Department of Nutritional Science and Food Safety
Scientifically studying functional, safe, healthy food for people
The Department of Nutritional Science and Food Safety will move from the Graduate School of Agriculture (GSA) to the Graduate School of Applied Bioscience (GSAB) that will be established newly in April 2020.
Many food-related companies and research institutions need human resources that can respond to food safety and reliability and food functions and health from more advanced scientific perspectives. The unique feature of the program in Nutritional Science and Food Safety is the ability to study two fields in depth: food safety and food functionality. With education and research revolving around chemical toxicology, risk analysis, food development, physiologically active substances, physiology, and bio-environmental analysis, the program develops specialists who have learned the latest knowledge and techniques, who have acquired flexibility, mobility, and problem-solving skills, and who can simultaneously evaluate food safety and functionality for health maintenance.
Laboratories of Dept. of Nutritional Science and Food Safety
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Faculty of Applied Biosciences (Setagaya Campus)
Graduate School Advisory Faculty
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AKUZAWA Sayuri, Professor
Texture and rheological properties of food and their materials
ABE Naoki, Professor
Studies on bioorganic chemistry of bioactive substances in food materials
UEHARA Mariko, Professor
Effects of Functional Phytochemicals and Minerals on Bone and Lipid Metabolisms
OISHI Yuichi, Professor
Study on effect of nutritional conditions and hormones on skin
TOMIZAWA Motohiro, Professor
Defining ligand binding surfaces through chemical biology approach
NAKAE Dai, Professor
The control of lifestyle-related diseases, and the safety assessment of (food-related) chemicals
IWATSUKI Ken, Associate Professor
Characterization of gastroinstestinal and taste stem cells using 3D cell culture systems
TAKAHASHI Nobuyuki, Associate Professor
Molecular and physiological analysis of the metabolic information network in multiple organ and tissue
MIYAJIMA Katsuhiro, Associate Professor
Molecular pathology for the effects of environmental factors, including food toxicity, in endocrine and metabolic disorders