The School of Life Science aims to educate researchers who are internationally extraordinary and possess creativeness and broad perspectives to explore new fields of Life Science. Professors in this school cover wide fields of Life Science from the molecular to organismal and population levels.
The School of Life Science offers graduate programs that are aimed at nurturing independent and creative researchers that expand the frontiers of life science. Three departments that constitute the School of Life Science are based on three leading research institutions -- National Institute of Genetics, National Institute for Basic Biology, and National Institute for Physiological Sciences. Research activities of these institutes cover variable fields of Life Science and the School of Life Science aims to provide research environments in which students can learn interdisciplinary concepts as well as their own specialty.
Housing the largest number of life science faculty in Japan, the School of Life Science offers a mentoring system by multiple faculty, and provides a superb environment for independent research by each student. The graduate course provides not only lectures by outstanding internal professors but also seminars on the latest research progress conducted by external researchers, educational programs for cross-disciplinary approaches, and courses on scientific writing and presentation. The three departments hold a joint retreat every year for scientific interactions and share lectures over the internet for further enhanced interactions.
We welcome students who love and enjoy Life Science, and dream to open new windows into the field.
School of Life Science
Special field : Developmental Biology
Physiology is to clarify the mechanisms of living bodies from both elements (cells and molecules) and systems, and therefore provides important basic knowledge necessary for understanding pathological conditions. Importance of physiology has been much increased upon clarification of genome structures. In this department, students can learn the function of intact organisms in an integrated way from molecular / cellular levels as basic units of living organisms to whole body levels, and are expected to be pioneering researchers in bioscience, neuroscience and medicine.