Multicellular organisms are made up of diverse populations of many different types of cells, each of which contains an identical set of genetic information coded in its DNA. Cell differentiation and the process of development itself depend on the ability of individual cells to maintain the expression of different genes, and for their progeny to do so through multiple cycles of cell division. In recent years, we have begun to understand that the maintenance of specific patterns of gene expression does not rely on the DNA sequence, but rather takes place in a heritable, “epigenetic” manner. DNA methylation, chromatin modifications, and RNA silencing are some of the best known epigenetic phenomena. Our team investigates how modifications to the structure and configuration of chromatin (complexes of nuclear DNA and proteins) contribute to epigenetic gene regulation by studying events at the molecular scale in the model organism, fission yeast, ciliate Tetrahymena, and in cultured mammalian cells.

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  • 2019.6.10〜6.14
  • 2019.3.18〜4.19
  • 2019.4.1
  • 2019.2.27
  • 2019.1.27
    • The interview of Paul Knoepfler, the author of "GMO Sapiens -The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies-", was featured on the web article (In Japanese). Click!
  • 2019.1.18
    • Had New Year's Party with Aoki lab. Click!
  • 2019.1.15
    • Dr. Kyoko Hamada's research paper was published in J Biochem. Click!
  • 2018.12.27
    • Had an year-end party with Indian curry at our lab. Click!
  • 2018.12.26
    • Students from Nara Senior High School and SSH (Super Science High School) visited us. Click!
  • 2018.12.24
    • Former member of our lab, Dr. Nishibuchi's research paper was published in J Biochem. Click!
  • 2018.12.11
    • A research paper for a collaborative research with Dr. Codjo's group was published in Biochimie. Click!
  • 2018.12.5-11
    • Ms. Olivera Valentirovic from Servia joined our lab, through the NIBB Internship program. Click!
  • 2018.11.11
    • A research paper for a collaborative research with Dr. Shinohara's group was published in Genes Cells. Click!
  • 2018.10.29
    • We cooked Balinese Eggs at the NIBB Party. Click!
  • 2018.10.1
    • Ms. Anisa Fitri Rahayu has joined us as a SOKENDAI Student and Megumi Kiyohara has joined us as a secretary. Click!
  • 2018.9.24
    • Former member of our lab, Dr. Takayuki Kawaguchi received JB Award for his outstanding paper. Click!
  • 2018.8.30−31
    • Mr. Takaki Yoshida and Ms. Kana Sato from the summer Internship program, and Dr. Nakayama, Dr. Kataoka and Ms. Hachisuka from our lab attended to the NCU Life Science Group Retreat at Gamagori. Click!
  • 2018.8.27-29
    • Ms. Kana Sato joined us at our Internship program. Click!
  • 2018.8.24
    • Mr. Hiroki Inoue, Ms. Mami Nakamura, and Ms. Saki Fujimoto finished the Summer Internship course and had a presentation. Click!
  • 2018.8.20
    • Mr. Takaki Yoshida and Mr. Koki Hayashi joined our Internship program. Click!
  • 2018.8.16
    • A research paper for a collaborative research with Dr. Bjerling's group was published in PLOS ONE. Click!
  • 2018.8.10
    • Ms. Astrid Kusuma from the Atma Jaya Yogyakarta Univ. in Indonesia joined our lab for a month, through the NIBB Internship program. Click!
  • 2018.7.2-7
    • Ms. Momoka Eguchi joined our Internship program.
  • 2017.8.1
    • A research paper for a collaborative research with Dr. Shinkai’s group at RIKEN was published in Elife. Click!!
  • 2017.6.16
    • A research paper for CBX2 was published in J. Biochem. Click!!
  • 2017.2.23
    • A research paper for a collaborative research with Dr. Tani’s group at the Kumamoto University was published in PLoS Genet. Click!!
  • 2016.12.1
    • Dr. Hamada and Dr. Kataoka have joined our laboratory as assistant professors.
  • 2016.11.26
    • A research paper for a collaborative research with Dr. Oki’s group at the Fukui University was published in Genes Genet Syst. Click!!
  • 2016.10.1
    • Division of Chromatin Regulation was newly launched at the NIBB !

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