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Bioresource Production Science Major

In the Shikoku region, agricultural and livestock industries have developed by taking advantage of the complicated geographical features on Shikoku Island. The industries cover a wide range such as the horticultural production of vegetables and ornamental plants in open fields as well as under structure; the production of citrus fruits; aquaculture fisheries in the inland sea and coastal areas; forestry; and animal husbandry. This course is intended to enhance the level of fundamental research and develop applied technology for the production and management of plant and animal resources.

Bioresource Production Science Department

To achive the educational goals of this course, study and research is developed for each of the four fields of study listed below.

Plant Resource Production

This Chair is intended to train specialists who would have full knowledge about rationalizing qualitative and quantitative improvement of the production of field crops, fruits and vegetables, ornamental plants and forestry and forestry products as well as plant idioplasm.

EH : Ehime University KG : Kagawa University KC : Kochi University

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
ARAKI Takuya (EH) Crop Science Ecophysiological studies on dry matter production and yield of crops
ICHIE Tomoaki (KC) Tree Ecophysiology Resource allocation strategies for growth, reproduction and herbivore defense of forest trees
UENO Hideto (EH) Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Dynamics of soil nutrients and agroecological soil management for sustainable agriculture
OKUDA Nobuyuki (KG) Vegetable Horticulture Development regulation of vegetable raising of superior strain
KATAOKA Keiko (EH) Horticultural Science of Vegetables and Ornamentals Developmental physiology of vegetables and ornamentals
KAYA Hidetaka (EH) Plant Molecular Biology Plant Molecular genetics and physiology
KOBAYASHI Kappei (EH) Plant Molecular Biology and Virology Molecular biology of plant viruses, plant-virus interactions and plant pathogenesis
SHIMASAKI Kazuhiko (KC) Floricultural Science Growth control and tissue culture of ornamental plants
TOYOTA Masanori (KG) Crop Ecophysiology Ecophysiology and morphology on yield determination of crops
NISHIMURA Yasuyo (KC) Vegetable Crop Science Developmental and nutritional physiology, production technique in vegetable
BEPPU kenji (KG) Pomology Reproductive physiology of fruit trees
MIYAZAKI Akira (KC) Crop Physiology Physiology and function related with yield production in field crops
MOCHIOKA Ryosuke (KG) Pomology Horticultural utilization of fruit resources
YAMADA Hisashi (EH) Pomology Eco-physiological studies on fruit trees
Plant and Animal Production under Structure

This chair is concerned with the fields of study for understanding basic problems about the improvement of productivity by creating artificial environments such as greenhouses, and the technological examination of agricultural facilities, along with environmental and behavioral characteristics of plants and animals.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
ARIMA Seiichi (EH) Agrocultural Machinery and Mechatoronics Development of agricultural machinery and robot for intelligent bioproduction system
KAWANO Toshio (KC) Post-harvest Process Engineering Processing, handling and distribution technology for agricultural products
SUZUKI Yasushi (KC) Forest Engineering Logging cable system, Forest operation system, Forest road, Effects of forest operation to residual stands, Woody biomass
TAKAMURA Takejiro (KG) Horticultural Plant Breeding Utilization and genetic improvement of horticultural plant resources. Genetic improvement and environmental control for flower color expression
TAKAYAMA Kotaro (EH) Plant diagnostic engineering Measurement and analysis of plant biological information for plant diagnosis in agricultural plant production
HATOU Kenji (EH) Information Systems for Plant Factory Research of the various models for the speaking plant approach in a plant factory
FUKAI Seiichi (KG) Floriculture Genetic resources and genetic improvement of Ornamental plants
MORI Makito (KC) Applied Meteorology Climatological studies on agricultural ecosystems
YAMADA Yozo (EH) Forest Ergonomics Working Safety, environmental ethics, working skill, labor productivity, education and training
WADA Hiroshi (EH) Plant Biophysics/Bio chem istry Environmental plant physiology using single-cell analyses combined water relations with mass spectrometry
Aquaculture and Livestock Production

