TANAKA-IMAMURA Lab, TTECH

From UNDERSTANDING to DESIGN of CELL Systems


We focus on fundamental architecture of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells based on their evolution, destined for design of cell systems. [Keywords: bacteria, Eschericha coli, cyanobacteria, chloroplast, mitochondria, cell symbiosis, evolution, retrograde signal, algae, Cyanidioschyzon merolae, plant cells, photosynthesis, biomass, biofuel, metabolic regulation, signal transduction, transcriptional regulation, DNA replication, cell cycle, genome, microbiology, plant physiology, systems biology]

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 RESEARCH TOPICS

Basic Architecture of Eukaryotic Cells based on their Evolution
It is now clear that the symbiotic event between archaeum and bacterium cells was deeply involved in the origin of eukaryotic cells. We are studying the common and fundamental traits of eukaryotic cells based on their evolution using a very primitive red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae
Basic Biology and Application of Photosynthetic Microorganisms
Fundamentals of oxygenic photosynthesis was established at the origin of cyanobacteria, and we are pursuing the molecular mechanisms from the regulatory aspects. We are also working to improve the productivity of algal biomass, such as oil, through the modification of their regulatory elements.
What is the Common Framework of Bacterial Cells?
How fundamental functions of bacteria cells, metabolism, growth and proliferation, are coordinated?