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Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba Univ.
§260-8675 Inohana 1-8-1, Chuo-ku, Chiba, JAPAN

Welcome to our Lab's web site!

Our laboratory was established, in 1994, in the new research center for the molecular biological study of medicinal resources, and then, in 2001, was involved in newly established Department of Genome Function in Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The current research aims of our laboratory are to understand the mechanism and regulation of the production of useful metabolites in plants through the genomics and post-genomics approaches and subsequently to apply the obtained knowledge to genetic engineering in vivo.

What's new?: List
1.17.2017
Professor Kazuki Saito has been selected by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) into their prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers 2016 in the ePlant & Animal Sciencef field. > Link
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12.8.2016
Professor Kazuki Saito will be awarded The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award 2017 by the research entitled eDevelopment of plant metabolomics and medicinal plant genomicsf. > Link
9.24.2016
Assistant Professor Naoko Yoshimoto was awarded The JSP Award for Young Scientists from The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy, by the research entitled 'Molecular biological study on biosynthesis of sulfur-containing bioactive compounds'.
4.1.2016
New members have been joined in the lab. Dr. Hajime Sato has joined as a post-doctoral researcher. Prof. Kazuki Saito has been appointed as the Director and Dean of the faculty.
3.31.2016
Dr. Emelda R. Rohani has been appointed as a research scientist at Institute of Systems Biology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
3.19.2016
Professor Kazuki Saito was awarded The JSPP Award of 2016 from The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists, by the research entitled ePlant metabolomics and phytochemical genomics'. > Link
3.16.2016
Public symposium on gPhytochemical Plant Molecular Sciencesh supported by the Strategic Priority Research Promotion Program of Chiba University. >Link
1.20.2016
Professor Kazuki Saito has been selected by Thomson Reuters into their prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers 2015 in the 'Plant & Animal Science' field. > Link
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10.30.2015
Assistant Professor Naoko Yoshimoto was awarded Division of Natural Medicines, The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, Award for Young Scientists.
9.16.2015
The paper by Yoshimoto et al. was featured as a front cover of The Plant Journal. > Link
8.20.2015
Professor Kazuki Saito was selected as one of ASPB TOP AUTHORS from American Society of Plant Biologists by the citation of papers published in The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology.> Link
8.11.2015
Ms. Naoko Mori, an M1 student, was awarded The Best Poster Award of Students in the annual meeting of Japanese Society of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology. > Link
8.5.2015
Press release: Core gene for the medicinal properties of garlic discovered. > Link
8.1.2015
Dr. Kota Kera was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University.
7.1.2015
Dr. Somnuk Bunsupa was appointed as a Lecturer in Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Thailand.
6.21.2015
Symposium of " Biosynthetic Machinery " on June 21, 2015> Link
4.1.2015
Members List has been updated.> Member
9.16.2014
Dr. Satoru Sawai et al., identified a gene encoding a biosynthetic enzyme for biosynthesis of toxic alkaloids in potato (Solanum tuberosum) > Link
9.13.2014
Professor Kazuki Saito was awarded The JSP Award from The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy, by the research entitled
'Functional genomics and biotechnology of medical plants'.

6.18.2014
Professor Kazuki Saito has been selected by Thomson Reuters into their prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014, which identifies the world's most influential contemporary researchers across 21 scientific fields. The ranking is based on highly cited papers (top 1%) in the 2002-2012 period. Professor Saito has been identified as highly cited researcher in the 'Plant & Animal Science' field, where 176 researcher are in this field. In all 21 fields, 98 researchers are selected from the organizations in Japan. Professor Saito is only one of three affiliated to Chiba University.> Link
5.26.2014
Career List has been updated.> Career
4.1.2014
Members List has been updated.> Member
19.3.2014
The article of Professor Kazuki Saito, and Associate Professor Mami Yamazaki was awarded "PCP Award" of The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists.
11.5.2013
6th Symposium of " Biosynthetic Machinery " on December 6-7, 2013> Link
9.10.2013
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8.2.2013
Interview with Prof. Kazuki Saito was published in MetaboNEWS.> Link
4.15.2013
Career List has been updated.> Career
4.2.2013
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2.25.2013
Professor Kazuki Saito will attend to the symposium below.
March 28, 2013
The 133rd Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan (Yokohama, 2013)
Symposium:
The Biosynthetic Machinery for Natural Products: Expansion into Pharmaceutical Sciences
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2.13.2013
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2.12.2013
Professor Kazuki Saito will appear on TV program.
Program name : BS Fuji " Galileo X "
Program theme : " Poison and Medicine: Poison Whispers the Mystery of Life "
Broadcasting date : 2.24 ( Sun ) 9:30AM`10:30AM
Rebroadcasting date : 3.3 ( Sun ) 9:30AM`10:30AM
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7.5.2012
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9.15.2011
Our laboratory moved to Inohana campus.
9.6.2011
Professor Kazuki Saito was awarded The JSPCMB Award for Distinguished Research from the Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, by the research entitled 'Integrated omics study based on plant metabolomics and its development'.
7.29.2011
Dr. Somnuk Bunsupa was awarded The Postdoctoral Fellow ASPB Membership for best poster presentation in 2011 Plant Metabolic Engineering Gordon Research Conference.
7.12.2011
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11.1.2010
Professor Kazuki Saito was selected as ASPB TOP AUTHORS. American
Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) have analyzed citations to their
journals (Plant Physiology and Plant Cell) for papers published between
2004 and 2008 to identify the authors from around the world publishing
the most influential science.
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10.16.2010
Associate Professor Mami Yamazaki was awarded JSP Award for Academic Contribution
by The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy.

4.13.2010
Professor Kazuki Saito was awarded The Prize for Science and Technology
(Research Category) by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports,
Science and Technology, Japan, by the distinguished research entitled
'Plant functional genomics study based on metabolomics'.


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5.19.2009
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10.30.2008
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4.29.2008
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