Plant Genomic Network Research Team

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News List

  • Oct. 16, 2018

    "The 2nd Cassava Mini Workshop 2018 RIKEN" was held in RIKEN Yokohama. This was supported by JST/JICA SATREPS project (PI: Dr. Keishi Takasu).

  • Sep. 27, 2018

    Dr. Anh Hai Nguyen (AGI) visited our lab.

  • Sep. 24, 2018

    4-Country Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting (4JCC) of SATREPS project was held in AGI (Hanoi).

  • Sep. 16, 2018

    Dr. Yoshinori Utsumi and Dr. Motoaki Seki attended the COSMIC Workshop "Physiology meets development - metabolic and molecular control of crop yield" (16th - 18th September 2018, Bamberg, Germany) and gave the presentations on the cassava research.

  • Jun. 25, 2018

    Dr. Khurram Bashir and Dr. Ryoung Shin (Unit Leader, CSRS Environmental Response Research Unit) organized the workshop "Chemical regulation in plant stress tolerance" at ICAR2018(The 29th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research) and gave the presentations.

  • Jun. 15, 2018

    Dr. Yoshinori Utsumi, Dr. Hiroki Tokunaga and Dr. Motoaki Seki attended "GCP21-IV:The Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century" and gave the presentations on the cassava research.

  • May. 17, 2018

    AtPep3 is a hormone-like peptide that plays a role in salinity stress tolerance of plants.

  • May. 15, 2018

    Dr. Motoaki Seki attended the MOU signing ceremony between RIKEN CSRS and Michigan State University Plant Resilience Institute.

  • May. 8, 2018

    An International Workshop of JST EIG CONCERT-JAPAN project (PI: Dr. Salome Prat) was held in RIKEN Yokohama.

  • May. 2018

    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".

  • Apr. 24, 2018

    Dr. Jong-Myong Kim, Dr. Huong Mai Nguyen and Dr. Kaori Sako received the FY2017 RIKEN CSRS Incentive Award.

  • Apr. 17, 2018

    The welcome party for Ms. Yuiko Sato, Ms. Thu Anh Vu and Ms. Akiko Sato was held.

  • Mar. 23, 2018

    Mrs. Huong Mai Nguyen got PhD from Yokohama City Univ. Mrs. Houng Mai Nguyen attended the graduation ceremony of Yokohama City Univ. as the representative of PhD students of Dept. of Life and Environmental System Science, Yokohama City Univ.

  • Mar. 22, 2018

    The farewell party for Ms. Tomoe Nakamura, Ms. Hiroko Tsuchida, Ms. Ikuko Ishihara, Ms. Masae Kono and Ms. Miyako Sakurai was held.

  • Mar. 19, 2018

    Ms. Tomoe Nakamura got Master Degree from Tokyo Univ. of Sci.

  • Mar. 17, 2018

    Dr. Motoaki Seki and Dr. Khurram Bashir gave the invited talks at the international workshop at Punjab Univ (Pakistan).

  • Mar. 15, 2018

    Dr. Yoshinori Utsumi received the FY2017 RIKEN Research Incentive Award.

  • Jan. 2018

    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".

  • Dec. 2017

    Year‐end party of our lab and Farewell party for Mrs. Huong MAI NGUYEN and Dr. Chien VAN HA was held.

  • Nov. 2017

    Motoaki Seki, Team Leader has been selected for Highly Cited Researchers 2017
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  • Nov. 2017

    A Kickoff Meeting of JST EIG CONCERT-JAPAN project (PI: Dr. Salome Prat) was held in Madrid.

  • Nov. 2017

    A Seminar Celebrating the 65th Anniversary of Pakistan-Japan Diplomatic Relations was held in the Embassy of Pakistan.
    Link

  • Nov. 2017

    The Distinct Roles of Class I and II RPD3-Like Histone Deacetylases in Salinity Stress Response.
    Press Release

  • Oct. 2017

    Farewell party for Ms. Seiko Nomura, and Welcome party for Ms. Hiroko Tsuchida, Ms. Zarnab Ahmad, Ms. Aya Sakamoto and Ms. Megumi Miyamoto was held.

