Research subject

The aim of our study is to understand the life through genetics and molecular biology. We analyze plants that elaborate variety of strategies to survive under various environmental stress. We focus on the functions of non-coding RNAs and epigenetic modifications.

We always welcome students with high motivation.

Key words: plants, epigenetics, transposon, environmental stress



To the List

The 2023 Education and Research President's Award ceremony was held, at which plaques and supplementary prizes were presented.


Our paper was published in Frontiers in PLANT SCIENCE.


One fourth-year student presented his graduation research at a poster presentation.


We visited Chulalongkorn University in Thailand on an Overseas Learning Satellite Programme.


Poster presented at the Hokkaido Botanical Society.


As part of the consortium-forming 'Robust Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Engineering Research Programme' team in 2023, I participated in the Agribusiness Creation Fair held at Tokyo Big Sight.


Second visit. Under the auspices of the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Accelerated Fund for International Collaborative Research (Strengthening International Collaborative Research), the group visited Washington University in St Louis, USA, to conduct joint research.


One master's student and three doctoral students joined as new members.


Photo Gallery

I went rafting with lab members from Washington University in St. Louis, where we are collaborating.


  • A year-end party was held at the lab. We had a dumpling party this year.

  • A welcome party was held for new students.

  • BBQ with Dr. Tanaka's lab member.