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RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS)

Kazuki Saito(Ph.D.) Director: Kazuki Saito (Ph.D.)

RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science leads in creating a future world where the humanity can live healthy and prosperous lives through research oriented towards “problem-solving” and contributing to a sustainable society based on the concept of developing manufacturing methods with less impact on the environment.

Using as guides the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions, CSRS promotes six flagship projects; "Innovative Plant Biotechnology", “Integrative Symbiological Solutions”, "Metabolic Genome Engineering", "Innovative Catalysts", "Leading-edge Polymers" and "Advanced Research and Technology Platforms" with the aim of establishing new research field of “sustainable resource science” that contributes to solving environmental problems and food-related issues.

CSRS aims to further advance basic research in the efficient creation, exploration, and use of beneficial substances from natural resources, sustainable food production, and bioproduction that CSRS has been undertaking in the past. In addition, CSRS will move beyond the boundaries of research fields and develop manufacturing methods with less impact on the environment using AI and data science.

Deputy Director, CSRS: Ken Shirasu (Ph.D.), Zhaomin Hou (D.Eng.), Mikiko Sodeoka (D.Phar.), Akihiko Kondo (Ph.D.)


List of Organizations

Plant Immunity Research Group
Ken Shirasu (Ph.D.)
Metabolomics Research Group
Kazuki Saito (Ph.D.)
Advanced Catalysis Research Group
Zhaomin Hou (D.Eng.)
Catalysis and Integrated Research Group
Mikiko Sodeoka (D.Phar.)
Chemical Genomics Research Group
Minoru Yoshida (D.Agr.)
Synthetic Genomics Research Group
Minami Matsui (D.Sc.)
Metabolic Systems Research Team
Masami Hirai (Ph.D.)
Metabolome Informatics Research Team
Masanori Arita (D.Sc.)
Cell Function Research Team
Keiko Sugimoto (Ph.D.)
Plant Symbiosis Research Team
Makoto Hayashi (Ph.D.)
Green Nanocatalysis Research Team
Yoichi M. A. Yamada (D.Phar.)
Biofunctional Catalyst Research Team
Ryuhei Nakamura (D.Sc.)
Biomacromolecules Research Team
Keiji Numata (Ph.D.)
Bioplastic Research Team
Hideki Abe (Ph.D.)
Cell Factory Research Team
Akihiko Kondo (Ph.D.)
Molecular Bioregulation Research Team
Shinya Hagihara (Ph.D.)
Plant Lipid Research Team
Yuki Nakamura (D.Sc.)
Plant Chemical Genetics Research Team
Masanori Okamoto (D.Sc.)
Technology Platform Division
Mikiko Sodeoka (D.Phar.)
Molecular Structure Characterization Unit
Hiroyuki Koshino (D.Agr.)
Biomolecular Characterization Unit
Naoshi Dohmae (Ph.D.)

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Contact Information

1-7-22 Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0045, Japan

Email: rikencsrs [at] ml.riken.jp