Graduate Program in Science and Technology/ Biological Science Division
Biological Science has made great strides in recent years and the mysteries of our lives have been revealed one after another. Nevertheless, the mysteries are still deep and unknown, beyond our imagination. Meanwhile, the findings of fundamental biology that have been revealed are directly applied to new technologies and products to enrich our lives. In other words, the current society requires more researchers who can powerfully pioneer basic research in biological science and industrialists who can realize the applied value.
In response to these needs, the Biological Science Division trains professionals who combine advanced research skills with broadly applicable knowledge.
Although research in the biological science is subdivided, there are many common and necessary experimental techniques and concepts. Graduate students learn a variety of techniques, delve deeply into their expertise, and attend diverse lectures giving them the tools to acquire rides and a sense of land as they wade into uncharted jungle called mystery of life.
- Master’s Program: Master of Science in Biological Science
- Doctoral Course: Doctor of Science in Biological Science
Available Teaching Licenses and Subjects
- Junior High School (Specialized; Mathematics, Science)
- High School (Specialized; Mathematics, Science, Industry, Informatics)
※Only Master’s degree program students are eligible to obtain a teaching license. In addition, only subjects for which a Type 1 license has already been obtained or for which the requirements for obtaining a Type 1 license have been met can be obtained.
The high level of our research is guaranteed by the publication of numerous papers in international journals and our track record of obtaining competitive research funds. We are advancing cutting-edge research together with our graduate students.
Personal Instruction by Professors
Through the small group education, faculty members provide student a personal guidance on every aspect of the research process, including how to plan and carry out the research, experimental techniques, information gathering methods, and presentation skills.
Broad Educational Content
We provide the lectures on a wide range of fields, from the basics to the cutting-edge, accessible to graduate students who do not specialize in these fields. For study areas that cannot be covered by our full-time faculty members, we have a system in which top-notch researchers from other universities are invited to give lectures to supplement our stuff.
Selected Thesis Topics
- Interaction and Conformation Analysis of Antisense Nucleic Acid Drugs Containing Sugar-Modified Nucleotides
- Conformational Analysis of DNA and RNA Containing Gold, Silver, and Copper Mediated Base Pairs
- In-vitro and In-silico Analysis of the Egg Membrane Degradation Mechanism of Rainbow Trout Hatching Enzymes
- Cytological Differences in Hatching Gland Cells Occurred Independently of Changes in Embryological Origin
- Analysis of FT, Promoting Factor for Flower Bud Formation in Leguminosae
- Development and Functional Evaluation of Alginate-coated β TCP fiber scaffold, a Three-dimensional Bone Tissue Culture Substrate
- Alternation of Microtubule Orientation by Neuron-specific Isoforms of the Microtubule Anchor Protein, Ninein
- Basic Investigation of Serotonin Secretion Mechanism from Enterochromaffin Cells
- Effects of Ghrelin on the Mechanism of Catecholamine Secretion From Adrenal Medullary Chromaffin Cells
- Analysis of Association between Arabidopsis Elm2 Gene and ROS Formation Mechanism under Combined Heat and Drought Stress Conditions
- Study on Memory of Short Term Heat Stress in Arabidopsis Thaliana
- Formation Mechanism of Seahorse Nursery Sacs
- Ameliorative Effect of Melatonin and its Metabolites on Learning and Memory Deficits in Mice Treated with Ventricular Administration of Amyloid-β
- Role of Sex Hormone Receptors in the Medial Ventral Hypothalamic Nucleus and Media Preoptic Area in the Preference Expression for Estrous Female Odor in Male Rats
- Development of a New Assay for Identifying Plant-parasitic Nematode Repellent Ingredients
- Growth and Oil Body Formation Process of the Green Algae Klebsolmidium
- Structure and Biosynthetic Mechanism of Halogenated Organic Compounds Produced by Cellular Mucosa
- Effects of Humanin in a Model of Brain Dysfunction
With an aim to foster human resources that broadly understand various biological phenomena and has the expertise to contribute to the advancement of biological science and knowledge applicable to interdisciplinary research fields, and can thus contribute to human society the Biological Science Division (Master’s Program) sets standards for the skills and knowledge students should acquire before graduation e as described below: Those who fulfill the requirements and pass their thesis defense shall be deemed to have acquired these qualities and will be awarded a diploma.
