Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Supporting the future of humanity through cutting-edge bioscience

Department of Bioscience

Applying the Power of Advanced Bioscience in Various Fields

The Department of Bioscience provides advanced education by promoting creative and original research that takes full advantage of leading-edge knowledge and technologies in life sciences, and cultivates the capability to present and discuss the research contents, thereby aiming at nurturing the human resources who share a rich sense of humanity and contribute to the development of research and industry, either domestic or overseas.

Graduate School Advisory Faculty

Take a look at who you may be able to work with as part of the department.

ASAI Kei, Professor

Bacterial life and death and development of microbial cell factory

Research Activity

OGAWA Hidehiko, Professor

Mechanizm of cell differentiation in mammalian cells

Research Activity

OBATA Yayoi, Professor

Development of mammalian gametes

Research Activity

KAWASAKI Shinji, Professor

Isolation of novel microorganisms and identification of useful metabolic systems.

Research Activity

SAKATA Yoichi, Professor

ABA signaling in plants

Research Activity

TAJI Teruaki, Professor

Dissececting genetic control of natural variation in stress tolerances of plants

Research Activity

CHIBAZAKURA Taku, Professor

Mechanism of mammalian cell proliferation control

Research Activity

NAKAMURA Shin-ichi, Professor

Analysis of heavy behavior in plants and its application to crop breeding

Research Activity

MATSUMOTO Takashi, Professor

Development of crop breeding on next-generation genome technology

Research Activity

YAJIMA Shunsuke, Professor

Cellular functions based on structural and chemical biology

Research Activity

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Teacher-training Course

This is a course for obtaining a regular teaching certificate for junior high schools and high schools based on Japan’s Education Personnel Certification Act.

Teacher-training Course

Students who take this course are awarded a teaching certificate at the time of graduation by earning specified credits while taking specialized education in their department. This course creates a heavier workload compared to other students, as it entails taking more classes, with many lectures in the evening and many practice sessions off campus, but this could lead to a student life that much richer.

Many students who have completed this course are playing active roles as teachers in junior high schools and high schools as well as other educational institutions around the country. In the academic year 2016, 130 people obtained 291 teaching certificates (including specialized certificates for those who completed a graduate program). While passing the teacher employment examination is a difficult hurdle, every year about 150 NODAI alumnae (including former graduates) become teachers.

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert (including information usage education using computers), which includes surveying, accumulating, organizing, storing, searching, and providing (including displaying) information related to science and technology in public institutions such as museums, science museums, children’s facilities, and public libraries, as well as corporate information departments and R&D departments.

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