Laboratories

BInnovative Plant BiotechnologySIntegrative Symbiological SolutionsMMetabolic Genome EngineeringCInnovative CatalystsPLeading-edge PolymersTPAdvanced Research and Technology PlatformsDDrug Discovery Platforms Cooperation Division

Plant Immunity Research Group

BS

Understanding plant immunity mechanisms and developing sustainable disease resistant crops

Group DirectorKen Shirasu

Biology
Agricultural Sciences

Metabolomics Research Group

MTP

Developing integrated metabolomics to explore mechanisms and regulation ofplant metabolite production

Group DirectorKazuki Saito

Biological Sciences
Chemistry / Biology / Agricultural Sciences / Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy

Advanced Catalysis Research Group

C P

Developing new catalysts for more eficient, selective chemical transformations

Group DirectorZhaomin Hou

Chemistry
Environmental Science / Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering / Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy / Organic chemistry / Synthetic chemistry / Polymer chemistry

Catalysis and Integrated Research Group

C

Developing new transition metal-catalyzed reactions and conducting integrated research of chemistry and plant science

Group DirectorMikiko Sodeoka

Chemistry
Biological Sciences / Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy

Chemical Genomics Research Group

TP

Exploiting methodologies to resolve environmental and resource-related problems using chemical biology

Group DirectorMinoru Yoshida

Biology
Chemistry

Synthetic Genomics Research Group

B

Contributing sustainable production of useful biomass materials with genome information and gene expression profile

Group DirectorMinami Matsui

Biology
Chemistry / Agricultural Sciences

Metabolic Systems Research Team

M TP

Understanding the mechanisms and physiology of plant metabolism and improving production of useful materials

Team LeaderMasami Hirai

Biological Sciences
Biology / Agricultural Sciences

Metabolome Informatics Research Team

TP

Developing software platforms and databases for metabolomics research

Team LeaderMasanori Arita

Complex Systems
Biological Sciences

Environmental Metabolic Analysis Research Team

STP

Exploring sustainability of environmental metabolic system based on a data-driven approach

Team LeaderJun Kikuchi

Complex Systems
Chemistry / Agricultural Sciences / Informatics / Environmental Science / Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering / Mathematical & Physical Sciences / Biological Sciences / Life Sciences / Environmental Analysis & Modeling / Aquatic Ecosystem

Plant Genomic Network Research Team

B

Analyzing plant genomic networks for environmental stress adaptation and improved productivity

Team LeaderMotoaki Seki

Biology
Biological Sciences / Agricultural Sciences

Cell Function Research Team

B

Uncovering the regulatory network underlying plant organ growth and regeneration

Team LeaderKeiko Sugimoto

Biology
Agricultural Sciences

Plant Symbiosis Research Team

BS

Understanding plant-microbe symbiosis in order to establish sustainable agriculture

Team LeaderMakoto Hayashi

Biology
Agricultural Sciences

Advanced Organic Synthesis Research Team

C

Exploring next generation organic synthesis for an environmentally sustainable society

Team LeaderLaurean Ilies

Chemistry
Complex Systems / Engineering

Green Nanocatalysis Research Team

C

Can we develop suitable catalysts towards green sustainable chemistry?

Team LeaderYoichi Yamada

Chemistry
Complex Systems / Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering / Engineering / Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy

Biofunctional Catalyst Research Team

C

Understanding biological electron transfer is critical to develop a sustainable energy strategy

Team LeaderRyuhei Nakamura

Chemistry
Environmental Science / Biology

Molecular Ligand Target Research Team

TP

Exploring target molecules and mode-of-action of bioactive compounds through global analysis of chemical genetic interactions

Team LeaderCharles M. Boone

Biology
Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy

Bioproductivity Informatics Research Team

B

Exploring useful genes for plant productivity and developing technology to increase grass biomass

