Department of Biomedical Chemistry, School of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

東京大学 大学院医学系研究科 国際保健学専攻 生物医化学分野
東京大学 医学部 健康総合科学科 生物医化学教室
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2018/06/08 add the link to more detail about our research (Sorry, Japanese only)

2018/04/12 renewal of the web site (many links; under construction)

Our Research Summary

Our major research interests include virulence mechanisms and metabolism of protozoa, particularly Entamoeba histolytica causing amebic dysentery and Plasmodium spp. causing malaria. We mainly focus on vesicular trafficking, phagocytosis, autophagy, proteases, amino acid metabolisms, RNA maturation, translation, drug development, and organellogenesis. Our research approaches are very robust, and include biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, live imaging, multi-omics including metabolomics, and reverse genetics. Our present research themes include:

1. Molecular elucidation of pathogenesis of parasites
2. Biochemical and biological analyses of metabolism and organelles unique to parasites
3. Analysis of vesicular traffic, protein secretion, and phagocytosis/trogocytosis in parasites
4. Genome wide analysis and comparison of parasite strains
5. Drug discovery and development against protozoan infections such as malaria and amebiasis
6. Elucidation of divergence of RNA maturation and translation

More detail about our research (in Japanese, pdf file)


Prof. Tomoyoshi NOZAKI (e-mail: nozaki[a], [a]=@)

Biomedical Chemistry, UTokyo