Cell Function Research Team

Team Leader

Keiko Sugimoto

Ph.D.

Keiko Sugimoto

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ResearcherID

2000
Ph.D., Australian National University, Australia
2000
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, John Innes Centre, UK
2003
Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellow, John Innes Centre, UK
2005
Group Leader, John Innes Centre, UK
2007
Unit Leader, Cell Function Research Unit, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2012
Team Leader, Cell Function Research Team, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2013
Team Leader, Cell Function Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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keiko.sugimoto

Cell Function Research Team,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

#E612 6F East Research Building,
1-7-22 Suehiro, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan
TEL: +81-(0)45-503-9575
FAX: +81-(0)45-503-9591
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Cell Function Research Team
We investigate how plants integrate developmental and environmental cues to maximise organ growth under the changing environment. We also explore how plants establish and maintain cellular differentiation status and how various stress stimuli override the developmental commitments to undergo cellular reprogramming. These strategies should allow us to identify key modulators of organ growth and reprogramming, thus providing molecular basis for crop improvement.

Subjects

  1. Molecular dissection of plant organ growth
  2. Molecular dissection of cellular reprogramming in plants
  3. Molecular manipulation of organ regeneration in crops
The shoot apical meristem in Arabidopsis
As cells leave the meristem, they switch from the mitotic cycle to the endoreduplication cycle and start to differentiate.
The leaf trichome cell in Arabidopsis
Arabidopsis trichome cells increase their cell volume hundreds of times their original size through endoreduplication.