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About iSYM

 
Integrated Symbiology (iSYM) is an interdisciplinary research program at RIKEN, studying organism-organism interactions. High biological diversity, which is built on numerous organism-organism interactions, ensures natural sustainability for all life forms, including us. 
We aim to understand how organisms interact with each other in the molecular level, revealing novel communication tools and controlling strategies developed by various life forms.

Recent News Releases

 

2019/7/10 Dr. Moriya Ohkuma

難培養アーキア(古細菌)の分離培養に成功ー「微生物ダークマター」の一端を解明ー

Isolation and characterization of a thermophilic sulfur- and iron-reducing thaumarchaeote from a terrestrial acidic hot spring. The ISME Journal, doi: 10.1038/s41396-019-0447-3

2019/1/28 Dr. Hiroyuki Osada

かびの二次代謝活性化-ネクトリアピロン類の生合成遺伝子を同定-(RIKEN Press Release)

Induction of Nectriapyrone Biosynthesis in the Rice Blast Fungus Pyricularia oryzae by Disturbance of the Two‐Component Signal Transduction System. ChemBioChem, doi:10.1002/cbic.201800620

2019/1/24 Dr. Kenya Honda

健常者から単離 感染抵抗性や抗腫瘍効果を高める腸内細菌株

A defined commensal consortium elicits CD8 T cells and anti-cancer immunity. Nature, doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0878-z

2018/November Dr. Shigehiro Kuraku author interview by Nature Japan

Nature Ecology & Evolution 著者インタビュー『工樂樹洋氏:サメのゲノムが挑む、進化と自然の謎』

2018/11/29 Dr. Kenya Honda, Dr. Ken Shirasu and Dr. Kazuki Saito were seleted as the Highly Cited Researchers 2018

Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers

2018/11/2 Dr. Kazuki Saito received the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon

The government of Japan awarded Dr. Kazuki Saito the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon which is awarded to individuals who have contributed to academic and artistic developments, improvements and accomplishment.

齊藤和季副センター長が紫綬褒章を受章

Decorations and Medals in Japan (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)

2018/October Dr. Shigehiro Kuraku's interview is published in the October issue of RIKEN NEWS

理化学研究所『理研ニュース』2018年11月号

2018/10/19 Dr. Hiroyuki Osada

キノコの新しい生理活性物質ー創薬研究に貢献するユニークな化学構造ー

Structures and Synthesis of Hitoyopodins: Bioactive Aromatic Sesquiterpenoids Produced by the Mushroom Coprinopsis cinerea. Organic Letters, doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b02788

 

Featured News Report

 
PacBio Training was held at Yokohama RIKEN.


PacBio Sequel training was held for five days (4/11-4/17). The schedule of training included from sample preparation untill sequencing. During the training, there was also a bioinformatics seminar by PacBio Asia. I hope the training was fruitful for everyone. Attendees were from a variety of research fields in symbiology so it was also a great opportunity to get to know each other. 

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