"Collaborative Research Agreement with BioSigma S.A. (Republic of Chile) - Leaching copper from ores using microbial biotechnology -"
Metabolome analysis for Alzheimer's disease diagnosis
IAB researchers announce that they will start metabolome analysis to develop diagnosis methods for Alzheimer's disease , in collaboration with the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology.
"Bottom-up genome assembly using the Bacillus subtilis genome vector"
Dr. Kenji Tsuge and Dr. Mitsuhiro Itaya's research group, directed by Dr. Masaru Tomita, published their results about the development of methods to iteratively construct DNA sequences on the scale of small genomes in collaboration with Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences in Nature Methods (Dec 2007; doi:10.1038/nmeth1143).
"Karada-kan", a cancer information center for Tsuruoka citizens established
IAB opened "Karada-kan", a cancer information station for Tsuruoka citizens in the Chido library, part of the Center bldg. of TTCK(Tsuruoka Town Campus of Keio).
IAB software to find new-type tRNA genes released in collaboration with Rikkyo University
Software developed by Junichi Sugahara and Nozomu Yachie from the reseach group directed by Dr. Akio Kanai and Dr. Masaru Tomita, is now freely available to find new-type tRNA genes. The tools were developed in collaboration with Dr.Yasuhiko Sekine's research group at Rikkyo University.
Their results were published in Science (Vol.318 no.5849, pp.450-453).
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Mr. Hiroya Masuda, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications visited IAB.
IAB student wins prize at GlobalTiC Talentrepreneur Award
A doctoral student at IAB, Mr.Kazuhide Sekiyama was awarded the 1st prize of Best Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award in GlobalTic Talentrepreneur Award & Forum in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Metabolome analysis for high-quality beer production
Dr. Tomoyoshi Soga's research group under the direction of Dr. Masaru Tomita succeeded to develop yeast strains that are useful for high-quality beer production using their established metablome analysis techniques, in collaboration with Kirin Brewery Company.
Release of E-cell Simulation Environment 3D
Dr. Kazuharu Arakawa and Mr. Nozomu Yachie, working under the direction of Dr. Masaru Tomita, developed and released the groundbreaking "E-Cell Simulation Environment 3D" that adds powerful visualization features to IAB's original simulation platform.
IAB research project selected by Global COE Program
"Global COE for Humanoid Metabolomic Systems Biology", a joint research project between IAB, the Graduate School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University was selected in the field of life science as one of the "Global COE (Centers of Excellence) Program " by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of (MEXT).