Farewell party in March 2015

posted Mar 20, 2015, 3:23 AM by Unknown user

3 members of the virus research project team will leave in this March.
Thanks a lot and Good luck!!

(Closed application)Position open for a researcher

posted Mar 13, 2015, 12:33 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 13, 2015, 3:16 AM by Unknown user ]

(Closed application)
Subject: Guinea yam genome analysis
Term: Starting from May 8 (Fri), 2015, till March 31 (2018)

Deadline of application: April 6 (Mon), 2015

Contact person for further information:
                            Dr. Ryohei Terauchi (

Applicants should send

  1. Curriculum vitae with a photo
  2. A list of publications
  3. Short summary of previous researches (one page)
  4. A letter of self introduction (one page)
  5. Copies of up to five major publications

Iwate Biotechnology Research Center
22-174-4, Narita, Kitakami, 024-0003
Iwate, Japan
e-mail for application:

    We are seeking a competent researcher who will be in charge of Guinea yam (Dioscorea rotundata) genome analysis and DNA marker development at Iwate Biotechnology Research Center (IBRC). A suitable candidate will be involved in Guinea yam research entitled “Africa Yam: Enhancing yam breeding for increased productivity and improved quality in West Africa” partly subcontracted to IBRC from International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria). Experience in genetics/genomics will be preferred. Travel to IITA is mandate.

20150227 Mushroom fruition by Electrical Stimulation

posted Feb 26, 2015, 10:00 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 10:00 PM ]

20150227  Mushroom fruition by Electrical Stimulation
(works by Mushroom team, Department of Bioresource Sciences, IBRC)

Article about collaborative research with Iwate University was published in INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION (vol. 172, pp.138-139).
It is a course of study still, but gradually found that the various reaction is occurring in mushrooms by electrical stimulation.

20150217 BLItz joined our lab

posted Feb 16, 2015, 11:00 PM by Unknown user

A new machine "BLItz" joined our laboratory. Welcome to Iwate, Japan!!

2014.12.22 Sampling the gentians under the snow.

posted Dec 22, 2014, 12:32 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 6, 2015, 4:36 PM ]

20141212 Congratulations! Dr.Yamada!

posted Dec 16, 2014, 10:11 PM by Unknown user

20141212  Congratulations! Dr.Yamada!
Dr. Yamada, a researcher at department of bioresource sciences in IBRC, received the Governor Award of Iwate Prefecture.
His researches about 8-HEPE, new anti-obese compound derived from Pacific Krill, were highly appreciated.

20141107 Getting Back Dr.Hiromasa

posted Dec 1, 2014, 6:04 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 1, 2014, 6:05 PM ]


The party to congratulate Dr. Hiromasa on getting back from one month business trip in UK.

20141030 Good luck! Dr.Rym

posted Dec 1, 2014, 6:01 PM by Unknown user


Good luck in your new position!! Dr. Rym left our institute at Oct. 30.

The picture shows the duce in ceremony for leaving.

20141105 Bioresource from forest? or sea?

posted Nov 5, 2014, 2:28 AM by Unknown user

Shiitake mushroom?

Sea cucumber (processed and frozen)
 It is used for our examination.

20141001 Transplanting the gentians

posted Oct 9, 2014, 11:50 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 10, 2014, 1:25 AM ]

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