Plant Productivity Systems Research Group

Group Director

Hitoshi Sakakibara

D.Agr.

Hitoshi Sakakibara

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1992
Research Associate, Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
1995
D.Agr., Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
1999
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University
2000
Team Leader, Laboratory for Communication Mechanisms, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2005
Guest Professor, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University (-current)
2006
Group Director, Plant Productivity Systems Research Group, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2013
Group Director, Plant Productivity Systems Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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Plant Productivity Systems Research Group,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

#E712 7F East Research Building,
1-7-22 Suehiro, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan
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Plant Productivity Systems Research Group
Our group will conduct studies on uptake and signaling of nitrogen, action mechanisms of phytohormones, and mechanisms of metal tolerance and accumulation to aim for development of innovation technology for low-input production of plants by saving nitrogen and water, and recovery and recycling of metals. We will also conduct studies for discovery of novel signaling molecules and key genes for plant productivity by using hormonome platform.

Subjects

  1. Identification of key genes regulating agronomical traits improving crop productivity
  2. Functional analysis of key genes regulating plant productivity, especially enzymes involved in cytokinin biosynthesis and metabolism
  3. Development of clean-up technology of heavy metal pollutants using bryophyte
  4. Identidfication of key genes in agricultural traits using high-throughput hormone analysis system
Plants used in our research
A: Arabidopsis, B: Rice, C: Setaria viridis, D: Mosses