Research Group of Evolutionary Developmental Genomics

Introduction

We are studying molecular mechanisms of chordate evolution and adaptation through comparative functional analysis of developmental genes in the "living fossil" amphioxus and a variety of frog spieces. We are also studying genomic and epigenomic mechanisms involved in organ regeneration and genetic diseases by generating a variety of genetically modified pipid frogs using leading-edge technologies, such as high-throughput transgenesis and genome editing.

Molecular evolution of developmental genes driven by whole genome duplication

Molecular evolution of developmental genes driven by whole genome duplication
Epigenetic regulation of the genes related to evolution and development of eye
Evolutionary genomics of wild amphibian species
Developmental process of neural tube in Xenopus

Topics

Snapshot

A snapshot of lab trip. We have annual lab trip to go to hot springs, etc.
(The picture was taken in Onomichi in Oct. 2019)

 

Staff

Professor: Hajime Ogino Ph.D.

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Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars*

Assistant Prof.: Takeshi Igawa Ph.D.

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Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars*

Personal website

Assistant Prof.: Makoto Suzuki Ph.D.

Link

Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars*

researchmap

Technical Staff, Nanoka Suzuki

*Contact address, educational and research activities of the staffs are referable in Profiles of Faculty and Research Scholars.

Students

Mikio Tanouchi(D2):ツメガエルを用いた機能低下型突然変異の研究
Nusrat Hossain(D1):
Yushi Ou(M1):
Shiori Kawasaki(B4):
Yusuke Sakaguchi(B4):
Yuka Asaeda(B3):
Hinako Kato(B3):

Message

We are using dry and wet leading-edge technologies in our research, which include next-generation sequencing, comparative genomics, high-throughput transgenesis, genome editing, bio-imaging with fluorescent proteins, chromatin immunoprecipitation, etc. Feel free to contact us, if you are interested in leading-edge genome evolution studies, molecular ecology of wild amphibian species, or basis of human genetic diseases.