Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering
What's New
Ongoing: A new postdoc position is available! (Japanese)

Ongoing: A new technician position is available! (Japanese)

5/30/2017 Welcome to our rotation students for the Spring term: Mai and Hsiao-Chiao.

4/19/2017 Shungo and Kei's work on new pistol ribozymes was published in ACS Synthetic Biology!.

1/12/2017 Welcome to our rotation student for the Winter term, Takeshi.

9/9/2016 Welcome to Dalmira who is doing a rotation this term with us.

7/28/2016 Shungo's work on twister ribozyme was published in Angewandte Chemie (Open Access)!. We generated and assayed 10,296 single and double mutants of a twister ribozyme by deep sequencing.

5/17/2016 Welcome to our first OIST rotation student, Kamila Mustafina.

2/4/2016 Kei Takahashi joined our group as a postdoc.

8/3/2015 Our new group members have arrived at OIST.

7/9/2015 We are finally in Okinawa!

3/31/2015 Shungo's paper titled "High-throughput assay and engineering of self-cleaving ribozymes by sequencing" was published Nucleic Acids Research. We used high-throughput sequencing to assay >1000 ribozyme variants at once.

10/30/2014 Farhima's RNA amplifier circuit paper is now online.

9/25/2014 Transition: We are moving to Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Okinawa, Japan in Summer 2015 to establish Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering Unit. The new Unit will build on the current research programs focusing on RNA engineering while expanding the scope to study chemistry and biological applications of nucleic acids in general. OIST also runs an international graudate program with full financial support. Interested propective students should refer to their graduate program website. OIST campus (OIST/Ginter)

Our research group is interested in the study of nucleic acids such as DNA and RNA to understand their chemistry and biology as well as to engineer nucleic acids with interesting and sophisticated functions in vitro, in devices, and in living cells.

Last updated 5/30/2017