Laboratory of Applied Stress MicrobiologyLaboratory of Applied Stress Microbiology

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Laboratory of Applies Stress Microbiology

Our research is Applied Molecular Microbiology. The aims of our laboratory are basic studies in microbial science, particularly cellular response and adaptation to environmental changes or stresses, and practical applications in new biotechnology. To understand in depth microbial cell functions, we clarify and then improve various functions and mechanisms of microorganisms including yeasts and bacteria from molecular, metabolic and cellular aspects. As the best scenario, novel findings and results of our basic studies can be applied to the molecular breeding for useful microorganisms (yeasts, bacteria), the production of valuable biomaterials (enzymes, amino acids) and the development of promising technologies to solve environmental issues (bioethanol, CO2 fixation). To achieve these goals, we employ research methods in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, enzymology, cell biology, post-genomic analysis, protein and metabolic engineering etc.

E2020 The Takagi Lab.pdf

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Professor Hiroshi Takagi was announced to receive the Medal with Purple Ribbon in the field of Applied Microbiology


・Prof. Takagi talked about traditional Japanese alcoholic beverages (Sake, Awamori) with Prof. Ken-Ichi Yoshida (Kobe University, Japan) at "The International Microorganism Day 2021" held on September 17, 2021 !!
Our session will start from 12:08:00 for 60 min.
International Microorganism Day@IntMicroDay, Sep. 17
International Microorganism Day - Live Stream 2021 (part 2)

・Prof. Hiroshi Takagi has received the Food Science Award from the Tojuro Iijima Foundation for Food Science and Technology !!

・A feature article regarding "brewery yeasts" has been published in Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) News.

・Prof. Hiroshi Takagi has received the JSBBA Award from the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (JSBBA) !!

Distribution of the Newly Adopted projects.
"Integrated understanding of nitric oxide in yeasts and fungi and its application to microbial breeding and drug development.”
FY2019 Abstracts of the New Research Projects under Scientific Research (S)

・Prof. Takagi talked at the end of the International Microorganism Day 2020 !!
The chairperson, Isabel, will introduce me at around 1:33:30 followed by my talk for 20 min.

・Article involved in the ornithine sake yeast project has been published in Metabolic Engineering !!
Bioscience HP https://bsw3.naist.jp/eng/research/index.php?id=2148
NAIST HP http://www.naist.jp/en/research_achievements/2020/08/007220.html
EurekAlert https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-08/nios-jst082720.php