  • Sep. 2017

    A simple method for estimating biosynthetic genes for secondary metabolites
    Press Release

  • Sep. 2017

    Mr. Anh Hai Nguyen has passed the PhD examination at VAAS.


  • Aug. 2017

    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".

  • Jul. 2017

    Farewell Party for Mrs. Akiko Takashiba was held.

  • Jul. 14 2017

    Discovery of a novel mechanism of antisense ncRNA-mediated environmental stress adaptation in plants

  • Jul. 3 2017

    Discovery of ethanol-mediated high-salinity tolerance mechanism in plants
    Press Release

  • June. 27 2017

    Vinegar: a cheap and simple way to help plants fight drought
    Press Release

  • May 2017

    Ms. Onsaya Patanun got a Ph.D from Mahidol Univ.

  • May 12 2017

    An international symposium on genome editing (JSPS Brain Circulation Project; PI: Dr. Hiroyuki Tsuji) was held in AGI/ILCMB (Vietnam).
    Link

  • Apr 2017

    Real-time visualization of plant epigenetic dynamics.
    Press Release

  • Apr 17 2017

    A joint meeting with the labs of Dr. Kazuo Shinozaki (RIKEN CSRS) and Dr. Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki (Univ. of Tokyo) was held in Univ. of Tokyo.

  • Apr 2017

    Dr. Chien Van Ha and Mr. Takahiro Abe and the welcome party was held.

  • Mar 2017

    Farewell Party for Mrs. Cam Chau Thi Nguyen and Mr. Yoshio Takei, and Celebration Party for Academic Degree from Yokohama City Univ. to Mrs. Cam Chau Thi Nguyen (PhD), Mrs. Sultana Rasheed (PhD), Mr. Yoshio Takei (Master's degree) and Mr. Yuji Sunaoshi (Bachelor's degree) were held. Mr. Yoshio Takei got the best Master's thesis presentation award.


  • Mar 3 2017

    JCC2 of SATREPS project was held in Univ. of Battambang (Cambodia).

  • Feb. 2017

    "International Symposium on Environmental Stress Adaptation and Memory in Plants" was held in RIKEN Yokohama Campus.

  • Jan, 2017

    Dr. Motoaki Seki, Team Leader has been selected for Highly Cited Researchers 2016.
    Link

  • Jan, 2017

    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".

  • Dec, 2016

    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".

  • Oct, 2016

    Ms. Huong Thi Tong (Agricultural Genetics Institute, Vietnam) and Mr. Minh Ba Nhat Nguyen (Hung Loc Agricultural Research Center) joined the lab to learn the tissue culture and molecular biology techniques.

  • Jul, 2016

    Dr. Motoaki Seki introduced the cassava project and the International Laboratory for Cassava Molecular Breeding (ILCMB) to the MEXT State Minister Tsutomu Tomioka and a delegation from JST at Agricultural Genetics Institute (Hanoi).

  • Jul, 2016

    Farewell Party for Ms. Onsaya Patanun was held.

  • Jun, 2016

    A team meeting of CREST project was held in RIKEN.

  • May, 2016

    A kickoff meeting of SATREPS project (Research theme: Development and Dissemination of Sustainable Production System Based on Invasive Pest Management of Cassava in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, PI: Prof. Keiji Takasu, Kyushu Univ.) was held in Agricultural Genetics Institute (Hanoi).

  • May, 2016

    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".

  • Apr, 2016

    Dr. Hiroki Tokunaga started the cassava research at the International Laboratory for Cassava Molecular Breeding (ILCMB, Hanoi).

  • Apr, 2016

    A joint meeting with the labs of Dr. Kazuo Shinozaki (RIKEN CSRS) and Dr. Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki (Univ. of Tokyo) was held in Univ. of Tokyo.

  • Apr., 2016

    Dr. Hiroki Tokunaga joined the lab and the welcome party was held.

