Greetings from Director

Greetings from Director

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has eight research units in the fields of Life Science and Biotechnology. One of those research units, the Bioproduction Research Institute, was established on April 1, 2010. The institute is housed in two research bases (AIST Hokkaido and AIST Tsukuba) that employ more than 250 people.

The institute focuses on the following four research topics:

1) Exploration of microorganisms that have not been cultured and utilizing those organisms as genetic resources.

2) Construction of new data mining platforms on genome informatics and attempting to produce a wide array of active compounds based on the genes discovered.

3) Construction of plant and microbe platforms for producing enzymes, cytokines, vaccines, and other compounds for medical and industrial purposes.

4) Creation or high functionalization of useful proteins, nucleic acids, and polymers based on chemistry, chemical biology, and structural biology.

While developing studies based on the research topics mentioned above, the institute promotes collaborative R&D with universities and companies. We are also making efforts toward education in universities by utilizing a Cooperative Graduate School System.

We aim to achieve an eco-friendly, sustainable society as well as healthy and safe living through “bioproduction systems” in transgenic plants and recombinant microorganisms.

In order to achieve our research objectives, I strive to create an environment in which people can enjoy working. If you are interested in our research, feel free to contact us with any questions.

We appreciate your kind, continued support.

Tomohiro Tamura, Ph. D.
Director
Bioproduction Research Institute
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)

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

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062-8517
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Hokkaido, 062-8517 Japan
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305-8566
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