This chair provides instruction and research programs concerning the culture, propagation (reproduction), feeding, pathology and environment of aquatic life and domestic animals from the integrated viewpoint of biology, chemistry and physics.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
IKEJIMA Kou (KC) Coastal and Fisheries Ecology Ecology and Conservation of coastal ecosystems and fisheries resources
IMAJOH Masayuki (KC) Fish Pathology Studies on epidemiology and prevention of fish diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and parasites
EDASHIGE Keisuke (KC) Applied Cryobiology Studies on the cryobiological property of gametes and embryos Development of cryopreservation methods for gametes and embryos
GOTO Rie (EH) Fish Reproductive Physiology and Aquaculture Studies of developmental biotechnology and reproductive physiology in aquaculture species
SEKI Shingo (KC) Fish Genetics and Breeding Science Fish genetics and breeding science, Conservation genetics in fish
TAKAGI Motohiro (EH) Fish Breesing and Conservation Genetics Studies on fish breeding and conservation genetics
TACHIBANA Tetsuya (EH) Poultry Nutritional Physiology Studies on the bioactive molecules related to growth and behavior of chickens
FUKADA Haruhisa (KC) Fish Nutrient Physiology Studies on hormonal regulation of growth and digestion in fish
MASUMOTO Toshiro (KC) Fish Physiology and Biochemistry Studies on bioavailability and physiological roles of nutrients in Fish
MATSUBARA Takahiro (EH) Fish Reproductive Physiology and Aquaculture Studies of molecular mechanisms of oocyte development and maturation, and evaluation of gamete quality. The results are applied for seed production in fish aquaculture and stock enhancement
MIURA Takeshi (EH) Fish Reproductive Physiology Studies of the molecular control mechanisms of gametogenesis in animals, and establishment of the applied techniques in aquaculture based on the basic studies
Bioresource Economics

The research and instruction field of this chair is the following: farm, forest, and fishing ground management, including business analysis and planning of farm, forest, and fishing ground operation, and marketing of fruits, vegetables, livestock, timber, and fishery products; resource economics, including effective use of biotic resources as production factors, energies and green resources; and social economic field, including policies and strategies closely related to farm, forest, and fishing ground management, and domestic and international marketing of agricultural, forest and fishery products.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
ITABASHI Mamoru (EH) System of Regional Agriculture Studies on the agricultural structure and cooperative of rural area
ICHIKAWA Masahiro (KC) Rural Resource Management Studies on resource uses, livelihood, society and culture in rural areas in Japan and Asia
TAKENOUCHI Naruhito (EH) Fisheries management and business Study on economics and management theories of the sustainable development in the fisheries and fishing village.
TSUBAKI Shinich (EH) Agricultural policy Agricultural structure policy, Perspective of Paddy Fields Agriculture, Large Scale Farming, Group Farming
HU Bai (EH) Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Farm household economy, agricultural and rural development, production and marketing of organic farm products.
MATSUOKA Atsushi (EH) Resources and Environmental Management Economical studies on management and preservation of agricultural land
YAMAMOTO Kazuhiro(EH) Farm management Studies on the Agricultural Structures in Rural Economy from Economic and Managerial Perspective
WAKABAYASHI Yoshikazu (EH) Social Sciences of Fishery Studies on the social structure and culture of fishing Community top of this page

Applied Bioresource Science Major

The processing and storage of agricultural produce, or more specifically its effective use, is a growing sector important for the national economy and is also a means of meeting diverse social needs for agricultural products. There is an increasing need for basic research and education in the development of new biochemical technology. This course aims to apply that basic reseach and education.

Applied Bioresource Science Department

To achieve the educational goals of this course, study and research is developed for each of the two fields of study listed below.