  • Mar. 16, 2016

    A Stress-activated transposon in Arabidopsis induces transgenerational abscisic acid insensitivity. Link

  • Jan. 18 to 22, 2016

    Dr. Motoaki Seki attended "GCP21-III:The Third Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century" as an International Organizing Committee Member. Three RIKEN researchers (Dr. Motoaki Seki, Dr. Yoshinori Utsumi and Mr. Yoshio Takei) gave the invited talks. Link

  • Jan. 6, 2016

    An article of Dr. Motoaki Seki was published as Research Frontier of RIKEN NEWS No. 415 January 2016.  Link

  • Dec. 24, 2015

    Chemical compound with epigenetic regulation improves resistance to salinity stress. Link

  • Nov. 24 and 25, 2015

    A JST CREST International Symposium was held in RIKEN Yokohama Campus.
    Link  Photo Poster

  • Nov., 2015

    Dr. Jong-Myong Kim won Best Papers (BP) Prize in the 87th Meeting of the Genetics Society of Japan. Link

  • Oct., 2015

    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications"

  • Oct. 12, 2015

    An international workshop of e-ASIA JRP Cassava Project was held in Science Park (Thailand)
    Program   Photo

  • Oct., 2015

    "Mr. Yuji Sunaoshi joined the lab."

  • Sep. 9, 2015

    Dr. Motoaki Seki, Team Leader, has been selected for "Highly Cited Researchers 2015" by Thomson Reuters.  Link

  • Sep., 2015

    Ms. Huong Thi Tong joined the lab.       

  • Jul. 19, 2015

    Dr. Jong-Myong Kim talked in "RIKEN DAY: Let's talk with researchers" (at Science Museum).

  • Jun., 2015

    Dr. Daisuke Ogawa (NIAS), a CREST project member, won a prize for excellent presentation in the 127th Meeting of the Japanese Society of Breeding. Link

  • Apr., 2015

    Ms. Tomoe Nakamura joined the lab.

  • Mar., 2015

    Farewell Party for Dr. Taku Sasaki, Mr. Anh Hai Nguyen and Ms. Masae Haruta was held.

  • Feb., 2015

    Dr. Kentaro Nakaminami talked in "RIKEN DAY: Let's talk with researchers" (at Science Museum).

  • Feb., 2015

    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".

  • Jan., 2015

    Ms. Akiko Takashiba joined the lab.

  • Dec., 2014

    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".

  • Dec.8, 2014

    An international symposium "Collaboration between Japan and Vietnam for the sustainable future" was held in Hanoi.
    Click here for details

  • Nov.20, 2014

    Comparative analysis between transcriptome and proteome indicated novel post-transcriptional regulation mechanism during cold acclimation and deacclimation.
    [Press Release] [Nakaminami K. et al., Mol Cell Proteomics, 13, 3602-11

  • Oct, 2014

    Mr. Ha The Vu and Ms. Thu Anh Vu joined the lab.

  • June.,17 2014

    Dr. Motoaki Seki, Team Leader, has been selected for “Highly Cited Researchers 2014” by Thomson Reuters.Link

  • June., 2014
    Drs. Yoshinori Utsumi and Motoaki Seki received "The 54th SRT(Starch Round Table)Award in Japan".
  • May., 2014
    Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) President Dr. Nguyen Van Bo visited RIKEN's Yokohama Campus and discussed about future cooperation between RIKEN CSRS and VAAS, such as cassava collaboration.  photo
  • Apr., 2014
    Dr. Minoru Ueda, Dr. Taku Sasaki, Mrs. Miyako Sakurai and Mrs. Harumi Ubukata joined the lab.

    Dr. Alessandra Devoto(Royal Holloway - University of London) joined the lab to drive "Royal Society International Collaborative Project (Analysis of chromatin remodelling during drought and hormone treatment)".

