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Examining food, aromas, and cosmetics to improve the quality of life

Department of Food and Cosmetic Science

Mastering Cutting-Edge Science for Food and Cosmetic Applications.

Through continuing education into the theory and practice related to the commonalities between diet and health based on cutting-edge applied life science, this major aims to foster researchers knowledgeable in food and cosmetic functions and microorganism uses; specialized engineers with knowledge in food production and processing as well as safety management technologies acquired through utilizing the rich food resources of the Okhotsk region; and leading human resources to promote citizens' food lifestyle and health.

Graduate School Advisory Faculty

KUBOTA Kikue, Professor

Study on chemical and sensory qualities of flavor components to improve the values of foods

Research Activity

SAGANE Yoshimasa, Professor

Study on structure and function of food-related proteins

Research Activity

SATO Hiroaki, Professor

Objective evaluation of the taste using the sensor

Research Activity

TOEDA Kazuki, Professor

Development of cosmetics and functional foods using agricultural products in Hokkaido

Research Activity

NAKAGAWA Junichi, Professor

Discovery and molecular characterization of novel bacterial enzymes applicable to food and biomass conversion

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NIWA Koichi, Professor

Cellular physiology on gastrointestinal tract and skin with cultured cells

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WATANABE Toshihiro, Professor

Study on structure of protein complex and subunit interaction

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ENDO Akihito, Associate Professor

Ecology of fructophilic lactic acid bacteria, Development of novel starter microorganisms for food fermentation

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Undergraduate

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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