Food Science

This chair is concerned with the field of study for understanding the utilization process of food from its production to ingestion. Chemistry, physics, nutrition hygienics, manufacturing of agricultural products and aquatic products, and applied microbiology of food as well as applied biochemistry including morphology, structure, and functions of tissue contents and cell organellae are studied.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
ADACHI Kohsuke (KC) Marine Biotechnology Biochemical investigation for more efficient utilizationof fisheries products(fisheries waste, deep-sea animals and etc)
OGAWA Masahiro (KG) Food Protein Chemistry Structure-function analysis of food proteins and their functional development
KASHIWAGI Takehiro (KC) Food Functional Chemistry Chemicalbiology of food material. Isolation and identification of functional substance in food
KAWAMURA Osamu (KG) Food Hygiene Development and application of immunological methods for mycotoxins, and toxicolgy and human exposure of mycotoxins
KISHIDA Taro (EH) Nutrition Studies on nutritional and physiological effects of food components, especially non-nutrient
SHIMAMURA Tomoko (KC) Food Chemistry Studies on reaction of food components, food functionality, and food analysis
TAKATA Goro (KG) Applied Enzymology Production of Rare Sugar from bio-resources using microbial and enzymatic reactions
TAMURA Hirotoshi (KG) Food Chemistry Molecular nutrition and flavor chemistry of Food ingredients
MATSUO Tatsuhiro (KG) Nutrition Effects of diets and exercises on metabolism and physiological function in mammals
MARUYAMA Koutatsu (EH) Comunity Health and Nutrition The approaches of nutritional epidemiology to do research on the association between dietary habits( and nutrient intakes, eating behaviors, and eating foods with function claims) and human health
YONEKURA Lina (KG) Food Chemistry Bioavailability, metabolism and function of bioactive compounds
MORIOKA Katsuji (KC) Fisheries Chemistry Studies on post‐harvest science and technology of fish and fisheries products, Studies on more efficient utilization of fish
MORIMOTO Kenji (KG) Applied Enzymology Production of various rare sugars using microbial and enzymatic reactions.
WATANABE Akira (KG) Microbial Biochemistry Studies on biological characteristics of basidiomycetous mushrooms
WATANABE Seiya (EH) Biochemistry Identification and bioindustrial applicaation of enzymes involved in novel metabolic pathway from microorganisms
Bioresource Science for Manufacturing

This chair gives the student various types of instruction and research programs concerning the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and biotechnology as a base of production of plant and animal resources as well as application of knowledge about the use of economic resources from the viewpoint of chemistry, physics, physiology and biochemistry.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
AKITA Mitsuru (EH) Applied Molecular Cell Biology Protein transport and metabolite transport in plant organelles
AKIYAMA Koichi (EH) Genetic engineering in fungi Molecular biology and recombinant protein production in Fusarium oxysporum
ASHIUCHI Makoto (KC) Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Development of Multi-functional Bionanomaterials and Their Applications
ICHIURA Hideaki (KC) Material Chemistry of Forest Resources Material Chemistry for utilization of forest resources
ICHIMURA Kazuya (KG) Plant Stress Signaling Biotic and abiotic stress signal transduction in plants
ITOH Kazutaka (EH) Forest Chemistry Chemistry for utilization of forest resources
OHNISHI Kouhei (KC) Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Molecular analysis of virulence factor secretion systems in plant and animal pathogenic bacteria
KATO Hisashi (KG) Plant Biochemistry Allelopathy and plant biochemistry
KAWADA Miyuki (EH) Molecular Microbiology Biochemistry and molecular biology of membrane transporters
KIM Chul‐Sa (KC) Chemical Ecology Isolation and determination of semiochemicals between organisms
KIMURA Yoshio (KG) Physiology of microorganisms Studies on environmental adaptation in bacteria
SAKURABA Haruhiko (KG) Enzyme Engineering Structure-function analysis of enzymes from extremophiles and development of their application
SATO Masashi (KG) Bioactive Natural Products Chemistry Bio-organic chemistry of natural bioactive substances
SUEYOSHI Noriyuki (KG) Molecular and Cellular Biology Signal transduction mediated by protein phosphorylation and dephosphorylation
SUGAHARA Takuya (EH) Animal Cell Technology Screening and application of biofunctional substances from foodstuffs.
SUGIMOTO Hiroyuki (EH) Physics of Wood and Engineered wood Development of the novel wood and wood based materials
SUGIMORI Masatoshi (EH) Wood Science and Technology Wood Quality
SUGIYAMA Yasunori (KG) Animal Cell Biology Molecular mechanisms of biological phenomena and disease in mammalian cells and animals
SUZUKI Toshisada (KG) Biomass Chemistry Organic chemistry, biosynthesis, biodegradation and utilization of wood components
SEKITO Takayuki (EH) Genetic engineering of microorganism Molecular mechanism and regulation of intracellular transport
TANAKA Naotaka (KG) Cell biology Functional analysis of the Golgi apparatus and its application to protein production
TABUCHI Mitsuaki (KG) Applied Molecular Cell Biology Studies on the regulation of vesicle trafficking and lipid metabolism in yeast and mammalian cells
TEBAYASHI Shinichi (KC) Bioactive chemistry Organic chemical studies on bioactive chemicals from natural occurring: eg. isolation and identification of medical agents from folklore medical plants. screening for pesticidal agents form natural occurring
NAGATA Shinji (KC) Microbial Fermentation Application of microbial function
NISHI Kosuke (EH) Animal Cell Technology Functional analysis of biomolecules and elucidation of their mode of action
NISHIWAKI Hisashi (EH) Bioorganic chemistry Structure-activity relationship and mode of action of bioactive substances
NOMURA Mika (KG) Molecular Plant Nutrition Physiology and molecular biology in plant-microbe interaction
FUKADA Kazuhiro (KG) Biophysical Chemistry Physical chemistry on biological amphiphile, monosaccharide, and colloidal materials
FUKAHORI Shuji (EH) Paper Science Development of high-performance paper
FUJITA Masayuki (KG) Plant Stress Responses Biochemistry and molecular biology on stress responses and tolerances of higher plants
FURUMOTO Toshio (KG) Plant Functional Chemistry Bioorganic chemistry on natural products and their biosynthesis in plants
YAMAUCHI Satoshi (EH) Chemistry and Utilization of Bioresources Synthetic Organic Chemistry for research about function and effective utilization of bioresources top of this page

