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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

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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
7.6.2018
Prof. Kazuki Saito was awarded Lifetime Honorary Fellow 2018 of The Metabolomics Society.
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4.19.2018
Mr. Taiki Nakaya (M2 student) was awarded The Best Student Presentation Prize in the 138th Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan held in Kanazawa.
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4.3.2018
The paper by Rai et al. was awarded gJournal Natural Medicines Award 2017h of The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy.
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11.27.2017
Professor Kazuki Saito has been selected by Clarivate Analytics into their prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers 2017 in the ePlant & Animal Sciencef field.
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7.25.2017
Assistant Professor Amit Rai and Mr. Yohei Shimizu (D1 student) were each awarded The Poster Award in The 4th International Conference on Plant Metabolism held in Dalian, China.
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5.23.2017
The article by Okada, T. et al. was selected as one of the world-changing articles by Spriner Nature.
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5.2.2017
The article by Okada, T. et al. was awarded gJournal Natural Medicines Award 2016h of The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy.
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3.1.2017
Assistant Professor Naoko Yoshimoto has been promoted to Lecturer.
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
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