Laboratory of Chromosome Transmission

Associate Professor

NAKASEKO, Yukinobu
nakaseko -at-

Main theme

We are focusing on analyzing the genes involved in regulation of chromosome function. Especially, the genes essential for mitosis have been studied. Fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe is used as a model system. This yeast has all basic features essential for eukaryotic cell division. Many genes have been identified which regulate the cell cycle of this yeast. Also, their functions as well as their primary structure have been shown to be conserved among all eukaryotic cells. We are trying to characterize these genes and their functions by genetical approach. Elucidation of whole functional network of these genes is one of a goal in our research.