Life Environment Conservation Science Major

The increasing world population and consumption of natural resources has reached an unprecedented level, to the extent that the limits of global resources, and human existence and activities are now recognized. Conservation and efficient use of the environment, the base for bioresource production and human existence, are major issues for agriculture. This course provides education and research based on engineering and ecological methods.

Life Environment Conservation Science Department

To achieve the educational goals of this course, study and research is developed for each of the two fields of study listed below.

Land Conservation and Irrigation Engineering

Using physical and technological methods, students study the consolidation, maintenance and improvement of varrious geographical features such as forests, cultivated land, shores and coastal waters, along with the rationalization of water use, and maintenance and development of facilities related to water use.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
OUE Hiroki (EH) Hydrometeorology for Environmental Science Micrometeorology of the plant canopy under chaging environment, hydrological processes in forest and farmland watersheds, irrigation and drainage and integrated agricultural water use management
KOBAYASHI Noriyuki (EH) Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering Application of rehabilitation engineering for Hydraulic Structures
SAKAMOTO Jun (KC) Urban Planning and Disaster Management Urban planning in the era of population shrinking and aging society
SASAHARA Katsuo (KC) Erosion and Sediment Control, Landslide Engineering Sediment and Water discharge from mountainous slope, Early warning system against landslide Mechanism of deformation of unsaturated soil
SATO Shushi (KC) Water Use and Environmental Engineering The overall engineering research for achieving the management of water environment and infrastructure in river basin
TAKEYAMA Emi (EH) Rural Landscape Planning Design and planning of agricultural landscape for sustainable rural development
HAO ZHANG (KC) Hydraulics and Sediment Transport Research on water/sediment related disasters and environment problems
HARA Tadashi (KC) Geotechnical and earthquake proof engineering Study on liquefaction characteristics of soft ground
HARUTA Shinsuke (EH) Rural Resources Management for Environmental Preservation Improvement and Management of Water Quality and Resources in Rural Area
MATSUMOTO Shinsuke (KC) Environmental Facility Engineering Development of construction material and structural analysis of agricultural facility
YAMASHITA Naoyuki (EH) Water Environmental Engineering Study on securing of sanitary safety water environment
Environmental Science

This chair provides instruction and research programs concerning the basic study and applied technology about the structure and function of various ecosystems ranging from the terrestrial land to the seas, along with environmental changes caused by the human activities, and conservation and management of life environments.

