Synthetic Genomics Research Group

Group Director

Minami Matsui

D.Sci.

Minami Matsui

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1986
D.Sci., Kyoto University
1986
Research Associate, Molecular Oncology Laboratory, Nippon Veterinary and Zootechnical College
1989
Lecturer, Molecular Oncology Laboratory, Nippon Veterinary and Zootechnical College
1990
Lecturer, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Nippon Medical School
1992
Postdoctoral fellow, Xing Wang Deng's laboratory in Department of Biology, Yale University, USA
1994
Lecturer, Molecular Biology Laboratory in Nippon Medical School
1995
Deputy Team Leader, Laboratory For Photoperception and Signal Transduction, RIKEN Frontier Research Program
1999
Team Leader, Plant Function Exploration Team of Plant Functional Genomic Research Group, RIKEN Genomics Sciences Center
2005
Team Leader, Plant Function Exploration Team of Functional Genomics Research Group, RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center
2006
Group Director, Plant Functional Genomics Research Group, RIKEN Plant Science Center
2008
Guest Professor, Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City University (-current)
2010
Team Leader, Synthetic Genomics Research team, RIKEN Biomass Engineering Program
2013
Team Leader, Synthetic Genomics Research team, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
2014
Division Director, Biomass Engineering Program Cooperation Division, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
2015
Division Director, Biomass Engineering Research Division, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)
2015
Group Director, Synthetic Genomics Research Group, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (-current)

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minami

Synthetic Genomics Research Group,
Biomass Engineering Research Division,
RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science

#E820 8F East Research Building,
1-7-22 Suehiro, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045 Japan
TEL: +81-(0)45-503-9625
Access to Yokohama

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Synthetic Genomics Research Group
The genome sequences of many organisms have been determined by recent advance of genome sequencing technologies. This huge genome information makes it possible not only to reveal the functions of various RNAs and proteins for fundamental biological activities but also provides information of many chemicals (metabolites) production by various organisms. Our research group will conduct research to contribute for the science and technology basis for production of useful materials by using various genome information.

Subjects

  1. Genome research on plants: genome and transcriptome analyses of useful plants i.e. Rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) and sorghum bicolor besides Arabidopsis
  2. Plant single-cell research: analysis of dynamism of RNAs and metabolites in a single cell levels
  3. Photoperception and signal transduction of plants: analysis of photo-perception and signal transduction using model plants and also applying these knowledges for the control of metabolic pathways by lights
Biomaterial Production by Genome Information