Other research interests

In vitro chromatin assembly: A new project on in vitro chromatin reconstitution has started. We have carried out the assembly of chromatin in multiple organisms. This research is a part of collaboration with Dr. Szilvia Nagy of Semmelweis University, Hungary.

Kelp to bioproducts: We aim to establish a new method for synthesizing bioproducts using a kelp as a starting material. Kelp is a farmable and abundant marine biomass, thus this project may contribute to sustainable bioproduct productions. This project is collaborative research with Prof. Shota Atsumi of the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Davis, and Prof. Brian Fox of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Metabolic network in In vivo : This study aims to understand networks with currently unknown metabolic pathways in vivo. Details will be announced sometime. This research is joint research with Prof. Hiroshi Maeda, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Profs. Fukusaki and Shinma, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, and Prof. Sohei Ito, Shizuoka Prefectural University.

Research on Drosophila behavior: This research has been led by Prof. Nobuaki Tanaka of Research Faculty of Science, Hokkaido U. (Is this research flowering? Yes we hope so).

Research on marine sponges: Marine sponges may give us many hints of the synthesis of microbial secondary metabolites. With Prof. Masaki Fujita of Research Faculty of Fisheries, Hokkaido U., we will start figuring out how the marine sponge may develop their unique/functional symbiotic ecosystem.