Gene Discovery Research Group

Group Director

Kazuo Shinozaki

D.Sci.

Kazuo Shinozaki

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1977
D.Sci., Institute of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University
1978
Research Associate, National Institute of Genetics
1983
Research Associate, Faculty of Science, Nagoya University
1986
Associate Professor, Center for Gene Research, Nagoya University
1987
Visiting Scientist, Rockefeller University, USA
1989
Chief Scientist, Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory, RIKEN Tsukuba Institute
1993
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, Tsukuba University (-current)
1999
Project Director, RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center
2003
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
2005
Director, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2005
Group Director, Gene Discovery Research Group, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2005
Team Leader, Gene Discovery Research Team, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2005
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Media and Politics, Keio University (-current)
2010
Program Director, RIKEN Biomass Engineering Program
2010
Team Leader, Biomass Research Platform Team, RIKEN Biomass Engineering Program
2013
Director, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)
2013
Group Director, Gene Discovery Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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kazuo.shinozaki

Gene Discovery Research Group,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

1-7-22 Suehiro, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan
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3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0074 Japan
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Outline

Gene Discovery Research group is discovering plant genes of which functions are linked to quantitative improvements in plants and those with new functions for minimizing the effects of the environmental stresses to achieve maximum productivity. Other targets of research include not only genes that respond to environmental changes and stimuli and adaptation but also genes involved in photosynthesis and productions of useful metabolites. This group explores key genes involved in improved productivity and abiotic stress tolerance based on genomics including transcriptome and metabolome analyses, and are analyzing regulatory factors and signaling factors involved in the control of gene expression in response to abiotic environmental stresses. This group also explores genes involved in metabolic regulation for the improvement plant productivity.

Subjects

  1. Exploration and analysis of regulatory factors and signaling factors in environmental stress responses
  2. Exploration and use of genes involved in plant productivity using a reverse genetic approach
  3. Development of environmental stress resistance wheat and rice
  4. Development of systematic phenotype analysis platform (phenome analysis) for functional analysis of mutated genes
The outline of research activities in Gene Discovery Research Group
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