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RIBONUCLEASE H 2008 was held on Sep 22-25, 2008 at IAB. 17 participants from USA, Europe, Asia and Japan gathered to Tsuruoka Japan. This event was sponsored by IAB, supported by Merck & Co., Inc., Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co., Ltd.,.


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IAB's new phosphoproteome analysis method selected as "Hot Article Award" by Analytical Sciences

Dr. Yasushi Ishihama's research group (Mr. Koshi Imami, a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Media and Governance,) under the direction of Dr. Masaru Tomita developed a fast and automated phosphoproteome analysis system for cultured cancer cells that facilitates the elucidation of the disease's mechanisms.

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IAB launches a Metabolome Consortium to push forward its leading metabolome analysis platform

IAB launches on June 10 a "The Metabolome Consortium"which aims to promote the use of IAB's own metabolome analysis methods based on capillary electrophoresis time-of-flight mass spectrometry (CE-TOFMS) and the related metabolomic database by other groups such as pharmaceutical industries. The CE-TOFMS methods were developed by Dr.Tomoyoshi Soga's research group under the direction of Dr. Masaru Tomita.


Large-scale phosphorylation mapping reveals the extent of tyrosine phosphorylation in Arabidopsis.

Large-scale phosphorylation mapping reveals the extent of tyrosine phosphorylation in Arabidopsis.

A team of IAB and RIKEN researchers published this week that they identified on a large-scale, phosphorylation sites of Arabidopsis proteins. Most cellular processes in Arabidopsis, a widely-used plant model, are likely to be regulated at least in part by various phosphorylation events which appear strikingly similar to the human phosphoproteome profile. The results are published in Molecular Systems Biology (6 May 2008. 4: 193 doi:10.1038/msb.2008.32). The research group consists of the following researchers; Dr. Yasushi Ishihama of IAB, Dr. Naoyuki Sugiyama, Leader of Biomedical Group at Human Metabolome Technologies,Inc., Dr. Ken Shirasu, Group Director and Dr. Hiroshi Nakagami, Research Scientist of Plant Immunity Research Group at RIKEN Plant Science Center.

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IAB and DENSO Corporation launch joint research on bioenergy production using microalgae.

IAB and DENSO Corporation announced that they launch a joint research program to elucidate the metabolism of green algea that can synthesize and accumulate oil.


IAB Metabolome Analysis Technique selected as "World top level technologies of Japan"

IAB metabolome analysis technique was selected by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) as one of the "World top level technologies of Japan" in the field of Life-Science, in the "Global Comparison of Research and Technology FY2008" report .


Spring Science Camp 2008

A science training program for high-school students from all over Japan was held on Mar 25-27, 2008 at the Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University in Tsuruoka. The event, Spring Science Ca...

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"Collaborative Research Agreement with BioSigma S.A. (Republic of Chile) - Leaching copper from ores using microbial biotechnology -"

IAB and BioSigma S.A. (Republic of Chile) have started joint research on bio-mining (mining technology using micro-organisms). This research will be carried out in a new research laboratory establishe...

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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).

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