History

Bioproduction Research Institute (BPRI) was established in AIST Hokkaido in 2010 as one of research institutes in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

2001
Research Institute of Biological Resources (predecessor institute) was established in connection with the re-organization of new AIST. The first director was Dr. Tatsuo Katsura. The institute consisted of 7 research groups.
2002
The institute established a collaborative chair in Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University.
The institute was reorganized and named Research Institute for Biological Resources and Functions.
2003
Dr. Hiroshi Kuriyama was appointed to the second director.
The institute established a collaborative chair in Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University.
2004
Reseach Institute of Genome-based Biofactory (RIGB) was established by the division of Research Institute for Biological Resources and Functions. BPRI consisted of 8 research groups at the initial phase. Dr. Fumio Mizutani was appointed to the third director.
2006
Dr. Yoichi Kamagata was appointed to the fourth director. One group (Gene regulation research group) in the AIST Tsukuba center merged with the institute.
2007
Three groups in the institute were merged to form two new groups.
2008
Biology and Ecophysiology Research Team was inaugurated.
2009
Teams of Synthetic Glycocojugate Research and Bio Photo Imaging Research were inaugurated.
Symbiotic Evolution and Biological Functions Research Group was inaugurated
2010
Bioproduction Research Institute was established by the combining of research groups in Reseach Institute of Genome-based Biofactory, Institute for Biological Resources and Functions, and Research Institute for Cell Engineering.
2012
Synthetic Bioengineering Research Group, Environmental Biofunction Research Group, Bio-Design Research Group, Plant Gene Regulation Research Group, Advanced Glycoscience Research Group, and Antifreeze Research Team were inaugurated.
2014
Dr. Tomohiro Tamura is appointed to the fifth director.
2015
Applied Molecular Microbioloty Research Group, new Synthetic Bioengneering Research Group, and Molecular Systems Bioengineering Research Team were inaugurated.
2016
AMolecular and Biological Technology Research Group and Bio-material Engineering Research Group are merged.

Hokkaido

  • Plant Molecular Technology Research Group
  • Molecular and Biological Technology Research Group
  • Biomolecular Engineering Research Group
  • Applied Molecular Microbiology Research Group
  • Environmental Biofunction Research Group
  • Bio-material Engineering Research Group
  • Antifreeze Protein Research Team
  • Molecular Systems Bioengineering Research Team

Tsukuba

  • Symbiotic Evolution and Biological Functions Research Group
  • Microbial and Genetic Resources Research Group
  • Synthetic Bioengineering Research Group
  • Plant Gene Regulation Research Group
  • Bio-Design Research Group

Director

  • Director's Research

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