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RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science Technology Platform Division

Division Director: Minoru Yoshida (D.Agr.)

Research Summary

Minoru Yoshida (D.Agr.)

This division consists of 3 units.

  • 1.We develop characterization methods of biomolecules such as protein and nucleic acid including post-translational and post-transcriptional modifications. By applying the methods, we have elucidated the molecular mechanism of biological phenomena.
  • 2.We develop new methods and technologies for structural determination of organic compounds by NMR and mass spectrometry analyses together with organic synthesis. We provide diverse research support activity and collaborate with many research groups on molecular characterization.
  • 3.We develop and execute the analyses based on mass spectrometry for the study of plant metabolome and hormonome and on microscopy for the ultrastructural observation of the plant cells.

Main Research Fields

  • Complex Systems

Related Research Fields

  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering
  • Biological Sciences


  • Chemical Biology
  • Natural Products Depository
  • Structure Determination
  • Analysis of Protein-Small Molecule Interaction

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Lab Members

Principal investigator

Minoru Yoshida
Division Director

Core members

Mikiko Sodeoka
Deputy Division Director
Naoshi Dohmae
Deputy Division Director

Contact Information

2-1 Hirosawa,
Wako, Saitama
351-0198, Japan

Email: yoshidam [at] riken.jp