Laboratory of Biophysics

Feeling force and temperature and controlling movements

Mechanical reception in which living organs feel “force” and “deformation” serves as the basis for important senses such as senses of touch, hearing and balances. In recent years, it became known that mechanical reception affects various biological functions, such as cellular differentiation, leading to the creation of a new academic field called mechanobiology. Our laboratory is conducting research on mechanisms for sensing mechanical and thermal stimulations and for controlling cell motility.

College of Systems Engineering and Science Department of Bioscience & Engineering Bioscience Course / Graduate School of Engineering and Science(Master's Program) Systems Engineering and Science / Graduate School of Engineering and Science(Doctor's Program) Functional Control Systems Course
Faculty Name
YOSHIMURA, Kenjiro
Keyword
Biosensors,Biotechnology,Bionanotechnology,Cellular engineering,Control systems,Basic biology,Proteins,DNA,Genetic engineering

This lab is for this SDG activity:

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  • 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう

STUDY FIELDS

  • Biology
  • Life science
  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics

FOR SOCIETY

The dysfunctions of cilia and ion channels are correlated with various diseases known as ciliopathies and channelopathies. Our study aims to solve such dysfunctions by elucidating the mechanisms of the functions of cilia and ion channels.

RESEARCH THEMES

  • Research on the mechanisms of mechanoreception
  • Research on the mechanisms of ciliary motility
  • Research on the cellular response to temperature

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