Molecular Bioregulation Research Team

Team Leader

Shinya Hagihara

Ph.D.

Shinya Hagihara

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2003
Ph.D., Kyoto University
2003
Postdoctoral fellow, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
2003
Postdoctoral fellow, RIKEN
2007
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland
2008
Assistant Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University
2013
Associate Professor, Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University
2015
PRESTO Researcher
2016
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
2018
Team Leader, Molecular Bioregulation Research Team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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hagi

Molecular Bioregulation Research Team,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

#N401 4F Bioscience Building,
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 Japan
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Outline

Although increasing global food supply is the critical issue for sustainable society, crop yields are growing too slowly to meet the expected food demand. We are rather facing many problems such as climate change, which will make it challenging to produce enough food. Our team aims at solving these issues by chemical biology approach. We search key genes for stable food production through forward and reverse chemical genetics. The compounds obtained from chemical screening will be structurally optimized through chemical synthesis and applied to regulate physiological functions of plants. Our goal is to go beyond the limitation of current plant science and agriculture by combining synthetic chemistry and plant biology, and to explore new field of sustainable resource science.

Subjects

  1. Precise control of plant hormone signaling
  2. New methodology for regulating plant regeneration
  3. Development of new technology in chemical biology