Genomic EvoDevo Lab
How Multicellularity Evolved?
- Reached 7,000 visitors! (June 22, 2017)
Our websites has got 7,000 visitors (NOT the access number) in less than 3 years. The accesses are scattered around the grobe, with the visitors from 95 countries. Proud!
- Sampling at Kyoto (June 6, 2017)
The PI Hiroshi Suga visited Yakuno, north Kyoto, to collect the samples of urushi lacquer tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum).
It is a collaboration project with Dr. Takashi Shiina's lab in Kyoto Prefectural University. The lacquer scraper Mr. Yoshiaki Okamoto made the first scar on the tree skin after a tiny but solemn ceremony. The process was
reported by a local newspaper.
- Final Report of FD Promotion Programme (May 24, 2017)
The PI Hiroshi Suga gave a talk on the clicker system that he developed with the support from the
Faculty Development Programme of the University. The software
(Kéndai Pochi) is available at
- Veritas NON semper una est! (May 22, 2017)
The restructuring plan of our university is
after one year of silence since the first
media leakage (a nice strategy, eh?). It
turned out that the Shobara campus (where we are) will be the
primary victim. They (well, who?) try to change the Department of
Life and Environmental Sciences into something that just serves for
the "region" (what's the definition of "region"? do they really know what the
people there wish?), denying any of our effort to fight at the frontline of
science. Okay, we admit that our department is not the
world-best, but have they ever looked how much the
professors and students here are working? Science needs diversity,
which is where the word "university" comes from.
claim that 'Veritas semper una est (the truth is
always one)', which in many cases is false in biology.
- Welcome BBQ (May 12, 2017)
The traditional BBQ in Bihoku Hillside Park to welcome the new B3 students
into the lab.
- Lecture on Genome Editing (May 8, 2017)
We invited the collaborator Dr. Tetsushi Sakuma from Hiroshima University, who gave a talk on genome editing. Overwhelming
progress in this field!
- Visit to Kyoto (March 31, 2017)
The PI visited
Dr. Shiina's lab in Kyoto Prefectural University for future collaboration.
We are excited about a new project starting!
- Graduation (March 24, 2017)
The 8 B4 students (including two >=B6s) Yukino Ohara, Takaaki Kai, Naofumi Koide, Mitsuhiro Fukuhara, So Miyamoto, Hiroki Mukaihara, Shuhei Murakami, and Rei Yagasaki have graduated the University. Congratulations!
- Trip to rainy Nagasaki (March 2, 2017)
The PI visited
the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, within the framework of MEXT Joint Research. The discussion with Dr. Kentaro Kato
was intensive. We've got our first multicellular pet,
- Weather behaves (February 10, 2017)
They say the life in Shobara is prestigious...and indeed it is!
- Graduation presentation (February 7, 2017)
Naofumi Koide, Yukino Ohara,
Shuhei Murakami, and
Rei Yagasaki finished the presentations of
the graduation projects. Well done everybody! The
party was crazier than ever.