- The ability to multidimensionally identify how technology can impact human society and the global environment, acquired by studying a wide range of disciplines, including natural science disciplines beyond one’s disciplinary specialty and life ethics and other issues
- The ability to explore the unknown field of “life” that will be fostered by Graduate students by acquiring various research techniques, delve into their fields of expertise and attend diverse lectures
- A level of English proficiency that enables high performance in society and accommodates further developments in globalization
- The ability to write logical and persuasive academic papers with an appropriate structure and clear research findings and evaluation
With an aim to foster human resources with high research abilities in Biological Science and widely applicable expertise who can strongly promote basic research in biological science, the Biological Science Division (Doctoral Program) sets standards for the skills and knowledge students should acquire before graduation as described below: Those who fulfill the requirements and pass their dissertation defense shall be deemed to have acquired these qualities and will be awarded a diploma.
- Well-balanced knowledge, acquired through extensive learning including the natural sciences and interdisciplinary fields such as life sciences
- The ability to acquire state-of-the-art expertise that enables one to independently play an active role in one’s research field as well as to conduct creative research that will contribute to the development of Biological Science
- A level of English proficiency that enables one to stand on the forefront of globalization and independently lead international society
- The ability to complete a doctoral thesis with standard that is high enough to contribute to the own specialized field and with originality after going through presentations at academic societies and contributions and adoptions of own papers to and by international journals
The Biological Science Division (Master’s Program) seeks to cultivate the ability to contribute to the further development of Biological Science and associated disciplines, as well as to the development of human society and global environment conservation, by having students take courses in Biological Science and other divisions and receive research guidance.
- Students will take courses in divisions other than Biological Science as well as general science and engineering courses to acquire broad knowledge of disciplines other than their disciplinary specialty
- Students will take courses offered by the Biological Science Division on molecules, cells and the individual level to acquire cutting edge expertise on life. Furthermore, they will conduct research on a specific theme; and therefore acquire profound professional knowledge of their theme in a broad context and learn about research procedures, organization and ethics
- Students will improve their English proficiency by taking English for Science and Technology and English-taught courses, presenting research outcomes in English, and writing academic papers in English
The Biological Science Division (Doctoral Program) seeks to cultivate the ability to independently conduct research and development based on high expertise in Biological Science and broad knowledge of associated fields, by having students take Seminars and receive research guidance
- Students will read academic papers and commentaries in interdisciplinary fields other than Biological Science to acquire broad knowledge of life sciences
- Students will conduct intensive research supported by research guidance provided by faculty; and therefore acquire profound expertise of their theme in a broad context, learn about research procedures, organization and ethics, and submit their dissertation as a culmination of their research
- Students will present their research outcomes in Japan and overseas in English, compile and submit academic papers in English, and conduct research at overseas institutions as required; and therefore, they will actively improve their communication skills
The Biological Science Division (Master’s Program) seeks students with the following qualities:
- Students who are interested in the shape and structure of organisms and are motivated to perform research
- Students who possess the standard academic skills required to study Biological Science and pursue research in the field
The Biological Science Division (Doctoral Program)seeks students with the following qualities:
- Students who are motivated to independently pursue creative research and development in the field of Biological Science
- Students with the expertise and English skills required to independently pursue creative research and development in the field of Biological Science
Nobuyuki KANZAWA Professor
Tamao SAITO Professor
Nobuyuki SASAKAWA Professor
Atsuhiko CHIBA Professor
Takako NIIKURA Professor
Kensuke HAYASHI Professor
Makoto FUJIWARA Professor
Shigeki YASUMASU Professor
Mari KAWAGUCHI Associate Professor
Jiro KONDO Associate Professor
Nobuhiro SUZUKI Associate Professor
Yoko YAMADA Project Associate Professor