  • Jan., 2014
    Seki TL gave a presentation to Yokohama citizen as "Introduction to life science from Maioka" at Kihara Institute of Yokohama City University.
  • Dec., 2013
    Our cassava research was introduced into Asia Science and Technology Portal (ASTP).
    Click  here for details.
  • Dec., 2013
    Mrs. Yoshie Okamoto, Mrs. Erika Moriya and Mrs. Sultana Rasheed joined the lab.
  • Nov., 2013
    Dr. Seki was ranked as the 7th place for the citations (during 2003 to 2013) in Plant Science (Thomson Reuters, as of Nov. 1, 2013). 
  • Oct., 2013
    Mr. Yoshio Takei joined the lab.
  • Oct., 2013
    We started a new CREST program for utilization of carbon dioxide "Enhancement of Environmental Stress Adaptation and Production of Useful Biomass through Understanding of Epigenome Regulatory Networks in Plants".
    Click  here for details.
  • Aug., 2013
    Ms.Onsaya PATANUN joined our lab.
  • Jul., 2013
    An international workshop " Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation in Plants" was held in Providence.
    Dlick  here for details. (PDF)
  • Jun, 2013
    Seki TL has attended the Celebration Meeting on the 40th Anniversary of Vietnam-Japan Diplomatic Relations, Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Hanoi on June 19 as an invited guest with RIKEN Executive Director Dr.Kenji Oeda, RIKEN CSRS Unit Leader Dr. Lam-Son Phan Tran and RIKEN CSRS Ms. Miho TSURUZONO.

  • May, 2013
    Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister visited RIKEN's Yokohama Campus.
    Website
  • Apr., 2013
    Our team has started the research in the new center, CSRS.
    Dr. Khurram BASHIR and Mr. Satoshi TAKAHASHI joined the lab.
  • Jan., 2013
    Kickoff meeting of the e-ASIA program (Project Title: Advancement of Asian Cassava Molecular Breeding by Cutting-edge Technologies) was held in Hanoi.
  • Dec., 2012
    The result of ex-post evaluation of the Asian-Africa Science & Technology Strategic Cooperation Promotion Program by the Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science & Technology (Project Title: Towards food security in Asia and Africa by development and application of advanced molecular breeding technologies for the tropical crop, cassava) was announced as“S”.Website
  • Nov., 2012
    Ms. Huong MAI NGUYEN and Ms. Marina ANDO joined the lab.
  • Jul., 2012
    Dr. Alessandra Devoto(Royal Holloway - University of London) joined the lab to drive "Royal Society International Collaborative Project (Analysis of chromatin remodelling during drought and hormone treatment)".

    International Plant RNA Workshop 2012 was held in Vienna.
  • Jun, 2012
    Dr. Motoaki Seki attended "GCP21-II:Second Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century" as an International Organizing Committee Member.

    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".
    Publications
  • May, 2012
    RIKEN group joined ILCMB (International Laboratory for Cassava Molecular Breeding) to advance cassava molecular breeding in llaboration with AGI and CIAT groups.

    Dr. Jong-Myong KIM's paper was selected as the Cover Photo of PCP.
    Website
  • Apr., 2012
    Dr. Kaori Sako and Mr. Anh HAI NGUYEN joined the lab.
  • Feb. 1, 2012
    International Cassava Research Symposium 2011 was held in Bangkok.
    Website
  • Jan., 2012
    Drs. Motoaki Seki and Yoshinori Utsumi visited Shanghai Center for Cassava Biotechnology.Website