Professor (Affiliation) Research Field Main Subject
AKIMITSU Kazuya (KG) Molecular Plant Pathology Molecular biology of plant microbe interactions.
ADACHI Masao (KC) Aquatic Environmental Science Biology, physiology and ecology of harmful algal blooms
ISHIBASHI Hiroshi (EH) Ecotoxicology/Molecular toxicology Studies on ecotoxicological effects of environmental contaminants in animals/Studies on disruption mechanism of nuclear receptor signaling pathway by environmental contaminants
ICHIMI Kazuhiko (KG) Biological and Chemical Processes in Coastal Ecosystems Biological and chemical processes in estuarine and coastal ecosystems
ITO Katsura (KC) Insect Ecology Ecology of herbivorous arthropods such as insects and mites
ITO Fuminori (KG) Insect Ecology Behavior and ecology of social insects
Ueno Daisei (KC) Plant Nutrition and Physiology Analysis on mechanisms of mineral transport in plants
KAWASHIMA Ayato (EH) Environmental Science for Industry Development of effective utilization technology for biomass and treatment technology for hazardous pollutants
KANG Yumei (KC) Soil Environmental Science Mechanism of soil pollution and rehabilitation of contaminated soil
KIBA Akinori (KC) Phytopathology Analysis of plant immunity and disease development
KONISHI Kazuhiko (EH) Insect taxonomy Taxonomy of hymenopterous parasitoids based on morphological characters
GOMI Kenji (KG) Plant Pathology Signal transduction on plant-microbe interaction
SAJI Hikaru (EH) Environmental Adaptation of Plants Responses of plants to ozone and other environmental tactors/Environmental effects of geneticallymodified plants
SUZUKI Satoru (EH) Marine Molecular Ecology Organic matter decomposition and antibiotic resistance in aquatic microbes
SUZUKI Noriyuki (EH) Environmental Sciences Studies on multimedia fate and transport of chemicals in regional to global scales
TAKAHASHI Shin (EH) Environmental Analytical Chemistry/Environmental Chemistry Ecotoxicology/Resources Recycling Engineering Studies on development of analytical methods, elucidation of emission sources and environmental behaviors, and assessment of ecological effects for persistent bioaccumulative and toxic substances
TAKEUCHI Ichiro (EH) Ecosystem Conservation / Marine Ecology Studies on structure, mechanism and conservation methods of shallow water ecosystem, with special reference to species diversity of amphipod crustaceans
TADA Kuninao (KG) Biological and Chemical Oceanography Biological and chemical studies on biophilic element cycling in coastal food web
TATARAZAKO Norihisa (EH) Ecotoxicology/Environmental Risk Study on biological impact of chemical substances and wastewater/Study on evaluation and management of the environmental risk
HIKICHI Yasufumi (KC) Plant Pathology Analysis on pathogenicity mechanisms of plant pathogens and responses of host plants
MATSUE Naoto (EH) Environmental Conservation Removal of pollutants from soils and waters, especially from a glass of drinking water
MORITSUKA Naoki (KC) Soil science and plant nutrition Dynamics of fertilizer elements in agroecosystems for sustainable agriculture
YAMAGUCHI Haruo (KC) Aquatic mictobial physiology and ecology Physiology and ecology of microalgae including harmful species
YAMAGUCHI Hitomi(KG) Coastal Oceanography and Biogeochemistry Analysis of material cycle and energy flow in coastal ecosystems
YAMADA Yoshihiro (KG) Limnology Biogeochemistry Analysis of the material cycling and ecosystem structure in the watershed. Research for the water environment in the region with small precipitation. Development of the environment assessment method by the multiple tracers
YOSHITOMI Hiroyuki (EH) Entomology Systematics and taxonomy of Insects, conservation of biodiversity

Rendai Adjunct Professor

Professor Responsibilities
MURPHY, Dennis Roy Teaching English for Scientific Writing and Presentations I & Ⅱ, Proofreading English papers, Research Ethics Educations, Consultaion support for international students