the development of pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, probe molecules and other tools.

    Shiroishi Research Group / Tamura Research Group / Nishino Research Group / Yoshida Research Group

  • Environmental Bioengineering

    Molecular Ecology / Plant Molecular Biology / Genome Engineering
    Researchers in this area seek to understand at the molecular, cellular and organism level the various survival strategies and environmental adaptation systems utilized by living organisms. The goal is to generate innovations and uncover the secrets of life, not only for the benefit of our food and health, but also for the sake of protecting a sustainable global environment, ecosystem and biodiversity.

    Arimura Research Group / Shimizu Research Group / Takahashi Research Group / Miyagawa Research Group

  • Medical Bioengineering

    Developmental and Regenerative Engineering / Cell Biology / Immunology / Developmental Endocrinology / Genetic Engineering / Genome Biology
    This field is focused on understanding biological response at the genetic, molecular and cellular level and then broadly applying this to everything from basic research into living phenomena to applied research into drug development. Researchers address challenges related to functional control of nerves and the immune system, cancer treatments and various ailments in order to contribute to greater wellbeing for humans and animals.

    Kondou Research Group / Segi Research Group / Toshima Research Group / Nishiyama Research Group

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
ARIMURA Gen-ichiro Professor
Jiro Toshima Professor Cell biology endocytosis, actin cytoskeleton
NISHINO Tatsuya Professor Molecular biology Structural biology
NISHIYAMA Chiharu Professor Applied biochemistry Immunology, Allergy, Molecular Biology, Transcription factor, Cell Development
SEGI-NISHIDA Eri Professor Neurochemistry/Neuropharmacology
SHIMIZU Kiminori Professor
TAMURA Koji Professor Evolutionary biology Origin of Life, Genetic Code, RNA
KONDO Shu Associate Professor Neurophysiology/General neuroscience
System genome science
Visualization and manipulation of neural circuits
Comprehensive knock-out of genes in Drosophila
MIYAGAWA Shinichi Associate Professor Tumor biology
Developmental biology
Female reproductive tracts, Estrogen, Developmental effect, DES syndrome
Sex determination and differentiation, Reproductive organ, Sex hormone
Development, Sex determination and differentiation, Endocrinology, Environmental science
SHIROISHI Mitsunori Associate Professor Biofunction/Bioprocess
Structural biochemistry
protein engineering, antibody engineering
receptor, antibody, immunology, G-protein coupled receptor, membrane protein
receptor, antibody, immunology, G-protein coupled receptor, membrane protein
TAKAHASHI Fuminori Associate Professor Plant molecular biology/Plant physiology Plant Molecular Biology、Environmental Stress responses、Stress Resistant Crops
YOSHIDA Suguru Associate Professor
HACHISU Masakazu Junior Associate Professor Bio-related chemistry
Polymer/Textile materials
Molecular biology
Functional biochemistry
Amino acid, Carbohydrate, Lipid, Glycopeptide, Glycoprotein, Glycolipid
Poly(amino acid), Polysaccharide
Biopolymer, Chemical modification, Structure-activity relationship
Immunity, Allergies, Transcriptional regulators, Cell differentiation
NAGANO Makoto Junior Associate Professor
DESAKI Yoshitake Assistant Professor
ITO Shiyo Assistant Professor
Mutsuro-Aoki Hiromi Assistant Professor Evolutionary biology RNA, Ribozyme
NGUYEN PHUONG THAO Assistant Professor Molecular biology molecular biology, secondary metabolism
SUZUKI Kanzo Assistant Professor

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
  • Information Industry
  • Education, Learning Support
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Civil Servant
  • Finance, Insurance
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Miscellaneous Services
  • Other (Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
(As of March 2022)