Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Scientifically studying food so that people may live healthy lives

Department of Food and Nutritional Science

Improving Quality of Life through "Food and Nutrition Science".

The Department of Food and Nutritional Science 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.

In this department, researches are conducted in food science, which seeks to analyze functional ingredients and safety of food, thereby enhancing effective use of biological resources, and in nutrition science, which aims to retain and promote health and prevent diseases through appropriate eating behavior.

Graduate School Advisory Faculty

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

AKUZAWA Sayuri, Professor

Texture and rheological properties of food and their materials

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ABE Naoki, Professor

Studies on bioorganic chemistry of bioactive substances in food materials

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UEHARA Mariko, Professor

Effects of Functional Phytochemicals and Minerals on Bone and Lipid Metabolisms

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OISHI Yuichi, Professor

Study on effect of nutritional conditions and hormones on skin

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KAWANO Yukari, Professor

Sports nutrition for athletes, Public health nutrition, Studies on physical activity and dietary intakes for human health

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SHIMIZU Makoto, Professor

Studies on intestinal functions -transport, detoxification, inflammation, immunity- and their modulation by food substances

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SUZUNO Hiroko, Professor

Effect of various cooking conditions on the physical properties and composition of food

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TANAKA Etsuro, Professor

The relationship between microcirculation and nutrition in human

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TOMIZAWA Motohiro, Professor

Defining ligand binding surfaces through chemical biology approach

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NAKAE Dai, Professor

The control of lifestyle-related diseases, and the safety assessment of (food-related) chemicals

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HATTORI Kazuo, Professor

Study on food components that prevent lifestyle-related diseases and allergy

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HOMMA Kazuhiro, Professor

Nutrition of breast milk

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MATSUZAKI Hiroshi, Professor

Nutritional physiological studies on regulation of mineral metabolism and dietary minerals intake

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SAITO Hirohisa, Professor

Molecular mechanisms involved in development and exacerbation of allergic diseases

IWATSUKI Ken, Associate Professor

Characterization of gastroinstestinal and taste stem cells using 3D cell culture systems

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TAKAHASHI Nobuyuki, Associate Professor

Molecular and physiological analysis of the metabolic information network in multiple organ and tissue

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MIYAJIMA Katsuhiro, Associate Professor

Molecular pathology for the effects of environmental factors, including food toxicity, in endocrine and metabolic disorders

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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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