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, non-coding RNA, transposon, environmental stress



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Kushiro Koryo High School SSH Project. Five second-year high school students performed practical training.


A review article on the relationship between environmental stress and transposons was published.
Environmental stress and transposons in plants.


Our paper was published in Frontiers in PLANT SCIENCE.

  • Three master's students and two fourth-year undergraduate students joined as new members.
Our joint research paper has been published in Journal of Plant Physiology. (2022/01/31) 
Associate Professor Ito gave a seminar at Hokkaido University Open Campus. (2021/09/19) 
Associate Professor Ito gave a commemorative lecture for receiving the Encouragement Award at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Genetics Society of Japan. (2021/09/10) 
Ms.Hayashi's paper was selected for the 2021 GGS Prize. (2021/09/10) 

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2021, Degree conferral ceremony


  • Three master's students in the class of 2021 graduated today. Congratulations on their graduation.
  • The Master's Degree Conferral Ceremony for 2021 Fall Entrance was held. Congratulations to all the graduates!
  • Graduation ceremony