Plant Genomic Network Research Team

Laboratories

Member

Team Leader: Motoaki SEKI. Ph.,D.
  

Motoaki Seki graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University in 1988. He obtained his Ph.D. in science from Hiroshima University in 1994. He continued the study until March 1995 as a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
In April 1995, he joined Laboratory of Plant Molecular Biology, RIKEN Tsukuba Institute and has studied plant functional genomics and molecular responses to abiotic stresses in plants.
In 1999, he also became Senior Scientist of Plant Mutation Exploration Team, Plant Functional Genomics Research Group, RIKEN Genomic Sciences Center and has performed Arabidopsis functional genomics using full-length cDNAs and whole-genome transcriptome analyses under drought, cold and high-salinity stress conditions.
In November 2006, he was appointed to be Team Leader of Plant Genomic Network Research Team, RIKEN Plant Science Center.
In April 2008, he was appointed to be Guest Professor of Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City University.
In April 2012, he was appointed to be Visiting Professor of Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science (VAAS), Vietnam.
In April 2013, he was appointed to be Visiting Professor of Mahidol University, Thailand.
In April 2013, he was appointed to be Team Leader of Plant Genomic Network Research Team, RIKEN  Center for Sustainable Resource Science.
In October 2017, he was appointed to be Visiting Professor of Punjab University, Pakistan.
In April 2018, he was appointed to be Chief Scientist of RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR).

Team Leader
Motoaki SEKI
Research Scientist
Akihiro MATSUI
Research Scientist
Kentaro NAKAMINAMI
Research Scientist
(SATREPS)
Yoshinori UTSUMI
Research Scientist(CREST)
Khurram BASHIR
Research Scientist (CREST)
Minoru UEDA
Postdoctoral Researcher(SATREPS)
Hiroki TOKUNAGA
Technical Staff
Junko ISHIDA
Technical Staff
Maho TANAKA
Technical Staff (President’s Fund)
Satoshi TAKAHASHI
Technical Staff (CREST)
Chikako UTSUMI
International Program Associate (IPA)
Zarnab AHMAD
Student Trainee
Yuiko SATO
Student Trainee
Yuji SUNAOSHI
Student Trainee
Thu ANH VU
Student Trainee
Aya SAKAMOTO
Part Timer
Chieko TORII
Part Timer
Kayoko MIZUNASHI
Part Timer
Yoshie OKAMOTO
Part Timer
Megumi MIYAMOTO
Part Timer
Sultana RASHEED
Part Timer
Akiko SATO
Assistant
Nobuko KIMURA
Visiting Scientist
Masanori OKAMOTO
Visiting Scientist
Sachihiro MATSUNAGA
Visiting Scientist
Alessandra DEVOTO
Visiting Scientist
Tatsuya SAWASAKI
Visiting Scientist
Yasunori NAKAMURA

Alumini

Kaori Sako(Postdoctoral Researcher)(Apr. 2012-Mar. 2019)
→Assistant Professor, Department of Advanced Bioscience, Kindai University

Takahiro Abe (Student Trainee) (Apr. 2017-Mar. 2019)

Minako SUMITA (Assistant) (2006-Dec. 2018)

Jong-Myong KIM (Research Scientist) (Apr. 2005-Mar. 2018)
→Project Associate Professor, Lab. of Radio-Plant Physiology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo

Hiroko TSUCHIDA (Technical Staff) (Oct. 2017-Mar. 2018)

Huong MAI NGUYEN (Student Trainee) (Nov. 2012-Mar. 2018)

Tomoe NAKAMURA (Student Trainee) (Apr. 2015-Mar. 2018)

Chien VAN HA (Postdoctoral Researcher) (Apr. 2017-Jan. 2018)

Seiko Nomura (Technical Staff)(Apr. 2010-Nov. 2017)

Cam Chau THI NGUYEN (Yokohama City Univ. Master and Doctor Course)(Apr. 2011 to Mar. 2017)
→Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Lecturer

Onsaya PATANUN (International Program Associate; Aug. 2013 to Jul. 2016)
→Mahidol University

Yoshio TAKEI(Yokohama City Univ., Undergraduate and Master Course; Oct. 2013 to Mar. 2017)
→SHIONOGI & CO., LTD.

Taku Sasaki(Postdoctoral Researcher (CREST))(Apr. 2014-Mar. 2015)
→ Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Genetics, Tetsuji Kakutani Lab.
→Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo

Anh Hai Nguyen(International Program Associate)(Apr. 2013-Mar. 2015)
→Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI), Vietnam, Researcher

Huong Thi Tong(Visiting Scientist)(Sep. 2015)
→Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI), Vietnam, Research Staff

Thu ANH VU(Visiting Scientist)(Oct. 2014-Nov. 2014)
→Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI), Vietnam, Researcher

Taeko Morosawa (Technical Staff) (May 2005-Apr. 2013)
→Ogasawara Hahajima Tourist Association

Sachiko Oyama (Technical Staff) (Apr. 2010-Mar. 2013)
→RIKEN CSRS BMEP, Cell Factory Research Team, Technical Staff

Thuy THI LE (Visiting Scientist)(Dec. 2011-Mar. 2012)
→ Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI), Vietnam, Researcher

Taiko Kim To (University of Tokyo, Doctor Course)(Apr. 2006-Mar. 2011)
→ Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Genetics, Tetsuji Kakutani Lab.
→Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo

Marina ANDO(Yokohama City Univ., Master Course)(Nov. 2012-Mar. 2014)

Shuhei Kobayashi(Yokohama City Univ., Master Course)(Apr. 2009-Mar. 2011)

Tatsuya Nishioka (Yokohama City Univ., Master Course)(Apr. 2009-Mar. 2011)

Chika Ushifusa (Yokohama City Univ., Undergraduate Course)(Nov. 2009-Mar. 2011)

Fiona Robertson (JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow)(May 2010-Apr. 2011)
→ AGRI-BIOTECH, Zimbabwe, Research Consultant

Alessandra Devoto (JSPS Invitation Fellow)(Apr. 2010-Aug. 2010)
→ Royal Holloway - University of London、Senior Lecturer

Masanori Okamoto(RIKEN Special Postdoctoral Researcher)(Apr. 2007-Mar. 2010)
→ Assistant Professor, Center for Bioscience Research and Education, Utsunomiya University

Yukio Kurihara(Postdoctoral Research Scientist)(Apr. 2007 ~Mar. 2010)
→ RIKEN CSRS BMEP, Synthetic Genomics Research Team, Research Scientist

Makiko Kawashima (Technical Staff) (May 2006 ~ Apr. 2009)

Maiko Nakajima(Technical Staff) (Mar. 2001-Sep. 2007)

Akiko Enju (Technical Staff) (Apr. 2001 ~ May 2006)
→ The University of Adelaide, Mark Tester Lab

Masakazu Satou(Technical Scientist) (Apr. 2006 ~ Mar. 2007)
→ The Dragon Genomics Center, Takara Bio Inc.