  • Dec., 2011
    Ms.Thuy THI LE joined the lab.
  • Sep., 2011
    Presentation by Dr. Jong-Myong KIM at GARNet 2011 meeting was appeared on the Video Talks.
    Website
  • Jul, 2011
    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".
    Publications
  • Jun 20-21, 2011
    International Plant RNA Workshop 2011 was held in RIKEN Yokohama Institute.
       Website
  • Apr.29, 2011
    Arabidopsis HDA6 Regulates Locus-Directed Heterochromatin Silencing in Cooperation with MET1.
  • Apr, 2011
    Ms. Chikako Utsumi and Ms. Chau Thi Cam Nguyen joined the lab.
  • Mar, 2011
    Information on new papers was added on the page "Publications".
    Publications
  • Feb, 2011
    Arabidopsis HDA6 is required for freezing tolerance.
    link
  • Dec, 2010
    Motoaki Seki was selected as one of ASPB TOP AUTHORS!
    link
  • Dec 1, 2010
    TCP transcription factors regulate the activities of ASYMMETRIC LEAVES1 and miR164, as well as the auxin response, during differentiation of leaves in Arabidopsis.
    link
  • Nov 2, 2010
    World's Top Cassava Researchers Meet to Address the Challenge of Climate Change.
    link
  • Jun 11, 2010
    ICAR2010 Satellite Workshop "Inference and Modelling of Regulatory Networks in Multicellular Systems"was held in RIKEN Yokohama Institute.
    Website
  • Jun 6-10, 2010
    The 21st International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR2010) was held in Japan for the first time.
    Website
  • May 29, 2010
    An entrance examination briefing session for Graduate School of Nanobioscience of Yokohama City University will be held on May 29 in Hakkei Campus.
  • May 21, 2010
    Dr. Fiona Catherine Robertson has joined our lab as a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • May 17, 2010
    Drs. Jarunya Narangajavana(Mahidol University, Thailand)and Punchapat Sojikul(Mahidol University, Thailand)have stayed at our lab for 1 week for doing international cassava collaborative studies.
  • May 14, 2010
    ICAR2010 Satellite Workshop "Inference and Modelling of Regulatory Networks in Multicellular Systems"will be held on June 11-12 at RIKEN Yokohama Institute.
    pdf
  • Apr 28, 2010
    Dr. Alessandra Devoto (Royal Holloway - University of London) has joined our lab as a JSPS Invitation Fellow.
  • Jan 21, 2010
    Transduction of RNA-directed DNA methylation signals to repressive histone marks in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    link
  • Jan 20, 2010
    Tiling array analysis revealed the existence of about 5,000 non-protein-coding RNAs in Arabidopsis seeds.
    link
  • Oct 14, 2009
    21st International Conference on Arabidopsis Research will be held on June 6-10, 2010 at Pacifico Yokohama.
    link
  • Jul 24, 2009
    New Publication!
    Transcriptome analyses revealed diverse expression changes in ago1 and hyl1 Arabidopsis mutants.
    link
  • Jul 1, 2009
    RIKEN has started the Asian-Africa Science & Technology Strategic Cooperation Promotion Program by the Special Coordination Funds for Promoting Science & Technology in collaboration with Mahidol University and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) since 2009.
  • Jan 30, 2009
    New Publication!
    Genome-wide suppression of aberrant mRNA-like noncoding RNAs by NMD in Arabidopsis
  • Jan 15, 2009
    New Publication!
    Development of 5,006 full-length cDNAs in barley: a tool for accessing cereal genomics resources.
  • Nov 26, 2008
    New Publication!
    New Publication!High humidity induces ABA 8'-hydroxylase in stomata and vasculature to regulate local and systemic ABA responses in Arabidopsis.
  • Sep 19, 2008
    New Publication!
    Identification of the candidate genes regulated by RNA-directed DNA methylation..
    link
  • Sep 8, 2008
    New Publication!
    Alterations of lysine modifications on histone H3 N-tail under drought stress conditions in Arabidopsis thaliana.
    link
  • Aug 11, 2008
    New Publication!
    Characterization of expressed sequence tags from a full-length enriched cDNA library of Cryptomeria japonica male strobili.
  • Jul 13, 2008
    Tiling array analysis under drought, cold, high-salinity and ABA treatment revealed the existence of sense-antisense transcripts of possible regulatory roles in Arabidopsis.
    link
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    -Plant and Cell Physiology 49:1135-1149 (2008) by Matsui A et al. was selected as "Editor-in-Chief's choice" of Plant and Cell Physiology (2008) Vol. 49, No. 8.-
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  • Dec 10, 2007
    Arabidopsis Workshop 2007 was held on December 10 (Mon) in RIKEN Yokohama Institute. This year we had a technical workshop on transcriptome analysis.
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  • Dec 7, 2007
    New Publication!
    Plants tolerant of high boron levels.
  • Dec 6, 2007
    New Publication!
    Sequencing analysis of 20,000 full-length cDNA clones from cassava reveals lineage specific expansions in gene families related to stress response.