Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering
Multiple postdoc positions
are available! (Japanese)
New academic year brings many new faces: Laura joins as new technician, Gear and Charles as rotation students, and Dalmira is back to stay for thesis project.
Mohammed's paper on controlling gene expression in a predatory bacterium called Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
is now online in ACS Synthetic Biology
Welcome to our rotation students for the Spring term: Mai and Hsiao-Chiao.
Shungo and Kei's work on new pistol ribozymes was published in ACS Synthetic Biology
Welcome to our rotation student for the Winter term, Takeshi.
Welcome to Dalmira who is doing a rotation this term with us.
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.
Welcome to our first OIST rotation student, Kamila Mustafina.
Kei Takahashi joined our group as a postdoc.
Our new group members
have arrived at OIST.
We are finally in Okinawa!
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.
Farhima's RNA amplifier circuit paper
is now online.
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 9/13/2017