Outline of Courses

Outline of Courses

Bioresources Science

Bioscience and Biotechnology

The major focus of this Division is on molecular and cellular characterizations and functional analysis in living organisms, and on their biotechnological applications to agricultural production. This Division offers basic and applied research programs to study plants, insects, microorganisms, and mammals. The research subjects are applied microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, entomology, molecular biology and radiation biology.

Applied Bioresources Chemistry

The major goal of this Division is to develop advanced utilization of biological resources using chemical and biological techniques and tools (chemical biology). This division has basic and applied research programs to characterize biologically active compounds (from small molecules to macromolecules) from the biological resources in the fields of bioorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, biochemistry, food and nutritional chemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and structural biology. These programs contribute to the improvement of agricultural production or the development of the compounds related to functional food and medicine.