Faculty of Life Sciences
Learn about living things. Solve the riddles of organic life.
Life Sciences, which unlock the mysteries of life phenomena and use the results to make a positive contribution to society, are expected to contribute to solutions in regenerative medicine, food, and environmental issues. Our goal is to foster human resources that can contribute to development of medicine, environment, agriculture, food, and education fields through comprehensive understanding of the life sciences.
- Department of Life Sciences
- Students in the Department of Life Sciences learn about the mysteries of life and explore its fundamentals and mechanisms. They acquire knowledge of cutting-edge bioscience and experimental technology in a balanced manner, in addition to understanding the basics of life phenomena. We aim to produce human resources that can contribute to society, using their abilities to address various problems related to the life sciences.
- Department of Applied Biosciences
- The Department of Applied Biosciences explores how to apply mechanisms of animals, plants and microorganisms to solve various problems related to environment, health, resources, food and more. We aim to cultivate human resources with a wide range of specialized practical abilities regarding biosciences and its applications, who can use their abilities to contribute to society.
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Hyperthermophiles and Extraterrestrial Life
Hiroki Higashibata, Associate Professor (Department of Applied Biosciences / Faculty of Life Sciences)
Main Research Themes: Applied Microbiology, Biochemical Analysis of Hyperthermophile-Derived Enzymes
Enzymes of Extremophiles
Noriyuki Doukyu, Professor (Department of Applied Biosciences / Faculty of Life Sciences)
Main Research Themes: Organic Solvent Tolerant Microorganisms and Enzymes
Protecting the Ecosystem
Shosaku Kashiwada, Professor (Department of Applied Biosciences / Faculty of Life Sciences)
Main Research Themes: The Effects of Environmental Toxins on the Ecosystem
Understanding the “Essence of Life Science” Through Research on Extremophiles
Issay Narumi, Professor (Department of Life Sciences / Faculty of Life Sciences)
Main Research Themes: DNA repair mechanisms of radioresistant bacteria
Learning from the Stress Adaptability of Cells
Taku Nedachi, Professor (Department of Applied Biosciences / Faculty of Life Sciences)
Research Field: Stress adaptation mechanisms of neurons and muscle cells
Developing the potential of plants to tackle food shortage
Naoki Hirotsu, Professor (Department of Life Sciences / Faculty of Life Sciences)
Main research themes: Solving the environmental response mechanism of plants, Cultivating new rice cultivars utilizing the environmental adaptability of plants