Team LeaderKeiichi Mochida

Biology
Informatics / Agricultural Sciences

Biomacromolecules Research Team

P

Developing new biopolymers and applying them as biomass-based functional and structural materials

Team LeaderKeiji Numata

Engineering
Chemistry / Biological Sciences / Agricultural Sciences

Bioplastic Research Team

P

Creating new high quality plastic materials made from biomass

Team LeaderHideki Abe

Chemistry
Engineering / Polymer chemistry / Green / Environmental chemistry

Cell Factory Research Team

M

Designing and constructing optimal cell factories for valuable chemical compounds

Team LeaderAkihiko Kondo

Engineering
Chemistry / Biology

Molecular Bioregulation Research Team

BTP

Regulation of plant physiology with synthetic molecules

Team LeaderShinya Hagihara

Chemistry
Complex Systems / Biological Sciences / Biology / Agricultural Sciences

Plant Lipid Research Team

M

A lipidomic approach to addressing plant growth and development

Team LeaderYuki Nakamura

Biology
Engineering / Agricultural Sciences / Environmental Science / Plant molecular biology/Plant physiology / Molecular biology / Cell biology

Plant Chemical Genetics Research Team

B

Contributing sustainable crop productivity and improvement of environmental stress adaptation through elucidation of plant hormone functions

Team LeaderMasanori Okamoto

Biology
Agricultural sciences / Plant molecular biology/Plant physiology / Applied molecular and cellular biology / Science in genetics and breeding

Dormancy and Adaptation Research Unit

B

Discovering genes and chemicals that improveseed quality and plant adaptation responses

Unit LeaderMitunori Seo

Biology
Agricultural Sciences

Environmental Response Research Unit

B

Plant nutrient use eficiency, seaweeds survival mechanism, developing methods for removal of unwanted metals from the environment

Unit LeaderRyoung Shin

Biology
Environmental Science / Agricultural Sciences

Natural Product Biosynthesis Research Unit

SM

Exploring microbial gene resources and elucidating biosynthetic mechanisms to produce valuable compounds

Unit LeaderShunji Takahashi

Complex Systems
Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering / Biological Sciences

RIKEN-KRIBB Joint Research Unit

Formation of mutual network and promotion of chemical biology study

Unit LeaderShunji Takahashi

Complex Systems
Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering / Biological Sciences

Drug Discovery Platforms Cooperation Division

Division DirectorMinoru Yoshida

D

Drug Discovery Chemical Bank Unit

D

Proper management and provision of chemical compounds to support research for drug discovery and development

Unit LeaderHiroyuki Osada

Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy
Informatics / Biological Sciences

Drug Discovery Seed Compounds Exploratory Unit

D

Discovering seed and lead compounds by HTS to develop new drugs

Unit LeaderMinoru Yoshida

Chemistry
Biology

Drug Discovery Chemistry Platform Unit

D

Pursuing small molecule drug discovery and targeted protein degradation

Unit LeaderHiroo Koyama

Chemistry
Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy

Technology Platform Division

Division DirectorMikiko Sodeoka

TP

Molecular Structure Characterization Unit

TP

Developing technologies and platforms for structure characterization by NMR and MS analyses

Unit LeaderHiroyuki Koshino

Chemistry
Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering / Agricultural Sciences / Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy

Biomolecular Characterization Unit

TP

To resolve the mystery of biological phenomena, we examine the protein structure

Unit LeaderNaoshi Dohmae

Biology
Environmental Science / Chemistry / Biological Sciences / Agricultural Sciences / Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy

Mass Spectrometry and Microscopy Unit

TP

Providing mass spectrometric and microscopic platforms for plant science

Unit LeaderMasami Hirai

Biological Sciences
Chemistry / Biology / Agricultural Sciences / Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy

Chemical Resource Development Research Unit

TP

Expanding and using chemical libraries to accelerate chemical biology research

Unit LeaderHiroyuki Osada

Complex Systems
Informatics / Biological Sciences / Agricultural Sciences / Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmacy