Metabolomics Research Group

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News

  • 5.31, 2017
    A paper of Dr. Kazuki Saito, Deputy Center Director, and Drs. Shigehiko Kanaya and Mami Yamazaki, Senior Visiting Scientist, has been selected as "The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy Paper Award" and also selected as one of the "World-changing Aticles of Springer Nature"
    Link Springer Nature paper
  • 4.4, 2017
    New rice fights off drought
    Press Release
  • 1.16, 2017
    Dr. Kazuki Saito, Group Director has been selected for Highly Cited Researchers 2016.
    Link
  • 12.9, 2016
    Dr. Kazuki Saito, Group Director has been selected for 'The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan Award '17'
    Link
  • 11.4, 2016
    Our research was featured at RIKEN News & Media. 'Scientists decode the genome of Chinese licorice'
    News 2016
  • 2.15, 2016
    Dr. Kazuki Saito, Group Director has been selected for Highly Cited Researchers 2015.
    Link(Thomson Reuters) Link
  • 2.15, 2016
    Dr. Kazuki Saito, Group Director received the "Winners of 2016 JSPP Awards".
    Link
  • 12.24, 2015
    Our research was featured at RIKEN RESEARCH. 'Asparagus lowers blood pressure'
    RIKEN Research (P.8) pdf
  • 12.1, 2015
    A paper by Dr. Ryo Nakabayashi has been selected as Most cited papers from The Plant Journal. "Enhancement of oxidative and drought tolerance in Arabidopsis by overaccumulation of antioxidant flavonoids."
  • 8.20, 2015
    Dr. Kazuki Saito, Group Director and Dr. Takayuki Tohge, Visiting Scientist have been selected for ASPB TOP AUTHORS
    Link
  • 8.17, 2015
    Our research was featured at RIKEN News & Media. 'New ACE-inhibiting molecule found in the asparagus'
    News 2015
  • 8.12, 2015
    Dr. Yozo Okazaki, Research Scientist of the Metabolomics Research Group, received the "Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology Award for Young Scientists"
  • 4.1, 2015
    The new laboratory; Mass Spectrometry and Microscopy Unit has started
    Link
  • 3.24, 2015
    RIKEN Metabolomics Group's 10 th Anniversary Party (3.18, 2015)
    10th
  • 3.4, 2015
    Dr. Satoru Sawai, Research Scientist of the Metabolomics Research Group, received "RIKEN Research Incentive Awards"
    Link (internal web site)
  • 11.21, 2014
    Our research was featured at RIKEN RESEARCH. 'Cutting cholesterol for safer potatoes'
    RIKEN Research
  • 10.28, 2014
    Genome-wide association study on all metabolites from 175 Japanese rice cultivars
    Press Release
  • 9.13, 2014
    Dr. Kazuki Saito, Group Director of the Metabolomics Research Group, received "The PSJ Award"
  • 9.13, 2014
    Cutting cholesterol to make a safer potato
    Press Release
  • 6.17, 2014
    Dr. Kazuki Saito, Group Director has been selected for Highly Cited Researchers 2014
    Link
  • 6.16, 2014
    Dr. Yozo Okazaki, Research Scientist of the Metabolomics Research Group, received "RIKEN Research Incentive Awards"
    Link (internal web site)
  • 5.28, 2014
    Dr. Kazuki Saito, Group Director and Dr. Shigehiko Kanaya, Senior Visiting Scientist of the Metabolomics Research Group, received the "JSPP Plant and Cell Physiology Award for the Paper of Excellence"
    Paper
  • 11.15, 2013
    Our research was featured at RIKEN RESEARCH. 'Modifying one cell factor alters many others'
    RIKEN Research
  • 9.27, 2013
    Dr. Kazuki Saito, Group Director's interview article is published in a web site, JOHN INNES SVC.
    Link
  • 9.17, 2013
    RIKEN CSRS Workshop: Metabolomics to Better Understand Plant Specialized Metabolism (This Workshop is finished.)
    Link CSRS Workshop 2013
  • 8.1, 2013
    Interview with Group Director Kazuki Saito was published in MetaboNEWS.
    Link
  • 8.1, 2013
    Dr. Keiko Yonekura-Sakakibara and Ayuko Kuwahara technical staff translated "My life as a Plant” into Japanese.
    Link しょくぶつのくらし
  • 7.19, 2013
    Our research was featured at RIKEN RESEARCH. 'A new tool for engineering crop tolerance'
    RIKEN Research
  • 7.16, 2013
    Discovery of the Regulator of Bioplastic Production in Cyanobacteria
    Press Release
  • 4.26, 2013
    Our research was featured at RIKEN RESEARCH. 'Unearthing onions' sulfurous secrets'
    RIKEN Research
  • 4.1, 2013
    Our group has changed its name to Metabolomics Research Group.
    Link
  • 7.13, 2012
    Seeking a splice for better rice -A survey of genomic contributions to metabolic activity in rice reveals a bounty of information that might steer future efforts at crop enhancement-
    RIKEN Research
  • 3.9, 2012
    Plant enzymes reveal complex secrets -Biologists are uncovering intricate pathways underlying the chemical modification of a functionally important class of plant molecules-
    RIKEN Research
  • 2.8, 2012
    New study sheds light on genetics of rice metabolism
    Press Release
  • 11.26, 2011
    Identification of CYP72A154 Enzyme Involved in the Biosynthesis of Glycyrrhizin in a RarePlantCellPlant, Licorice
    Press Release Cover image RIKEN Research
  • 10.12, 2011
    Glycosyltransferase Genes Found to Be Involved in Plant Pigment Accumulation
    Press Release
  • 9.6, 2011
    Kazuki Saito Group Director won the JSPCMB Award for Distinguished Research 2011.
  • 9.6, 2011
    New technique elucidates dynamics of plant cell metabolites
    Press Release
  • 5.31, 2011
    The article on "UV-B metabolic response analysis" by Dr. Miyako Kusano was published in Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
  • 5.13, 2011
    "Know your tomatoes" on "RIKEN Research" website.
    RIKEN Research
  • 2.17, 2011
    Chemical Diversity in Genetically Modified Tomatoes Using Metabolomics for Objective Substantial Equivalence Assessment
    Press Release
  • 2. 7, 2011
    Metabolomics Data Reveal a Crucial Role of Cytosolic Glutamine Synthetase 1;1 in Coordinating Metabolic Balance in Rice
    Press Release
  • 10.20, 2010
    Metabolome analysis reveals flavor and aroma components in 'Dadacha-mame'
    Press Release
  • 8.18, 2010
    How genes hide their function
    Press Release
  • 4.15, 2010
    Commendation for Science and Technology Winners.
    Link
  • 4.1, 2010
    Our group has changed its name to Metabolomic Function Research Group.
  • 1.15, 2009
    Details uncovered of site-specific secondary metabolite biosynthesis by plants
    RIKEN Research
  • 4.7, 2009
    Elucidating the close relationship between plant circadian clock and mitochondrial functions: Body clock regulation holds the key to the production of stress-tolerant plants and plants that produce useful substances
    RIKEN Research
  • 3.13, 2009
    New gene involved in sulfo-lipid biosynthesis discovered through lipid metabolome analysis, revealing new possibilities for the production, by means of the regulation of sulfo-lipid biosynthesis, of plants tolerant to phospher-deficiency and plants that produce useful substances
    Press Release
  • 11.14, 2008
    Preparing a spectral library of tandem mass spectroscopy for plant secondary metabolites, collecting more than ten thousands spectra with Arabidopsis thaliana as a model plant
    RIKEN Research
  • 9.9, 2008
    Identifying an emzymic gene for synthase that synthesizes a component of a natural low-calorie sweetner
    RIKEN Research
  • 9.2, 2008
    Establishment of a new synthetic route to a plant anti-oxidative flavonoid
    RIKEN Research
  • 6.10, 2008
    A paper from Metabolomics Research Group was selected as a FAST BREAKING PAPER - 2008.
    Link
  • 4.29, 2008
    Elucidating the mechanism of plants' tolerance of their own anti-tumor substance
    RIKEN Research
  • 12.10, 2007
    New study released on plant metabolism
    Press Release
  • 9.26, 2007
    A research paper from the Metabolomics Research Group and the Plant Nutrition and Basal Metabolism Research Team has been ranked as the top cited paper in the field of Plant Biotechnology for 2006
    Link
  • 5.25, 2007
    Honing in on plant ‘flavor’
    RIKEN Research