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Seminar at Special Symposium for International Marchantia Training Course@Kyoto/ 3 Mar 2016

Seminar at Tottori University@Tottori / 4 Dec 2015
Enjoyed science and crab meat ☺


Seminar at Tsukuba Global Science Week@Tsukuba/ 28 Sep 2015

Organized symposium on plant-pathogen interactions at 56th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists@Tokyo / 17 Mar 2015
Organized the symposium "Learning plant physiology on plant-pathogen interactions" with Yusuke Saijo from NAIST.

"Extracellular ATP acts as a damage-associated molecular pattern in plants"
Kiwamu Tanaka (Washington State University)
"Defense Activation And Priming Upon Danger Sensing In Plant Immunity"
Yusuke Saijo (NAIST)
"Role of Receptor-Like Cytoplasmic Kinases in plant immunity"
Jian-Min Zhou (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
"Virulence-promoting effectors in the corn smut fungus Ustilago maydis"
Shigeyuki Tanaka (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology)
"Dead or Alive: early MAMP-responsive phosphoprotein watches hypersensitive cell death"
Hirofumi Nakagami (RIKEN CSRS)
"Robustness and tunability: design principles of plant immune signaling networks"
Kenichi Tsuda (Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research)
"Immune co-factor NPR1 regulates reciprocal interaction between salicylic acid and jasmonic acid-mediated signal pathways"
Yasuomi Tada (Nagoya Univ.)



Seminar at The Marchantia Workshop 2014@Kobe Univ/ 9 Dec 2014

Seminar at XII France-Japan Workshop on Plant Science 2014@The University of Tokyo / 28 Oct 2014



Seminar at The 78th Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of Japan@Meiji Univ/ 12 Sep 2014
The cutting edge of photoresponse mechanisms: photoreceptor and signaling mechanism

"Plant UVB-environmental sensing; UVB-induction and -response of CPD photolyase"
Hidema Jun
"Negative feedback regulation of cryptochrome signaling"
Oka Yoshito
"Transduction mechanism of blue-light signal in phototropin"
Okajima Koji
"Phosphoproteomics as a tool to unravel plant signal transduction pathways"
Nakagami Hirofumi
"Regulation mechanism of CHUP1 signaling complex for chloroplast photorelocation
Kong Sam-Geun
"Blue light signaling for stomatal opening"
Takemiya Atsushi
"Light-dependent regulation of gene expression by phytochrome"
Matsushita Tomonao

Seminar at 2014 Annual Meeting of Japanese Proteomics Society@Tsukuba / 17 July 2014



Seminar at The 14th Annual Meeting of the Protein Science Society of Japan@Yokohama / 26 June 2014
Regulation by Protein Phosphorylation; from Molecules to Systems
Organizers:Hafumi Nishi(Yokohama City Univ.), SotaroFuchigami(Yokohama City Univ.)
Protein phosphorylation is one of the most common post-translational modifications. From molecular point of view, phosphorylation works as a switch which modulates activities of proteins to regulate biological pathways. From systems point of view, phosphorylation states of proteins serve as a descriptor of the state of the cell. In this workshop we will introduce phosphorylation studies from structural to systems biology, and discuss roles of phosphorylation comprehensively.

"Phosphorylation of CENP-T controls kinetochore assembly"
Tatsuo Fukagawa (Dep. Mol. Genet., Natl. Inst. Genet.)
"Regulation of DNA binding of Ets1 by phosphorylation in an intrinsic disordered region"
Masaaki Shiina (Yokohama City Univ.)
"Phosphorylation in plant immunity"
Hirofumi Nakagami (RIKEN CSRS)
"Promiscuous protein-protein interactions: a burden for the cell and a tool for the
Emmanuel D. Levy (Weizmann Institute of Science)
"Temporal Coding of Insulin Action through Multiplexing of the AKT Pathway"
Hiroyuki Kubota (Univ. of Tokyo)


Seminar at Marchantia IV @Buln Buln Cabins / 9 Dec 2013


Seminar at Noble Foundation/ 15 Apr 2013

New Member / 1 Apr 2013

Izumi Yotsui joined our lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher.



New Member / 1 Oct 2012

Gang-Su Hyon joined our lab as a RIKEN Special Researcher.

Organized proteomics workshop at MPMI / 29 Jul 2012

Organized proteomics workshop at XV International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions with Alex Jones from The Sainsbury Laboratory.

Seminar at workshop “Proteomics for biology” @Tsukuba / 26 Sep 2012

Young Investigator Award from Japanese Proteomics Society / 27 Jul 2012

I was awarded Young Investigator Award from Japanese Proteomics Society. Many thanks for all people supported my projects.

Seminar at workshop “Exploration of new field in biological research by proteomics of model and non-model organisms” @Okazaki / 14 May 2012


Seminar at workshop-seminar “Plant biotechnology advances in agriculture” @Lithuania / 27 Oct 2011

Seminar at 3nd International Symposium “Frontier in Agriculture Proteome Research” @Tsukuba/ 10 Nov 2011

Seminar at Okayama University / 22 Sep 2011


Seminar at Pohang University of Science & Technology / 7 June 2011

Seminar at Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology / 1 June 2011



Seminar at Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry / 30 May 2011

New Year Party / 30 Jan 2011

A new year party was held at Ken & Keiko's flat.
All members on the 6th floor (PSC east building) and their family or partners were kindly invited.
There were around 50 people all together including many kids. Wow!
We enjoyed many good dishes and drinks, and some music.

Thank you Ken & Keiko for organizing a wonderful party every year.


Website Renewal / 21 Jan 2011

Please let me know, if you find any bugs or typos.

Received Best Poster Award at 2nd International Symposium “Frontier in Agriculture Proteome Research” @Tsukuba / 19 Nov 2010

Seminar at National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences @Tsukuba / 17 Nov 2010

Seminar at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology @Tsukuba / 16 Nov 2010

Seminar at workshop “Proteomics for biology” @Tsukuba / 16 Nov 2010


Seminar at ICAR2010 satellite workshop “Inference and modelling of regulatory networks in multicellular systems” @Yokohama / 11 June 2010

Unit launched / 1 April 2010

I would like to express my special thanks to my supervisors, Prof. Masami Sekine, Prof. Heribert Hirt, and Prof. Ken Shirasu, who guided me to become an independent group leader.

And, thanks to my family for their support.